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HEALTH – Alcohol Causes Cancer and Cost Taxpayers $2.+ per drink

Alcohol is known to be a risk factor for cancers of the head and neck (mouth, throat, and voice box), liver, colon, rectum, and breast.  The cost of this dangerous behavior impacts many aspects of the drinker’s life and the lives of those around them. However, most of the costs resulted from losses in workplace productivity (72% of the total cost), health care expenses for treating problems caused by excessive drinking (11%…
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Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Operating Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

BOSTON – A Boston-area hedge fund manager pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. Raymond K. Montoya, 70, of Allston, pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud, five counts of mail fraud, and two counts of conducting an unlawful monetary transaction. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for Jan. 22, 2019. Montoya…
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New Large Venue Security Task Force Formed

Kraft Group Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft speaks during press conference announcing State's formation of an additional security task force for large stadiums. Photo Courtesy of the New England Patriots/Eric J. Adler Boston, MA: - Governor Baker today signed an executive order to assemble a task force of security experts who will analyze ways to augment safety and preparedness at large venues like sports stadiums,…
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Dozens Arrested in and Around City of Lawrence as Part of Project Safe Neighborhood Sweep

Defendants arrested on drug, gun and immigration charges BOSTON – Dozens of individuals were arrested today on federal drug, firearms, and immigration offenses, as well as state warrants. In addition, 11 criminal aliens were arrested and will be processed administratively. Today’s sweep, netting more than 35 criminals in and around the City of Lawrence, is part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative…
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ICE arrests 40 in New England during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives

BOSTON, MA: — Deportation officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 40 criminal aliens and immigration violators throughout the New England region during a 3-day enforcement action from Sept. 20-22. Some of the cities and towns that ERO deportation officers made arrests in during the operation, were: Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Hartford, and Waterbury, Connecticut; in Boston, Brighton, Chelsea, Lowell,…
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BOSTON FIELDS – Two Springfield Men Sentenced for Federal Firearms and Drug Charges

BOSTON, MA: by ATF - Alexis Ayala, 40, and Wilfredo Perez, 38, were sentenced by District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to six years in prison and six years of supervised release, and one year in prison and three years of supervised release, respectively, on firearms and drug charges. Ayala and Perez previously pleaded guilty to one count of distribution and possession with intent to…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – CITY OF BOSTON PURSUES LITIGATION AGAINST THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The City of Boston has filed a complaint against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor. via Mayor's Office - Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston has filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor that have contributed to the local opioid epidemic through misleading marketing and reckless dissemination…
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Gas Explosion Disaster – Residents Allowed Back Home

Eversource and Columbia Gas crews worked through the night to shut off gas meters and make sure buildings were clear of natural gas. As of 6:00 , Sunday all residences/buildings have been cleared. Residents are allowed back into their homes as of 7:00 Most residents in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover will be allowed to return to their homes. National Grid and Eversource have restored…
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GAS DISASTER – 80+- Homes Explode / Burn in New England Valley – New Jersey Strong PSE&G Sends 50 Employees to Aid Columbia Gas

via New Jersey Strong. com NEWS (NEWARK, – September 14, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is sending 45 gas service technicians and 6 gas supervisors to assist Columbia Gas of Massachusetts as they work to ensure the continued safety of area residents in the wake of yesterday’s fires. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the families who are…
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Dangerous and Sick Disasters – Activist Mogul Newspaper “Not of Record” Rallies for Industrial “Fake News” Enemy Cartel Editorials

via NewsStrong. com - Boston, MA: Industrial entertainment newspaper The Boston Globe, which declared itself a non newspaper of record under mogul owners Linda and John Henry, is asking industrial newspapers to fight together. On Thursday, more than 100 newspapers have been invited to publish editorials decrying Trump’s anti-press rhetoric. The NEN&PA and the Boston Globe issued the following: Joseph Pulitzer writes: Share  More: 
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ICE removes Brazilian national wanted for murder with help of Martha’s Vineyard Police

BOSTON – A Brazilian national wanted for murder in Brazil was returned to his home country July 10 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers with the assistance of the Oak Bluffs Police Department on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Dorviro Rocha-Ribeiro, 47, a citizen and national of Brazil who was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for murder, was removed from…
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Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Illegally Possessing a Sawed-Off Shotgun

BOSTON REGION - Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Joshua Knight, 35, of Brunswick, Maine, was sentenced today in District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a felon. Knight pleaded guilty to the charge on January 5, 2018. According to court records and evidence…
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Run to Remember Boston 1st Responders killed in the line of duty

Boston, MA: The Run to Remember Boston, of North Berwick, ME, will hold the 14th running of Run To Remember Boston on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The run will honor all 1st Responders killed in the line of duty by celebrating their lives and giving back to the community. Run To Remember Boston is a half marathon or 5 mile run through historic downtown Boston. Share More: 
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Inaugural Labor Day ‘MR8K- A Run for Gratitude’ registration now open

BOSTON, MA:  by Boston Bruins  - The Martin Richard Foundation, in partnership with TD Garden, the Boston Bruins Foundation and Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises (DMSE), today announced plans for the first annual MR8K to be held on Labor Day - Monday, September 3, 2018. To reflect the spirit of the Martin Richard Foundation, the first annual MR8K will be a 'Run for Gratitude' honoring first responders…
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An Open Letter to the New England Community by the Yawkey Foundations

Recently, as part of an important series examining whether Boston deserves its reputation as a racist city, the Globe's Spotlight Team looked at the role of sports in contributing to this perception, including the history of the Red Sox under former owner Tom Yawkey. The story described calls by team (and Globe) owner John Henry to change the name of Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park as a…
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Region – VT GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT SIGNS VIOLENCE REDUCTION & GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION

Montpelier, Vt. –  Governor Phil Scott today signed bills ,  and , relating to violence reduction and gun safety. Below is a transcript of his address. via News - Governor Scott: On February 16, I was in my office preparing for the day ahead, when everything changed. That morning, I was handed a document containing charges against an 18-year-old, outlining his detailed plan to carry out a school shooting…
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