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NATION – “The State of Our Union is Strong” President Donald Trump

Washington, DC: President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address. Washington, DC: White House reports – Here are the special guests who will join the President and First Lady at the Capitol when President Donald J. Trump delivers the second State of the Union Address of his presidency. This year’s guests come from all different walks of life, and each has an incredible story to tell. No matter their background, each one has something important in common: They represent…
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New England Patriots win Super Bowl – VICTORY PARADE Tuesday

The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams and win the Super Bowl 13 to 3. Lawyer Milloy and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for the 6th win of the Patriots. The City of Boston will host a duck boat parade Tuesday to celebrate the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The parade will kick off Tuesday, February 5, at 11 ;from the Hynes Convention Center. Remember to dress warmly for the winter weather expected Tuesday. If…
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Dept of Homeland Security Secures Super Football Bowl 53 Entertainment Event

DHS CBP AMO is providing vital, real-time aerial downlink via cameras mounted on our aircraft to ground-based law enforcement personnel, increasing their situational awareness. Twenty-five DHS Entities Involved in Securing the Event at taxpayer expense. WASHINGTON, DC: US DHS reports – Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel, local law enforcement officials, and the National Football League (NFL) security team in Atlanta to discuss joint efforts to ensure a safe and secure Super Bowl 53.“This…
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AGE STRONG COMMISSION ANNOUNCED BY MAYOR WALSH

Mayor Walsh announced the launch of the Age Strong Commission perviously know as the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, during his annual State of the City ; (Boston, MA 1/15/19) Mayor Martin Walsh State of the City Address at Symphony Hall. (Mayor's Office Photo by John Wilcox) Boston, MA: - Office of the Mayor reports - Mayor Martin J. Walsh tonight announced the launch of the Age Strong Commission, formerly known as the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, at his…
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911 Runs in MA – Call if you can, text if you can’t. Boston Strong !

BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts State 911 Department is pleased to announce that Text to 911 is now available throughout the Commonwealth. All Massachusetts 911 call centers now have ability to receive a text message through their 911 system. The Baker-Polito Administration has supported making these system enhancements since ; Text to 911 allows those in need of emergency services to use their cellular device to contact 911 when they are unable to place a voice ; “This is a significant improvement to our…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin

Stat News by Andrew Joseph reports - When Purdue Pharma started selling its prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996, Dr. Richard Sackler asked people gathered for the launch party to envision natural disasters like an earthquake, a hurricane, or a blizzard. The debut of OxyContin, said Sackler — a member of the family that started and controls the company and then a company executive — “will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.” Five years later,…
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“Happiness” exercises can boost mood in those recovering from substance use disorder

Mass General Hospital reports - Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, report researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute. The study, published online in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, is the first of its kind to test whether positive psychology exercises boost happiness in persons recovering from substance use. “Addiction scientists are increasingly moving beyond the traditional focus on reducing or eliminating substance use by advocating treatment protocols…
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Governor Baker Signs Bill To Ensure First Responders’ Confidential Access to Mental Health Services

BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined law enforcement and elected officials for a ceremonial bill signing for , An Act relative to critical incident intervention by emergency service providers. This bill established a privilege for communications by first responders who, after witnessing traumatic events, seek out their peers for crisis intervention services. This will ensure law enforcement officers are able to confide in their peers about their experiences without fear of the conversation being used against them…
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AG Healey Prioritizes Opioid Epidemic, Climate Change, Gun Violence Prevention and Education Funding in Inaugural Address

BOSTON, MA:  — Attorney General Maura Healey was sworn in for her second term today and administered the oath of office to hundreds of Assistant Attorneys General. In her inaugural address, AG Healey focused on a few specific priorities for the years ahead, including a continued focus on the opioid epidemic, leadership on clean energy and addressing climate change, gun violence prevention efforts, and support for new funding for education to help all students in Massachusetts succeed. At the Emerson Colonial Theatre – after…
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