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CBP Deploys Tactical Units in Neighborhoods

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Suffolks County District Attorney reports Statement of District Attorney Rachael Rollins on Deployment of CBP Tactical Units in Neighborhoods February 14, 2020 – “Deploying militarized units into neighborhoods creates even greater fear and disorder and significantly harms relationships that local law enforcement agencies and public officials have worked so hard to build and foster. Don’t be fooled. None of…
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Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths in Massachusetts Fall 5 Percent Since Peak in 2016

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Mass Public Health reports The rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts fell an estimated 5 percent from its peak in 2016, despite the growing presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a driver of opioid-related overdose deaths, according to preliminary data in the latest quarterly opioid surveillance report released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 2019, the…
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MASS Sues JUUL for Creating Youth Vaping Epidemic, Reveals New Facts About Campaign Targeting Young People

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Office of the Attorney General reports AG’s Lawsuit Demands JUUL Pay for Cost of Public Health Crisis in Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has sued JUUL Labs Inc. for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to young people. Based on multiple depositions and hundreds of thousands of…
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MASS Joins Multi State Coalition in Fight Against US Public Charge Immigration Rules That Block Access to Citizenship

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Office of the AG reports AG Files Amicus Briefs Challenging the Federal Government’s Efforts to Implement Unlawful and Cruel Immigration Policies. BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing two amicus briefs opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt to block immigrants from securing visas to enter the United States based on its reinterpretation of…
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Senate Demands Answers from Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos as Work-Related Injuries Rise

Washington DC Strong news - Washington, DC: VT Senator Sanders reports Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) are demanding answers from Amazon as work-related injuries at the company’s facilities continued to rise over the holidays, and recent reports indicate poor and unsafe working conditions. In a letter sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the Senators urged the company to put worker safety…
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Power Outage Generator Safety

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Dept Fire Services reports - Learn to use generators safely to prevent fires, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and electrocution. Generators can be helpful when the power goes out for an extended period of time. It is important to know how use them safely to prevent fires, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and electrocution. Place the generator outdoors facing away…
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CORONAVIRUS – CDC does not currently recommend the use of facemasks among the general public. While limited person-to-person spread among close contacts has been detected, this virus is not currently spreading in the United States.

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