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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 PREPAREDNESS MONTH $1.4 MILLION REGIONAL PREPAREDNESS GRANT RECEIVED by CITY of BOSTON

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports BOSTON - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - In recognition of National Preparedness Month, which began on September 1, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston has been selected to receive a $ million Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Boston was one out of…
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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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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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Industrial Water Disasters – US Strong Super Resilient Toxic PFAS in Ground and Bottled Water. VT Pulls MA WATER from RETAIL SHELVES. NJ City-issued water filters fail to remove lead. Bottled water with unknown PFAS levels handed out

15 public water supplies in MA have detectable PFAS levels US STRONG news - BOSTON, MA: Office of MA AG Chloe Gotsis reports 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…
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NATION – The votes are in! TSA’s “cutest K9” is PHX’s Alfie. Muk, Figor, and Donna Demand Recount

US STRONG news – US TSA reports PHOENIX –The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Alfie, a four-year-old yellow lab and explosive detection K9 who works at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), was voted the winner of TSA’s “cutest K9” contest. Last Friday, TSA held a 24-hour nationwide contest on Instagram and encouraged the public to vote for the agency’s “cutest K9.” More…
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NATION – TSA Launches ‘Cutest K9’ Contest

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration wants the public’s help to determine its cutest K9 in honor of National Dog Day, Monday, Aug. 26. The TSA Cutest K9 contest features four “top dog” finalists. Voting opened for the general public at 12:01 Friday morning on the TSA Instagram account and closes at midnight. The winner will be announced on Monday, Aug. 26 – National Dog Day. TSA’s cutest K9…
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Boston Media Strong Red Shirts Walkout Clears Benches as Journalist Union Strikes One Message of Solidarity

NEWS STRONG news – Boston, MA: Boston Newspaper Guild reports – Here’s a video of today’s BNG walkout. We’re grateful for the messages of solidarity we’ve gotten today from Boston and beyond. When we stand together, we show The @BostonGlobe and the world what solidarity looks like. Thank you for your support! #BostonMediaStrong ;ref_url=http%3A%2F%
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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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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Boston City Buildings to Stock Opioid Overdose Life Saving Reversal Drug Narcan

BOSTON STRONG news - Office of the Mayor reports - Naloxone donation will further enhance the City's overdose prevention efforts. BOSTON - Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will be installing opioid overdose reversal kits in municipal buildings, thanks to a $30,000 donation from Aetna. The donation will be used to install kits containing the overdose…
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NATION – President Trump Permanently Authorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: Remarks by The President of the United States – Rose Garden 10:09 EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very ; Well, thank you very much, ; Please, sit ; Very important ; And we’re gathered this morning at the White House to honor our solemn duty to America’s best, bravest, and finest, who I know so ; In a few…
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David Ortiz Released From Mass General Hospital

BOSTON STRONG news - CBS 4 Boston reports - BOSTON (CBS) – David Ortiz has been released from the hospital almost seven weeks after he was shot in the Dominican Republic, the Red Sox confirmed. The news was first reported by ESPN: “David Ortiz was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday, a source told ESPN’s Enrique Rojas. He had been in the Boston hospital since June 10,…
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Interstate Crash ejects 3 from vehicle not using seatbelts

NH STRONG news reports – Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash, Interstate 89 HB, New London, NH. On Sunday, July, 21, 2019 at approximately 11:29 AM, the New Hampshire State Police Troop D was notified of a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 89 northbound just north of Exit 12 in the Town of New London, NH. The crash was reported to be a rollover with ejection. Troopers…
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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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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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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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Mass General receives Largest Donation in History, $200 mil from Regon Institute

Largest gift in Mass General history will bolster the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard as it strives to advance research into complex diseases. Mass General Hospital reports - Massachusetts General Hospital has received the largest gift in the hospital’s history – $200 million – to endow the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. This landmark contribution from philanthropists and longtime hospital supporters…
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