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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express) was one of the deadliest and most…
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‘Superagers’ over 80 have the memory and brain connectivity of 20-somethings

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mass General Hospital reports Research published in the journal Cerebral Cortex has shown that stronger functional connectivity — that is, communication among neurons in various networks of the brain — is linked to youthful memory in older adults. Those with superior memories – called superagers – have the strongest connectivity. The work is the second in a series of…
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Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines approved at BPDA Board Meeting

Informed by Climate Ready Boston, these Guidelines promote best practices for flood resistant design measures BOSTON STRONG news BOSTON, MA: BPDA reports The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors voted to adopt the Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines at its September Board Meeting yesterday. The Guidelines build on Climate Ready Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s ongoing initiative to help Boston plan for the…
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare During Emergency Preparedness Month

FRAMINGHAM, MA: Office of the Gov reports — Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed September 2019 as Emergency Preparedness Month to encourage individuals and families to prepare for emergencies and disasters. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Department of Public Health (DPH), and the American Red Cross in Massachusetts, together with their partners will promote emergency preparedness throughout the month through various outreach initiatives. These efforts are…
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Hurricane Safety Tips

MA Emergency Management Agency reports - Boston, MA: Both Tropical Storms (with winds above 39 mph) and Hurricanes (winds above 74 mph) can have deadly coastal storm surge and cause significant damage. What Are Hurricanes? Hurricanes are a rotating low-pressure tropical weather ; Systems with maximum sustained surface winds of less than 39 miles per hour (mph) are called tropical depressions. Those with maximum sustained winds of 39 mph…
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ICE HSI, ERO in Boston supports Federal coordination for 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

BOSTON STRONG news - ICE reports - Boston, MA: Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) personnel in Boston provided critical support as part of a  federal, state and local law enforcement security effort, implemented for the “2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular,” held along the Boston Esplanade on July 3 and 4. The Independence Day fireworks display and…
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BOSTON STRONG news – MASS Registry Motor Vehicles Chief Resigns as State admits Failure to get Trucker, who Drove Head On Killing 7 Motorcyclists in NH, Off Road after OUI Arrest

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