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Industrial Opioid Disaster – National Investigation Into Opioid Sales, Demands Documents From Drug Manufacturers and Distributors -Purdue Pharma  AmerisourceBergen Endo Cardinal Health Janssen McKesson Teva Allergan

Bipartisan Coalition of 39 Attorneys General Investigating Allegations of Deceptive Marketing by Manufacturers of Branded Opioids and Improper Tracking and Reporting by Distributors BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors. As part of a 39-member bipartisan coalition of…
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IRMA NATION – Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee

Hurricane Irma Update - Florida Evacuating. Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee for South Florida Ports  MIAMI – Effective 12 Friday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Fort Pierce and all other South Florida terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and…
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NORTH EAST & NEW ENGLAND ALERT – Atlantic Strong Lower Atlantic Seacoast & Inland Potential for Severe Hurricane Flood Activity President Trump Declares Emergency

Washington, DC: Hurricane Irma - President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on September 4, 2017, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief…
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MA Attorney General Maura Healey joined Senator Ed Markey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to speak out against President Trump’s attack on DACA and commit to defending DACA and the Dreamers.

Boston, MA: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined Senator Ed Markey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to speak out against President Trump’s attack on DACA and commit to defending DACA and the Dreamers.
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Boston Strong ™ – Industrial Opioid & Heroin Disaster – Awareness Month

Boston, MA: MAYOR WALSH, CITY OF BOSTON RECOGNIZE NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH. Recovery Month is a national observance that aims to combat social stigma around addictions, celebrate recovery, and promote awareness.  Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a series of events marking September as Recovery Month, a national observance that aims to combat social stigma around addictions, celebrate recovery, and promote overall awareness. The announcement comes one…
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Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. “Sarge” Haley

IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN ROBERT Y. HALEY.  Boston, MA: August 29, 2017 - Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. "Sarge" Haley, one of the most respected and influential members of the department.  Often seen wearing khakis, a bullet-lined belt, and polo shirt, Haley had a demeanor that commanded respect. With the middle name of "York," his nickname dates back to when he was…
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Dig Into Climate Ready Boston

Boston, MA: Climate change gets up close and personal with the City of Boston's educational map explorer tool -- you can now explore what the impacts of our changing climate will look in your neighborhood. This tool allows you to learn more about the data layers used in the Climate Ready Boston recommendations for protecting our City from a changing climate, and helps you better understand how projections…
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State Police Assist with Rally Protest Security and Arrests

Boston, MA: - As planned, Massachusetts State Police assisted Boston Police with security operations at today’s “Free Speech” rally on Boston Common and several counter-protests. Numerous troopers from patrol, K9, and tactical units were deployed, along with State Police public order platoons — troopers specially trained in protest response and crowd control. The State Police Air Wing provided overflight support and monitored the activity from…
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GRAND ARMY of the REPUBLIC – UNION Civil War Statue to Be Erected on Town Green by Ludlow Patriots

from affiliate VT Strong - LUDLOW, VT: Okemo Valley – Before a large crowd of strong American citizens, the Board of Selectmen met Monday August 7, 2017 at Town Hall on Depot Street in the Village of Ludlow. The Selectmen heard the Paul Barton proposal to erect a monument to the Grand Army of the Republic. The proposal was moved, seconded and passed. This will be Ludlow’s…
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Free speech took a back seat to public safety at Saturday’s demonstrations

Boston, MA: by Dan Kennedy, Media Nation - It's now clear why no one could hear the right-wing speakers on the Boston Common on Saturday. The police kept demonstrators 75 yards away, and the speakers didn't have any amplification. I'm not sure whether that was a police decision or a result of their own poor planning. (And I doubt it would have made a difference.) The police…
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