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Resilience – GLOBAL DISASTER RESPONSE NEEDS A NETWORKED APPROACH

  BOSTON, MA. 03/29/2018- Douglas Fears, White House resilience head, presidential advisor and senior director of resilience policy at the National Security Council, speaks during the 2018 Global Resilience Research Network summit held in East Village 17th floor on March 29, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University. “Pray for me.” A homeless boy from Puerto Rico said those words to presidential advisor Doug Fears as…
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Marching Together

Boston, MA: by Marty Walsh - It was a scene similar to one Boston’s seen before. This past weekend, on a cold Saturday morning, tens of thousands of people gathered to kick off another march demanding national change. Except this time, we gathered at Madison Park Vocational High School in Roxbury, ready to start our route to the Boston Common. And this march was even…
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YOUTH CITYWIDE ACCEPT HYDRANT CHALLENGE AND TACKLE SNOW

Boston, MA: For three winters, the challenge has encouraged youth to shovel out a fire hydrant and have their parents post a before and after photo on social media, using the hashtag #HydrantChallenge. Upon completion of the challenge, Councilor O’Malley rewards each child with a $5 gift card to Licks! One hundred children participated in the challenge during the last storm. Councilor O’Malley said, "I…
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL “ONE BOSTON DAY” ON APRIL 15

ENCOURAGES CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN ACTS OF GOODWILL. Boston, MA: - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will once again honor Boston's resilience, generosity and strength on April 15, now known as "One Boston Day." The day serves as an opportunity to recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another, and reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of…
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Remarks by President Trump on Combating the Opioid Crisis

Manchester Community College - Manchester, New Hampshire - 2:35 EDT. - NHSTRONG .com News - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you to our First Lady, Melania, who has been so incredible. (Applause.) Thank you. And we are blessed to have you as our First Lady. Really are. It’s great to be back in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. (Applause.) I don’t know if you remember, but this is…
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Remarks by the First Lady at an Event on Combating the Opioid Crisis

Manchester Community College - Manchester, New Hampshire: - 2:31 EDT MRS. TRUMP:  Hello.  Good afternoon.  It is great to be with you today as we address an issue posing a major threat to our society. Before I begin, I want to thank members of law enforcement for all they do to protect us each day.  (Applause.)  You are each heroes, and this administration will always honor…
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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation Committing Over $1.4 Billion to Climate Change, Environmental Protection, and Community Investments

Projects Will Continue the Baker-Polito Administration’s Strong Leadership on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Environmental Stewardship SCITUATE, MA:  — Governor Baker today filed legislation to authorize over $ billion in capital allocations for investments in safeguarding residents, municipalities and businesses from the impacts of climate change, protecting environmental resources, and investing in communities. Announced by Governor Baker today from Scituate, An Act Promoting Climate Change…
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Governor Baker Visits Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center

Discusses storm recovery and thanks first responders. BARNSTABLE, MA: Governor Charlie Baker joined Senator Vinny deMacedo, Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Sarah Peake, Representative Will Crocker, Representative Randy Hunt, Representative Tim Whelan, utility representatives and municipal officials from Barnstable County to discuss the impact of the most recent nor’easter at the Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center and to thank first responders for their efforts throughout the…
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IN AFTERMATH OF MARATHON BOMBINGS, TWO MEN TURN TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH

Boston, MA: Northeastern story by Jason Kornwitz. - After working a security detail for President Barack Obama, Massachusetts State Trooper Chris Dumont arrived in Watertown in search of a black Mercedes SUV and the two carjacking suspects who had reportedly stolen the vehicle. It was the wee hours of April 19, 2013—and things were about to get chaotic. As was later discovered, the two suspects were Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar…
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Law enforcement to support the Senator’s new legislation that encourage States to adopt common sense licensing standards for all gun

March 12, 2018- Mayor Martin Walsh joins Senator Ed Markey and many members of law enforcement to support the Senator's new legislation that encourage States to adopt common sense licensing standards for all gun owners and dealers. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon)
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS, SNOW EMERGENCY, SCHOOL CLOSURES FOR WINTER STORM

March 12, 2018- Mayor Martin Walsh and City of Boston officials attend a Press Conference to discuss snow preparations for the upcoming storm. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon) Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced preparations for tonight's snowstorm, which is expected to bring 12-18 inches of snow, along with strong winds of 15-30 MPH and gusts between 40-50 MPH. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 11…
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CITY COUNCIL STANDS BY STUDENTS TO END GUN VIOLENCE

Boston, MA: City Hall announces - The Council adopted a Resolution to Support the March for Our Lives and Comprehensive Action to Halt the Epidemic of Gun Violence. According to the New York Times and the Gun Violence archive, at least 239 school shootings have taken place since the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, CT, claiming the lives of at least…
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Governor Baker Participates in “Saving by Shaving” Charity Event

QUINCY, MA:  — For the fourth consecutive year, Governor Charlie Baker got a buzz-cut at Granite Telecommunication's annual "Saving By Shaving" event to raise awareness for Dana Farber and to support pancreatic cancer research. He was joined by Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch, New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, President of the Boston Red Sox Sam Kennedy, Host…
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Baker-Polito Administration to Open Resource Recovery Centers for Coastal Storm Survivors

  BOSTON, MA:  — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced Resource Recovery Centers will open later this week in Quincy and Marshfield and will provide enhanced services and programs to meet the needs of homeowners, tenants and others who were impacted by last week’s coastal storm. Disaster survivors who are not able to go to one of the Resource Recovery Centers will be able to call…
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Entergy Pilgrim Station Safely Shuts Down due to Water Leak

3/6/2018 - Power supplier Entergy Pilgrim Station states the following “Entergy Pilgrim Station made the decision to shut down and remove the unit from the grid this morning due to an indication of a likely water leak inside the feedwater heating system.  The heater with the suspected leak, known as the 5th Point,  is located inside the condenser bay and due to this location, the unit needed…
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MEMA Encourages Residents to Stay Safe After March Coastal Storm

FRAMINGHAM, MA:  — The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) urges residents to take precautions as they recover from the early March coastal storm that resulted in flooded homes, tree damage and significant power outages. “Massachusetts has experienced a destructive storm that brought significant impacts across the state,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “MEMA encourages residents to stay safe as they cleanup storm damage, return to flooded homes and…
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Bomb Cyclone Causes Extensive Seacoast Damage – Waves Crash Over Seacoast Homes

Marshfield, MA: Atlantic Strong waves crash over waterfront homes as a winter Nor'Easter evolved into a bomb cyclone moves out to sea. The storm has caused extensive damage along the Greater Boston Eastern shoreline . Director of Emergency Management Lieutenant Arthur T. Shaw states, "Although there were more instances of vehicles and persons out during this storm than we had hoped for after our extensive warnings,…
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Strong Cyclone leaves 400,000 without Power – Gas Generator Fumes will Kill You

Tips on gas generator use: The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. Follow the directions supplied with the generator. (Learn more about carbon monoxide poisoning.) To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet conditions. Operate it on a dry surface…
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Governor Baker Declares State of Emergency for Winter Storm Riley

BOSTON, MA:  Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency effective immediately to help protect the Commonwealth’s citizens and property from the impacts of the storm and expedite the use of Commonwealth resources throughout the recovery process. Declaring a state of emergency will allow the deployment of federal and interstate resources, if required, to provide necessary assistance in the Commonwealth’s emergency response and what is…
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RESIDENTS URGED TO PREPARE AHEAD OF EXPECTED COASTAL STORM

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced preparations underway ahead of the anticipated coastal storm and flooding that is expected to begin on Friday. As part of this storm, three high tides are expected to occur in Boston on Friday at 11:15 , Friday at 11:45 and Saturday at 12:05 , along with heavy rain and sustained winds of 20-40 miles per hour (MPH) with gusts…
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