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NEW FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION IN BOSTON

Funding will create or preserve 436 new units of housing in Boston. Boston, MA: Building on his commitment to create more affordable housing in the City of Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the Department of Neighborhood Development(DND) and the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT) Fund have awarded more than $15 million in…
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Opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017 fell by more than 8 percent

BOSTON, MA: 2/14/2018 — Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined in 2017 by an estimated percent compared to 2016. This is the first time in several years there has been a year over year decline, according to the quarterly report released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). This is the third consecutive…
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Rescue – WAGGING WEDNESDAY: MEET Kiko! I am a one-year-old neutered Jack Russell Terrier Mix

Boston, MA: Hi my name is Kiko! I am a one-year-old neutered Jack Russell Terrier Mix. I am such a spunky hyper boy with a short tail that always wags! I love to run around and play while also jumping up and giving kisses.  I am a little man with…
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2.7 Magnitude Earthquake Center SE of East Kingston, New Hampshire 9:29 a.m. 42 Miles North of Boston

Boston, MA: The following earthquake magnitudes were recorder 2/15/2018 approx. 9:29am. Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) The Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale depicts shaking severity. An earthquake has a single magnitude that indicates the overall size and energy released by the earthquake. City State/Region Country Zip Code MMI Responses Distance Latitude Longitude Boston…
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Tragedy at Parkland Florida School, 17 Killed – White House Remarks

WATCH VIDEO from Washington, DC: Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of…
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William Monroe Trotter was a businessman, newspaper publisher, and civil rights activist who grew up in Boston’s Hyde Park

William Monroe Trotter was born in 1872 and lived in Hyde Park. He attended Hyde Park High School, which at the time, was a predominately white school. The 1890 graduation exercises below show that he gave the valedictory address to his fellow classmates. After high school, Trotter attended Harvard University,…
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DHS Statement On NBC fake News Coverage Of Election Hacking

WASHINGTON, DC: - Jeanette Manfra, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, released the following statement regarding the recent NBC news coverage on the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to combat election hacking. “Recent NBC reporting has misrepresented facts and confused the…
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Sierra Club Applauds Senate Committee for Clean Energy Bill

Boston, MA -The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change released an omnibus energy bill today titled An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future. The bill includes  numerous provisions to advance clean energy, and also help communities deal with the effects of climate change. The bipartisan Committee voted…
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