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Advisory: BPD Continues to Monitor Incident in New York City

Boston, MA: The Boston Police Department sends our sympathies and prayers to all those impacted by the senseless attack today in New York City.  We commend the work of the NYPD officer who bravely confronted the suspect and stopped further harm. The Boston Police Department remains in close contact with our local and federal law enforcement partners in New York and while there is no…
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Massachusetts State Police Homeland Security Division continues to coordinate with the Boston FBI

The Massachusetts State Police Homeland Security Division continues to coordinate with the Boston FBI office to monitor developments in the investigation into this afternoon’s terrorist attack in New York City. At this point in the investigation, intelligence has not indicated any connection to Massachusetts from today’s attack. Also, at this time there are no known credible terrorist threats to this state. We will continue to…
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Terrorist Kills 8 using Truck on Bike Path in NYC

  New York City, NY: –  29 year old Uzbekistan born Sayfullo Saipovand, a Uber vetted driver, rented a Passaic New Jersey Home Depot delivery truck, and weaponized the vehicle plowing down a West Side pedestrian bicycle path killing at least 8 and wounding 15 in Manhattan’s  Trade Center area. New York City Police Officer Ryan Nash shot and hospitalized attacker. Acting Secretary of Homeland…
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Massachusetts Man Convicted of Supporting ISIS and Conspiring to Murder U.S. Citizens

Boston, MA: US DOJ - David Daoud Wright, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, 28, of Everett, Massachusetts, was convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization; conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries; conspiracy to obstruct justice; and obstruction of justice. Acting Assistant Attorney General…
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“Boston was understandably looking for a hero to heal their heartbreak, and the media needed a headline. I needed to rest and recover, and before I knew it, I was being wheeled into crowds, waving flags and touting Boston Strong. I wasn’t strong then. Not even close”

by Jeff Bauman. TIME - Last night, I walked into my house Boston Bombing Survivor: How Jake Gyllenhaal and Stronger Helped Jeff Bauman Recover Bauman is a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing; his memoir Stronger is now a major motion picture starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Share More: 
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Mass Deployment of 10-Person Emergency Management Team to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Response and Recovery

BOSTON, MA: The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Puerto Rico has accepted an offer from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to mobilize a team of 69 law enforcement officers from across Massachusetts to assist with security duties in Puerto Rico. The request for assistance from Puerto Rico came through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is the national emergency management mutual aid system…
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Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Convicted for Executing September 2016 Bombing in New York City

New York City, NY: A jury returned a guilty verdict today against Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, “Ahmad Rahami,” 29, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Manhattan federal court on all eight counts of the Indictment, which charged him with offenses related to his execution and attempted execution of bombings in New York City on Sept. 17, 2016.  Rahimi, who faces mandatory sentence of life in prison,…
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CLIMATE READY BOSTON EXPLORES SOLUTIONS FOR COASTAL RESILIENCE IN SOUTH BOSTON

Boston, MA: City of Boston - South Boston is expected to experience more coastal and stormwater flooding due to climate change impacts. The City of Boston is exploring solutions to decrease these risks as part of our Climate Ready Boston initiative. You can add your on-the-ground perspective to this discussion about the neighborhood’s resiliency by taking our community survey as a part of the Climate Ready South Boston project. In…
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“Taste​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Caribbean” fundraising for Hurricane Maria Survivors

Boston, MA: In collaboration with the city of Boston, the Boston Police Department and the Latino Law Enforcement Group of Boston (LLEGO Boston), are hosting several fundraisers that culminate on Sunday, October​ ​22,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​500​ ​Morton​ ​Street​ ​in​ ​Dorchester​. LLEGO will host a “Taste​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Caribbean”​ lunch and dinner event on Sunday, October​ ​22​nd​ from 11am​ ​to​ ​7pm. Lt. jg. Lucas Taylor, a pilot at Coast Guard…
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ATLANTIC STRONG – Puerto Rico – FEMA Delivers Supplies to Hurricane Maria Survivors

ATLANTIC STRONG -Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar Alba, rescue swimmer, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shevas Aboubakri, flight mechanic, deliver food and water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to survivors of Hurricane Maria near San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, Oct. 13, 2017, from a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. Personnel operating out of Air Station Borinquen have been…
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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 will now be able to register for tours using Eventbrite. This new system will allow for…
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Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

BOSTON FIRE HOLDING HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLAN CONTEST This contest is sponsored by the Boston Fire Department and Target for all Boston students in grades 1 - 5. This is a homework assignment with the purpose of engaging students and their families to have and practice a fire escape plan in the home.  Teachers that submit their student’s work will be entered into a drawing…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – AG Healey Reaches Agreement With Opioid Maker Over Widespread Marketing Scheme to Increase Fentanyl Sales

Drug Manufacturer Illegally Marketed Powerful Painkiller; Paid and Disguised Kickbacks to Providers BOSTON, MA:  – An opioid manufacturer will pay $500,000 to resolve allegations that it engaged in a widespread scheme to unlawfully market its fentanyl spray and paid kickbacks to providers to persuade them to prescribe the product, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The consent judgment entered today in Suffolk Superior Court resolves…
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NATION – NRA (National Rifle Association) Wayne LaPierre for Freedom

NRA – “The elites always protect themselves and they always protect themselves with guns. And then they lecture the American public how you shouldn’t do that … what the NRA is fighting for is reciprocity, to enforce the existing federal gun laws and to protect Americans’ right to protect themselves.” On Hannity (FOX television production), NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre let Dianne Feinstein,…
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AG Healey Statement on Las Vegas Attack

BOSTON, MA:  – Attorney General Maura Healey today issued the following statement on the tragedy in Las Vegas: “Last night, country music fans gathered for a festival in Las Vegas. Many of them never came home. Others are still fighting for their lives. Families and loved ones across Nevada and our country are grieving. It is a tragically familiar story. Together we have also mourned…
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Atlantic Strong – After the Storm

If you encounter flood waters, remember – turn around, don’t drown. Don’t drive through a flooded area. Avoid debris, downed power lines, and flood water, which may be electrically charged and hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away. Avoid downed power or utility lines as they may be live with deadly voltage. Stay away and report them immediately to your power or utility…
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