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VOTE TUESDAY – NATION Joint Statement on Election Day Preparations

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—in coordination with federal, state, local, and private sector partners nationwide—are continuing efforts to protect our elections. Today, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, DNI Dan Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray released the following joint statement: “Our agencies have been working in unprecedented ways to combat influence efforts and to…
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Vigil for Tree of Life Synagogue Victims Held on Boston Common. NATION – Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Boston, MA: Hundreds attended the  10/28/18  vigil for Tree of Life Synagogue shooting victims at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common. (Mayor's Office Photo by John Wilcox) As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order…
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HEALTH – Alcohol Causes Cancer and Cost Taxpayers $2.+ per drink

Alcohol is known to be a risk factor for cancers of the head and neck (mouth, throat, and voice box), liver, colon, rectum, and breast.  The cost of this dangerous behavior impacts many aspects of the drinker’s life and the lives of those around them. However, most of the costs resulted from losses in workplace productivity (72% of the total cost), health care expenses for treating problems caused by excessive drinking (11% of total), law enforcement and other criminal justice expenses (10%), and losses from motor vehicle crashes related to excessive…
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NATION – Understanding The Border Crisis

"As a result of Democrat-supported loopholes in our federal laws, most illegal immigrant families and minors from Central America who arrive unlawfully at the border cannot be detained together or removed together, only released." President Donald J. Trump. Washington, DC: White House release - ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SURGE: The latest immigration figures show a surge of alien family units and unaccompanied minors from Central America continue to arrive here illegally every day. Recently released figures on Southwest border apprehensions and inadmisibles,…
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ICE, federal authorities arrest dozens in Massachusetts operation targeting drugs, criminal aliens

BOSTON, MA: ICE release – Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) joined the Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Marshalls, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Oct. 4, to announce the arrests of dozens of defendants in a multi-agency federal investigation in and around the Lawrence, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The operation, which resulted in 40…
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Former State Street Executive Sentenced for Scheme to Defraud Clients Through Secret Trading Commissions

BOSTON, MA: FBI release – A former executive vice president of State Street Corporation was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with engaging in a scheme to defraud at least six of the bank’s clients through secret commissions applied to billions of dollars of securities trades. Ross McLellan, 47, of Hingham, was sentenced by District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised release. In June 2018, McLellan was convicted…
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Dorchester Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Loansharking and Illegal Gambling

BOSTON, MA: FBI release – A Dorchester man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to kidnapping, loansharking and illegal gambling. Kim Nguyen, 25, pleaded guilty to kidnapping, conspiracy to collect extensions of credit by extortionate means, and operating an illegal gambling business. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for Jan. 10, 2019. In August 2017, Nguyen was indicted along with co-defendants Vinh Huynh, 35; Quang PT Le, 27; and Ban Tran, a/k/a “Bo,” 26, all of…
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Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Operating Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

BOSTON – A Boston-area hedge fund manager pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. Raymond K. Montoya, 70, of Allston, pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud, five counts of mail fraud, and two counts of conducting an unlawful monetary transaction. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for Jan. 22, 2019. Montoya was charged by a criminal complaint and arrested in August 2017. Between 2009 and June…
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TRANSFORMATIVE PLAN TO CREATE RESILIENT, OPEN BOSTON HARBOR UNVEILED. – Would a $2.62 per BEER FLOW SURGE tax cover the project ?

"Resilient Boston Harbor" lays out strategies along Boston's 47-mile shoreline that will increase access and open space along the waterfront while better protecting the City. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today rolled out a comprehensive and transformative vision that will invest in Boston's waterfront to protect the City's residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of rising sea level and climate change. Announced in his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor's plan, "Resilient Boston Harbor,"…
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“Taste of the Caribbean” to Benefit “Cops for Kids with Cancer”

Festivities Include Dance Lessons by Latina Dance Company, Mascot from Northeastern University, and Boston Community Leaders Boston, MA -- On Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 11AM to 7PM, LLEGO Boston will be joined by the City of Boston, the Boston Police Department, the Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club, and members of the Boston community at its 2nd Annual “Taste of the Caribbean” fundraiser. This year, all  proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit “ Cops for Kids with Cancer ,” a…
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NATION – Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement in Support of the Administration’s National Counterterrorism Strategy

WASHINGTON –Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement in support of the Administration’s release of a National Counterterrorism Strategy: “The first duty of any government is to keep its citizens safe,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “The terrorist threat to this nation remains serious, but under President Donald Trump, the Department of Justice has done its part to protect the American people.  Every day, our officers are working around the clock and around the world to identify, disrupt,…
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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to More than 17 Years in Prison for Cyberstalking Former Housemate and Others, Computer Hacking, Sending Child Pornography and Making Over 100 Hoax Bomb Threats

Department of Justice - Office of Public Affairs - - A Massachusetts man was sentenced today to 210 months in prison for conducting an extensive cyberstalking campaign against his former housemate, her family members, co-workers, friends, and others, including hacking into her online accounts, posting fraudulent sexual solicitations in their names, sending unsolicited images of child pornography, and making over 120 hoax bomb threats. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Attorney Andrew E. Lelling for the…
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Press Disasters – Herald Heads for Out of State Staff, Media Giant WCVB 5 Takes Top Boston PhotoJournalist

Needham, MA: Television giant WCVB 5 has hired top Boston photojournalist Mark Garfinkel, an award-winning photographer who had been with the Boston Herald paper for decades. Garfinkel and nearly half of the paper's staff have been layed off.
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Harvard Law School Professor Judge Kavanaugh Appointed to Supreme Court of the United States

Boston, MA: - Judge Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court Judge during a private ceremony in Washington DC. US Supreme Court Washington released the following information - The Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh will be sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on October 6, 2018. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the Constitutional Oath and retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath in a private ceremony later today in…
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New Large Venue Security Task Force Formed

Kraft Group Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft speaks during press conference announcing State's formation of an additional security task force for large stadiums. Photo Courtesy of the New England Patriots/Eric J. Adler Boston, MA: - Governor Baker today signed an executive order to assemble a task force of security experts who will analyze ways to augment safety and preparedness at large venues like sports stadiums, concert halls and convention centers. He was joined by Secretary of Public Safety and Security…
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Sandy Hook Promise Receive $1 Million Grant to Expand Violence Prevention Education, Train Nearly 140,000 Students Across Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA: by AGO — Attorney General Maura Healey and Mark Barden of Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, announced today that the AG’s Office will receive $1 million to expand school-based violence prevention and suicide training and mental health training to nearly 140,000 students across Massachusetts. “With Sandy Hook Promise, our office applied for this grant to help students learn and grow in…
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Dozens Arrested in and Around City of Lawrence as Part of Project Safe Neighborhood Sweep

Defendants arrested on drug, gun and immigration charges BOSTON – Dozens of individuals were arrested today on federal drug, firearms, and immigration offenses, as well as state warrants. In addition, 11 criminal aliens were arrested and will be processed administratively. Today’s sweep, netting more than 35 criminals in and around the City of Lawrence, is part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative (PSN), which aims to bring together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime.…
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Reigning Champions Return to Boston for this Sunday’s B.A.A. Half Marathon DEFENDING CHAMPIONS DANIEL SALEL AND JOAN CHELIMO LEAD STRONG INTERNATIONAL FIELD FOR 18TH ANNUAL B.A.A. HALF MARATHON.

BOSTON, MA: BAA reports – The Boston Athletic Association today announced the elite field for the 18th annual Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Headlining the men’s field is three-time reigning Half Marathon champion Daniel Salel, who will toe the line against 2018 10K winner Gabriel Geay. On the women’s side, defending champion Joan Chelimo looks to make it two in a row as she takes on Boston Marathon champions Buzunesh Deba and Caroline Rotich,…
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BOSTON HERALD Digital First Media Billionaires Eliminate Boston’s Top Seasoned Photojournalists & Sports Staff

Boston, MA: by Jack Sullivan Commonwealth Magazine. THE STRUGGLING BOSTON HERALD laid off about 20 more staffers Thursday, including at least two award-winning veteran photographers for a tabloid that thrives on pictures. Longtime photographer Mark Garfinkel posted on social media that he was let go after reporting for work Thursday morning. “Goodbye Boston Herald,” Garfinkel, a photographer at the paper for a quarter century, wrote on Twitter. “Today I was let go, w/others. I’ve enjoyed covering events that have occurred in Boston. Thanks…
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