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William Monroe Trotter was a businessman, newspaper publisher, and civil rights activist who grew up in Boston’s Hyde Park

William Monroe Trotter was born in 1872 and lived in Hyde Park. He attended Hyde Park High School, which at the time, was a predominately white school. The 1890 graduation exercises below show that he gave the valedictory address to his fellow classmates. After high school, Trotter attended Harvard University, where he became the first man of color to receive a Phi Beta Kappa.  After…
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DHS Statement On NBC fake News Coverage Of Election Hacking

WASHINGTON, DC: - Jeanette Manfra, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, released the following statement regarding the recent NBC news coverage on the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to combat election hacking. “Recent NBC reporting has misrepresented facts and confused the public with regard to Department of Homeland Security and state and local government efforts to…
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Sierra Club Applauds Senate Committee for Clean Energy Bill

Boston, MA -The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change released an omnibus energy bill today titled An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future. The bill includes  numerous provisions to advance clean energy, and also help communities deal with the effects of climate change. The bipartisan Committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill. The bill increases offshore wind procurements, eliminates the cap…
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ICE Boston announces sentencing of Brazilian National convicted in $20 million dollar international money laundering pyramid scheme

BOSTON – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Boston and the Attorney for Massachusetts announced the sentencing in federal court Thursday of a Brazilian national on charges in a $20 million dollar money-laundering international pyramid scheme based in the Boston area. HSI Acting Special Agent in Charge, Michael Shea, along with United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling, whose office prosecuted the case, announced that Cleber Rene Rizerio…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

SummitNavy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of Southern Command, hosts a one-day opioid summit at Southcom headquarters in Miami, Feb. 8, 2018. Participants included Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other agency officials and experts in public health and law enforcement. Southern Command photo WASHINGTON, DC: Feb. 9, 2018 By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity. The nation is facing an unprecedented threat from opioids, with tens…
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Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Special Investigations Unit & Law Enforcement Partners Make One of the Biggest Drug Busts in Massachusetts History

Boston, MA: , members of the Boston Police Department Special Investigations Unit in collaboration with the DEA, FBI, MA State Police, Braintree Police Department, Randolph Police Department, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office executed a warrant sweep as part of ongoing Operation High Hopes. As a result of the six-month long investigation which began in July of 2017, and today’s warrant sweep, the joint…
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12 Individuals Indicted in Connection with Major Drug Trafficking Operation

BOSTON — Twelve individuals have been indicted in connection with a major drug trafficking operation, in which authorities seized nearly a kilogram of narcotics, and executed the largest single search warrant seizure of illegal guns under Attorney General Maura Healey’s administration. The charges are the result of a multi-agency state and federal takedown in October 2017 in Haverhill, Lawrence, Peabody and Lowell. Authorities allege the defendants are all part of…
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SPORTS NEWS – Defending Champions Highlight Top Contenders in 2018 Boston Marathon Push Rim Wheelchair Division

World best and course record holders Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar return to defend titles at the 122nd Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day WATCH NEWS VIDEO - Patriots Strong Patriots Day. BOSTON – Eight Boston Marathon champions, including reigning winners Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar of Switzerland, will compete in the push rim wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16. More than…
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Flu Deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) is above the system-specific epidemic threshold as Million Industrial Sports Fans Join for Philadelphia Celebration

Philadelphia, PA: 200,000 watch The Liberty Loan parade and rally to raise money for World War I proceeds down Broad Street on Sept. 28, 1918. The public event contributed to spread of the flu from sailors returning from war to the general population of Philadelphia. 12,000 died during the epidemic including hospital workers, ambulance crews, and students sharing dorms. US Navy History Center Photo
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Innovation – Giving everyone a window into the human body

Startup’s low-cost, portable scanner generates clinical-quality ultrasounds on a smartphone. by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office February 6, 2018. Cambridge, MA: Butterfly Network, a startup co-founded by an MIT alumnus, aims to make ultrasound imaging as simple and ubiquitous as blood-pressure or temperature checks — in hospitals and, eventually, in consumers’ homes. The startup has developed a low-cost, handheld scanner, based in part on work…
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Rescue – WAGGING WEDNESDAY: MEET SAGE, A PATTERDALE TERRIER MIX

Boston, MA: - Office of the Mayor. ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL. Hi, my name is Sage! I am a 5-year-old spayed Patterdale Terrier Mix. I am an explorer at heart. When I am outside, I love to roam and sniff who has been in the area lately. When I am one-on-one with you, I will get in your lap and roll over for belly rubs! I…
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $5.65 Million to Combat Gang Violence in Cities

BOSTON, MA: - Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett announced the release of $ million in competitive grant funds to communities and local partners to bolster their efforts to combat gang violence. The awards were made to 15 sites across 27 cities and 12 research partners through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, which targets gang…
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Sports News – Game Day Revisited: Puppy Bowl XIV with 1/2 Time Recap

Animal Planet - - This year, Team Ruff was out for payback against Team Fluff as both teams competed for the prestigious Lombarky trophy at Puppy Bowl XIV. But between amazing plays, rule-breaking renegades and doggone sleepy pups, only one team could come out on top. Full episodes streaming FREE:
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Over Fifty Local Boards Of Health Call On Governor Baker To Require Health Impact Assessments For Gas Pipelines

Boston, MA: via Sierra -  53 local Boards of Health across Massachusetts today urged Governor Charlie Baker to require comprehensive health impact assessments for any new gas infrastructure, to measure the effects on the climate and human health. In a joint letter, the Boards of Health say that fracked gas infrastructure “increases health disparities, worsens public health, and makes poor use of our health care resources by…
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Massachusetts Sierra Club Responds to Attorney General’s Request that Department of Public Utilities DENY National Grid Special Contract for Back Bay Pipeline

Boston, MA :  -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed an initial brief on Tuesday in the matter of National Grid’s request for approval of a Special Contract with luxury real estate developer One Dalton LLC., recommending that the state’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) deny the request. The Special Contract would pave the way for construction of the Back Bay/South End Pipeline to service…
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OPIOID CRISIS – CITY REQUEST FOR INFORMATION TO EXPLORE LITIGATION AGAINST PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES INVOLVED

The City of Boston seeks to gather information from qualified law firms, universities, think tanks, hospitals, governmental entities, researchers, and any other interested parties. Boston, MA: - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the City of Boston's approach to potential litigation against pharmaceutical companies and other entities contributing to the opioid crisis. The City seeks to gather information…
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INNOVATION – NJOHSP and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Receive Over $1.7 Million to Accelerate Public Safety Communications Technologies

HAMILTON, NJ – The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) $1,701,657 for research and development aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders. NJOHSP’s effort is a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory. NIST reviewed 162 proposals from a diverse pool of national and international applicants…
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