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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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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 will be held at Boston Public Garden, 9/11 Garden of Remembrance, on Monday September 11, 2017.
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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 a “Ring of Honor,” that is available to fire department and associations and families to…
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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 gusts up to 40 mph generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 24 hours.…
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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 efforts.  This action will help alleviate the hardship and suffering that the emergency may inflict…
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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 day after Mayor Walsh gathered local faith leaders for an interfaith service to commemorate International…
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