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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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Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 90-day patrol in Northeast waters

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer's crew puts a disabled fishing vessel in tow after the engines caught fire April 5th, 2018, about 50 miles off the coast of Maine. Spencer is homeported in Boston with a crew complement of 100. ( Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to homeport Wednesday following a 90-day patrol off the Northeast coast. During the patrol, Spencer’s crew conducted…
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Kick Off Grilling Season with Food Safety in Mind

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2018 — For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this upcoming weekend. The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year, but foodborne illnesses can be prevented during summer months by properly handling perishable…
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Run to Remember Boston 1st Responders killed in the line of duty

Boston, MA: The Run to Remember Boston, of North Berwick, ME, will hold the 14th running of Run To Remember Boston on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The run will honor all 1st Responders killed in the line of duty by celebrating their lives and giving back to the community. Run To Remember Boston is a half marathon or 5 mile run through historic downtown Boston. Share More: 
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NEW GRANT TO HELP IMPLEMENT LOCAL GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department was recently selected by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and Southwest Airlines to receive a $10,000 Community Outreach and Education Grant that will be used to engage Boston residents in the planning, design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of a green stormwater infrastructure project. The grant program is part of NRPA’s Great Urban Parks Campaign, which aims to…
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MA joins multistate effort – New Jersey Hosts Inaugural Meeting of “States for Gun Safety” Coalition

TRENTON - New Jersey today hosted a first of its kind meeting bringing together key officials from New Jersey and nearby member states of the “States for Gun Safety” coalition to discuss intelligence sharing — with respect to both crime gun intelligence and permitting information. Representatives from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Delaware participated in a meeting with the New Jersey Governor’s Office, New…
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Governor Baker Proclaims May as National Mental Health Awareness Month

BOSTON — Mental Health Month 2018 Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Charles D. Baker   WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and   WHEREAS, one in five Americans will experience a mental health diagnosis; and   WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and   WHEREAS, there is a strong body of…
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NATION – Sandy Hook Newtown CT TEAM 26 Rallies NJ Capitol on route to Washington for Sensible Gun Legislation

WATCH EXCLUSIVE PRESS VIDEO from State House News for Sandy Hook. Trenton, NJ: Sandy Hook Newtown Ct awareness Team 26 travels from Sandy Hook to Washington stopping in Trenton, NJ Capitol.    
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES NEW CITY OF BOSTON CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER

Lori D. Nelson will lead city-wide resilience building efforts to help Boston implement long-term strategies for protecting the city from the effects of persistent racial and economic inequality. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Lori D. Nelson as the City of Boston's newest Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), a position created in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) in 2015 to lead city-wide resilience…
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Mass Emergency Kits will Provide Individual Survival during Disruptions

Build an Emergency Kit An emergency kit should include a variety of emergency supplies to help sustain you and your family for up to 3 days. Having an emergency supply kit is an essential component of personal and family preparedness Emergency kits should include essentials items that will help sustain you and your family for up to three days in the event you are isolated…
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Industrial Mogul Disasters – Boston Globe Self Investigation by Media Insiders over Manufacturing Bombings Fake News Stories in a Consumer Product – Entertainment Prevails in the Birthplace of Journalism – Pulitzer considers revoking Prizes

Boston, MA: The Boston Globe no longer considered a newspaper of record.  
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Governor Baker Declares “No First Time” Day in the Commonwealth

BOSTON, MA:  — Governor Charlie Baker declared today “No First Time” Day in the Commonwealth to raise awareness of teen drug use. “No First Time” is an early education and awareness program started through the Evan G. Foundation to fight substance abuse. The Evan G. Foundation raises awareness of substance abuse disorders and helps prevent youth drug use so that no child has any reason…
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Inaugural Labor Day ‘MR8K- A Run for Gratitude’ registration now open

BOSTON, MA:  by Boston Bruins  - The Martin Richard Foundation, in partnership with TD Garden, the Boston Bruins Foundation and Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises (DMSE), today announced plans for the first annual MR8K to be held on Labor Day - Monday, September 3, 2018. To reflect the spirit of the Martin Richard Foundation, the first annual MR8K will be a 'Run for Gratitude' honoring first responders…
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An Open Letter to the New England Community by the Yawkey Foundations

Recently, as part of an important series examining whether Boston deserves its reputation as a racist city, the Globe's Spotlight Team looked at the role of sports in contributing to this perception, including the history of the Red Sox under former owner Tom Yawkey. The story described calls by team (and Globe) owner John Henry to change the name of Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park as a…
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NATION – Industrial Population Drugging Disaster – Smoking cigarettes causes 1,200 American deaths every day

Cigarette Companies to Post Court-Ordered Statements in Tobacco Racketeering Suit on Company Websites and Cigarette Packages. Washington, DC: DOJustice – – Today, the District Court for the District of Columbia entered a consent order requiring the country’s major cigarette companies to begin posting “corrective statements” on their websites starting on Monday, June 18. The order, part of a long-running lawsuit against the cigarette companies, also requires…
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