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Coronavirus Nation – Princeton University moves to Virtual Instruction and Decreased Campus Gatherings

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: Princeton University reports President Eisgruber updates University on next steps regarding COVID-19 to ensure health and well-being of the entire community Dear members of the Princeton community, I’m writing to update you on a series of new policies that Princeton University will be implementing in the coming days in response to COVID-19, commonly known as ; Since I last…
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CITY COUNCIL AFFIRMS CLIMATE CRISIS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

The City Council adopted a resolution affirming that the climate crisis is a health emergency. Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: City Council reports The health threats of climate change include increased exposure to extreme heat, reduced air quality, more frequent and intense natural hazards, increased exposure to infectious diseases and aeroallergens, effects on mental health, and increased risk of population displacement and conflict. Climate…
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Appalachian Thrust & Lower Atlantic Seaboard

Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express) was one of the deadliest and most…
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Atlantic

National Guard Activated to Support Cape Cod Tornado Recovery

ATLANTIC STRONG news - MA Gov Office reports - Boston, MA: BOSTON, MA — Governor Charlie Baker today activated the Massachusetts National Guard under state active duty to fulfill support requests from four Cape Cod communities impacted by Tuesday’s weather: Dennis, Harwich, Chatham, and Yarmouth. Support efforts will begin today to assist local officials as they manage debris and continue to clear roads in each…
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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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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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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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FLU EPIDEMIC BEGINS IN BOSTON

Boston, MA: - On this day, in 1918, two sailors housed at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier reported to the sickbay with the flu. These two men were the first Americans reported ill with the Spanish Influenza. By the end of the week, 100 new cases a day were being reported among the sailors at the pier. By the beginning of September, the flu had spread to Boston’s…
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Awareness

Ongoing Coastal Resiliency Projects

COHASSET, MA:  Lt. Governor Karyn Polito yesterday joined members of the Seaport Economic Council, local elected officials and community members in a series of visits to economic development zones in the towns of Scituate, Cohasset and Hull. In February 2017, the Seaport Economic Council (SEC) awarded $5 million in grant funding for 13 coastal communities to improve local infrastructure and drive maritime economic development. Lt. Governor Polito travelled to…
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Awareness

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 90-day patrol in Northeast waters

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer's crew puts a disabled fishing vessel in tow after the engines caught fire April 5th, 2018, about 50 miles off the coast of Maine. Spencer is homeported in Boston with a crew complement of 100. ( Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to homeport Wednesday following a 90-day patrol off the Northeast coast. During the patrol, Spencer’s crew conducted…
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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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Atlantic

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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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…
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Sierra Club Applauds Senate Committee for Clean Energy Bill

Boston, MA -The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change released an omnibus energy bill today titled An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future. The bill includes  numerous provisions to advance clean energy, and also help communities deal with the effects of climate change. The bipartisan Committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill. The bill increases offshore wind procurements, eliminates the cap…
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Massachusetts Sierra Club Responds to Attorney General’s Request that Department of Public Utilities DENY National Grid Special Contract for Back Bay Pipeline

Boston, MA :  -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed an initial brief on Tuesday in the matter of National Grid’s request for approval of a Special Contract with luxury real estate developer One Dalton LLC., recommending that the state’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) deny the request. The Special Contract would pave the way for construction of the Back Bay/South End Pipeline to service…
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Atlantic

Unleashing America’s Offshore Oil and Gas Potential

Draft Proposed Program considers nearly the entire Outer Continental Shelf for potential oil and gas lease sales. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) develops the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program) for oil and gas development in accordance with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCS Lands Act). This National OCS Program establishes a five-year schedule of oil and…
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Ice strength and safety

Recreational outdoor tips for lakes and ponds from MassWildlife. How can you tell if ice is safe? There are no guarantees. Always consider ice to be potentially dangerous. You can't judge ice conditions by appearance or thickness alone; many other factors like water depth, size of waterbody, water chemistry, currents, snow cover, age of ice, and local weather conditions impact ice strength. Ice tips to remember: New…
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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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