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Sports News – Doping Disasters – Lance Armstrong Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations Arising From Violation of Anti-Doping Provisions of U.S. Postal Service Sponsorship Agreement

Washington, DC: DoJustice - Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to pay the United States $5 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that his admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs and methods (“PEDs”) resulted in the submission of millions of dollars in false claims for sponsorship payments to the Postal Service (“USPS”), which sponsored Armstrong’s cycling team during six of the seven years Armstrong appeared to…
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AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CHARITY MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON STRONG LICENSE PLATE

Boston, MA: -  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled - Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith funding and memorial efforts for the victims of the tragic events that occurred at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary…
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“Nonprofits and other service providers see the challenges vulnerable people in Massachusetts face every day. ” General Healey

AG Healey Hosts ‘People’s Law Firm’ Summit in Worcester. More Than 100 Come Together at Clark University for Presentations and Discussions on Community Partnerships to Assist Residents. WORCESTER — Attorney General Maura Healey today hosted an outreach day for more than 100 community leaders, educators, and service providers from across Central Massachusetts focused on expanding partnerships and highlighting the many ways the Attorney General’s Office can assist…
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ICE HSI counterfeit steroid trafficking, money laundering case leads to prison sentence in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA: - A Gloucester, Massachusetts, woman was sentenced to prison April 26 in federal court in Boston for her role in a conspiracy to traffic counterfeit steroids and launder money following charges brought from a Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)  Homeland Security Investigations(HSI)-led case. Melissa Sclafani, 30, was sentenced by District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to one year and one day in prison…
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SEVP report highlights changes in international student population

Slight decrease from May 2017; Stark declines from Saudi Arabia, South Korea. WASHINGTON — Slightly more than million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status study in the United States according to the latest "SEVIS by the Numbers," a report on international student trends prepared by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations…
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IPR Center celebrates tenth anniversary on World IP Day

WASHINGTON, DC: – Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), FBI and other partner agencies with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) renewed their fight today against counterfeiting and IP theft that threaten the safety of American consumers, levy negative impacts on the economy and fund transnational criminal organizations, during at an event recognizing the center’s tenth…
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SPORTS NEWS – Entercom / WEEI and the Red Sox renew partnership – Will WEEI go silent on B Globe entertainment news Boston Bombings Fakes News?

Boston, MA: APRIL 28, 2016 - BOSTON - Today, Entercom announced that the long-standing broadcast partnership between WEEI and the Boston Red Sox will continue through the 2023 Major League Baseball season. The announcement extends a play-by-play relationship with one of the most fervently loyal fan bases in pro sports. Red Sox broadcasts have been heard on WEEI since 1995. Entercom CEO David Field praised the…
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The Sandy Ground Where Children Play Celebrates the Life of Krystle Campbell

Where Angels Play has built 26 playgrounds in memory of the Sandy Hook Shooting Victims. Woodbridge, NJ: - The Where Angels Play Foundation of Woodbridge, NJ will Celebrate the Life of Krystle Campbell at the Summer Shack in Cambridge, MA on May 3, 2018. The fundraiser will benefit the construction of a playground in memory of Krystle Campbell planned in Logan Park in Medford, MA.…
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Fake News – WEEi Sports News Minihane: A closer look at the B Globe’s storyteller, Kevin Cullen

Boston, MA: WEEi Radio News by KIRK MINIHANE. "He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. Just because ... we found him entertaining." - Shattered Glass I’ve always had my doubts about the work of Kevin Cullen. Not that I read him a lot in the Boston Globe. His stuff was never anything approaching must-read status. But when I did…
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Critical Investments – Imagine Boston Capital Plan

Boston, MA: - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today presented his $ billion Imagine Boston Capital Plan (Fiscal Year 2019 - 2023), which makes critical investments in every Boston neighborhood, guided by Boston's citywide plan, Imagine Boston 2030. From a new playground at Harambee Park and to a new library in Upham's Corner, to kitchen upgrades at 25 Boston schools, to new fire engines and fire houses, the City's…
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NATION – Fake News Plagues Boston as Writers Omit to Manipulate Consumers, Moguls Buy In

First Fake News Columnist Place on Leave since News Room Downsizing. NYPOST NATIONAL NEWS - BOSTON — The Boston Globe has placed columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave as an examination of his work is conducted. The newspaper said Friday it’s asking a third party to conduct the probe but didn’t detail what prompted it. The Globe was awarded a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for its…
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The blue and yellow Boston Strong signs, once ubiquitous, are harder to spot throughout the year.

FIVE YEARS AFTER ATTACK, BOSTON MARATHON DIGITAL ARCHIVISTS FIND HEALING IN STORYTELLING Boston, MA: by Molly Callahan Northeastern University - Five years on, revisiting the digital archive created after the Boston Marathon bombing is still part of the healing process for those who curated it. “It feels like you’re touching a wound,” said Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, one of the archive’s primary investigators. “It’s painful. While…
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PROFESSOR LEADS PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE AT BOSTON MARATHON

Boston, MA: by Greg St. Martin / Northeastern University - David Nolan started volunteering at the Boston Marathon 16 years ago—and he never left. Nolan, associate clinical professor and director of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program, began as one of the dozens of physical therapy professionals who deliver hands-on care to runners at the finish line. But in the past decade or so, he’s taken…
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BOSTON STRONG Volunteer Charity License Plate Pre-Order Application Process Closes

Boston, MA: 4/25/2018 - Boston Strong Disaster Relief, inc. has not received the minimum 750 pre-paid to MassDOT RMV pre-orders necessary for the MassDOT RMV to start production of the Boston Strong charity motor vehicle license plate. Boston Strong Disaster Relief thanks all of the survivors from the Mass Resiliency Center (now closed) who participated in the license plate color design. Boston Strong Disaster Relief,…
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MIT Sean Collier Memorial

Cambridge, MA: Sean Collier Memorial is situated on MIT’s campus in honor of Officer Sean Collier who was shot and killed on April 18th 2013, the Collier Memorial marks the site of tragedy with a timeless structure—translating the phrase "Collier Strong" into a space of remembrance through a form that embodies the concept of strength through unity.  The memorial is composed of thirty-two solid blocks…
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