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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of School and Non-Emergency Child Care Program Closures, Continued Steps to Support COVID-19 Response

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Gov reports The Baker-Polito Administration today announced new actions to support the ongoing COVID-19 response, including extending the closure of all public and private schools through the end of the school year, and the closure of all non-emergency child care programs until June 29, 2020. The Administration also announced further support for students and families impacted…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DECLARES MASSACHUSETTS A MAJOR DISASTER

US STRONG news - Washington, DC: The White House reports Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available for Crisis…
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Advancements in Prosthetic Design Highlights BWH Innovation

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Brigham Women's Hospital reports A new exhibit at the Brigham showcases the past, present and future of prosthetics and how design plays a critical role in humanizing technology for amputees. On display on the Braunwald Tower 2 mezzanine now through January, “Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics,” is a traveling multimedia exhibition created by Design Museum Boston that…
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First Lady Melania Trump’s Be Best Visits Boston Medical

US STRONG news - Boston, MA: The White House reports First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday morning. The visit highlighted Boston Medical Center’s treatment programs for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), as part of the First Lady’s Be Best initiative. Mrs. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Azar, met with leadership and staff…
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express) was one of the deadliest and most…
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Basic Boating Safety – Life Jackets Save Lives when thrown from the boat as a result of a collision. Human error remains the leading cause of boating accidents.

ATLANTIC STRONG news – US Coast Guard reports The Coast Guard reminds boaters to exercise caution before operating or chartering a vessel and to consider these key questions: Does the vessel have a credentialed master aboard?Are the master and crew enrolled in a Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Program?Does the vessel have proper documentation and safety equipment aboard?If carrying more than six passengers,…
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