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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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Boston Man Sentenced For Laundering Nearly $500,000 In Drug Proceeds

BOSTON STRONG news - US DOJ Mass reports - BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for money laundering. Juan Peguero, 29, was sentenced by District Court Judge William G. Young to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In March 2019, Peguero pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering. Peguero was charged in August…
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David Ortiz’s hit suspects got paid $7,800, Dominican police say. Six are in custody

CNN reports By Madeline Holcombe and Patrick Oppmann: The suspects who ambushed former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic got paid $7,800 for the hit, authorities said. But who and why remain key questions in the suspects were offered 400,000 Dominican pesos -- about $7,800 -- to shoot Ortiz, Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte have six people in custody,…
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Founder and Four Executives of Insys Therapeutics Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

First successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the prescribing of opioids DOJ Boston reports BOSTON, MA The founder and four former executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. were convicted today by a federal jury in Boston in connection with bribing medical practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a highly-addictive sublingual fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain, and for defrauding Medicare and…
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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND CULTURE

Febuary 1, 2019 - Mayor Martin Walsh offers remarks at the kick off event for Black History Month at Boston City Hall. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) City of Boston reports: February is Black History Month. We at the Employee Assistance Program want to take this opportunity to explore issues and resources that impact the African American community, as well as local City events celebrating Black…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin

Stat News by Andrew Joseph reports - When Purdue Pharma started selling its prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996, Dr. Richard Sackler asked people gathered for the launch party to envision natural disasters like an earthquake, a hurricane, or a blizzard. The debut of OxyContin, said Sackler — a member of the family that started and controls the company and then a company executive — “will…
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WORLD – Robert Kraft, New England (football) Patriots Owner, Announced as the 2019 Genesis Prize Laureate

New York, USA and Tel Aviv, Israel – Today, , The Genesis Prize Foundation announced prominent American philanthropist and owner of the New England Patriots football team, Robert Kraft, as the 2019 Genesis Prize Laureate. Awarded “Jewish Nobel” for his commitment to Israel, social justice and equality. Will use $1 million award to combat anti-Semitism, efforts at de-legitimization of Israel. The annual $1 million Genesis Prize, dubbed the…
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Mogul Law Boston – DAs will appeal court order to turn over files to Boston Globe

Boston Red Sox baseball enterprise and Boston Globe owner John Henry. Boston, MA: Boston Globe reports – Three district attorneys, who have already spent more than $80,000 in public funds fighting a public records suit for data on the cases they prosecute, vowed this month to appeal an order to turn over the records to the Globe, which is likely to further boost their legal…
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ICE Nation – Over a million websites seized in global operation

Washington, DC: ICE reports - More than 1 million copyright-infringing website domain names selling counterfeit automotive parts, electrical components, personal care items and other fake goods were criminally and civilly seized in the past year through the combined efforts of law-enforcement agencies across the world, high-profile industry representatives and anti-counterfeiting associations. The ongoing intellectual property enforcement initiative targeting fake websites, dubbed Operation In Our Sites,…
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