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INNOVATION – Surgical Technique Improves Sensation, Control of Prosthetic Limb

Boston, MA: via BWH - Humans can accurately sense the position, speed and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioception, allows humans to precisely control their body movements. Despite significant improvements to prosthetic devices in recent years, researchers have been unable to provide this essential sensation to people with artificial limbs, limiting their ability to accurately control their…
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Is Alcohol being Consumed at Public Stadium Family Events Putting Youths at Risk ?

While most people know that drinking too much alcohol can lead to injuries and deaths in car crashes, many people do not know that drinking too much alcohol also can increase the chances of  cancer, suicide, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and other negative health outcomes. CDC provides for the common defense of the country and, as such, has a significant role in fighting excessive…
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Disaster Planning – Drug Free Moms Infant and Child Feeding

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornados, can make it hard for parents and caregivers to feed their infants and young children safely. Follow these tips to feed your child safely when disaster strikes. For Parents and Caregivers. In the event of a natural disaster, be prepared for challenges, which may include power outages, unhealthy living spaces, and unsafe water. Always check…
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BLUEBIKES EXPANDING IN THE CITY OF BOSTON

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Transportation Commissioner, Gina N. Fiandaca today announced the first phase of the City of Boston’s Bluebikes bike share expansion. To kick off the largest expansion of bike share in Boston to date, the Boston Transportation Department will install 19 stations in southern Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roslindale in the coming weeks.  As the service area expands, the City expects to…
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Boston Brews with President Donald Trump

Boston, MA: via bostonherald. com by Bill Speros. - Sam Adams, the official beer of Fenway Park, may end up giving John W. Henry a wicked bad hangover. And it won’t be because Henry rolled a keg of Sam ’76 into the owner’s suite. Sam Adams founder Jim Koch had dinner with President Trump last week and voiced support for Trump’s tax cut. That prompted Somerville…
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Boston Globe Headquarters Threatened, Building Tenants Now Under Police Protection

Boston, MA: - via AXIOS. com - The Boston Globe today received a threatening telephone call that is being taken seriously by local and federal authorities, according to an email sent by a facilities manager to other tenants at the newspaper's headquarters. A spokeswoman for the Globe provided the following statement: "We are taking the advice of local and federal authorities who have recommended some additional…
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Media Disasters – Boston Globe Coordinate 300 Publications to “Promote the Freedom of the Press”

Boston, MA: More than 300 news publications have committed to a Boston Globe coordinated effort to run editorials Thursday promoting the freedom of the press, in light of President Trump’s frequent (freedom of speech) attacks on the media. 
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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY REACHES GOAL OF READING ONE MILLION MINUTES THIS SUMMER

Boston readers read million minutes so far this summer, surpassing the citywide goal. Boston, MA: Boston Public Library announced today that Boston readers read million minutes so far this summer, surpassing the citywide goal of inviting Bostonians of all ages to read a collective one million minutes from June through August.“Bostonians’ love of reading is evident, and we are thrilled that so many patrons are…
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Governor Baker Signs Second Major Piece of Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts

New law strengthens state’s education and prevention efforts, expands role of recovery coaches, and improves access to treatment. BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker was joined by members of the Administration, the Legislature and the health care community for the ceremonial signing of H4742, An Act for prevention and access to appropriate care and treatment of addiction today at the STEPRox Recovery Support Center in Boston. This bill is the Baker-Polito Administration’s…
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CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR PUBLIC ART AT NEW ROXBURY FIRE STATION

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission, today announced a Call to Artists for a piece of permanent public artwork to complement the construction of the new Engine 42 fire station in Roxbury. The City of Boston and the Boston Fire Department are undertaking the demolition and new construction of the Engine 42 station located…
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Dangerous and Sick Disasters – Activist Mogul Newspaper “Not of Record” Rallies for Industrial “Fake News” Enemy Cartel Editorials

via NewsStrong. com - Boston, MA: Industrial entertainment newspaper The Boston Globe, which declared itself a non newspaper of record under mogul owners Linda and John Henry, is asking industrial newspapers to fight together. On Thursday, more than 100 newspapers have been invited to publish editorials decrying Trump’s anti-press rhetoric. The NEN&PA and the Boston Globe issued the following: Joseph Pulitzer writes: Share  More: 
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Nation – USAG Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Cracking Down on Synthetic Opioid Sales

Washington, DC: by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III - The United States is facing the deadliest drug crisis in American history. The latest statistics suggest that approximately 72,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses in 2017 — the highest drug death toll in a single year and the fastest single-year increase in that death toll in American history. Meanwhile, millions of Americans are living with the consequences of…
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Lingzi Foundation Dream Dash Honors Boston Marathon Bombing Victim

Boston, MA: The Lingzi Foundation held a 5 K run walk through the Boston Common to honor the Boston University student killed at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The race reflects the beauty Lingzi found in her adopted home of Boston. Runners will complete an unconventional course through the city’s signature park in a celebration of community, health and wellness. The Lingzi Foundation honors the example…
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ICE HSI Boston, US Attorney, FBI announce arrest for contract killing threat of ICE agent via TwitterICE HSI Boston, US Attorney, FBI announce arrest for contract killing threat of ICE agent via Twitter

BOSTON — A Cambridge, Massachusetts man who online called for the contract killing of an ICE agent was arrested Thursday following an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI. Peter C. Fitzhugh, HSI Boston special agent in charge, joined Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling and Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge, of the FBI Boston to…
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Printing Guns is Illegal and a Serious Public Safety Risk

AG Issues Public Safety Notice with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Chiefs of Police Association, Major City Chiefs of Police, and the District Attorneys Association. BOSTON, MA — After winning a federal court order blocking the Trump Administration from allowing the publication of plans for downloadable 3D-printed weapons, Attorney General Maura Healey today joined with her law enforcement partners in issuing a public safety…
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ADA DAY CELEBRATION MARKED BOTH OUR PROGRESS AND THE WORK AHEAD

Boston, MA: by  Kristen McCosh, the Commissioner of the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities, provides a weekly update on the work happening in her office. Last month, Mayor Walsh joined us on City Hall Plaza to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year was Boston’s seventh annual celebration of this landmark legislation. Approximately 300 children, families,…
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