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City Model Room Open for Group Tours

Boston, MA: - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today announced the relaunch of the agency’s popular Model Room tours. The relaunch includes new tour dates, an updated public interface, a revised and simplified registration process, and a dedicated webpage on the BPDA’s website. Visitors to the BPDA Model Room…
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express) was one of the deadliest and most destructive tropical cyclones to strike Long Island, New York and New England.…
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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…
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BUILDING BRIDGES – STRONG INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCY – Baker-Polito Administration Awards $16 Million for 36 Municipal Small Bridge Projects

WATCH NEWS VIDEO - State House News - www . StateHouse . News video on DOCUMENTARY NEWS CHANNEL - Boston Strong.  Boston, MA: by Klark Jessen MASSDOT State House - The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $16 million to 36 communities for the funding of preservation, repair or replacement of bridges with spans…
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TRANSATLANTIC POLICY LAB CITY SOCIAL FOR BOSTON RESILIENCE STRATEGY

BOSTON - Thursday, October 29, 2015  - Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced in collaboration with  100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation  (100RC) that the Transatlantic Policy Lab (TAPL) will convene a social equity lab in Boston to assess the ways inequalities in income and opportunity affect…
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Keeping Boston Safe: BPD and Boston University Team Up

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD and Boston University Team Up to Create Video Examining the Dangers of Indecent Assault September 12, 2015 Keeping Boston Safe: Members of the BPD's Sexual Assault Unit and a group of graduate students from Boston University recently got together to create a video designed to educate…
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Extreme Storms

Atmospheric scientist tracks climate change’s effects on extreme storms. Several winters back, while shoveling out his driveway after a particularly heavy snowstorm, Paul O’Gorman couldn’t help but wonder: How is climate change affecting the Boston region’s biggest snow events? The question wasn’t an idle one for O’Gorman: For the past…
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Up Wind, Up Stream. VT Strong Worries Feds Too Lax On Yankee Oversight

The state has challenged the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission over the decommissiong process at Vermont Yankee. Vermont's efforts could help pave the way for other states faced with shutting down aging nuclear plants. Photo / TOBY TALBOT AP The state of Vermont and the Nuclear Regulatory Commissiondon't always see eye to…
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Massachusetts’ First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Sells Weed / Helps PTSD

 Salem, MA: The first medical marijuana dispensary opened on Salem’s Grove Street. The first medical marijuana dispensary has finally opened in Massachusetts. Nearly three years after Massachusetts voters passed a law allowing for medical marijuana to be sold in the Bay State, Alternative Therapies Group has begun selling product in…
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