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AMENDMENTS TO ‘BOSTON TRUST ACT’ ANNOUNCED

The updated City ordinance clarifies the roles of local law enforcement officials and federal immigration laws. Office of the Mayor reports - Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Councilor Josh Zakim today announced amendments to the "Boston Trust Act," a City ordinance that delineates the work of local law enforcement officials and federal immigration laws. Originally passed unanimously by the City Council and signed into…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Boston Red Sox baseball statement regarding retired star David Ortiz shooting

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Boston, MA: Red Sox baseball Ian Browne Front Office reports Late last night we were made aware of an incident involving David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. David’s family has confirmed that he sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back/abdominal region. David is being treated at Clinica Abel Gonzalez in Santo Domingo where he is recovering after surgery. We have…
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JUNE IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AWARENESS MONTH

This month, we look at mental health resources for those struggling with PTSD. Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports - Many are aware of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental health condition that affects three to four percent of all people in the United States, and more than 10 percent of military veterans. It is a condition many experience following a significant traumatic event,…
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Boston Medical Center develops Innovative systematic model to address the social needs of patients

Boston Medical Center Develops Social Needs Screener as Part of Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Outcomes Boston Medical Center Jenny Eriksen Leary reports - Boston, MA – Boston Medical Center (BMC) has implemented a social determinants of health screener for primary care patients in order to better identify and address patients’ unmet social needs. Clinician researchers developed the electronic health record-based (EHR) model, THRIVE,…
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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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Jury Convicts Home Health Agency Owner of Stealing $2.5 Million Dollars from MassHealth

Office of the AG reports WORCESTER, MA — After a 10-day jury trial, the owner of a home health agency that previously had offices in Dracut and Worcester has been convicted on charges in connection with stealing approximately $ million from the state’s Medicaid Program (MassHealth), Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The owner of Lifestream Healthcare Alliance, Hellen Kiago, age 48, of Sturbridge, was convicted on…
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BOSTON STRONG Industrial Opioid Disaster – Boston First Responder save 1124 Opioid Overdose Lives in 6 months deploying naloxone. 20,948 Statewide Deployments in 2018

Boston Opioid Overdose Deaths 2014 -108; 2015 - 152; 2016 - 195; 2017 - 195; 2018 - 180 opioid deaths. The trend in annual number of confirmed and estimated cases of opioid-related overdose deaths for all intents from 2000 to 2018. In order to obtain timelier estimates of the total number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts - confirmed and probable - DPH used predictive…
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California Man Pleads Guilty to Making Violent Threats Against Boston Globe Employees

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - DOJ BOSTON reports - BOSTON, MA – A California man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with making violent threats against Boston Globe employees in retaliation for the newspaper’s editorial response to political attacks on the media.  Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, Calif., pleaded guilty to seven counts of making threatening communications in interstate commerce. District Court…
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Marathoners Raise $2 Million for Mass General

Their personal causes helped Mass General’s Boston Marathon® runners make it through rain and pain to the finish line. BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Mass General Ellen Barlow reports - On April 15, 2019, more than 190 runners on this year’s Mass General Marathon Team “did Boston,” pushing their limits to cross the finish line of Boston’s prestigious race. As of last count, those determined runners had cumulatively…
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President Trump models an MLB brand TRUMP 18 T-Shirt with the Boston Red Sox

President Trump Welcomes the Boston Red Sox to the White House President Donald J. Trump welcomes the 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox baseball team Thursday, May 9, 2019, at ceremonies on the South Portico entrance of the White House in Washington, DC. (Official White House Photo by Amy Rossetti)
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John Henry’s Globe censors reader comments as Henry and the Red Sox Team with President Trump

Remarks by President Trump Welcoming the 2018 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox Washington, DC: The White House reports - South Lawn 3:44 EDT. THE PRESIDENT:  Well, there’s nothing like the White ; And a little rain is ; We might wipe out a suit, but that’s all right, ; It’s raining a little bit, ; Nobody told me about ; You don’t need umbrellas,…
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ICE FIELDS – Massachusetts judge, court officer charged for obstructing ICE arrest

ICE BOSTON reports – A Massachusetts State Court Judge and Trial Court Officer were indicted today in federal court in Boston on obstruction of justice charges for preventing an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer from taking custody of an alien defendant, it was announced by ICE leadership in Boston and the Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, 51, of Natick,…
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$89 Million Funded Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center makes long-term Opioid Use Disorder Drug recovery a reality

Boston, MA: BMC reports - Boston Medical Center (BMC) was awarded $89 million in funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to lead a research study with the goal of reducing opioid deaths by 40% in some of the most heavily impacted Massachusetts communities in three years. BMC’s study is part of the NIH HEAL (Helping…
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Prosecutors, Public Defenders, and Community Groups File Federal Lawsuit to Block Immigration Arrests in Courthouses

BOSTON STRONG - Office of the Suffolks DA reports - Boston, MA, April 29, 2019 – Today, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), and the Chelsea Collaborative filed a groundbreaking lawsuit demanding an end to federal immigration enforcement in and around Massachusetts courthouses. For the last two years, officers from Immigration and…
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There is nothing that can replace what was lost on 4.15.2013 bostonstrong. org

As we remember the horrific Boston Patriots Day attacks against our nation during the marathon, and the strong resilience that followed, we realize that there is nothing that can replace what was lost on charity was created for the community to join together remembering and honoring those lost while supporting the resilience of the survivor community moving forward. Boston Strong can only be as strong…
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One Boston Day – “reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of Boston and those around the world who responded with kindness to the loss and tragedy of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.” Martin Richard Foundation

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Church of the Finish Line Marathon Sunday Blessing of the Athletes

Boston, MA: Old South Church will hold Marathon Services on Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00  As the “Church of the Finish Line,” we salute one of the oldest and greatest races in the world. Each year hundreds of marathoners join us for worship, where we pause to acknowledge the runners, their families, and volunteers, and ask God to bless them, to keep them safe from injury and…
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