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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…
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Awareness

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…
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IN AFTERMATH OF MARATHON BOMBINGS, TWO MEN TURN TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH

Boston, MA: Northeastern story by Jason Kornwitz. - After working a security detail for President Barack Obama, Massachusetts State Trooper Chris Dumont arrived in Watertown in search of a black Mercedes SUV and the two carjacking suspects who had reportedly stolen the vehicle. It was the wee hours of April 19, 2013—and things were about to get chaotic. As was later discovered, the two suspects were Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar…
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Awareness

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS, SNOW EMERGENCY, SCHOOL CLOSURES FOR WINTER STORM

March 12, 2018- Mayor Martin Walsh and City of Boston officials attend a Press Conference to discuss snow preparations for the upcoming storm. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon) Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced preparations for tonight's snowstorm, which is expected to bring 12-18 inches of snow, along with strong winds of 15-30 MPH and gusts between 40-50 MPH. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 11…
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Atlantic

Entergy Pilgrim Station Safely Shuts Down due to Water Leak

3/6/2018 - Power supplier Entergy Pilgrim Station states the following “Entergy Pilgrim Station made the decision to shut down and remove the unit from the grid this morning due to an indication of a likely water leak inside the feedwater heating system.  The heater with the suspected leak, known as the 5th Point,  is located inside the condenser bay and due to this location, the unit needed…
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100 Year Cyclonic Bomb Flood Disaster Freezes Boston

“It caught a lot of neighborhoods by surprise,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ-TV. Boston, MA: - The Seaport District, the Aquarium T subway, and many other 100 year flood zone areas have flooded as a result of the Supermoon, and a Cyclonic Bomb meteorological pressure change resulting in a frigid winter Nor'Easter along the North East SeaCoast and into New England with lower Atlantic…
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AWARENESS I PREPAREDNESS I RESILIENCY

MIT conference seeks solutions for reconstruction in devastated Caribbean

At the MIT Conference for the Resilient Reconstruction of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló ’01 (left), described the devastation of recent hurricanes and discussed opportunities for collaboration on resilient rebuilding. He spoke with Robert Stoner, deputy director of the MIT Energy Initiative and director of the Tata Center for Technology and Design. Image: Justin Knight. Two-day workshop featuring island leaders explores ways to…
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Terrorist Kills 8 using Truck on Bike Path in NYC

  New York City, NY: –  29 year old Uzbekistan born Sayfullo Saipovand, a Uber vetted driver, rented a Passaic New Jersey Home Depot delivery truck, and weaponized the vehicle plowing down a West Side pedestrian bicycle path killing at least 8 and wounding 15 in Manhattan’s  Trade Center area. New York City Police Officer Ryan Nash shot and hospitalized attacker. Acting Secretary of Homeland…
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Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

BOSTON FIRE HOLDING HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLAN CONTEST This contest is sponsored by the Boston Fire Department and Target for all Boston students in grades 1 - 5. This is a homework assignment with the purpose of engaging students and their families to have and practice a fire escape plan in the home.  Teachers that submit their student’s work will be entered into a drawing…
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IN PUERTO RICO, OPPORTUNITY IN THE WAKE OF DISASTER

Puerto Rico is in the midst of a crisis. Hurricane Maria flattened the island, tearing up aging electrical infrastructure and stranding million Americans without power for what could be months. The hurricane—one of the most extreme to ever rock the Caribbean—has imperiled hospitals, dams, cell towers, private citizens, and more. But there’s a glimmer of hope, according to two Northeastern engineering professors. The devastation to Puerto…
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Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico – Coast Guard crews deploy communications convoy to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrews load relief supplies for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 22, 2017. The Coast Guard's primary missions in Puerto Rico are search and rescue and port reconstitution. ( Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrews load relief supplies for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 22, 2017. The Coast Guard's…
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Hurricane Disaster in Puerto Rico Strongest in 80 Years – Will You Evacuate When Told ? Are You Prepared ?

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the territory deeper into financial crisis. Share more: Find More Regional Natural Disaster Info from affiliate VT Strong    
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Building Martin’s Park

Boston, MA: Dirt is tossed in the Seaport District during the ceremonial ground breaking of Martin's Park named for the late Martin Richard, killed during the Boston terror bombings April 15, 2013, during the Boston Marathon. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) Boston, MA: (via.) The Martin Richards Foundation, joined by family, friends, Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker and countless supporters – we broke ground on…
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IRMA NATION – Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee

Hurricane Irma Update - Florida Evacuating. Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for South Florida Ports  MIAMI – Effective 12 Friday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Fort Pierce and all other South Florida terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and…
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AWARENESS I PREPAREDNESS I RESILIENCY

Victim Assistance dilutes as Boston Medical Boston Bombing aftermath Mass Resiliency Center Closes

Boston, MA: The Mass Resiliency Center, located at the  Boston Medical Center, established for the Boston Bombings survivor closed August 31, 2017. Kermit A Crawford,  Executive Director, wrote the following: Today is the last day of the Massachusetts Resiliency Center (RC). We began this journey in July, 2014, with commitment to help and with a mission. From there we built an organization to serve the…
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Appalachian Thrust & Lower Atlantic Seaboard

Dig Into Climate Ready Boston

Boston, MA: Climate change gets up close and personal with the City of Boston's educational map explorer tool -- you can now explore what the impacts of our changing climate will look in your neighborhood. This tool allows you to learn more about the data layers used in the Climate Ready Boston recommendations for protecting our City from a changing climate, and helps you better understand how projections…
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State Police Assist with Rally Protest Security and Arrests

Boston, MA: - As planned, Massachusetts State Police assisted Boston Police with security operations at today’s “Free Speech” rally on Boston Common and several counter-protests. Numerous troopers from patrol, K9, and tactical units were deployed, along with State Police public order platoons — troopers specially trained in protest response and crowd control. The State Police Air Wing provided overflight support and monitored the activity from…
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