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Water Disasters – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS CLEAR BACTERIA IN YOUR TAP WATER

In order to monitor bacteria levels in water filtration systems, Ameet Pinto, Northeastern assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, sequences microbial DNA and quantifies these organisms with a microscope to keep track of what kind and how much bacteria are in the water. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Northeastern University Emily Arntsen reports With every glass of crystal clear…
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Ground Breaking News – New Homes for Veterans Developing in Randolph

Boston Strong news Brockton, MA: Father Bill's and Mainspring CEO / President John Yazwinski reports - Today was a very special day for our organization. Alongside Envision Bank, the Office of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and approximately 200 other officials, FBMS employees and project supporters, we celebrated the start of construction on the Envision Bank Home for Veterans. Governor Charlie Baker and other officials joined…
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JOINT LAB Bayer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital open innovative chronic lung disease research lab

– Investment of over USD 30 million spanning five years to research and develop new treatments for chronic lung diseases – Joint lab to broaden Bayer’s presence in the Boston ecosystem GREEN CROSS STRONG news – BERLIN GERMANY and BOSTON MA USA PRNewswire reports Bayer and Partners HealthCare’s founding members Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today announced the launch of a joint lab…
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e-cig Disaster – Second Hand Vape Aerosol Exhale Toxic

President Trump Announces Plan to Remove Flavored E-Cigarette Products From the Market President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, announces a plan to remove all flavored e-cigarette products from the market as quickly as possible Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in the Oval Office of…
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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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Industrial Water Disasters – US Strong Super Resilient Toxic PFAS in Ground and Bottled Water. VT Pulls MA WATER from RETAIL SHELVES. NJ City-issued water filters fail to remove lead. Bottled water with unknown PFAS levels handed out

15 public water supplies in MA have detectable PFAS levels US STRONG news - BOSTON, MA: Office of MA AG Chloe Gotsis reports Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in urging Congress to pass legislation to help states address the public health threats posed by toxic “forever” chemicals. In a letter sent today to Congressional leadership, the attorneys general say…
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NATION – TSA Launches ‘Cutest K9’ Contest

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration wants the public’s help to determine its cutest K9 in honor of National Dog Day, Monday, Aug. 26. The TSA Cutest K9 contest features four “top dog” finalists. Voting opened for the general public at 12:01 Friday morning on the TSA Instagram account and closes at midnight. The winner will be announced on Monday, Aug. 26 – National Dog Day. TSA’s cutest K9…
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Boston Public Library creates “Remembering Toni Morrison.” booklist.

Toni Morrison, Nobel-winning author and emeritus Princeton University faculty member, dies at 88. NJ Acting Governor Oliver Directs the Lowering of and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Toni Morrison PRINCETON STRONG news – Princeton University Communication report – Princeton, NJ: World-renowned writer and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, died Monday, Aug. 5. She…
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BOSTON RANKED #1 CITY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Boston retained its first-place ranking for energy efficiency, according to the ACEEE's 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, the most comprehensive national report that tracks city progress toward climate goals. Mayor's Office reports - BOSTON - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Boston has been ranked the top city for energy efficiency, according to the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, shared…
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Beth Israel researchers uncover anti-cancer drug mechanism — in broccoli

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Alvin Powell Harvard Gazette edu reports - New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body’s most potent tumor-suppressing genes. The study says that the compound, called I3C, is involved in a complex chemical chain reaction that frees the tumor suppressor to do its job. The research also highlights the…
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BOSTON HERALD Digital First Media Billionaires Eliminate Boston’s Top Seasoned Photojournalists & Sports Staff

Boston, MA: by Jack Sullivan Commonwealth Magazine. THE STRUGGLING BOSTON HERALD laid off about 20 more staffers Thursday, including at least two award-winning veteran photographers for a tabloid that thrives on pictures. Longtime photographer Mark Garfinkel posted on social media that he was let go after reporting for work Thursday morning. “Goodbye Boston Herald,” Garfinkel, a photographer at the paper for a quarter century, wrote on Twitter. “Today…
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PSE&G Becomes First Utility to Meet Department of Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Standards

New Jersey Strong. com NEWS – (Aug. 20, 2018 ─ Newark, ) ─ PSE&G is the first public utility in the United States to obtain SAFETY Act liability protections from the Department of Homeland Security for the deployment of physical security measures that are designed to detect, deter and recover from acts of terrorism. The protections cover the PSEG Holistic Security Model, a customized anti-terrorism…
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Technology – Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Low-power design will allow devices as small as a honeybee to determine their location while flying. Cambridge, MA: MIT News by Jennifer Chu - Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption. The team, co-led by Vivienne Sze, associate professor in MIT's Department of Electrical…
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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 procedures for carry-on baggage as part of a greater effort to raise the baseline for…
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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 Aira to provide free access to its smartphone app during Patriots Day Parade and other weekend events…
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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 consumers’ homes. The startup has developed a low-cost, handheld scanner, based in part on work…
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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 27 cities and 12 research partners through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, which targets gang…
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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 will now be able to register for tours using Eventbrite. This new system will allow for…
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