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Joe Kennedy responds to President Trump – State of the Union

Joe Kennedy III delivers the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. good evening, ladies and gentlemen. It is an absolute privilege to join you all tonight. We are here in Fall River, Massachusetts, a proud American city, an American city built by immigrants. From textiles to robots, this is a…
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Black History Month begins in Boston with a kick-off celebration at City Hall

Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the City of Boston's Black History Month Committee, and the entire City of Boston will begin a month-long celebration in honor of Black History Month. Special events around Boston will celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of the Black community, and will acknowledge the trailblazers, activists and leaders who have fought so hard for diversity, inclusion and equality. This month of…
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Unleashing America’s Offshore Oil and Gas Potential

Draft Proposed Program considers nearly the entire Outer Continental Shelf for potential oil and gas lease sales. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) develops the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program) for oil and gas development in accordance with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCS Lands Act). This National OCS Program establishes a five-year schedule of oil and…
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AG Healey Opposes Rollback of Safety Protections During Proposed Expansion of Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling.

Boston, MA:  — Attorney General Maura Healey joined a coalition of attorneys general in submitting comments to the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) opposing a plan to weaken BSEE’s regulations designed to reduce environmental and safety risks associated with offshore drilling following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. “The Deepwater Horizon tragedy caused the death of 11 oil…
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DHS Announces Additional, Enhanced Security Procedures for Refugees Seeking Resettlement in the United States

New risk-based measures will bolster public safety and national security. WASHINGTON, DC: Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced additional security enhancements and recommendations to strengthen the integrity of the Refugee Admissions Program. These new measures are part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to intensify screening and vetting for all persons seeking to travel to the United States, and they are designed to keep…
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Governor Baker Testifies to Combat the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

BOSTON, MA: - Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders testified at a hearing of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in support of the administration’s second significant package to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic, including legislation titled “An act relative to Combatting addiction, Accessing treatment, Reducing prescriptions and Enhancing prevention” (CARE Act). TESTIMONY AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY GOV. CHARLIE…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – MAYOR WALSH EXPLORING LITIGATION AGAINST PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES FOR OPIOID CRISIS

The Mayor announced that he is exploring mass tort litigation against several pharmaceutical companies. Boston, MA: Building on his commitment to support those in recovery and those suffering from substance use disorders in Boston and across the country, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that he is exploring mass tort litigation against several pharmaceutical companies that irresponsibly saturated the market with opiates, knowingly putting consumers…
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Water Disasters – Harvard Apartment Complex Settles Allegations of Safe Drinking Water Violations

TEST YOUR WATER. BOSTON, MA:  — The owner of a Harvard apartment complex for elderly, disabled, and low-income tenants has agreed to pay up to $100,000 to settle allegations that it failed to provide safe drinking water to residents and failed to follow mandated emergency response procedures to address the problem, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The consent judgment, entered Monday in Suffolk Superior Court, settles…
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Sandy Hook Strong Gun Violence Prevention

Boston, MA: - Sandy Hook Promise Org's founder Nicole Hockley holds a picture of one of her two sons, Dylan, who was killed in Newtown, CT during the Sandy Hook school shooting. “One came home. One didn’t.” Sandy Hook Promise launched today at Boston Public Schools to help communities spot signs for violence. Boston, MA: Boston Public Schools (BPS) holds an informational kick-off for school leaders…
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DHS, DOJ REPORT: THREE OUT OF FOUR INDIVIDUALS CONVICTED OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND TERRORISM-RELATED OFFENSES WERE FOREIGN-BORN

Departments of Homeland Security and Justice Release Data for the First Time on Terrorism-Related Activity WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report, revealing that three out of every four, or 402, individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in federal courts between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016 were foreign-born. Over the same period,…
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CDF Corp. signs on as latest Massachusetts company to join ICE’s IMAGE employment compliance program

BOSTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Boston announced Tuesday that CDF Corporation, a leading international company based in Massachusetts that specializes in the manufacture and sale of high quality container liners and flexible packaging is the latest company in the state to sign on to the agency’s employment compliance program IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) Program. The IMAGE program…
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Ice strength and safety

Recreational outdoor tips for lakes and ponds from MassWildlife. How can you tell if ice is safe? There are no guarantees. Always consider ice to be potentially dangerous. You can't judge ice conditions by appearance or thickness alone; many other factors like water depth, size of waterbody, water chemistry, currents, snow cover, age of ice, and local weather conditions impact ice strength. Ice tips to remember: New…
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National Guard’s 381st Birthday

National Guard's 381st Birthday Celebration & Awards Presentation Boston, MA:Governor Baker, in his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Massachusetts National Guard, will also administer the oath of office to ten newly commissioned officers, present the Soldiers Medal, Massachusetts Medal of Valor, and the Massachusetts Commendation Medal with Heroism Device. He will also participate in the Governor’s 20 Award and Shoulder Tab presentation for marksmanship.
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100 Year Cyclonic Bomb Flood Disaster Freezes Boston

“It caught a lot of neighborhoods by surprise,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ-TV. Boston, MA: - The Seaport District, the Aquarium T subway, and many other 100 year flood zone areas have flooded as a result of the Supermoon, and a Cyclonic Bomb meteorological pressure change resulting in a frigid winter Nor'Easter along the North East SeaCoast and into New England with lower Atlantic…
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Cyclonic Surge Strike, Arctic Temps, Power Outages, Evacuations and Rescues South Shore Strong

Cyclonic Bomb Strikes Eastern Seaboard. South Shore Strong first responders evacuate residents and rescue flood victims. - The Scituate Emergency Operations Center opened at 7:00 this morning in preparation for today’s storm.    As of 11:46 this morning we have had two to three inches of snow accumulation in much of Scituate with heavy snow and near blizzard conditions continuing. Representatives from Columbia Gas and National…
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Atlantic Meteorological Cyclonic Spins with Polar Vortex

Boston, MA: Winter is a dangerous time for poisoning. Make sure the exhaust pipe on your car is clear of snow, as well as your house's heater vent. Make sure to install and maintain a carbon monoxide detector. Nicole’s Law requires all homes and apartments with a potential source of the gas to have a working alarm installed in each apartment, and on each occupied floor. WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE?The odorless,…
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