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WAGGING WEDNESDAY: MEET STORMIE

Boston, MA: - Hi my name is Stormie! I am a spayed, 4-year-old pit bull terrier! I love being around people (especially ones who have toys!) I am very intrigued by noises, and will investigate any toy given to me to see if it will squeak. I love most people and things, except for cats, and would love for you to come visit me at the shelter.   Learn…
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Boston Marathon Year of Service will celebrate the altruism that bonds country, mission, and community

Organization’s Year of Service celebrates service to country, mission, and community. BOSTON, MA: –The Boston Athletic Association () announced its campaign for the 2018 Boston Marathon, the “Year of Service”.  The Year of Service will celebrate the altruism that bonds country, mission, and community leading up to the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16. As a result of to America’s involvement in World War I,…
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MAYOR WALSH SIGNS LETTER TO CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF NET NEUTRALITY PROTECTIONS

Boston, MA: Mayor Walsh and 75 other mayors and county elected officials have signed a joint letter to Congress in support of reinstating net neutrality protections. The letter is addressed to the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate. Mayor Walsh signed two previous letters addressed to the FCC in support of enforceable net neutrality protections, in July and December of 2017. Dear Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and…
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Boston Public Schools Reach Graduation Rate Historic High

BOSTON, MA: —  The Boston Public Schools’ high school graduation rate reached a historic high in 2017, continuing its decade-long rise that has produced a nearly 15 percentage-point increase in the number of students earning a diploma in four years, according to data released today by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The district’s 4-year graduation rate for the 2016-17 school year climbed to…
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Superintendent Tommy Chang Issues Statement on Idea of Arming Teachers in Response to Mass Shootings

BOSTON — Thursday, February 22, 2018 — Today, Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Trump, who spoke publicly yesterday about arming teachers with firearms as a way to avert school shootings. STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT TOMMY CHANG: “The mere thought that teachers should be armed in order to ward off violence is utterly illogical and…
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NATION – After Parkland, President Trump Demands More Than Just Action. He Demands We Get It Right.

“It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past. It’s been going on too long; too many instances. And we’re going to get it done.” President Donald J. Trump. Washington, DC: – President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat down yesterday with more than 40 students, teachers, and community leaders to discuss how…
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NEW FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION IN BOSTON

Funding will create or preserve 436 new units of housing in Boston. Boston, MA: Building on his commitment to create more affordable housing in the City of Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the Department of Neighborhood Development(DND) and the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT) Fund have awarded more than $15 million in funds to seven rental projects across Boston. These awards will help fund the production and…
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WATER DISASTERS – Lead Poisonings – Baker-Polito Administration Awards $610 Million in Loans to Fund Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure Projects

BILLERICA — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that 86 projects, impacting communities across the Commonwealth, are eligible to receive $ million in 2% interest-rate loans to fund construction and planning projects designed to improve water quality, upgrade or replace aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and cut treatment plant energy use and costs. The State Revolving Fund (SRF) awards were announced today by Lieutenant Governor Karyn…
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Opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017 fell by more than 8 percent

BOSTON, MA: 2/14/2018 — Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined in 2017 by an estimated percent compared to 2016. This is the first time in several years there has been a year over year decline, according to the quarterly report released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). This is the third consecutive quarterly report where the number of estimated and confirmed opioid-related deaths declined. "While there is…
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SPORTS NEWS – Game Day Revisited

WATCH VIDEO - Game Day Revisited. Boston, MA: Hi my name is Kiko! I am a one-year-old neutered Jack Russell Terrier Mix. I am such a spunky hyper boy with a short tail that always wags! I love to run around and play while also jumping up and giving kisses.  I am a little man with a BIG personality. For instance, I love playing with big…
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Rescue – WAGGING WEDNESDAY: MEET Kiko! I am a one-year-old neutered Jack Russell Terrier Mix

Boston, MA: Hi my name is Kiko! I am a one-year-old neutered Jack Russell Terrier Mix. I am such a spunky hyper boy with a short tail that always wags! I love to run around and play while also jumping up and giving kisses.  I am a little man with a BIG personality. For instance, I love playing with big dogs. They think they can over…
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Boston Police Department Celebrates Black History Month

Boston, MA: Detective Frederick McLean of the Special Service Squad was the first African American to receive the Department's Medal of Honor.  On April 7, 1952, Detective McLean was on a day off when he heard that a robbery was being planned by two men he knew to be armed and dangerous.  Driving through Roxbury in his own vehicle, Detective McLean observed one man acting…
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2.7 Magnitude Earthquake Center SE of East Kingston, New Hampshire 9:29 a.m. 42 Miles North of Boston

Boston, MA: The following earthquake magnitudes were recorder 2/15/2018 approx. 9:29am. Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) The Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale depicts shaking severity. An earthquake has a single magnitude that indicates the overall size and energy released by the earthquake. City State/Region Country Zip Code MMI Responses Distance Latitude Longitude Boston MA United States of America 02116 I 2 63 km Brighton MA United States of…
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Tragedy at Parkland Florida School, 17 Killed – White House Remarks

WATCH VIDEO from Washington, DC: Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of…
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NATION – Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Sentenced to Life in Prison for Executing September 2016 Seaside NJ Marine Charity Race Bombing and Attempted Bombing in New York City

WATCH NEWS VIDEO New York City Strong – New York, NY: Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, Ahmad Rahami, 30, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sentenced to life in prison for his execution and attempted execution of bombings in New York City on Sept. 17, 2016. Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Edward C. O’Callaghan, Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York,…
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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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