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Historic Occurrences – Hurricane Season Opens. Are you prepared ?

The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 - August 25, 1635. This was the first historical record of an intense hurricane striking New England, and is often considered to be “America’s first recorded natural disaster”. The highest winds have been estimated at Category 3 or greater at landfall, reaching over 115…
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Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2018 hurricane season. 4600+ reported killed in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Listen to local officials : If told to evacuate, do so immediately. You should consider evacuating if you live near bodies of water, a mobile home or high-rise building . The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June…
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Son of First Responder at Boston Marathon Bombings Pleads Guilty for ISIS-Inspired Attack Plot

The son of a first responder at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 pleaded guilty on May 21 to multiple charges in connection with an ISIS-inspired plot to attack an unspecified college campus, according to federal prosecutors. Authorities arrested Alexander Ciccolo on July 4, 2015, after he bought four…
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Awareness

IN 1868, AMERICANS COMMEMORATED THE FIRST MEMORIAL DAY

Boston, MA: After the Civil War, local veterans organizations in both the North and South began decorating the graves of fallen soldiers. In 1868, General John Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, the veterans organization of the Union Army, called for a national “Decoration Day,” dedicated to honoring and commemorating…
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The Run to Remember, Lion Dance Parade, Boston Calling, and Memorial Day Parade Events Traffic Parking

Special events taking place in the City of Boston will impact traffic and parking from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, 2018. Attendees are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles to these events.  Information on Blue Bikes, the regional bike share service, may be found on the Blue Bikes website. You can…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Joint State, Federal and Local Takedown of Major Opioid Trafficking Operation on North Shore

BOSTON — Thirteen people were arrested and 12 were arraigned yesterday in connection with a major heroin/fentanyl and oxycodone trafficking operation on Boston’s North Shore dismantled as part of a large-scale joint takedown by federal, state and local law enforcement, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. Authorities seized nearly kilograms of heroin/fentanyl,…
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Boston Coast Guard Change of Command

Cmdr. John J. Christensen (left), incoming Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, exchanges a salute with Captain Ted M. St. Pierre, while outgoing Cmdr. Alan B. McCabe (right) watches on during the change of command ceremony, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored…
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