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ICE arrests over 450 on federal immigration charges during Operation ‘Safe City’

WASHINGTON – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Fugitive Operations teams arrested 498 individuals from 42 countries for federal immigration violations in multiple cities across the during a four-day operation that ended Wednesday. Operation ‘Safe City’ focused on cities and regions where ICE deportation officers are denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainers are…
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MASSACHUSETTS UNITED FOR PUERTO RICO FUND CREATED

The fund will be dedicated to relief and reconstruction efforts, and to support any Puerto Ricans arriving in Boston and the state. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Foundation today announced the creation of the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund. Hosted in partnership with the Latino Legacy Fund and civic leaders of Boston's Puerto Rican community, Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico will be dedicated to…
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IN PUERTO RICO, OPPORTUNITY IN THE WAKE OF DISASTER

Puerto Rico is in the midst of a crisis. Hurricane Maria flattened the island, tearing up aging electrical infrastructure and stranding million Americans without power for what could be months. The hurricane—one of the most extreme to ever rock the Caribbean—has imperiled hospitals, dams, cell towers, private citizens, and more. But there’s a glimmer of hope, according to two Northeastern engineering professors. The devastation to Puerto…
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Jamaica Way Bridge renamed Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge

Jamaica Plain, MA: The Jamaica Plane Bridge has been renamed the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge.  Their father, Carlos Arredondo, lost Alexander in Iraq in 2004, and Brian to suicide in 2011. Carlos is an advocate for suicide prevention. The Arredondo Family Foundation -   Governor Charlie Baker today joined parents Carlos Arredondo and Victoria Foley, MassDOT Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver,…
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Relief And Recovery Resources For The Citizens Of Puerto Rico

BOSTON — In the wake of the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Baker-Polito Administration today outlined the efforts Massachusetts is undertaking to provide assistance to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, including the formation of a task force that will ensure that the state is prepared to support residents of Puerto Rico who chose to self-evacuate the island and seek temporary or permanent residence in Massachusetts. State officials remain…
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Preparedness Tips – New England Hurricane Emergencies

 Appalachian Highland Thrust and Lower Atlantic - 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 in your home without power during disaster. First, think about essential items you will need for basic survival: water,…
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NATURAL DISASTERS – The Hurricane is the Easy Part – Cyclone Destroys Puerto Rico, Relief Supplies Stuck on Trucks, Humanitarian Disaster Expands, 59+ Killed, 100s Rescued

Puerto Rico - The Hurricanes are the easy part. One week after the cyclone - Survival following the season's second hurricane, Maria, which destroyed or damaged most structures, electric, and water supply, has been slowed by the inland distribution of relief supplies. According to Puerto Rico's Governor, there are not enough licensed truck drivers to move supplies. Navy deploys hospital ship "Comfort" to Puerto Rico.…
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Donate to Boston Strong Disaster Relief, inc. a MA 501c3 Charity

Boston Strong Disaster Relief, inc. a MA 501c3. Boston Strong   website is currently the only official way to donate. Boston Strong Disaster Relief accept donations via Credit Card secure payments with paypal. Boston Strong Disaster Relief  Charity Does Not Collect Cash. Boston Strong Disaster Relief, inc. is a MA registered Service Mark. Only licensed users registered with our public charity have the right to co-brand…
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Spaulding Screens Stronger

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital opened the doors to its brand new, state-of-the-art facility on April 27, 2013 just days after the Boston Marathon bombing. Survivors of the bombing have been among some of the hospital’s first patients, and they have experienced much of the new facility’s advancements- completely private patient rooms with lifts that allow a patient to travel around the room, all elements of the…
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Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico – Coast Guard crews deploy communications convoy to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrews load relief supplies for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 22, 2017. The Coast Guard's primary missions in Puerto Rico are search and rescue and port reconstitution. ( Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrews load relief supplies for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 22, 2017. The Coast Guard's…
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Hurricane Disaster in Puerto Rico Strongest in 80 Years – Will You Evacuate When Told ? Are You Prepared ?

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the territory deeper into financial crisis. Share more: Find More Regional Natural Disaster Info from affiliate VT Strong    
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – National Investigation Into Opioid Sales, Demands Documents From Drug Manufacturers and Distributors -Purdue Pharma  AmerisourceBergen Endo Cardinal Health Janssen McKesson Teva Allergan

Bipartisan Coalition of 39 Attorneys General Investigating Allegations of Deceptive Marketing by Manufacturers of Branded Opioids and Improper Tracking and Reporting by Distributors BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors. As part of a 39-member bipartisan coalition of…
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Incident Management Team & Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers Deploy to Florida to Assist with Hurricane Irma Response & Recovery

FRAMINGHAM, MA — The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is coordinating the deployment of a 12 person Incident Management Team and an 18 person Massachusetts National Guard public affairs team to Florida to assist with response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Irma.  The requests for assistance from Florida came through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is the national emergency management mutual aid system…
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Building Martin’s Park

Boston, MA: Dirt is tossed in the Seaport District during the ceremonial ground breaking of Martin's Park named for the late Martin Richard, killed during the Boston terror bombings April 15, 2013, during the Boston Marathon. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) Boston, MA: (via.) The Martin Richards Foundation, joined by family, friends, Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker and countless supporters – we broke ground on…
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Boston Public Garden, 9/11 Garden of Remembrance

  Mayor Martin Walsh and Maureen Gilligan lay a wreath at the 9/11 Contemplative Garden this morning to mark anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. Maureen Gilligan's brother was a NYC firefighter killed in the line of duty as a first responder to one of the World Trade Center towers. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon) Boston, MA: A public Wreath Laying Ceremony…
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Statewide Memorial Honors the Heroism of all Firefighters – Past, Present and Future

Boston, MA: - The Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial was dedicated September 11, 2007. Located at our State Capitol, the Memorial stands tall as a tribute to the spirit, courage and dedication of past, present and future firefighters. The Memorial is made up of a larger than life statue of three firefighters in the search and rescue mode. The 10-foot statue sits on a marble Maltese cross, surrounded by…
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