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TRANSFORMATIVE PLAN TO CREATE RESILIENT, OPEN BOSTON HARBOR UNVEILED. – Would a $2.62 per BEER FLOW SURGE tax cover the project ?

"Resilient Boston Harbor" lays out strategies along Boston's 47-mile shoreline that will increase access and open space along the waterfront while better protecting the City. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today rolled out a comprehensive and transformative vision that will invest in Boston's waterfront to protect the City's residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of rising sea level and climate change. Announced in his…
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CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN BOSTON

The Council declared September 24 - 30 as Climate Preparedness Week in the City of Boston. Councilor Wu provided what she referred to as a "public service announcement" before the Council and guests during this week’s Council meeting. She announced that September is National Preparedness Month, explaining, "We have seen the need for preparedness, not just in the tragedy that happened in Lawrence, Andover and…
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CITY COUNCILORS EXAMINE THE SAFETY OF BOSTON’S GAS INFRASTRUCTURE

Councilors O’Malley, Flynn, and Pressley called for a hearing to examine the safety of gas infrastructure in the City and to look at our emergency preparedness measures and plans to prevent a situation like the gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley from happening in Boston. Boston, MA: - City Hall release - The Councilors called for a discussion around natural gas safety features…
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GAS DISASTER – 80+- Homes Explode / Burn in New England Valley – New Jersey Strong PSE&G Sends 50 Employees to Aid Columbia Gas

via New Jersey Strong. com NEWS (NEWARK, – September 14, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is sending 45 gas service technicians and 6 gas supervisors to assist Columbia Gas of Massachusetts as they work to ensure the continued safety of area residents in the wake of yesterday’s fires. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the families who are…
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AG Healey Offers Resources and Advice to Residents in the Aftermath of Gas Explosions and Fires

BOSTON, MA: via mass. gov  - As communities in the Merrimack Valley cope with the aftermath of the devastating fires and explosions yesterday, Attorney General Maura Healey is offering resources and advice to residents in need of support. “The state’s first priority is to ensure the safety of the Merrimack Valley, assist fire victims, and restore power and gas to residents,” AG Healey said. “While state…
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Emergency Preparedness Month

FRAMINGHAM — Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed September 2018 to be Emergency Preparedness Month to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and to encourage planning for disasters and other types of emergencies. To help individuals and families prepare during Emergency Preparedness Month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is promoting four key preparedness messages: 1) Be Informed and Receive Emergency Alerts, 2) Plan for Emergencies and Disasters, 3) Build an…
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Dozens of Homes Explode in the Merrimack Valley – 1 Dead, 8000 Evacuated

Incident in Lawrence MA - via Columbia Gas of Mass. - Columbia Gas crews continue to respond to an incident that occurred Sept. 13 and affected Merrimack Valley residents. See this document for full list of streets affected in Lawrence, Andover, North Andover and Methuen. Our thoughts are with the community and everyone impacted by yesterday’s tragic incident. We are focused on providing as much support as…
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Hurricane Preparedness

FRAMINGHAM — Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed July 15-21, 2018 to be Hurricane Preparedness Week to emphasize the Commonwealth’s vulnerability to tropical storms and hurricanes and the importance of preparing for the impacts that hurricanes and tropical storms can have on the state’s residents, homes, businesses and infrastructure. “It is never too early to prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Planning ahead will help mitigate…
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Boston Coast Guard Change of Command

Cmdr. John J. Christensen (left), incoming Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, exchanges a salute with Captain Ted M. St. Pierre, while outgoing Cmdr. Alan B. McCabe (right) watches on during the change of command ceremony, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored military tradition aboard ships and shore commands and signifies a total transfer of responsibility, authority,…
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Boston Harbor Active Shooter Disaster Drill

Coast Guard Sector Boston and its port partners conducted a maritime law enforcement drill Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. The drill was conducted to ensure the public's safety and security, and focused on notification procedures, communications, response, and coordination between federal and state law enforcement agencies following a report of an active-shooter in the maritime environment.(…
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New England – No Disruptions at 2A Armed Gun Rights Activists Rally in Barre, Bennington, Burlington with No Extra Vermont Police

Burlington, VT: – No disruptions at Armed 2A pro gun activists gathered at South Burlington, Barre, and Bennington and supported second amendment gun rights during a peaceful rally. No special Police were added for the Vermont Pro Rights 2A march organized by Christopher Covey. News
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Resilience – GLOBAL DISASTER RESPONSE NEEDS A NETWORKED APPROACH

  BOSTON, MA. 03/29/2018- Douglas Fears, White House resilience head, presidential advisor and senior director of resilience policy at the National Security Council, speaks during the 2018 Global Resilience Research Network summit held in East Village 17th floor on March 29, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University. “Pray for me.” A homeless boy from Puerto Rico said those words to presidential advisor Doug Fears as…
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Baker-Polito Administration to Open Resource Recovery Centers for Coastal Storm Survivors

  BOSTON, MA:  — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced Resource Recovery Centers will open later this week in Quincy and Marshfield and will provide enhanced services and programs to meet the needs of homeowners, tenants and others who were impacted by last week’s coastal storm. Disaster survivors who are not able to go to one of the Resource Recovery Centers will be able to call…
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Entergy Pilgrim Station Safely Shuts Down due to Water Leak

3/6/2018 - Power supplier Entergy Pilgrim Station states the following “Entergy Pilgrim Station made the decision to shut down and remove the unit from the grid this morning due to an indication of a likely water leak inside the feedwater heating system.  The heater with the suspected leak, known as the 5th Point,  is located inside the condenser bay and due to this location, the unit needed…
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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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National Guard’s 381st Birthday

National Guard's 381st Birthday Celebration & Awards Presentation Boston, MA:Governor Baker, in his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Massachusetts National Guard, will also administer the oath of office to ten newly commissioned officers, present the Soldiers Medal, Massachusetts Medal of Valor, and the Massachusetts Commendation Medal with Heroism Device. He will also participate in the Governor’s 20 Award and Shoulder Tab presentation for marksmanship.
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Cyclonic Surge Strike, Arctic Temps, Power Outages, Evacuations and Rescues South Shore Strong

Cyclonic Bomb Strikes Eastern Seaboard. South Shore Strong first responders evacuate residents and rescue flood victims. - The Scituate Emergency Operations Center opened at 7:00 this morning in preparation for today’s storm.    As of 11:46 this morning we have had two to three inches of snow accumulation in much of Scituate with heavy snow and near blizzard conditions continuing. Representatives from Columbia Gas and National…
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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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Mass Deployment of 10-Person Emergency Management Team to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Response and Recovery

BOSTON, MA: The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Puerto Rico has accepted an offer from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to mobilize a team of 69 law enforcement officers from across Massachusetts to assist with security duties in Puerto Rico. The request for assistance from Puerto Rico came through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is the national emergency management mutual aid system…
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