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Art and science merge in a disaster readiness haven

Cambridge, MA: Dorothy Ryan | Lincoln Laboratory July 7, 2016 People walking by MIT's Building 9, formally named the Samuel Tak Lee Building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, pause to contemplate the white plastic structure that appears to be part bench and part tower. Is it a new architecture-inspired sculpture? The campus is known…
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Homeland: “A Prepared Community is a Resilient Community”

Staten Island, New York: DHS word via USSTRONG COM : Good morning Chairman Donovan and members of the subcommittee. My name is Michael Byrne and I am the Deputy Regional Administrator for FEMA Region II. I was also the Federal Coordinating Officer in New York during the Hurricane Sandy response. Thank…
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HEROES LOST: Flags on all Boston Police buildings lowered to half-staff in honor of officers killed in the line of duty in Dallas

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MARTIN WALSH RELATIVE TO TRAGEDY IN DALLAS  “My thoughts are with the Dallas officers who were killed last night, and their families, and I’m praying for fast recovery for the injured. I unequivocally condemn violence against law enforcement officers. Whatever motivated this horrific attack, we should do…
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Self Care Tips from Mass Resiliency

Here are 4 tips for practicing self-care: Fall back from social media While radical vulnerability on social media is important, sometimes we need to take breaks. Yes, it's good to share our feelings, knowledge and experiences. However, it's so easy to get overwhelmed Avoid news updates and reports. Much like taking breaks…
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Here are six doctor-approved tactics to avoid being overwhelmed while staying informed:

from the Mass Resiliency Center. 1. Recognize where you're coming from The effects of consuming so much violence and traumatic news for someone with PTSD, anxiety, and depression, are not the same as they are for everyone else. "There's a higher risk factor for anxiety if they've had a traumatic…
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