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Historic Occurrences – Hurricane Season Opens. Are you prepared ?

The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 - August 25, 1635. This was the first historical record of an intense hurricane striking New England, and is often considered to be “America’s first recorded natural disaster”. The highest winds have been estimated at Category 3 or greater at landfall, reaching over 115 mph. The storm’s eye is believed to have passed between Boston and Plymouth, causing at…
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Boston Coast Guard Change of Command

Cmdr. John J. Christensen (left), incoming Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, exchanges a salute with Captain Ted M. St. Pierre, while outgoing Cmdr. Alan B. McCabe (right) watches on during the change of command ceremony, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored military tradition aboard ships and shore commands and signifies a total transfer of responsibility, authority,…
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Boston Harbor Active Shooter Disaster Drill

Coast Guard Sector Boston and its port partners conducted a maritime law enforcement drill Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. The drill was conducted to ensure the public's safety and security, and focused on notification procedures, communications, response, and coordination between federal and state law enforcement agencies following a report of an active-shooter in the maritime environment.(…
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Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 90-day patrol in Northeast waters

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer's crew puts a disabled fishing vessel in tow after the engines caught fire April 5th, 2018, about 50 miles off the coast of Maine. Spencer is homeported in Boston with a crew complement of 100. ( Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to homeport Wednesday following a 90-day patrol off the Northeast coast. During the patrol, Spencer’s crew conducted…
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MA joins multistate effort – New Jersey Hosts Inaugural Meeting of “States for Gun Safety” Coalition

TRENTON - New Jersey today hosted a first of its kind meeting bringing together key officials from New Jersey and nearby member states of the “States for Gun Safety” coalition to discuss intelligence sharing — with respect to both crime gun intelligence and permitting information. Representatives from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Delaware participated in a meeting with the New Jersey Governor’s Office, New…
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Industrial Mogul Disasters – Boston Globe Self Investigation by Media Insiders over Manufacturing Bombings Fake News Stories in a Consumer Product – Entertainment Prevails in the Birthplace of Journalism – Pulitzer considers revoking Prizes

Boston, MA: The Boston Globe no longer considered a newspaper of record.  
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An Open Letter to the New England Community by the Yawkey Foundations

Recently, as part of an important series examining whether Boston deserves its reputation as a racist city, the Globe's Spotlight Team looked at the role of sports in contributing to this perception, including the history of the Red Sox under former owner Tom Yawkey. The story described calls by team (and Globe) owner John Henry to change the name of Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park as a…
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The Sandy Ground Where Children Play Celebrates the Life of Krystle Campbell

Where Angels Play has built 26 playgrounds in memory of the Sandy Hook Shooting Victims. Woodbridge, NJ: - The Where Angels Play Foundation of Woodbridge, NJ will Celebrate the Life of Krystle Campbell at the Summer Shack in Cambridge, MA on May 3, 2018. The fundraiser will benefit the construction of a playground in memory of Krystle Campbell planned in Logan Park in Medford, MA.…
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TSA marks milestone with stronger carry-on screening at all U.S. federal airports

In addition to removing electronics larger than a cellphone, TSA recommends separating foods, powders and items that can clutter bags to ease screening process. WASHINGTON, DC: – With the summer travel season on the horizon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has completed rollout of enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage as part of a greater effort to raise the baseline for…
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL “ONE BOSTON DAY” ON APRIL 15

ENCOURAGES CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN ACTS OF GOODWILL. Boston, MA: - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will once again honor Boston's resilience, generosity and strength on April 15, now known as "One Boston Day." The day serves as an opportunity to recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another, and reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of…
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Remarks by the First Lady at an Event on Combating the Opioid Crisis

Manchester Community College - Manchester, New Hampshire: - 2:31 EDT MRS. TRUMP:  Hello.  Good afternoon.  It is great to be with you today as we address an issue posing a major threat to our society. Before I begin, I want to thank members of law enforcement for all they do to protect us each day.  (Applause.)  You are each heroes, and this administration will always honor…
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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation Committing Over $1.4 Billion to Climate Change, Environmental Protection, and Community Investments

Projects Will Continue the Baker-Polito Administration’s Strong Leadership on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Environmental Stewardship SCITUATE, MA:  — Governor Baker today filed legislation to authorize over $ billion in capital allocations for investments in safeguarding residents, municipalities and businesses from the impacts of climate change, protecting environmental resources, and investing in communities. Announced by Governor Baker today from Scituate, An Act Promoting Climate Change…
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Baker-Polito Administration to Open Resource Recovery Centers for Coastal Storm Survivors

  BOSTON, MA:  — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced Resource Recovery Centers will open later this week in Quincy and Marshfield and will provide enhanced services and programs to meet the needs of homeowners, tenants and others who were impacted by last week’s coastal storm. Disaster survivors who are not able to go to one of the Resource Recovery Centers will be able to call…
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Boston Public Schools Reach Graduation Rate Historic High

BOSTON, MA: —  The Boston Public Schools’ high school graduation rate reached a historic high in 2017, continuing its decade-long rise that has produced a nearly 15 percentage-point increase in the number of students earning a diploma in four years, according to data released today by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The district’s 4-year graduation rate for the 2016-17 school year climbed to…
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