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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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BOSTON STRONG news -Defendant Held for Violent Attack on First Responders

Suffolk County District Attorney Office reports - BOSTON, July 11, 2019 — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins today joined dozens of EMTs, paramedics, and other staff from Boston EMS at the arraignment of an East Boston woman accused of stabbing an EMT yesterday afternoon. JULIE TEJEDA, 31, of East Boston, appeared in Boston Municipal Court today on single counts of assault with intent to…
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Every day, every call has the potential for danger and the brave EMT’s of BOSTON EMS continue to do their job serving and taking care of the City of Boston. Their hard work, even on calls that don’t make the news, make our City safer and we thank them for it.

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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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MAYOR WALSH, BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATE GROUNDBREAKING OF RENOVATED $18.3M ADAMS STREET BRANCH

Mayor's Office reports - BOSTON - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with the City's Chief of Operations Patrick Brophy, Boston Public Library president David Leonard, and members of the community gathered yesterday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the renovated Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library. The event celebrated the start of construction for the renovated Adams Street branch,…
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Venezuelan National Sentenced For Identity Theft And Passport Fraud

DOJustice Mass reports - BOSTON – A Venezuelan national was sentenced in federal court in Boston today for identity theft and passport fraud. Jose Antonio Rojas Marchan, 54, a Venezuelan national who resided in Lawrence until his arrest in September, was sentenced by District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to two years and one day in prison and three years of supervised release. Rojas Marchan…
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Dominican National Sentenced for Social Security Fraud and Identity Theft

DOJustice Mass reports - BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Lynn was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for Social Security fraud and aggravated identity theft. Nelson Bolivar, 54, was sentenced by District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to two years and one day in prison and two years of supervised release. Bolivar will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In…
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Boston Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Offense

DOJustice Mass reports - BOSTON – A Boston man affiliated with the Vine/Forest Street and Orchard Park gangs pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition. Quantae Elmore, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton scheduled sentencing for Oct. 10, 2019. Elmore…
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MS-13 Member Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy

DOJustice Mass reports - BOSTON, MA – An MS-13 member was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy. Nelson Cruz Rodriguez Cartagena, a/k/a “Inquieto,” 25, a Salvadoran national illegally residing in Everett, was sentenced by District Court Judge William G. Young to 17 years in prison and three years of supervised release. Rodriguez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of…
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RYAN WOODS NAMED BOSTON PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONER

A veteran of the department, Woods has served in the department since 2007. Office of the Mayor reports - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today appointed Ryan T. Woods as the next Commissioner of Boston Parks and Recreation.  A veteran of the department, Woods has served in the department since 2007 and will continue his service as the new leader for the department. "Boston is a…
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Ride for the Fallen 7 – NH STATE OFFICIALS WORK CLOSELY WITH MEMORIAL RIDE ORGANIZERS TO ENSURE SAFETY

The State Emergency Operations Center is activated in support of the Ride 4 Fallen 7. Report emergencies and suspicious activity to 9-1-1. Hundreds of motorcycles participating in the Ride for the Fallen 7  on travel through  New hampshire roads during ride in memory of  7 motorcyclists killed in a head on collision June 21st in Randolph, NH. NH Dept of safety reports – CONCORD, – State safety…
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Leader Of Springfield Heroin Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty

USDOJ MA reports - BOSTON, MA – The leader of a large-scale heroin trafficking organization pleaded guilty in federal court in Springfield yesterday. The organization was supplied by sources in the Dominican Republic and New York City. Alberto Marte, 33, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 1000 grams or more of heroin, five…
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Hospitals and HMOs Provided $800 Million in Community Benefits for Massachusetts Residents

OAG MA reports - BOSTON — Massachusetts hospitals provided $641 million and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) contributed $160 million in community benefits for residents of Massachusetts in Fiscal Year 2018, according to reports published today by Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office.   “Investments by Massachusetts hospitals and HMOs are integral to addressing community health needs,” said AG Healey said. “I want to thank Massachusetts hospitals, health plans, and community…
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Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming Nearly 7,500 New Citizens

USCIS reports - WASHINGTON, DC: This week, Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country by welcoming almost 7,500 new citizens in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 5. Our naturalization ceremonies will be held in venues across the country, and include several notable ceremonies. Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli will administer the…
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SUMMER SAFETY TIPS: KEEP YOUR FOOD SAFE

To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling when eating outdoors is critical. City of Boston reports - Boston, MA: These warm-weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. Whether you’re planning a barbeque for a small or large group, please utilize the following summer safety BACTERIA CONTAMINATION Prior to preparing your food for the…
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Rwandan Man Sentenced for Immigration Fraud and Perjury in Connection with 1994 Genocide

USDOJ MA reports - BOSTON – A man who fled Rwanda near the end of the 1994 genocide was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for immigration fraud and perjury in connection with his application for immigration benefits in the United ; Jean Leonard Teganya, 47, was sentenced by District Court Judge F. Denis Saylor IV to 97 months in prison. Upon completion of his sentence, Teganya will face…
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