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Water Disasters – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS CLEAR BACTERIA IN YOUR TAP WATER

In order to monitor bacteria levels in water filtration systems, Ameet Pinto, Northeastern assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, sequences microbial DNA and quantifies these organisms with a microscope to keep track of what kind and how much bacteria are in the water. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Northeastern University Emily Arntsen reports With every glass of crystal clear…
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Eighteen Individuals Indicted on Opioid Trafficking Charges Following Largest Drug Takedown in Mass AG’s Office History

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: AGO MA reports Following a major takedown of a heroin/fentanyl trafficking operation in Methuen and Lawrence in June, 18 people have been indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The defendants have been charged in connection with the largest opioid trafficking operation takedown in the history of the Massachusetts AG’s Office that resulted from…
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Columbia Gas Over Pressurized Gas Distribution System Caused Explosions, Fires

Boston Strong news ​WASHINGTON, DC: NTSB reports The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that Columbia Gas of Massachusetts’ deficiencies in management and oversight led to overpressurization of a natural gas distribution system which resulted in a series of fires and explosions in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. The Sept. 13, 2018, accident occurred after high-pressure natural gas was released into a low-pressure gas distribution system in the northeast region…
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ICE FIELDS – Boston arrests 80 criminal aliens during a targeted enforcement action focused non-cooperative jurisdictions across 6 New England states

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: ICE reports Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 criminal aliens during a 5-day period, from Sept. 21-25, across the New England area of responsibility. During the targeted action, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 individuals for violating immigration laws. Of those arrested, more than 60 were convicted criminals or…
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JOINT LAB Bayer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital open innovative chronic lung disease research lab

– Investment of over USD 30 million spanning five years to research and develop new treatments for chronic lung diseases – Joint lab to broaden Bayer’s presence in the Boston ecosystem GREEN CROSS STRONG news – BERLIN GERMANY and BOSTON MA USA PRNewswire reports Bayer and Partners HealthCare’s founding members Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today announced the launch of a joint lab…
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MA Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Governor Charlie Baker today declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth. The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail…
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e-cig Disaster – Second Hand Vape Aerosol Exhale Toxic

President Trump Announces Plan to Remove Flavored E-Cigarette Products From the Market President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, announces a plan to remove all flavored e-cigarette products from the market as quickly as possible Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in the Oval Office of…
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NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH EVENTS CONTINUE

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports BOSTON - Friday, August 30, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a series of events marking September as Recovery Month, a national observance that aims to combat the social stigma around addiction, celebrate recovery, and promote overall awareness. "The effects of the opioid epidemic can be felt in every neighborhood in our…
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Harvard admits to receiving $9 million from Jeffrey Epstein

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: The Hill .com RACHEL FRAZIN reports Harvard University reportedly acknowledged that it received about $9 million from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and his foundations over a 10-year period that ended in 2007. Harvard President Larry Bacow also Share More:
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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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Awareness

Boston Public Garden September 11 Remembrance

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA View images - Residents and visitors join together at the Boston Public Garden 9/11 Memorial on the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks. Photo courtesy Joshua Qualls/Governor's Press Office Roses decorate the Boston Public Garden 9/11 Memorial on the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against…
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Patriots Day Solemnly Remembered

PATRIOTS STRONG news – Washington, DC: Office of the President reports Presidential Proclamation on Patriot Day, 2019 On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, ; With gratitude, we honor the brave first responders, resolute members of our military, and ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful ; We will always be grateful for…
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Man Made and Natural Disasters

Through Devastation We Emerge Stronger

In Memory of those who lost their lives. Never Forget 9/11. NEW YORK CITY STRONG. US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we come together to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, ; The passage of time will never diminish…
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Boston Strong news – Dominican Republic Shooting Survivor David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz Fenway Recovery “First of all, I want to thank God for giving me a second opportunity in my life to be able to be here with all of you,” Ortiz said. “I want to thank the Red Sox, my real family, they have always been there for me, supported [me]. With what happened to me, they were the first supporting me. Thank you very much, Red Sox family.”

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MLB RED SOX Ian Browne reports Papi gives heartfelt speech in return to Fenway BOSTON -- In a moment that sent Fenway Park into a state of delirium, Red Sox legend David Ortiz tossed the first pitch prior to Monday night's finale of a four-game series against the Yankees. It marked Ortiz's first public appearance since he suffered a gunshot wound…
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TOXIC WATER DISASTER – AG Healey Calls on Congress to Help States Protect Against Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals

BOSTON STRONG news - MA OAG reports - Boston, MA: BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in urging Congress to pass legislation to help states address the public health threats posed by toxic “forever” chemicals. In a letter sent today to Congressional leadership, the attorneys general say federal legislation is urgently needed to help states address the growing dangers posed…
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Industrial Water Disaster – VT Bans MASS High PFAS Toxic Bottled Water. Store Shelves Cleared

Haverhill, Massachusetts Spring Hill Dairy provides bottled water under store-brand labels at Shaw’s, Cumberland Farms, CVS (Ice Canyon), Best Yet, 365, IGA, HyTop and Food Club. VT STRONG news – VT Digger Elizabeth Gribkoff reports – State officials announced Thursday that multiple brands of generic bottled water sold in-state have PFAS levels more than five times above Vermont’s new standard. Share More: 
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Atlantic Strong news – Coast Guard repatriates 44 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following 2 at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage

US Coast Guard reports – SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriated 44 Dominican migrants and transferred them to Dominican Naval authorities Friday morning in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages Tuesday and Wednesday in the Mona ; Six other migrants interdicted in both voyages are facing possible federal prosecution in Puerto…
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BOSTON STRONG news – Brain Injury Safety Tips and Prevention – Contact Sports can cause damage to the part of the brain which controls hormone production

“We recommend that people who take part in combative sports, like boxing or kickboxing, and are exposed to repeated head trauma should be screened to ensure their pituitary is working properly.” Professor Fahrettin Kelestimur, researcher. Share More:  There is no “concussion-proof” helmet. CDC reports Washington, DC: There are many ways to help reduce the risk of a concussion or other serious brain injury both on and…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Boston Red Sox baseball statement regarding retired star David Ortiz shooting

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Boston, MA: Red Sox baseball Ian Browne Front Office reports Late last night we were made aware of an incident involving David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. David’s family has confirmed that he sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back/abdominal region. David is being treated at Clinica Abel Gonzalez in Santo Domingo where he is recovering after surgery. We have…
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Atlantic

BOSTON STRONG Lower Atlantic EVAC ZONES – Hurricane Preparedness – Evacuate Politely Before or When Told to Leave. Superstorm Sandy’s Atlantic strike killed over 233 people by drowning, impalement, crushing or Poisoning by odorless fumes from misuse of gas generators.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for…
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