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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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NATION – Sen Bernie “Feel the Bern” Sanders Ups Amazon Bezos Labor Floor Wages to $15 hour

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement Tuesday after Amazon said it would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all of its United States workers: “It is no secret that I have been a harsh critic of the wage and employment practices of Amazon and its owner Jeff Bezos. It has been my view that the middle class and working families of this country should not have to subsidize Mr. Bezos, the wealthiest person on Earth because…
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ICE arrests 40 in New England during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives

BOSTON, MA: — Deportation officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 40 criminal aliens and immigration violators throughout the New England region during a 3-day enforcement action from Sept. 20-22. Some of the cities and towns that ERO deportation officers made arrests in during the operation, were: Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Hartford, and Waterbury, Connecticut; in Boston, Brighton, Chelsea, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Mattapan, Woburn, Revere, and Somerville, and Quincy, Massachusetts; in Brentwood, Manchester, Nashua, and…
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WORLD – ICE HSI Ho Chi Minh City participates in destruction of 13 tons of seized counterfeit items

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: On Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, joined with Vietnam Customs Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (ASID) and multiple brand representatives to witness the destruction of tons of counterfeit items which had previously been seized by Vietnamese authorities at ports of entry. The items included counterfeit footwear, garments, handbags and mobile phone accessories. The destruction – which marked the first time Vietnam has invited…
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BUREAU OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO BE ESTABLISHED AT BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 24, 2018 - New Superintendent Nora Baston receives her badge from Anne Murphey during her promotional ceremony at Boston Police Headquarters in Roxbury. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) Bureau will aim to strengthen relations between communities and law enforcement; will be led by newly appointed Superintendent Nora Baston. Boston, MA: - City Hall reports - Building on Boston’s leadership as a city with a nation leading community policing strategy, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Commissioner William Gross today announced…
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