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Walk to End Breast Cancer

October 1, 2017 - Mayor Martin Walsh helped cut the ribbon to mark the start of the annual Boston Walk to End Breast Cancer. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) Boston, MA: October 1, 2017 - Mayor Martin Walsh helps cut the ribbon to mark the start of the annual Boston Walk to End Breast Cancer. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson)
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Patriotic or Deplorable Etiquette – American Flag Executive Order US Code: The Flag should not be used as part of a athletic uniform

Patriots Strong - American Revolutionary Old Barracks Fifes and Drums re-enactors march on President's Day. Watch Exclusive Video How the American flag is not to be used. The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal. The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is…
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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 the relief and reconstruction of Puerto Rico and to support any Puerto Ricans arriving in…
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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 Rico’s infrastructure, as complete as it was, offers an opportunity to entirely rethink and rebuild…
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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, food, warmth, clean air, and necessary medications, or medical equipment. Additionally, utilities and basic services…
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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. Historic Atlantic Cyclone Symbol - circa 1920s Asbury Park via wiki - As of September…
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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 with the Boston Strong charity brand. (C)2017. All Rights Reserved.    
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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 attorneys general, AG Healey is investigating whether drug-makers sought to increase profits by misrepresenting the…
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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 that facilitates state-to-state disaster assistance. The 12 person Northwest Massachusetts Incident Management Team (IMT) will…
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