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Parent Sentenced in College Admissions Case

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports A Chinese woman who resides in Canada was sentenced today for using bribery to facilitate her son’s admission to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) as a purported soccer recruit. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, was sentenced during a videoconference hearing before District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to time…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Capital “Liberty Rally” Mass Gathering Delineates Social Distancing Etiquette

Boston Strong news Boston,MA: Mass gathering at Capital demanding reopening of the economy. WATCH VIDEO: Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders provided an update on the Commonwealth's response to COVID-19, including the recent progress of the Reopening Advisory Board. Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, the Advisory Board engaged with…
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COVID INNOVATION – Could a New Ultraviolet Technology Fight the Spread of Coronavirus?

Columbia researcher David Brenner believes far-UVC light—safe for humans, but lethal for viruses—could be a ‘game changer.’ New York City Strong news – New York, NY: Columbia University reports The technology, developed by Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research, uses lamps that emit continuous, low doses of a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light, known as far-UVC, which can kill viruses and bacteria without harming human skin,…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – CDC COVID-19 FOUND ON SHOES, TRAVELS IN AIR 13 FEET

Half of the samples from the soles of the ICU medical staff shoes tested positive. US STRONG - Atlanta, GA: Center for Disease Control reports - Disclaimer: Early release articles are not considered as final versions. Any changes will be reflected in the online version in the month the article is officially released. Aerosol and Surface Distribution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – CDC NOW RECOMMENDS WEARING A FACEMASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 as A – SYMPTOMATICS CAN SPREAD DISEASE

US STRONG news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports Watch video – How to make your own facemask. CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – A Patriotic Mission: Team plane completes humanitarian flight to China.

Sends Truckload of Masks to New York Epicenter. Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: New England Patriots Football Erik Scalavino reports N36NE has landed, loaded with N95s. Most people wouldn't recognize this unique plane's individual tail number, but her unmistakable paint job draws gawking crowds wherever she goes. Drivers pull off to the side of the road to watch her take off. Children and adults…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – PATRIOT’S JET TO SHENZHEN CHINA and RETURN WITH FIRST PLANELOAD OF FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROTECTION SUPPLIES

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Kraft Entertainment reports It took a lot of teamwork to secure the mask shipment on our team plane. The Patriots and Revolution Foundation is providing personal protective equipment to the brave doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and first responders are who are fighting COVID-19 on the front lines. In the midst of uncertain times as our world faces new challenges…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – State Travel Guidelines and New Health Care Resources To Support COVID-19 Response

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new COVID-19 public health emergency responses issuing new guidelines on travel and transportation, and offering further support for health care professionals and patients. Earlier today, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo also announced an agreement to extend the 2019 state…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Baker-Polito Administration Announces COVID-19 Response Command Center Advisory Board of Medical Experts, Infectious Disease Specialists

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the COVID-19 Advisory Board, a group of medical experts that will support the Response Command Center as the Commonwealth continues to respond to COVID-19. The Response Command Center, under the leadership of Secretary Marylou Sudders and reporting to Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, is the Commonwealth’s single point of strategic decision making and…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC -CITY TEMPORARY APPROVES USE OF PLASTIC BAGS AT BOSTON STORES

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Mayor Martin J. Walsh today issued a temporary Executive Order allowing plastic bag use in Boston for certain businesses during the public health emergency of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Under the Executive Order, the City of Boston has granted temporary exemptions to Boston's plastic bag ordinance, which had restricted plastic bag use in the City of…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Computer Distribution to Boston Public School Students Begins

(Boston, MA 3/20/20) Members of the Boston Teachers Union take Chromebooks to their cars as they help distribute the computers to Boston students in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox) Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Computer distribution to Boston Public School students. Schools are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – mfa BOSTON Closes, Cancels May Events

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Art Director Matthew Teitelbaum reports I am deeply inspired by the sense of community I have witnessed as we collectively address the challenges we all face. MFA members and visitors are foremost in my thoughts and your safety and security are of greatest concern. As we closely monitor guidelines regarding public gatherings, we have come to…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – FOOD SUPPLY CURBSIDE TAKEOUT PICKUP ZONES AUTHORIZED

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports To help curtail the spread of COVID-19, Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh have ordered all restaurants to restrict operations to takeout and delivery only until April 6, 2020. We know that this places an immense hardship on Boston's food establishments and small businesses. In support of local restaurants, we are installing temporary…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – New Coronavirus Stable for Hours on Surfaces. Shipping Boxes May Arrive with Living Deadly Virus

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols…
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ICE FIELDS – COVID-19 Disruption Adjusts Enforcements Posture

US Strong news - Washington, DC: ICE reports Statement attributable Immigration and Customs Enforcement To ensure the welfare and safety of the general public as well as officers and agents in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will temporarily adjust its enforcement posture beginning today, March 18, 2020. ICE's highest priorities are to promote life-saving and public safety activities.…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH ADDRESSES THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Good evening. I know that many people are feeling fear and anxiety about the spread of the coronavirus. That’s entirely understandable. This is an unprecedented situation, both in the nature of the public health challenge and in the steps we are taking to protect our residents. So tonight I want to talk to you:…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – A MESSAGE FROM BOSTON DISABILITY COMMISSIONER KRISTEN MCCOSH

BOSTON STRONG news – Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports I hope you are all doing well under these unprecedented circumstances. I know there is a lot of uncertainty in our community at this time, so I wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you that the Boston Disability Commission is working closely with City officials to address the needs of people with disabilities,…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – ALL BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius today announced the district-wide closure of all Boston Public Schools for students, effective on Tuesday, March 17. At this time, schools are expected to reopen on Monday, April 27, following April vacation. Schools will be open for a regular school day on Monday,…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Governor Baker Issues Order Limiting Large Gatherings in the Commonwealth

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order prohibiting most gatherings of over 250 people in an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. The order includes, but is not limited, to the following events: community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals, and any similar event or…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Boston Marathon Canceled for First Time in 124 Year History. NBA, NHL, MLB Suspend Games, Public Gatherings, Until Further Notice as Players Test Positive. Strong Cities Ban Gatherings of 500 or More

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of ; The 124th Boston Marathon has been postponed to Monday, September 14, 2020 due to concerns around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Watch the announcement by…
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