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Historic Occurrences – The Great Molasses Flood Boston Disaster of 1919

Boston, MA: - Cylinder Stress Failure - The Great Molasses Flood, also known as the Boston Molasses Disaster or the Great Boston Molasses Flood, occurred on January 15, 1919 in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A large molasses storage tank burst and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and injuring 150. The event entered local folklore and for decades afterwards residents claimed that on hot summer days the area still smelled of molasses. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On…
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NATION – Mismanaged Power Lines Cause Fire Disaster. 71+ Dead, 1000+ Missing as California Inferno Wildfires Burn Homes, Late Evacuee’s in Autos. 8,000 Structures Gone

Col. Vic Teel, director of operations for the California Military Department Joint Staff, reports on the devastation in Paradise, California. The Camp Fire burned through most of the town, destroying 7,600 structures since it began Novermber 8. It has scorched 125,000 acres and is currently 30% contained. CA Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration MATHER, CA: Nov 11, 2018 CA gov Reports -  Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the ongoing…
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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% of total), law enforcement and other criminal justice expenses (10%), and losses from motor vehicle crashes related to excessive…
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NATION – Understanding The Border Crisis

"As a result of Democrat-supported loopholes in our federal laws, most illegal immigrant families and minors from Central America who arrive unlawfully at the border cannot be detained together or removed together, only released." President Donald J. Trump. Washington, DC: White House release - ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SURGE: The latest immigration figures show a surge of alien family units and unaccompanied minors from Central America continue to arrive here illegally every day. Recently released figures on Southwest border apprehensions and inadmisibles,…
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Former State Street Executive Sentenced for Scheme to Defraud Clients Through Secret Trading Commissions

BOSTON, MA: FBI release – A former executive vice president of State Street Corporation was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with engaging in a scheme to defraud at least six of the bank’s clients through secret commissions applied to billions of dollars of securities trades. Ross McLellan, 47, of Hingham, was sentenced by District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised release. In June 2018, McLellan was convicted…
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Dorchester Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Loansharking and Illegal Gambling

BOSTON, MA: FBI release – A Dorchester man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to kidnapping, loansharking and illegal gambling. Kim Nguyen, 25, pleaded guilty to kidnapping, conspiracy to collect extensions of credit by extortionate means, and operating an illegal gambling business. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for Jan. 10, 2019. In August 2017, Nguyen was indicted along with co-defendants Vinh Huynh, 35; Quang PT Le, 27; and Ban Tran, a/k/a “Bo,” 26, all of…
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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 was charged by a criminal complaint and arrested in August 2017. Between 2009 and June…
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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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NATION – Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement in Support of the Administration’s National Counterterrorism Strategy

WASHINGTON –Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement in support of the Administration’s release of a National Counterterrorism Strategy: “The first duty of any government is to keep its citizens safe,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “The terrorist threat to this nation remains serious, but under President Donald Trump, the Department of Justice has done its part to protect the American people.  Every day, our officers are working around the clock and around the world to identify, disrupt,…
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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to More than 17 Years in Prison for Cyberstalking Former Housemate and Others, Computer Hacking, Sending Child Pornography and Making Over 100 Hoax Bomb Threats

Department of Justice - Office of Public Affairs - - A Massachusetts man was sentenced today to 210 months in prison for conducting an extensive cyberstalking campaign against his former housemate, her family members, co-workers, friends, and others, including hacking into her online accounts, posting fraudulent sexual solicitations in their names, sending unsolicited images of child pornography, and making over 120 hoax bomb threats. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Attorney Andrew E. Lelling for the…
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Press Disasters – Herald Heads for Out of State Staff, Media Giant WCVB 5 Takes Top Boston PhotoJournalist

Needham, MA: Television giant WCVB 5 has hired top Boston photojournalist Mark Garfinkel, an award-winning photographer who had been with the Boston Herald paper for decades. Garfinkel and nearly half of the paper's staff have been layed off.
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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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