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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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Sayfullo Saipov Charged With Terrorism and Murder in Aid of Racketeering in Connection With Lower Manhattan Truck Attack

Today, a grand jury returned a twenty-two count Indictment against Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipovm, 29, of Paterson, New Jersey, in connection with Saipov’s alleged terrorist attack in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, which killed eight people and injured twelve more.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente, Acting Attorney Joon H. Kim for the Southern District of New…
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LOVE YOUR BLOCK INITIATIVE

BOSTON - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Celebrating the important contributions that residents and organizations make in their local community, Chief of Civic Engagement Jerome Smith along with Boston's neighborhood liaisons and community members yesterday honored 13 awardees who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their community. The awardees, who represent a cross-section of volunteer efforts in Boston, were honored at the first Civic Engagement Ceremony, hosted by Mayor…
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Advisory to Colleges and Universities on Rights of Immigrant Students on Campus

BOSTON – Following inquiries about the impact of federal immigration policies and executive orders on immigrant students at institutions of higher education, Attorney General Maura Healey today issued an advisory  to public and private colleges and universities in Massachusetts on issues that may affect immigrant students. The advisory  addresses questions and concerns, including ways to support immigrant students on campus, a potential increase of on-campus detention and deportation enforcement…
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Lawrence Ma receives DOJ letter – “sanctuary policies” might violate federal law

Justice Department Sends Letters to 29 Jurisdictions Regarding Their Compliance with 8 1373 The Department of Justice today sent the attached letters to 29 jurisdictions that may have laws, policies, or practices that violate 8 1373, a federal statute that promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement.   “Jurisdictions that adopt so-called ‘sanctuary policies’ also adopt the view that the protection of criminal aliens is…
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These Legs Get Legs for the Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run

Join team These Legs Get Legs for the Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run on Saturday, December 2,2017. Bib pick up at 8:30am and the race starts at 10am. Santa will be coming out, so don't forget to get your picture with him! Location - Middlesex County 4H Fairground Westford MA Registration $30 adults/$25 for kids. All proceeds will benefit 50 Legs a registered 501c3 REGISTER:
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NORTH EAST – PATRIOTS STRONG – Woody’s National Football League (NFL) Sunday TV BAN for Veterans Special Forces Fundraiser

Patriots Strong - Woody's Roadside Tavern hosts a anti NFL ( #NFLboycott #NFLboycott2017 ) Sunday Special Forces Veteran Fundraiser, Watch News Video  
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Post​ ​Hurricane​ ​Maria,​ ​LLEGO​ ​Boston​ ​Calls​ ​on​ ​Public​ ​to​ ​Help Supply​ ​Drinking​ ​Water​ ​Filtration​ ​Systems​ ​in​ ​Puerto​ ​Rico

Boston, MA - November 13, 2017 - Today, members of LLEGO Boston stood together to call on the public to help supply drinking water filtration systems in Puerto Rico. Last month, LLEGO Boston held a “Taste of the Caribbean” event to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria. More than 800 people attended and we more than doubled our goal allowing us to make a $5,000…
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Marty Walsh re-elected Mayor of Boston

Boston, MA: Mayor Martin Walsh delivers his acceptance speech upon re-election. Photo courtesy Susan Young. Mayor Walsh offers the following message: Yesterday, Bostonians made a choice to move forward together: to continue the historic progress we’ve made in the last four years -- and to work even harder to achieve even more for the city we love. To continue building a city for all of…
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Flight Formation

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s flight demonstration squadron, fly in formation below the refueling boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker while traveling to San Antonio, Nov. 2, 2017, for a performance. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein
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Statement from President Donald Trump on the Terrorist Attack in New York City

  Washington, DC: White House Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s terrorist attack in New York City and their families. My Administration will provide its full support to the New York City Police Department, including through a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We offer our thanks to the first responders who stopped the suspect and rendered immediate aid…
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Advisory: BPD Continues to Monitor Incident in New York City

Boston, MA: The Boston Police Department sends our sympathies and prayers to all those impacted by the senseless attack today in New York City.  We commend the work of the NYPD officer who bravely confronted the suspect and stopped further harm. The Boston Police Department remains in close contact with our local and federal law enforcement partners in New York and while there is no…
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