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NATION – ICE executes federal criminal search warrants at Fresh Mark, 146 arrested on immigration violations

SUPPLY CHAIN - Fresh Mark has been supplying American-made bacon, ham, hot dogs and deli meats for nearly 100 years. SALEM, OH - Special agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) late Tuesday executed a criminal search warrant at Fresh Mark in Salem, OH, in addition to federal document search warrants at three other Fresh Mark locations in Northern Ohio. During…
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Industrial FOG – B Globe Investigation Reports Staff Ethics Chaos in Marathon Bombings Published “Newspaper of Record” Product

Alcohol Impaired Fog of War. Boston, MA: An industrial news community investigation team has determined that the Boston Globe newsroom violated ethics in reporting the Boston bombings during the Boston Marathon 4/15/2013. Billionaire owner John Henry and Boston Globe Editor McGrory blamed the "Fog of War" and wrote that when the Globe falls short of accuracy, "we must immediately fix what went wrong - and we…
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INDUSTRIAL DISASTERS – Boston Globe Fabricates details of Marathon Bombing

Boston, MA: Newspaper launched an investigation after claims from WEEI that Kevin Cullen’s columns from recent years included misleading information. Share More: CBS News Video Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen fabricates details of Marathon bombing WEEi News Boston - - “I can smell Patriots Day, 2013. I can hear it. God, can I hear it, whenever multiple fire engines or ambulances are racing to a scene.” That…
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Boston Animal Care and Control

Wagging Wednesday - MEET GINGER, A ONE-YEAR-OLD SHIH TZU. Hi, my name is Ginger! I am a one-year-old spayed female Shih Tzu. I am very sweet and patient, and I get along with kids and other dogs. I am low-key and would enjoy just relaxing and sitting next to you while you read or watch TV. Come and visit me! Link to City Animal Care available animals -
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Media Disasters – “Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools! ” President Donald Trump

INDUSTRIAL FRAUD - Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation and omissions, or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media.
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – AG Healey Sues Purdue Pharma, Its Board Members and Executives for Illegally Marketing Opioids and Profiting From Opioid Epidemic

More than 670 Massachusetts Residents Prescribed Purdue Opioids Died from Opioid-Related Overdoses since 2009; Purdue Sales Reps Made 150,000 Visits to Medical Offices Since 2008, Sold 70 Million Doses Generating $500 Million in Revenue. BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today sued Purdue Pharma and Purdue Pharma Inc. (Purdue) for misleading prescribers and consumers about the addiction and health risks of their opioids, including OxyContin, to get…
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MAYOR WALSH APPOINTED TO LEADERSHIP POSITION WITH US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS

The Mayor is now a member of the organization's Board of Trustees. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced he has been appointed to be a member of the Board of Trustees, the top tier of leadership positions within the US Conference of Mayors, which is currently hosting its 86th annual meeting in Boston. The Trustees guide the organization's work for the coming year, from connecting…
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Ongoing Coastal Resiliency Projects

COHASSET, MA:  Lt. Governor Karyn Polito yesterday joined members of the Seaport Economic Council, local elected officials and community members in a series of visits to economic development zones in the towns of Scituate, Cohasset and Hull. In February 2017, the Seaport Economic Council (SEC) awarded $5 million in grant funding for 13 coastal communities to improve local infrastructure and drive maritime economic development. Lt. Governor Polito travelled to…
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Historic Occurrences – Hurricane Season Opens. Are you prepared ?

The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 - August 25, 1635. This was the first historical record of an intense hurricane striking New England, and is often considered to be “America’s first recorded natural disaster”. The highest winds have been estimated at Category 3 or greater at landfall, reaching over 115 mph. The storm’s eye is believed to have passed between Boston and Plymouth, causing at…
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Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2018 hurricane season. 4600+ reported killed in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Listen to local officials : If told to evacuate, do so immediately. You should consider evacuating if you live near bodies of water, a mobile home or high-rise building . The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The National Oceanic…
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Son of First Responder at Boston Marathon Bombings Pleads Guilty for ISIS-Inspired Attack Plot

The son of a first responder at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 pleaded guilty on May 21 to multiple charges in connection with an ISIS-inspired plot to attack an unspecified college campus, according to federal prosecutors. Authorities arrested Alexander Ciccolo on July 4, 2015, after he bought four guns from an FBI informant. A prior conviction prohibited Ciccolo, 25, from possessing firearms. His…
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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Born May 29 1917

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to…
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IN 1868, AMERICANS COMMEMORATED THE FIRST MEMORIAL DAY

Boston, MA: After the Civil War, local veterans organizations in both the North and South began decorating the graves of fallen soldiers. In 1868, General John Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, the veterans organization of the Union Army, called for a national “Decoration Day,” dedicated to honoring and commemorating deceased soldiers. May 30 was chosen because flowers were in bloom, making it easy to…
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The Run to Remember, Lion Dance Parade, Boston Calling, and Memorial Day Parade Events Traffic Parking

Special events taking place in the City of Boston will impact traffic and parking from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, 2018. Attendees are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles to these events.  Information on Blue Bikes, the regional bike share service, may be found on the Blue Bikes website. You can also find information about the MBTA online. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises rider to purchase…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Joint State, Federal and Local Takedown of Major Opioid Trafficking Operation on North Shore

BOSTON — Thirteen people were arrested and 12 were arraigned yesterday in connection with a major heroin/fentanyl and oxycodone trafficking operation on Boston’s North Shore dismantled as part of a large-scale joint takedown by federal, state and local law enforcement, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. Authorities seized nearly kilograms of heroin/fentanyl, 1,900 pills and $415,000 in cash during yesterday’s takedown, and an additional 95 grams of…
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Boston Coast Guard Change of Command

Cmdr. John J. Christensen (left), incoming Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, exchanges a salute with Captain Ted M. St. Pierre, while outgoing Cmdr. Alan B. McCabe (right) watches on during the change of command ceremony, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored military tradition aboard ships and shore commands and signifies a total transfer of responsibility, authority,…
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Sports News – Marathon 2018 Moments – Desiree Linden of the United States celebrates Strong 1st Place Finish

April 16, 2018 - Desiree Linden of the United States celebrates after placing first in the Woman's Elite Division at the 2018 Boston Marathon. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson)
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Boston Harbor Active Shooter Disaster Drill

Coast Guard Sector Boston and its port partners conducted a maritime law enforcement drill Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. The drill was conducted to ensure the public's safety and security, and focused on notification procedures, communications, response, and coordination between federal and state law enforcement agencies following a report of an active-shooter in the maritime environment.(…
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