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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 still a lot of work to do, this report is encouraging news that gives us…
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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 America 02135 I 1 64 km Boston MA United States of America 02210 I 1…
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NORTH EAST & NEW ENGLAND ALERT – Atlantic Strong Lower Atlantic Seacoast & Inland Potential for Severe Hurricane Flood Activity President Trump Declares Emergency

Washington, DC: Hurricane Irma - President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on September 4, 2017, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.  This action will help alleviate the hardship and suffering that the emergency may inflict…
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Theft, looting and other violent crime – Houston authorities announce formation of working group to fight Hurricane Harvey related fraud

  Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team members search house to house in Port Arthur, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017 for people needing to be evacuated due to flooding in the area following Hurricane Harvey. In total, Coast Guard has saved more than 10,000 people. ( Coast Guard photo/Released)   Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Bowers of Maritime Safety Security Team San Francisco recovers a puppy in the Port Arthur, Texas area Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Since the storm Coast…
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Victim Assistance dilutes as Boston Medical Boston Bombing aftermath Mass Resiliency Center Closes

Boston, MA: The Mass Resiliency Center, located at the  Boston Medical Center, established for the Boston Bombings survivor closed August 31, 2017. Kermit A Crawford,  Executive Director, wrote the following: Today is the last day of the Massachusetts Resiliency Center (RC). We began this journey in July, 2014, with commitment to help and with a mission. From there we built an organization to serve the entire Survivor Community, without qualification. In other words, our commitment was to every individual who…
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Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. “Sarge” Haley

IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN ROBERT Y. HALEY.  Boston, MA: August 29, 2017 - Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. "Sarge" Haley, one of the most respected and influential members of the department.  Often seen wearing khakis, a bullet-lined belt, and polo shirt, Haley had a demeanor that commanded respect. With the middle name of "York," his nickname dates back to when he was a young boy in South Boston, in honor of Sergeant Alvin York, a decorated World…
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Dig Into Climate Ready Boston

Boston, MA: Climate change gets up close and personal with the City of Boston's educational map explorer tool -- you can now explore what the impacts of our changing climate will look in your neighborhood. This tool allows you to learn more about the data layers used in the Climate Ready Boston recommendations for protecting our City from a changing climate, and helps you better understand how projections are influencing resiliency solutions.   The map explorer features location-based data from Climate Ready Boston.…
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