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David Ortiz’s hit suspects got paid $7,800, Dominican police say. Six are in custody

CNN reports By Madeline Holcombe and Patrick Oppmann: The suspects who ambushed former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic got paid $7,800 for the hit, authorities said. But who and why remain key questions in the suspects were offered 400,000 Dominican pesos -- about $7,800 -- to shoot Ortiz, Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte have six people in custody,…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – David Ortiz stable, awake, and resting comfortably

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Boston, MA: Red Sox baseball Ian Browne Front Office reports : BOSTON -- Retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who was shot and wounded at a club in his hometown of Santo Domingo on Sunday, is now recovering in Boston. Having arrived in Boston from the Dominican Republic via an air ambulance on Monday night, Ortiz underwent a second surgery, according to his…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Mass General Hospital launches new Center for Gun Violence Prevention

New center seeks to address the public health crisis that causes nearly 40,000 firearm deaths each year. I was honored to attend the opening of @MassGeneralNews Center for Gun Violence. We're committed to working together -- health care, government, organizers, and residents -- to stop the cycles of violence. #GunViolence is a public health crisis, and must be treated like one. Boston Strong News -…
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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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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – David Ortiz Stable After Being Shot In The Back in his home country of the Dominican Republic

PATCH reports - By Mike Carraggi, Patch National Staff | Jun 9, 2019 10:10 pm ET | Updated Jun 10, 2019 12:07 am ET. Red Sox legend David Ortiz is in stable condition after being shot in the back in a nightclub in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Ortiz's brother, Eloy Ortiz, said the former baseball star was in surgery late Sunday night. WHDH reported Ortiz…
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ICE FIELDS – ICE arrests 32 during 5-day enforcement action in New England

Criminal aliens arrested include nationals from: Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Cape Verde, Poland and Vietnam. BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Boston, MA: ICE reports BOSTON – Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston arrested 32 during a 5-day enforcement surge, from May 19-23rd, in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. During the effort,…
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Insys Therapeutics Agrees to Enter into $225 Million Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - DOJustice reports - Company admits to illegal promotion of Subsys, a powerful opioid painkiller BOSTON – Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to a global resolution to settle the government’s separate criminal and civil investigations, the Department of Justice announced today. As part of the criminal resolution, Insys will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the government, Insys’s operating subsidiary will…
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Two Massachusetts State Troopers Sentenced in Overtime Abuse Investigation

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - DOJUSTIVE reports - BOSTON – A retired Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Lieutenant and a suspended MSP Trooper were sentenced today in connection with the ongoing investigation of overtime abuse at the state agency. Retired MSP Lieutenant David Wilson, 58, of Charlton, was sentenced by District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to one day (deemed served), two years of supervised release with…
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DESIGN FOR CITY HALL PLAZA RENOVATION ANNOUNCED

The updated "People's Plaza" will be transformed into an accessible, equitable space for residents with civic spaces, play spaces, and updated public facilities. Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Building on his commitment to make public spaces welcoming, accessible and equitable for all, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the renovation concept design of Boston City Hall Plaza. The renovation will transform the Plaza…
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JUNE IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AWARENESS MONTH

This month, we look at mental health resources for those struggling with PTSD. Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports - Many are aware of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental health condition that affects three to four percent of all people in the United States, and more than 10 percent of military veterans. It is a condition many experience following a significant traumatic event,…
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OVER 1,000 HOMELESS VETERANS HAVE BEEN HOUSED BY THE CITY OF BOSTON

The city's housing plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness continues to make strides in helping all Bostonians. Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports - Building on his commitment to end homelessness in the City of Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Department of Neighborhood Development today announced that since the inception of the Boston's Way Home plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness,…
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Red Sox, Boston Globe owner John W. Henry and unknown investors consider Encore Casino Takeover following visit with President Trump

Boston Red Sox John W. Henry teams with President Donald Trump at The White House World Series Champions Victory Party May 9, 2019. The Boston Globe reports - Boston, MA: Boston businessman John W. Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and the owner and publisher of The Boston Globe, backed by a group of potential investors, quietly investigated buying the Encore in 2018…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Public Health Addiction Crisis Gambling Prevention

Mass Gov reports - MA Boston, MA: Mitigate the Harms Associated with Gambling in Massachusetts developed in April of 2016 is Presented by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). This plan is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Martin Richard Foundation Martin’s Park Opening Festival of Celebration

Boston, MA: Bill, Denise, Henry and Jane Richard report - Two years ago, surrounded by your love and support, we broke ground on Martin's Park. Now, we hope that you join us as Martin's Park officially opens to the public on June 15, 2019! Adjacent to the Boston Children's Museum on the Smith Family Waterfront in the Seaport District, Boston Parks and Recreation Department has created…
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Boston Medical Center develops Innovative systematic model to address the social needs of patients

Boston Medical Center Develops Social Needs Screener as Part of Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Outcomes Boston Medical Center Jenny Eriksen Leary reports - Boston, MA – Boston Medical Center (BMC) has implemented a social determinants of health screener for primary care patients in order to better identify and address patients’ unmet social needs. Clinician researchers developed the electronic health record-based (EHR) model, THRIVE,…
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Beth Israel researchers uncover anti-cancer drug mechanism — in broccoli

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Alvin Powell Harvard Gazette edu reports - New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body’s most potent tumor-suppressing genes. The study says that the compound, called I3C, is involved in a complex chemical chain reaction that frees the tumor suppressor to do its job. The research also highlights the…
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