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First Responders High-five

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh high fives a future first responder during the 44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon) Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Boston Mayor Martin Walsh high fives a future first responder during the 44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon)
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Sandy Hook Promise to Provide Mental Health and Violence Prevention Training to nearly 140,000 Mass Students and Teachers

SANDY HOOK STRONG news – Cape Cod Today reports NORTH ADAMS, MA – MA Attorney ... Share More. Sandy Hook Promise reports - Sandy Hook Promise Know the Signs Public Service Announcement (PSA) Each year, Sandy Hook Promise produces creative and compelling public service announcements (PSA) illustrating that gun violence is preventable when you “Know the Signs.” In 2016, our “Evan” PSA went viral with more…
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ICE FIELDS – Boston arrests 80 criminal aliens during a targeted enforcement action focused non-cooperative jurisdictions across 6 New England states

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: ICE reports Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 criminal aliens during a 5-day period, from Sept. 21-25, across the New England area of responsibility. During the targeted action, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 individuals for violating immigration laws. Of those arrested, more than 60 were convicted criminals or…
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MA Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Governor Charlie Baker today declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth. The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail…
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‘Superagers’ over 80 have the memory and brain connectivity of 20-somethings

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mass General Hospital reports Research published in the journal Cerebral Cortex has shown that stronger functional connectivity — that is, communication among neurons in various networks of the brain — is linked to youthful memory in older adults. Those with superior memories – called superagers – have the strongest connectivity. The work is the second in a series of…
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Running on Migraines ? Coffee Caffeine Triggers

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Brigham and Women’s Hospital reports Trigger Warning: One to two Servings of Caffeinated Beverages Not Associated with Higher Risk of Migraine Headaches but Three or More May Trigger Migraines. Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In addition to severe headache, symptoms of migraine can include nausea, changes in…
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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 RECOVERY MONTH EVENTS CONTINUE

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports BOSTON - Friday, August 30, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a series of events marking September as Recovery Month, a national observance that aims to combat the social stigma around addiction, celebrate recovery, and promote overall awareness. "The effects of the opioid epidemic can be felt in every neighborhood in our…
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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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Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines approved at BPDA Board Meeting

Informed by Climate Ready Boston, these Guidelines promote best practices for flood resistant design measures BOSTON STRONG news BOSTON, MA: BPDA reports The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors voted to adopt the Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines at its September Board Meeting yesterday. The Guidelines build on Climate Ready Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s ongoing initiative to help Boston plan for the…
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Boston Public Garden September 11 Remembrance

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA View images - Residents and visitors join together at the Boston Public Garden 9/11 Memorial on the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks. Photo courtesy Joshua Qualls/Governor's Press Office Roses decorate the Boston Public Garden 9/11 Memorial on the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against…
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Patriots Day Solemnly Remembered

PATRIOTS STRONG news – Washington, DC: Office of the President reports Presidential Proclamation on Patriot Day, 2019 On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, ; With gratitude, we honor the brave first responders, resolute members of our military, and ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful ; We will always be grateful for…
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NATION – The votes are in! TSA’s “cutest K9” is PHX’s Alfie. Muk, Figor, and Donna Demand Recount

US STRONG news – US TSA reports PHOENIX –The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Alfie, a four-year-old yellow lab and explosive detection K9 who works at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), was voted the winner of TSA’s “cutest K9” contest. Last Friday, TSA held a 24-hour nationwide contest on Instagram and encouraged the public to vote for the agency’s “cutest K9.” More…
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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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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Boston City Buildings to Stock Opioid Overdose Life Saving Reversal Drug Narcan

BOSTON STRONG news - Office of the Mayor reports - Naloxone donation will further enhance the City's overdose prevention efforts. BOSTON - Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will be installing opioid overdose reversal kits in municipal buildings, thanks to a $30,000 donation from Aetna. The donation will be used to install kits containing the overdose…
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NATION – The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation Stranger Danger Awareness

NEW JERSEY STRONG news – Hamilton Headlines reports – Megan Nicole Kanka Hamilton, NJ: The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation offers Stranger Danger Awareness Education. Familiar danger accounts for 80% of the sexual victimization of children. On July 29, 1994, Megan Kanka was attacked and murdered by a neighbor. The tragedy led to the creation of Megan’s Law and the National Sex Offender Registry. The Megan Kanka…
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Traffic Advisory – RUN TO HOME BASE 5K, PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL AND PARADE

Mayor's Office reports - Boston, MA: Traffic Advisory, Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, 2019 Special events taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, will require street closings and parking restrictions in ; People coming into Boston to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal ; Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at ;and information on the…
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BOSTON STRONG news -Defendant Held for Violent Attack on First Responders

Suffolk County District Attorney Office reports - BOSTON, July 11, 2019 — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins today joined dozens of EMTs, paramedics, and other staff from Boston EMS at the arraignment of an East Boston woman accused of stabbing an EMT yesterday afternoon. JULIE TEJEDA, 31, of East Boston, appeared in Boston Municipal Court today on single counts of assault with intent to…
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