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CDF Corp. signs on as latest Massachusetts company to join ICE’s IMAGE employment compliance program

BOSTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Boston announced Tuesday that CDF Corporation, a leading international company based in Massachusetts that specializes in the manufacture and sale of high quality container liners and flexible packaging is the latest company in the state to sign on to the agency’s employment compliance program IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) Program. The IMAGE program…
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Ice strength and safety

Recreational outdoor tips for lakes and ponds from MassWildlife. How can you tell if ice is safe? There are no guarantees. Always consider ice to be potentially dangerous. You can't judge ice conditions by appearance or thickness alone; many other factors like water depth, size of waterbody, water chemistry, currents, snow cover, age of ice, and local weather conditions impact ice strength. Ice tips to remember: New…
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National Guard’s 381st Birthday

National Guard's 381st Birthday Celebration & Awards Presentation Boston, MA:Governor Baker, in his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Massachusetts National Guard, will also administer the oath of office to ten newly commissioned officers, present the Soldiers Medal, Massachusetts Medal of Valor, and the Massachusetts Commendation Medal with Heroism Device. He will also participate in the Governor’s 20 Award and Shoulder Tab presentation for marksmanship.
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100 Year Cyclonic Bomb Flood Disaster Freezes Boston

“It caught a lot of neighborhoods by surprise,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ-TV. Boston, MA: - The Seaport District, the Aquarium T subway, and many other 100 year flood zone areas have flooded as a result of the Supermoon, and a Cyclonic Bomb meteorological pressure change resulting in a frigid winter Nor'Easter along the North East SeaCoast and into New England with lower Atlantic…
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Cyclonic Surge Strike, Arctic Temps, Power Outages, Evacuations and Rescues South Shore Strong

Cyclonic Bomb Strikes Eastern Seaboard. South Shore Strong first responders evacuate residents and rescue flood victims. - The Scituate Emergency Operations Center opened at 7:00 this morning in preparation for today’s storm.    As of 11:46 this morning we have had two to three inches of snow accumulation in much of Scituate with heavy snow and near blizzard conditions continuing. Representatives from Columbia Gas and National…
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Atlantic Meteorological Cyclonic Spins with Polar Vortex

Boston, MA: Winter is a dangerous time for poisoning. Make sure the exhaust pipe on your car is clear of snow, as well as your house's heater vent. Make sure to install and maintain a carbon monoxide detector. Nicole’s Law requires all homes and apartments with a potential source of the gas to have a working alarm installed in each apartment, and on each occupied floor. WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE?The odorless,…
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Martin Walsh sworn in as Mayor, former Vice President Joe Biden presides

Boston, MA: 1/01/2018. A letter by Mayor Marty Walsh. Dear Boston, In my second inaugural address, I talked about the progress we have made together as a city, and the vision we have built together of an even brighter future. Our vision is of a Boston where every person and every community participates in, benefits from, and elevates our leadership as a global city. We…
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MIT conference seeks solutions for reconstruction in devastated Caribbean

At the MIT Conference for the Resilient Reconstruction of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló ’01 (left), described the devastation of recent hurricanes and discussed opportunities for collaboration on resilient rebuilding. He spoke with Robert Stoner, deputy director of the MIT Energy Initiative and director of the Tata Center for Technology and Design. Image: Justin Knight. Two-day workshop featuring island leaders explores ways to…
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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Supporting ISIS and Conspiring to Murder U.S. Citizens

Defendant and others conspired to behead Americans and kill police An Everett man was sentenced today to 28 years in prison for conspiring with others to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and kill persons in the United States. David Daoud Wright, a/k/a Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, a/k/a Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, 28, of Everett, Mass., was sentenced by…
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AG Healey to Sue FCC Over Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality Protections

Mayor Marty Walsh tweets - I am deeply disappointed by the @FCC's decision to reverse #NetNeutrality. This will make it more difficult for residents & businesses to have fair and equitable access to the internet. Today's vote is a move against the free and open internet we rely on. BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today joined New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman in announcing that they…
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BOSTON TAKES STAND TO PROTECT NET NEUTRALITY

Boston and 57 other communities across the United States have taken a stand to protect Net Neutrality. Fifty-eight mayors and county elected officials signed a letter addressed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The letter opposes a recent proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The proposal, called "Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order,” would roll back current Net Neutrality protections. Net Neutrality protections prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from…
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Relief efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma

Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Walsh meet with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló  Today, Governor Charlie Baker joined by Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for a meeting at the State House with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to discuss the ongoing collaboration between Puerto Rico and the Commonwealth on relief efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Maria…
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Gatehouse Media or Other Company to buy Boston Herald in bankruptcy – All Staff must reapply for jobs

Boston, MA: Old Boston Industrial Newspaper "Boston Herald" publisher Pat Purcell agreed to sells newspaper as part of bankruptcy. Gatehouse Media bids for takeover. In 1994, Purcell bought the paper from mentor Rupert Murdoch. via WGBH Boston beat the press share more: 
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Halifax Remembrance – 100th Anniversary Tree Lighting

Mayor Martin Walsh, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and other dignitaries unveil a monument on Boston Common commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion which eventually started the tradition of Nova Scotia donating a Christmas tree to the people of Boston for the support they offered during the crisis. (Mayor's Office photo by Don Harney)    
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BOSTON EMS GRADUATES 22 EMTS

BOSTON, MA: Friday, December 1, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today celebrated the graduation of 22 EMT recruits and recognized seven department members recently promoted, in a ceremony at Faneuil Hall held before family and friends. Among those addressing the graduates were Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) Executive Director Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH, and Boston EMS Chief Jim Hooley. The graduating class will…
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