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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 annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor's plan, "Resilient Boston Harbor,"…
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Coast Guard Sector Boston holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Captain Eric Doucette relieves Captain Claudia Gelzer as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston, Massachusetts during a change of command ceremony, Friday, July 6, 2018 at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Rear Adm. Andrew Tiongson, Commander, First Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. ( Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hayden Hunt) BOSTON — Coast Guard Capt. Eric Doucette relieved Capt. Claudia Gelzer as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston during a change of…
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Historic Occurrences – Hurricane Season Opens. Are you prepared ?

The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 - August 25, 1635. This was the first historical record of an intense hurricane striking New England, and is often considered to be “America’s first recorded natural disaster”. The highest winds have been estimated at Category 3 or greater at landfall, reaching over 115 mph. The storm’s eye is believed to have passed between Boston and Plymouth, causing at least 46 casualties. The tide in Narragansett Bay was reported to be 14’ above normal,…
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Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2018 hurricane season. 4600+ reported killed in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Listen to local officials : If told to evacuate, do so immediately. You should consider evacuating if you live near bodies of water, a mobile home or high-rise building . The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75 percent chance the 2018 Atlantic hurricane…
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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 to be shut down to allow for a proper inspection and repair under the safest…
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Atlantic Strong Nor’Easter Voluntary Coastal Prone Flood Zones Evacuation Before Friday AM High TIDE

Boston, MA: - Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency MEMA Director Schwartz: Areas that receive major coastal flooding will be dangerous and rescues may not be possible. Residents in areas prone to coastal flooding should follow direction of local officials and may need to evacuate before Friday AM high tide. Gov Baker: If you live in an area that is told to evacuate, we strongly encourage you do so first thing Friday morning. Many residents may not be able to return until late…
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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 gas lease sales proposed for the  OCS. The National OCS Program specifies the size, timing,…
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100 Year Cyclonic Bomb Flood Disaster Freezes Boston

“It caught a lot of neighborhoods by surprise,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ-TV. Boston, MA: - The Seaport District, the Aquarium T subway, and many other 100 year flood zone areas have flooded as a result of the Supermoon, and a Cyclonic Bomb meteorological pressure change resulting in a frigid winter Nor'Easter along the North East SeaCoast and into New England with lower Atlantic flooding.
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Relief efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma

Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Walsh meet with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló  Today, Governor Charlie Baker joined by Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for a meeting at the State House with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to discuss the ongoing collaboration between Puerto Rico and the Commonwealth on relief efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. (Photo Credit: Kristina McComb photographer for Office of the Governor)
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Post​ ​Hurricane​ ​Maria,​ ​LLEGO​ ​Boston​ ​Calls​ ​on​ ​Public​ ​to​ ​Help Supply​ ​Drinking​ ​Water​ ​Filtration​ ​Systems​ ​in​ ​Puerto​ ​Rico

Boston, MA - November 13, 2017 - Today, members of LLEGO Boston stood together to call on the public to help supply drinking water filtration systems in Puerto Rico. Last month, LLEGO Boston held a “Taste of the Caribbean” event to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria. More than 800 people attended and we more than doubled our goal allowing us to make a $5,000 donation to the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund. Another $5,000 was donated to the…
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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 that facilitates state-to-state disaster assistance. BOSTON, MA: — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Puerto…
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