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TRANSFORMATIVE PLAN TO CREATE RESILIENT, OPEN BOSTON HARBOR UNVEILED. – Would a $2.62 per BEER FLOW SURGE tax cover the project ?

"Resilient Boston Harbor" lays out strategies along Boston's 47-mile shoreline that will increase access and open space along the waterfront while better protecting the City. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today rolled out a comprehensive and transformative vision that will invest in Boston's waterfront to protect the City's residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of rising sea level and climate change. Announced in his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor's plan, "Resilient Boston Harbor,"…
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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, concert halls and convention centers. He was joined by Secretary of Public Safety and Security…
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CITY COUNCILORS EXAMINE THE SAFETY OF BOSTON’S GAS INFRASTRUCTURE

Councilors O’Malley, Flynn, and Pressley called for a hearing to examine the safety of gas infrastructure in the City and to look at our emergency preparedness measures and plans to prevent a situation like the gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley from happening in Boston. Boston, MA: - City Hall release - The Councilors called for a discussion around natural gas safety features such as automatic shutoff valves, communications strategies to inform residents through multiple sources about disaster…
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NATION – DUCK BOAT DISASTER 17 Tourists Killed in Missouri Lake Tragedy

Repurposed Amphibious Military Surplus Boat Sinks and Traps tour Riders. 17 of the 31 riders killed, 9 from one family. Branson, MO: A tourist filled Branson Duck Boat sank in Table Rock Lake when the tour was hit by a flash storm. The amphibious vehicle crashed into high waves taking on water. Survivors report life jackets being handed out while boat was sinking. 17 of the 31 people aboard could not escape the cloudy water filled sinking boat modified with…
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NATION – National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 601 Individuals Responsible for Over $2 Billion in Fraud Losses

Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Resulted in 76 Doctors Charged and 84 Opioid Cases Involving More Than 13 Million Illegal Dosages of Opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants across 58 federal districts, including 165 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care…
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Historic Occurrences – Hurricane Season Opens. Are you prepared ?

The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 - August 25, 1635. This was the first historical record of an intense hurricane striking New England, and is often considered to be “America’s first recorded natural disaster”. The highest winds have been estimated at Category 3 or greater at landfall, reaching over 115 mph. The storm’s eye is believed to have passed between Boston and Plymouth, causing at least 46 casualties. The tide in Narragansett Bay was reported to be 14’ above normal,…
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Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2018 hurricane season. 4600+ reported killed in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Listen to local officials : If told to evacuate, do so immediately. You should consider evacuating if you live near bodies of water, a mobile home or high-rise building . The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75 percent chance the 2018 Atlantic hurricane…
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Mass Emergency Kits will Provide Individual Survival during Disruptions

Build an Emergency Kit An emergency kit should include a variety of emergency supplies to help sustain you and your family for up to 3 days. Having an emergency supply kit is an essential component of personal and family preparedness Emergency kits should include essentials items that will help sustain you and your family for up to three days in the event you are isolated in your home without power during , think about essential items you will need for…
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Industrial Mogul Disasters – Boston Globe Self Investigation by Media Insiders over Manufacturing Bombings Fake News Stories in a Consumer Product – Entertainment Prevails in the Birthplace of Journalism – Pulitzer considers revoking Prizes

Boston, MA: The Boston Globe no longer considered a newspaper of record.  
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TSA marks milestone with stronger carry-on screening at all U.S. federal airports

In addition to removing electronics larger than a cellphone, TSA recommends separating foods, powders and items that can clutter bags to ease screening process. WASHINGTON, DC: – With the summer travel season on the horizon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has completed rollout of enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage as part of a greater effort to raise the baseline for aviation security. The stronger security measures, which began last summer, require travelers to place all personal…
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Resilience – GLOBAL DISASTER RESPONSE NEEDS A NETWORKED APPROACH

  BOSTON, MA. 03/29/2018- Douglas Fears, White House resilience head, presidential advisor and senior director of resilience policy at the National Security Council, speaks during the 2018 Global Resilience Research Network summit held in East Village 17th floor on March 29, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University. “Pray for me.” A homeless boy from Puerto Rico said those words to presidential advisor Doug Fears as his helicopter prepared to leave the mountain town of Utuado in the aftermath of Hurricane…
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