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Industrial Opioid Crisis – Decontamination Products for First Responders Against Exposure Hazards to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues

Arlington, VA: USDHS - Increased illicit use of opioids, including synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and its analogue carfentanil, is a source of increased risk to responders. Most routine encounters between patients or detainees and EMS or law enforcement do not present a significant threat of toxic exposure. While there are anecdotal reports of…
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President Donald Trump declares Opioid Disaster & Remarks on North Korea Nuclear Threat

WATCH Video Piedmont Province, Trump National Golf Club. via US Strong. THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, Secretary Price, for your work to address the crisis of opioid, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines.  It is a tremendous problem in our country, and we’re going to get it taken care of as well…
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MAYOR WALSH, COMMISSIONER EVANS, RESIDENTS HOST NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ACROSS CITY

Annual community-building event promotes collaboration between police and neighborhoods for safer city. National Night Out Brighton Commons 11 - July 31, 2017- Mayor Martin Walsh joins the Boston Police Department for National Night Out in the neighborhoods of Brighton, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Mattapan and Roxbury. (Mayor's Office Photo by…
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New Jersey Strong ™ – NJ Homeland Security and MIT teaming up Communications for First Responders

HAMILTON, NJ – The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) $1,701,657 for research and development aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders. NJOHSP’s effort is a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT)…
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MIT Innovation – Functional fabrics to aid emergency response

Aditi Gupta (r), a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, and her team designed a mockup of an automated triage system called VITAL, which includes a garment integrated with sensors that continuously monitor vital signs. Signals are sent to a machine-learning algorithm that determines the…
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So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe

Justice Department Announces that Commitment to Reducing Violent Crime Stemming from Illegal Immigration will be Required for Participation in Public Safety Partnership Program Washington, DC: The Department of Justice today announced that, in order to be selected for participation in the Department’s Public Safety Partnership (PSP) program, local jurisdictions must…
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4th of July Parade

Boston’s Annual Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9  on Tuesday.  An estimated 500 participants will march from City Hall and then: turn left onto Cambridge Street continue onto Tremont Street turn left onto Bromfield Street left on Washington Street right onto Court Street, pausing at the Old State…
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Boston 2018 $3.15 Billion Dollar Budget Signed

BOSTON, MA: Friday, June 30, 2017 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today signed the City's $ billion Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which through strong fiscal management and strategic savings initiatives allows for further investment in quality City services in neighborhoods across Boston, and builds on the success of existing City programs.…
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Water Disasters – Hurricanes, Will You Evacuate? 148 Lost During Hurricane Sandy’s Atlantic Strike

Atlantic Strong - Hurricanes: Evacuate politely before or when police tell you to leave. Hurricane Sandy's Lower Atlantic Seacoast wind storm 30' surge resulted in 148 deaths by drowning, impalement, and crushing. Hurricane Sandy was a 4 hour near miss of Boston. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RECOGNIZES BOSTON AS A STORMREADY CITY…
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