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Harvard University Biology Professor Indicted on Wuhan University False Statement Charges

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ reports The former Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was indicted today on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents ; Dr. Charles Lieber, 61, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of making false statements and will be arraigned in federal…
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RIOTS – TIPS FOR BUSINESSES THAT SUFFERED DAMAGE OR THEFT

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: City of Boston Small Business Development reports SAFETY IS THE FIRST PRIORITY Remember to prioritize preservation of people and ;Do not enter premises unless you are comfortable that it is safe to do so. Call the police and file a police report:  Be sure you get the names of any officers that are part of the conversation, and a copy of…
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Boston Strong – Nine Boston Police Officers Transported to Hospitals from Violent Destructive Looting Protests

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: BPD News reports BPD Confirms Fifty-Three Arrests Made and One Summons Issued Following Protests in Boston: On Sunday, May 31, 2020, individuals protesting took to the streets of Boston. Following the course of the protest, and into the early morning of June 1, 2020, fifty-three arrests were made and one summons was issued. The following individuals were arrested primarily in the…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Boston Marathon has been Canceled

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Athletic Association reports 124th Boston Marathon to be Held Virtually. The Boston Athletic Association () has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual Boston Marathon will be complemented by a…
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CITY OF BOSTON REACHES COVID-19 MEAL DISTRIBUTION MILESTONES

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports More than one million meals have been served at youth sites, and more than 60,000 meals have been served at adult sites. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced various City of Boston milestones in meal distribution, including more than one million free meals served to youth across 68 sites since the beginning of the COVID-19…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stay home, save lives: A Public Health Advisory is in place for everyone in Boston, except essential workers, to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. All Mass. residents over the age of two must now wear a face covering or mask in public.

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Coronavirus Pandemic – Planned ReOpening and COVID-19 Disease Spread

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The state released its reopening Massachusetts plan, with information on how and when different industries can reopen. While construction and manufacturing can resume, the City of Boston is reopening construction in a phased manner. We will allow work on schools, hospitals, some residential work, and open-air construction until May ;Starting May 26, the City will permit any construction…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Capital “Liberty Rally” Mass Gathering Delineates Social Distancing Etiquette

Boston Strong news Boston,MA: Mass gathering at Capital demanding reopening of the economy. WATCH VIDEO: Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders provided an update on the Commonwealth's response to COVID-19, including the recent progress of the Reopening Advisory Board. Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, the Advisory Board engaged with…
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Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster – Boston Public Health Commission is encouraging people to wear a face covering when they leave their home to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports ( file from April 7, 2020. ) INFORMATION ON FACE COVERINGS FOR COVID-19 People still need to continue to practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, even when wearing a face covering. Wearing a face covering may help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Boston…
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Mass General Staffer Returns to Work Following 28 Day COVID-19 Quarantine

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Mass General Hospital reports It’s not every day that you get a round of applause just for walking into work—much less an entire hallway of people cheering you on at 7:30 in the morning. But that’s exactly the welcome physical therapist (PT) Lauren Detmer received at Massachusetts General Hospital upon her return. Detmer had been out of work for…
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President Trump Criticizes Harvard for $8.7 million COVID-19 Stimulus Aid, University Claims it Now Won’t Accept Funds

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: The Boston Business Journal reports Harvard University said it won't accept the $ million in federal funds the school was slated to receive through the federal stimulus package, a day after President Donald Trump criticized the university on national television. Share More: President Donald J. Trump listens as Surgeon General Jerome Adams delivers remarks and urges citizens to wear…
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COVID-19 TESTING SITES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports (Boston, MA 4/20/20) Health and Human Service Chief Marty Martinez, along with Mayor Martin Walsh, updates the city regarding the coronavirus during a press conference at Boston City Hall.(Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox) Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today launched a new mapping tool to help Boston residents find locations…
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COVID-19 PANDEMIC DISASTER – Massachusetts Joins NJ, NY, CT, PA, DE, and RI’s Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work and Restore the Economy

New Jersey Strong news – Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Information Center reports Council Will Include One Health Expert, One Economic Development Expert and Respective Chiefs of Staff from Each Will Develop a Fully Integrated Regional Framework to Gradually Lift the States’ Stay at Home Orders While Minimizing the Risk of Increased Spread of the Effort Builds on the States’ Ongoing Regional Approach to Combating COVID-19.…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – CDC COVID-19 FOUND ON SHOES, TRAVELS IN AIR 13 FEET

Half of the samples from the soles of the ICU medical staff shoes tested positive. US STRONG - Atlanta, GA: Center for Disease Control reports - Disclaimer: Early release articles are not considered as final versions. Any changes will be reflected in the online version in the month the article is officially released. Aerosol and Surface Distribution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER DIRTY ZONES – Albertsons and UFCW Launch Joint Effort To Classify Grocery Workers as First Responders During Coronavirus Outbreak

America’s Largest Food & Retail Union Announces New Partnership with Major Grocery Chain  News Strong - WASHINGTON, ;– Today, Albertsons Companies stores — including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel Osco, Vons, Pavilions, and Albertsons supermarkets — joined the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest food and retail union, in announcing a joint national effort to seek a temporary designation of “extended first responders” or…
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COVID-19 PANDEMIC – S Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Transformed into BOSTON HOPE Field Hospital

April 9, 2020 - Scenes from inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in South Boston during the final stages of transformation into a Medical Center during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports On Thursday, April 9, Mayor Walsh announced a new mortgage relief partnership with 12 of the largest housing lenders in Boston to…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – GOVERNOR GUIDES DIRTY ZONE SUPERMARKETS AS COVID-19 DISEASE SPREAD CONTINUES. MEANWHILE, OTHER STATES REQUIRE FACE COVERINGS TO ENTER ESSENTIAL RETAIL

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports The Baker-Polito Administration today announced an expansion of COVID-19 testing sites for public safety personnel, new Crisis Standards of Care documentation for the Commonwealth’s health care facilities, and new guidance to further promote social distancing at grocery ; Testing Sites Expansion: The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that COVID-19 testing for Massachusetts public safety personnel will…
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