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TSA marks milestone with stronger carry-on screening at all U.S. federal airports

In addition to removing electronics larger than a cellphone, TSA recommends separating foods, powders and items that can clutter bags to ease screening process. WASHINGTON, DC: – With the summer travel season on the horizon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has completed rollout of enhanced screening…
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CITY OF BOSTON, AIRA PARTNER TO OFFER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS WITH BLINDNESS OR LOW-VISION FOR PATRIOTS DAY WEEKEND

Aira's app will be available for free use during the Patriots Day Parade and weekend events throughout the entire City of Boston. Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities, and the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics today announced a partnership with remote assistive technology company…
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Innovation – Giving everyone a window into the human body

Startup’s low-cost, portable scanner generates clinical-quality ultrasounds on a smartphone. by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office February 6, 2018. Cambridge, MA: Butterfly Network, a startup co-founded by an MIT alumnus, aims to make ultrasound imaging as simple and ubiquitous as blood-pressure or temperature checks — in hospitals and, eventually, in…
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $5.65 Million to Combat Gang Violence in Cities

BOSTON, MA: - Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett announced the release of $ million in competitive grant funds to communities and local partners to bolster their efforts to combat gang violence. The awards were made to 15 sites across…
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Sports News – Game Day Revisited: Puppy Bowl XIV with 1/2 Time Recap

Animal Planet - - This year, Team Ruff was out for payback against Team Fluff as both teams competed for the prestigious Lombarky trophy at Puppy Bowl XIV. But between amazing plays, rule-breaking renegades and doggone sleepy pups, only one team could come out on top. Full episodes streaming FREE:
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City Model Room Open for Group Tours

Boston, MA: - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today announced the relaunch of the agency’s popular Model Room tours. The relaunch includes new tour dates, an updated public interface, a revised and simplified registration process, and a dedicated webpage on the BPDA’s website. Visitors to the BPDA Model Room…
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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…
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Strong Preparedness for a Hurricane – 4 Hour Near Miss of Boston, Super Storm Sandy 2012 Claimed 286 Lives.

ATLANTIC STRONG - Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas. How to Prepare for a Hurricane explains how to protect yourself and your property, and details the steps to take now so that you can act quickly at a time when…
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New Hotline to Report Incidents of Bias-Motivated Threats, Harassment, and Violence

General’s Hotline at 1-800-994-3228 BOSTON – Following reports of harassment and intimidation of racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals and immigrants since Election Day, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office has launched a new hotline for Massachusetts residents to report such incidents. “In Massachusetts, we…
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