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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – CITY OF BOSTON LAUNCHES MULTILINGUAL TEXT SERVICE WITH COVID-19 UPDATES

Enhanced language capacity to target over 37 percent of Boston residents that speak another language at home. Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: City of Boston Mayor reports Tuesday, March 24, 2020 -- In an effort to ensure all of Boston's communities get timely and accurate information about COVID-19, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the texting service Alert Boston is now available in Spanish,…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Computer Distribution to Boston Public School Students Begins

(Boston, MA 3/20/20) Members of the Boston Teachers Union take Chromebooks to their cars as they help distribute the computers to Boston students in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox) Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Computer distribution to Boston Public School students. Schools are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Boston Marathon Canceled for First Time in 124 Year History. NBA, NHL, MLB Suspend Games, Public Gatherings, Until Further Notice as Players Test Positive. Strong Cities Ban Gatherings of 500 or More

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of ; The 124th Boston Marathon has been postponed to Monday, September 14, 2020 due to concerns around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Watch the announcement by…
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Governor Baker Declares State of Emergency to Support Commonwealth’s Response to Coronavirus

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Gov reports Today Governor Charlie Baker declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts to support the Commonwealth’s response to the outbreak of Coronavirus. The Baker-Polito Administration also announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This includes discontinuing all out-of-state work-related travel, canceling or virtually holding conferences, seminars, and…
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Coronavirus Prevention Cancels St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Evacuation Day Observance Runs

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports BOSTON - Monday, March 9, 2020 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today issued the following statement regarding the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston: "In collaboration with Congressman Lynch, Councilors Flaherty and Flynn, Senator Collins, Representative Biele, and David Falvey from the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, the St. Patrick's Day…
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CITING COVID-19 OUTBREAK, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT PUSHES FOR FEDERAL PROTECTIONS FOR F-1 VISA HOLDERS, San Francisco and Silicon Valley Campuses move to Online Teaching

coronavirus 2020 news Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Northeastern University Molly Callahan reports Thousands of international students attend Northeastern University, many of them in the on F-1 student visas. Photo by Billie Weiss/Northeastern University. Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, is urging the Department of Homeland Security to provide relief to students in the on F-1 visas who will likely need to take classes online…
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City Events and Gatherings Continue

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is receiving many questions from arts and culture organizations seeking guidance on responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation and things are changing daily. At this time, we are not recommending the cancellation of any events or gatherings, and we will still…
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PUBLIC EVENTS – At Least 8 People Who Attended A Boston Biogen Conference Have Coronavirus

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: WBUR Elisabeth Harrison and Angus Chen report Five Massachusetts employees and three out-of-state workers who attended a Biogen conference in Massachusetts have tested positive for coronavirus, according to state public health officials. The workers took part in a conference that was attended by roughly 175 participants last week. Other attendees tested positive for the flu, according to Biogen representative…
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Columbia Gas Agrees to Plead Guilty in Connection with September 2018 Gas Explosions in Merrimack Valley

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: USDOJ Boston reports Company agrees to sell its business in Massachusetts and pay a $53 million fine, the largest criminal fine ever imposed under the Pipeline Safety Act. BOSTON – Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (CMA) has agreed to accept responsibility for the gas explosions on Sept. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover that killed one individual, injured…
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Boston MA and LA are working together to fight climate change

Boston Strong news - Los Angeles, CA: Martin Walsh @MayorforBoston reports This week, I’m in Los Angeles with a coalition from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. This trip is part of a program called City to City, which connects Boston’s leaders in government and business with our counterparts in other cities. It allows us to share best practices for economic development and community resilience, and…
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Boston Globe Teamsters Rally Strong Billionaire John Henry to Keep their Jobs

BOSTON STRONG news - Taunton, MA: Stephen Sullivan President, Boston Newspaper Pressmen's Union Local 3. Proud to Represent Atlantic Region reports ⁦If the ⁦Boston Globe⁩ wants to pick a fight over outsourcing our union jobs in Taunton - they are gonna get one. #TruthaboutTaunton
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Sandy Hook Promise to Provide Mental Health and Violence Prevention Training to nearly 140,000 Mass Students and Teachers

SANDY HOOK STRONG news – Cape Cod Today reports NORTH ADAMS, MA – MA Attorney ... Share More. Sandy Hook Promise reports - Sandy Hook Promise Know the Signs Public Service Announcement (PSA) Each year, Sandy Hook Promise produces creative and compelling public service announcements (PSA) illustrating that gun violence is preventable when you “Know the Signs.” In 2016, our “Evan” PSA went viral with more…
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NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH $1.4 MILLION REGIONAL PREPAREDNESS GRANT RECEIVED by CITY of BOSTON

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports BOSTON - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - In recognition of National Preparedness Month, which began on September 1, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston has been selected to receive a $ million Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Boston was one out of…
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NATION – President Trump Permanently Authorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: Remarks by The President of the United States – Rose Garden 10:09 EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very ; Well, thank you very much, ; Please, sit ; Very important ; And we’re gathered this morning at the White House to honor our solemn duty to America’s best, bravest, and finest, who I know so ; In a few…
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NATION – The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation Stranger Danger Awareness

NEW JERSEY STRONG news – Hamilton Headlines reports – Megan Nicole Kanka Hamilton, NJ: The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation offers Stranger Danger Awareness Education. Familiar danger accounts for 80% of the sexual victimization of children. On July 29, 1994, Megan Kanka was attacked and murdered by a neighbor. The tragedy led to the creation of Megan’s Law and the National Sex Offender Registry. The Megan Kanka…
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BOSTON STRONG news – MASS Registry Motor Vehicles Chief Resigns as State admits Failure to get Trucker, who Drove Head On Killing 7 Motorcyclists in NH, Off Road after OUI Arrest

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911 Runs in MA – Call if you can, text if you can’t. Boston Strong !

BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts State 911 Department is pleased to announce that Text to 911 is now available throughout the Commonwealth. All Massachusetts 911 call centers now have ability to receive a text message through their 911 system. The Baker-Polito Administration has supported making these system enhancements since ; Text to 911 allows those in need of emergency services to use their cellular device to contact 911 when…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin

Stat News by Andrew Joseph reports - When Purdue Pharma started selling its prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996, Dr. Richard Sackler asked people gathered for the launch party to envision natural disasters like an earthquake, a hurricane, or a blizzard. The debut of OxyContin, said Sackler — a member of the family that started and controls the company and then a company executive — “will…
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