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MASSACHUSETTS UNITED FOR PUERTO RICO FUND CREATED

The fund will be dedicated to relief and reconstruction efforts, and to support any Puerto Ricans arriving in Boston and the state. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Foundation today announced the creation of the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund. Hosted in partnership with the Latino Legacy Fund and civic leaders of Boston's Puerto Rican community, Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico will be dedicated to…
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IN PUERTO RICO, OPPORTUNITY IN THE WAKE OF DISASTER

Puerto Rico is in the midst of a crisis. Hurricane Maria flattened the island, tearing up aging electrical infrastructure and stranding million Americans without power for what could be months. The hurricane—one of the most extreme to ever rock the Caribbean—has imperiled hospitals, dams, cell towers, private citizens, and more. But there’s a glimmer of hope, according to two Northeastern engineering professors. The devastation to Puerto…
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Preparedness Tips – New England Hurricane Emergencies

 Appalachian Highland Thrust and Lower Atlantic - Having an emergency supply kit is an essential component of personal and family preparedness Emergency kits should include essentials items that will help sustain you and your family for up to three days in the event you are isolated in your home without power during disaster. First, think about essential items you will need for basic survival: water,…
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NATURAL DISASTERS – The Hurricane is the Easy Part – Cyclone Destroys Puerto Rico, Relief Supplies Stuck on Trucks, Humanitarian Disaster Expands, 59+ Killed, 100s Rescued

Puerto Rico - The Hurricanes are the easy part. One week after the cyclone - Survival following the season's second hurricane, Maria, which destroyed or damaged most structures, electric, and water supply, has been slowed by the inland distribution of relief supplies. According to Puerto Rico's Governor, there are not enough licensed truck drivers to move supplies. Navy deploys hospital ship "Comfort" to Puerto Rico.…
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Donate to Boston Strong Disaster Relief, inc. a MA 501c3 Charity

Boston Strong Disaster Relief, inc. a MA 501c3. Boston Strong   website is currently the only official way to donate. Boston Strong Disaster Relief accept donations via Credit Card secure payments with paypal. Boston Strong Disaster Relief  Charity Does Not Collect Cash. Boston Strong Disaster Relief, inc. is a MA registered Service Mark. Only licensed users registered with our public charity have the right to co-brand…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – National Investigation Into Opioid Sales, Demands Documents From Drug Manufacturers and Distributors -Purdue Pharma  AmerisourceBergen Endo Cardinal Health Janssen McKesson Teva Allergan

Bipartisan Coalition of 39 Attorneys General Investigating Allegations of Deceptive Marketing by Manufacturers of Branded Opioids and Improper Tracking and Reporting by Distributors BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors. As part of a 39-member bipartisan coalition of…
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Awareness

Incident Management Team & Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers Deploy to Florida to Assist with Hurricane Irma Response & Recovery

FRAMINGHAM, MA — The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is coordinating the deployment of a 12 person Incident Management Team and an 18 person Massachusetts National Guard public affairs team to Florida to assist with response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Irma.  The requests for assistance from Florida came through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is the national emergency management mutual aid system…
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Boston Public Garden, 9/11 Garden of Remembrance

  Mayor Martin Walsh and Maureen Gilligan lay a wreath at the 9/11 Contemplative Garden this morning to mark anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. Maureen Gilligan's brother was a NYC firefighter killed in the line of duty as a first responder to one of the World Trade Center towers. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon) Boston, MA: A public Wreath Laying Ceremony…
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Statewide Memorial Honors the Heroism of all Firefighters – Past, Present and Future

Boston, MA: - The Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial was dedicated September 11, 2007. Located at our State Capitol, the Memorial stands tall as a tribute to the spirit, courage and dedication of past, present and future firefighters. The Memorial is made up of a larger than life statue of three firefighters in the search and rescue mode. The 10-foot statue sits on a marble Maltese cross, surrounded by…
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IRMA NATION – Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee

Hurricane Irma Update - Florida Evacuating. Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for South Florida Ports  MIAMI – Effective 12 Friday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Fort Pierce and all other South Florida terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and…
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NORTH EAST & NEW ENGLAND ALERT – Atlantic Strong Lower Atlantic Seacoast & Inland Potential for Severe Hurricane Flood Activity President Trump Declares Emergency

Washington, DC: Hurricane Irma - President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on September 4, 2017, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief…
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MA Attorney General Maura Healey joined Senator Ed Markey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to speak out against President Trump’s attack on DACA and commit to defending DACA and the Dreamers.

Boston, MA: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined Senator Ed Markey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to speak out against President Trump’s attack on DACA and commit to defending DACA and the Dreamers.
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Boston Strong ™ – Industrial Opioid & Heroin Disaster – Awareness Month

Boston, MA: MAYOR WALSH, CITY OF BOSTON RECOGNIZE NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH. Recovery Month is a national observance that aims to combat social stigma around addictions, celebrate recovery, and promote awareness.  Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a series of events marking September as Recovery Month, a national observance that aims to combat social stigma around addictions, celebrate recovery, and promote overall awareness. The announcement comes one…
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Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. “Sarge” Haley

IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN ROBERT Y. HALEY.  Boston, MA: August 29, 2017 - Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. "Sarge" Haley, one of the most respected and influential members of the department.  Often seen wearing khakis, a bullet-lined belt, and polo shirt, Haley had a demeanor that commanded respect. With the middle name of "York," his nickname dates back to when he was…
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GRAND ARMY of the REPUBLIC – UNION Civil War Statue to Be Erected on Town Green by Ludlow Patriots

from affiliate VT Strong - LUDLOW, VT: Okemo Valley – Before a large crowd of strong American citizens, the Board of Selectmen met Monday August 7, 2017 at Town Hall on Depot Street in the Village of Ludlow. The Selectmen heard the Paul Barton proposal to erect a monument to the Grand Army of the Republic. The proposal was moved, seconded and passed. This will be Ludlow’s…
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