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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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Public Health Emergency Coronavirus Preparedness. US Citizens to be Quarantined

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Dept of Public Health reports Massachusetts state officials announce Coronavirus preparation measures. BOSTON — Today, the Department of Public Health and Massport detailed ongoing steps being taken to ensure the Commonwealth is prepared to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified Boston Logan International Airport as one of 20…
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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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JOINT LAB Bayer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital open innovative chronic lung disease research lab

– Investment of over USD 30 million spanning five years to research and develop new treatments for chronic lung diseases – Joint lab to broaden Bayer’s presence in the Boston ecosystem GREEN CROSS STRONG news – BERLIN GERMANY and BOSTON MA USA PRNewswire reports Bayer and Partners HealthCare’s founding members Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today announced the launch of a joint lab…
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Boston Public Library creates “Remembering Toni Morrison.” booklist.

Toni Morrison, Nobel-winning author and emeritus Princeton University faculty member, dies at 88. NJ Acting Governor Oliver Directs the Lowering of and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Toni Morrison PRINCETON STRONG news – Princeton University Communication report – Princeton, NJ: World-renowned writer and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, died Monday, Aug. 5. She…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Boston City Buildings to Stock Opioid Overdose Life Saving Reversal Drug Narcan

BOSTON STRONG news - Office of the Mayor reports - Naloxone donation will further enhance the City's overdose prevention efforts. BOSTON - Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will be installing opioid overdose reversal kits in municipal buildings, thanks to a $30,000 donation from Aetna. The donation will be used to install kits containing the overdose…
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NATION – President Trump Permanently Authorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: Remarks by The President of the United States – Rose Garden 10:09 EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very ; Well, thank you very much, ; Please, sit ; Very important ; And we’re gathered this morning at the White House to honor our solemn duty to America’s best, bravest, and finest, who I know so ; In a few…
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NATION – The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation Stranger Danger Awareness

NEW JERSEY STRONG news – Hamilton Headlines reports – Megan Nicole Kanka Hamilton, NJ: The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation offers Stranger Danger Awareness Education. Familiar danger accounts for 80% of the sexual victimization of children. On July 29, 1994, Megan Kanka was attacked and murdered by a neighbor. The tragedy led to the creation of Megan’s Law and the National Sex Offender Registry. The Megan Kanka…
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Rwandan Man Sentenced for Immigration Fraud and Perjury in Connection with 1994 Genocide

USDOJ MA reports - BOSTON – A man who fled Rwanda near the end of the 1994 genocide was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for immigration fraud and perjury in connection with his application for immigration benefits in the United ; Jean Leonard Teganya, 47, was sentenced by District Court Judge F. Denis Saylor IV to 97 months in prison. Upon completion of his sentence, Teganya will face…
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Atlantic Strong news – Coast Guard repatriates 44 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following 2 at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage

US Coast Guard reports – SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriated 44 Dominican migrants and transferred them to Dominican Naval authorities Friday morning in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages Tuesday and Wednesday in the Mona ; Six other migrants interdicted in both voyages are facing possible federal prosecution in Puerto…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Boston Red Sox baseball statement regarding retired star David Ortiz shooting

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Boston, MA: Red Sox baseball Ian Browne Front Office reports Late last night we were made aware of an incident involving David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. David’s family has confirmed that he sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back/abdominal region. David is being treated at Clinica Abel Gonzalez in Santo Domingo where he is recovering after surgery. We have…
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ICE FIELDS – ICE arrests 32 during 5-day enforcement action in New England

Criminal aliens arrested include nationals from: Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Cape Verde, Poland and Vietnam. BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Boston, MA: ICE reports BOSTON – Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston arrested 32 during a 5-day enforcement surge, from May 19-23rd, in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. During the effort,…
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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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