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MASS Sues JUUL for Creating Youth Vaping Epidemic, Reveals New Facts About Campaign Targeting Young People

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Office of the Attorney General reports AG’s Lawsuit Demands JUUL Pay for Cost of Public Health Crisis in Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has sued JUUL Labs Inc. for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to young people. Based on multiple depositions and hundreds of thousands of…
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MASS Joins Multi State Coalition in Fight Against US Public Charge Immigration Rules That Block Access to Citizenship

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Office of the AG reports AG Files Amicus Briefs Challenging the Federal Government’s Efforts to Implement Unlawful and Cruel Immigration Policies. BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing two amicus briefs opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt to block immigrants from securing visas to enter the United States based on its reinterpretation of…
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CORONAVIRUS – CDC does not currently recommend the use of facemasks among the general public. While limited person-to-person spread among close contacts has been detected, this virus is not currently spreading in the United States.

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Will China’s 30 Million Quarantined Contain Novel Coronavirus ?

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Northeastern University Laura Castañón reports The number of cases of novel coronavirus is growing rapidly in China, but the outbreak has largely been contained within the country, as a result of sweeping measures by the Chinese government. Can these measures continue to stave off the worldwide spread of the disease?  “We are all clinging to this hope that it…
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ICE FIELDS – Brazilian National Wanted for Kidnapping, Robbery in Brazil removed from US

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: ICE reports BOSTON – Officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed an illegally present Brazilian citizen Feb. 4, who is wanted in his home country on charges of kidnapping and robbery. Vagner Geniu-Abreu, 39, of Brazil, was previously removed September 24, 2010, after a federal immigration judge issued him a final order of…
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Novel Coronavirus confirmed in Massachusetts

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mass Dept of Public Health reports BOSTON — The first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Massachusetts has been confirmed in a man returning from Wuhan, China who is in his 20s and lives in Boston. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) were notified by the US Centers for Disease Control and…
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DISCOVERY RESCUES 96 during PUPPY BOWL SUNDAY RUFF & FLUFF Contest for the CHEWY “Lombarky” Trophy

96 Puppies from 61 Shelters Storm the Gridiron in 16th Annual Game Discovery Animal Planet reports - ANIMAL PLANET’S PUPPY BOWL RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL SWEET SIXTEEN MATCH UP BETWEEN TEAM RUFF AND TEAM FLUFF ON SUNDAY, FEB. 2. The pup players are back and ready for non-stop all football action for PUPPY BOWL XVI! Television’s cutest sports competition and original TV adoption event, PUPPY BOWL, returns…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Insys Founder Billionaire John Kapoor Sentenced to 5 1/2 Years in Prison for Opioid Scheme

Green Cross Strong news – DOJ District of Massachusetts reports Boston, MA: Founder and Former Chairman of the Board of Insys Therapeutics Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison Defendant sentenced for his role in bribing practitioners to prescribe highly addictive pain medication, often when medically unnecessary BOSTON – The founder of Insys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for orchestrating…
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his annual State of the City address

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Watch Video and read text: Thank you everyone. We started tonight with Yohan , Lamarana , Smiler , and Angel  because the State of the City is not about me, it’s about all of us — the people of our ; I believe in Boston because this city made my immigrant family’s dream come true. My vision, my…
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Boston MA and LA are working together to fight climate change

Boston Strong news - Los Angeles, CA: Martin Walsh @MayorforBoston reports This week, I’m in Los Angeles with a coalition from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. This trip is part of a program called City to City, which connects Boston’s leaders in government and business with our counterparts in other cities. It allows us to share best practices for economic development and community resilience, and…
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ICE FIELDS – 19 arrested in Massachusetts during 4-day operation targeting criminal aliens with drug offenses

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: ICE reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 19 individuals in several counties throughout Massachusetts during a four-day enforcement action, targeting criminal aliens who have been convicted or charged with fentanyl, heroin, and other drug-related trafficking crimes. Many of these criminal aliens were released from local law enforcement custody into Massachusetts communities with…
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Lives Depend on Climate Action: How Climate Change Jeopardizes Patient Health Today

Those on the front lines describe how we must transform our approach to care and infrastructure to safeguard patient health. Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Medical Center Health City Lauren Padilla reports - It’s been one month since 4 million strikers across all 7 continents marched to support global climate action in the Youth Climate Strike. Organized largely through youth-led grassroots movements across…
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CA Parents in College Admissions Case Plead Guilty in Boston Court

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ MA reports BOSTON – A California husband and wife charged in the college admissions scandal pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston. Manuel Henriquez, 55, the founder of Hercules Capital, and his wife, Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, both of Atherton, Calif. pleaded guilty today to an indictment charging one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire…
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Parent in College Admissions Case Pleads Guilty

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ MA reports BOSTON – A California woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to paying $300,000 to participate in both the college entrance exam cheating scheme and athletic recruitment scheme. Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., pleaded guilty to an indictment charging her with one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud…
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Cannabis Vape Border States Hold Joint Summit

Green Cross Strong news New York, NY: NY Governor's Office reports Governors, Joined by Officials and Legislative Leaders from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Discuss Outlines of Joint Regional Approach to Cannabis and Vaping Policies Governors Reach Set of Core Principles on Issues Related to Market Regulation and Empowerment; Public Health; Public Safety and Enforcement; and Vaping Best Practices New…
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Boston Globe Teamsters Rally Strong Billionaire John Henry to Keep their Jobs

BOSTON STRONG news - Taunton, MA: Stephen Sullivan President, Boston Newspaper Pressmen's Union Local 3. Proud to Represent Atlantic Region reports ⁦If the ⁦Boston Globe⁩ wants to pick a fight over outsourcing our union jobs in Taunton - they are gonna get one. #TruthaboutTaunton
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Water Disasters – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS CLEAR BACTERIA IN YOUR TAP WATER

In order to monitor bacteria levels in water filtration systems, Ameet Pinto, Northeastern assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, sequences microbial DNA and quantifies these organisms with a microscope to keep track of what kind and how much bacteria are in the water. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Northeastern University Emily Arntsen reports With every glass of crystal clear…
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