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Governor Baker and State Health Officials Discuss Community Preparedness With Health Care, Infectious Disease Experts and Front Line Leaders

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Gov reports coronavirus 2020 Baker-Polito Administration convened a meeting with front-line leaders representing hospitals, local public health boards, emergency response, long-term care, and higher education to discuss ongoing preparations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Massachusetts. Governor Charlie Baker was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel, MBTA…
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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE SARS – COVID – 19 IN BOSTON

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports As of February 28, 2020, there has been one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. The risk to residents in Boston remains low.  The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of ;…
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White House forms Coronavirus Task Force

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference. coronavirus 2020 news US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports James S. Brady Press Briefing RoomFebruary 26, 2020 6:37 EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, ; Thank you very much. Before I begin, I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to the victims and…
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Columbia Gas Agrees to Plead Guilty in Connection with September 2018 Gas Explosions in Merrimack Valley

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: USDOJ Boston reports Company agrees to sell its business in Massachusetts and pay a $53 million fine, the largest criminal fine ever imposed under the Pipeline Safety Act. BOSTON – Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (CMA) has agreed to accept responsibility for the gas explosions on Sept. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover that killed one individual, injured…
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Race Discrimination – Justice Department Files Amicus Brief Explaining that Harvard’s Race-Based Admissions Process Violates Federal Civil-Rights Law

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ reports The Department of Justice today filed an amicus brief in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In its amicus brief, the United States explains that Harvard’s expansive use of race in its admissions process violates federal civil-rights law and Supreme Court…
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Unleashed Novel Coronavirus SARS COVID-19 to “take a foothold in the U.S.” CDC Warns.

Is a Saturated Medical System Prepared to Handle a Widespread Epidemic ? CDC reports Situation and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. It’s also likely that…
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Man Sentenced for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to FBI

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ MASS reports BOSTON – A Southwick man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield for sending two packages containing white powder to federal agencies in Springfield. Kevin A. Johnson, 48, was sentenced by District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to time served in prison (almost 15 months) and three years of supervised release. In November 2019,…
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