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CORONAVIRUS – CDC does not currently recommend the use of facemasks among the general public. While limited person-to-person spread among close contacts has been detected, this virus is not currently spreading in the United States.

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Novel Coronavirus confirmed in Massachusetts

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mass Dept of Public Health reports BOSTON — The first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Massachusetts has been confirmed in a man returning from Wuhan, China who is in his 20s and lives in Boston. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) were notified by the US Centers for Disease Control and…
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DISCOVERY RESCUES 96 during PUPPY BOWL SUNDAY RUFF & FLUFF Contest for the CHEWY “Lombarky” Trophy

96 Puppies from 61 Shelters Storm the Gridiron in 16th Annual Game Discovery Animal Planet reports - ANIMAL PLANET’S PUPPY BOWL RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL SWEET SIXTEEN MATCH UP BETWEEN TEAM RUFF AND TEAM FLUFF ON SUNDAY, FEB. 2. The pup players are back and ready for non-stop all football action for PUPPY BOWL XVI! Television’s cutest sports competition and original TV adoption event, PUPPY BOWL, returns…
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Public Health Emergency Coronavirus Preparedness. US Citizens to be Quarantined

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Dept of Public Health reports Massachusetts state officials announce Coronavirus preparation measures. BOSTON — Today, the Department of Public Health and Massport detailed ongoing steps being taken to ensure the Commonwealth is prepared to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified Boston Logan International Airport as one of 20…
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CITY COUNCIL AFFIRMS CLIMATE CRISIS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

The City Council adopted a resolution affirming that the climate crisis is a health emergency. Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: City Council reports The health threats of climate change include increased exposure to extreme heat, reduced air quality, more frequent and intense natural hazards, increased exposure to infectious diseases and aeroallergens, effects on mental health, and increased risk of population displacement and conflict. Climate…
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his annual State of the City address

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Watch Video and read text: Thank you everyone. We started tonight with Yohan , Lamarana , Smiler , and Angel  because the State of the City is not about me, it’s about all of us — the people of our ; I believe in Boston because this city made my immigrant family’s dream come true. My vision, my…
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STRENGTHENING BOSTON’S ABILITY TO CREATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING & WORKFORCE TRAINING

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Legislation will strengthen Boston's Linkage, Inclusionary Development Policy. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined advocates, residents and workers at the State House to testify before the Joint Committee on Housing in support of legislation sponsored by Representative Kevin Honan that will provide the City of Boston with more flexibility to leverage the strong development market…
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Boston MA and LA are working together to fight climate change

Boston Strong news - Los Angeles, CA: Martin Walsh @MayorforBoston reports This week, I’m in Los Angeles with a coalition from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. This trip is part of a program called City to City, which connects Boston’s leaders in government and business with our counterparts in other cities. It allows us to share best practices for economic development and community resilience, and…
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ICE FIELDS – 19 arrested in Massachusetts during 4-day operation targeting criminal aliens with drug offenses

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: ICE reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 19 individuals in several counties throughout Massachusetts during a four-day enforcement action, targeting criminal aliens who have been convicted or charged with fentanyl, heroin, and other drug-related trafficking crimes. Many of these criminal aliens were released from local law enforcement custody into Massachusetts communities with…
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Lives Depend on Climate Action: How Climate Change Jeopardizes Patient Health Today

Those on the front lines describe how we must transform our approach to care and infrastructure to safeguard patient health. Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Medical Center Health City Lauren Padilla reports - It’s been one month since 4 million strikers across all 7 continents marched to support global climate action in the Youth Climate Strike. Organized largely through youth-led grassroots movements across…
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Boston Globe Teamsters Rally Strong Billionaire John Henry to Keep their Jobs

BOSTON STRONG news - Taunton, MA: Stephen Sullivan President, Boston Newspaper Pressmen's Union Local 3. Proud to Represent Atlantic Region reports ⁦If the ⁦Boston Globe⁩ wants to pick a fight over outsourcing our union jobs in Taunton - they are gonna get one. #TruthaboutTaunton
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Water Disasters – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS CLEAR BACTERIA IN YOUR TAP WATER

In order to monitor bacteria levels in water filtration systems, Ameet Pinto, Northeastern assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, sequences microbial DNA and quantifies these organisms with a microscope to keep track of what kind and how much bacteria are in the water. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Northeastern University Emily Arntsen reports With every glass of crystal clear…
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Ground Breaking News – New Homes for Veterans Developing in Randolph

Boston Strong news Brockton, MA: Father Bill's and Mainspring CEO / President John Yazwinski reports - Today was a very special day for our organization. Alongside Envision Bank, the Office of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and approximately 200 other officials, FBMS employees and project supporters, we celebrated the start of construction on the Envision Bank Home for Veterans. Governor Charlie Baker and other officials joined…
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Sandy Hook Promise to Provide Mental Health and Violence Prevention Training to nearly 140,000 Mass Students and Teachers

SANDY HOOK STRONG news – Cape Cod Today reports NORTH ADAMS, MA – MA Attorney ... Share More. Sandy Hook Promise reports - Sandy Hook Promise Know the Signs Public Service Announcement (PSA) Each year, Sandy Hook Promise produces creative and compelling public service announcements (PSA) illustrating that gun violence is preventable when you “Know the Signs.” In 2016, our “Evan” PSA went viral with more…
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Columbia Gas Over Pressurized Gas Distribution System Caused Explosions, Fires

Boston Strong news ​WASHINGTON, DC: NTSB reports The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that Columbia Gas of Massachusetts’ deficiencies in management and oversight led to overpressurization of a natural gas distribution system which resulted in a series of fires and explosions in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. The Sept. 13, 2018, accident occurred after high-pressure natural gas was released into a low-pressure gas distribution system in the northeast region…
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‘Superagers’ over 80 have the memory and brain connectivity of 20-somethings

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mass General Hospital reports Research published in the journal Cerebral Cortex has shown that stronger functional connectivity — that is, communication among neurons in various networks of the brain — is linked to youthful memory in older adults. Those with superior memories – called superagers – have the strongest connectivity. The work is the second in a series of…
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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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