BOSTON STRONG (tm).com
Awareness

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Boston Resiliency Fund provides emergency grants to food access and healthcare system support for Boston residents

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Less than 10 days after it was first launched in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the  Boston Resiliency Fund has surpassed its goal of raising $20 million. The Fund was established last Monday as a means to provide essential services to first responders, critical care providers and Boston…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »
Awareness

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – New Coronavirus Stable for Hours on Surfaces. Shipping Boxes May Arrive with Living Deadly Virus

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

ICE FIELDS – COVID-19 Disruption Adjusts Enforcements Posture

US Strong news - Washington, DC: ICE reports Statement attributable Immigration and Customs Enforcement To ensure the welfare and safety of the general public as well as officers and agents in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will temporarily adjust its enforcement posture beginning today, March 18, 2020. ICE's highest priorities are to promote life-saving and public safety activities.…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH ADDRESSES THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Good evening. I know that many people are feeling fear and anxiety about the spread of the coronavirus. That’s entirely understandable. This is an unprecedented situation, both in the nature of the public health challenge and in the steps we are taking to protect our residents. So tonight I want to talk to you:…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

Coronavirus – BAA International Boston Marathon will Run with Federal, State, and Local Government Health Guidance

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Boston Athletic Association reports The Boston Athletic Association continues to meet and work closely with city and state officials to ensure a safe and successful Boston Marathon. We have been carefully monitoring updates related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and as local and national developments come to light have been planning under the guidance of health and municipal agencies. We will continue…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »
Awareness

Princeton Initiates Exposure Investigation into Boston Biogen Conference SARS-2 / Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission into Princeton

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: Office of Mayor Lampert reports Municipal Officials have been notified of a potential exposure to SARS-2 (coronavirus) at a private party in Princeton and have immediately initiated an investigation to identify any potential SARS-2 infections that may result.  Two attendees at the party had attended the Biogen Conference in Boston which has been linked to SARS-2 transmission.  Upon their…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »
Awareness

Governor Baker and State Health Officials Discuss Community Preparedness With Health Care, Infectious Disease Experts and Front Line Leaders

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Gov reports coronavirus 2020 Baker-Polito Administration convened a meeting with front-line leaders representing hospitals, local public health boards, emergency response, long-term care, and higher education to discuss ongoing preparations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Massachusetts. Governor Charlie Baker was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel, MBTA…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »
Awareness

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE SARS – COVID – 19 IN BOSTON

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports As of February 28, 2020, there has been one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. The risk to residents in Boston remains low.  The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of ;…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

Race Discrimination – Justice Department Files Amicus Brief Explaining that Harvard’s Race-Based Admissions Process Violates Federal Civil-Rights Law

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ reports The Department of Justice today filed an amicus brief in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In its amicus brief, the United States explains that Harvard’s expansive use of race in its admissions process violates federal civil-rights law and Supreme Court…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »
Awareness

Unleashed Novel Coronavirus SARS COVID-19 to “take a foothold in the U.S.” CDC Warns.

Is a Saturated Medical System Prepared to Handle a Widespread Epidemic ? CDC reports Situation and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. It’s also likely that…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths in Massachusetts Fall 5 Percent Since Peak in 2016

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Mass Public Health reports The rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts fell an estimated 5 percent from its peak in 2016, despite the growing presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a driver of opioid-related overdose deaths, according to preliminary data in the latest quarterly opioid surveillance report released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 2019, the…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »
Awareness

MASS Sues JUUL for Creating Youth Vaping Epidemic, Reveals New Facts About Campaign Targeting Young People

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Office of the Attorney General reports AG’s Lawsuit Demands JUUL Pay for Cost of Public Health Crisis in Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has sued JUUL Labs Inc. for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to young people. Based on multiple depositions and hundreds of thousands of…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

MASS Joins Multi State Coalition in Fight Against US Public Charge Immigration Rules That Block Access to Citizenship

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Office of the AG reports AG Files Amicus Briefs Challenging the Federal Government’s Efforts to Implement Unlawful and Cruel Immigration Policies. BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing two amicus briefs opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt to block immigrants from securing visas to enter the United States based on its reinterpretation of…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

Senate Demands Answers from Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos as Work-Related Injuries Rise

Washington DC Strong news - Washington, DC: VT Senator Sanders reports Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) are demanding answers from Amazon as work-related injuries at the company’s facilities continued to rise over the holidays, and recent reports indicate poor and unsafe working conditions. In a letter sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the Senators urged the company to put worker safety…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

Power Outage Generator Safety

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Dept Fire Services reports - Learn to use generators safely to prevent fires, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and electrocution. Generators can be helpful when the power goes out for an extended period of time. It is important to know how use them safely to prevent fires, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and electrocution. Place the generator outdoors facing away…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

CORONAVIRUS – CDC does not currently recommend the use of facemasks among the general public. While limited person-to-person spread among close contacts has been detected, this virus is not currently spreading in the United States.

WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »
Awareness

Will China’s 30 Million Quarantined Contain Novel Coronavirus ?

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Northeastern University Laura Castañón reports The number of cases of novel coronavirus is growing rapidly in China, but the outbreak has largely been contained within the country, as a result of sweeping measures by the Chinese government. Can these measures continue to stave off the worldwide spread of the disease?  “We are all clinging to this hope that it…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

ICE FIELDS – Brazilian National Wanted for Kidnapping, Robbery in Brazil removed from US

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: ICE reports BOSTON – Officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed an illegally present Brazilian citizen Feb. 4, who is wanted in his home country on charges of kidnapping and robbery. Vagner Geniu-Abreu, 39, of Brazil, was previously removed September 24, 2010, after a federal immigration judge issued him a final order of…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

The first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Massachusetts has been confirmed in a man returning from Wuhan, China, who is in his 20s and lives in Boston.

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports This was the eighth case of infection with 2019 novel coronavirus reported in the United States. The risk to the public from the 2019 novel coronavirus remains low in Massachusetts. Information related to the coronavirus is still evolving. We'll continue to add updates with new and relevant information as it becomes available. You can…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »

Novel Coronavirus confirmed in Massachusetts

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mass Dept of Public Health reports BOSTON — The first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Massachusetts has been confirmed in a man returning from Wuhan, China who is in his 20s and lives in Boston. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) were notified by the US Centers for Disease Control and…
WATCH NEWS VIDEO / Read Story »