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New Hotline to Report Incidents of Bias-Motivated Threats, Harassment, and Violence

General’s Hotline at 1-800-994-3228 BOSTON – Following reports of harassment and intimidation of racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals and immigrants since Election Day, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office has launched a new hotline for Massachusetts residents to report such incidents. “In Massachusetts, we…
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Strong Preparedness Alert

Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today alerted residents that September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities.…
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Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricanes

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2016 — The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricanes. Be aware that flooding from heavy rain, damaging winds, and tidal flooding is possible. FSIS recommends that consumers take the following…
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Public Safety Situational Awareness Tool Launched

BOSTON - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston's Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), in partnership with the BostonOffice of Emergency Management (OEM), has launched a "situational awareness" tool to coordinate operations and increase public safety measures during emergency and large-scale special events.…
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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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