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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – AG Healey Sues Purdue Pharma, Its Board Members and Executives for Illegally Marketing Opioids and Profiting From Opioid Epidemic

More than 670 Massachusetts Residents Prescribed Purdue Opioids Died from Opioid-Related Overdoses since 2009; Purdue Sales Reps Made 150,000 Visits to Medical Offices Since 2008, Sold 70 Million Doses Generating $500 Million in Revenue. BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today sued Purdue Pharma and Purdue Pharma Inc. (Purdue) for misleading prescribers…
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MAYOR WALSH APPOINTED TO LEADERSHIP POSITION WITH US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS

The Mayor is now a member of the organization's Board of Trustees. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced he has been appointed to be a member of the Board of Trustees, the top tier of leadership positions within the US Conference of Mayors, which is currently hosting its 86th annual…
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Awareness

Ongoing Coastal Resiliency Projects

COHASSET, MA:  Lt. Governor Karyn Polito yesterday joined members of the Seaport Economic Council, local elected officials and community members in a series of visits to economic development zones in the towns of Scituate, Cohasset and Hull. In February 2017, the Seaport Economic Council (SEC) awarded $5 million in grant funding for 13…
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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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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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