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Hospitals and HMOs Provided $800 Million in Community Benefits for Massachusetts Residents

OAG MA reports - BOSTON — Massachusetts hospitals provided $641 million and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) contributed $160 million in community benefits for residents of Massachusetts in Fiscal Year 2018, according to reports published today by Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office.   “Investments by Massachusetts hospitals and HMOs are integral to addressing community health needs,” said AG Healey said. “I want to thank Massachusetts hospitals, health plans, and community…
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Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming Nearly 7,500 New Citizens

USCIS reports - WASHINGTON, DC: This week, Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country by welcoming almost 7,500 new citizens in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 5. Our naturalization ceremonies will be held in venues across the country, and include several notable ceremonies. Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli will administer the…
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SUMMER SAFETY TIPS: KEEP YOUR FOOD SAFE

To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling when eating outdoors is critical. City of Boston reports - Boston, MA: These warm-weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. Whether you’re planning a barbeque for a small or large group, please utilize the following summer safety BACTERIA CONTAMINATION Prior to preparing your food for the…
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Rwandan Man Sentenced for Immigration Fraud and Perjury in Connection with 1994 Genocide

USDOJ MA reports - BOSTON – A man who fled Rwanda near the end of the 1994 genocide was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for immigration fraud and perjury in connection with his application for immigration benefits in the United ; Jean Leonard Teganya, 47, was sentenced by District Court Judge F. Denis Saylor IV to 97 months in prison. Upon completion of his sentence, Teganya will face…
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Atlantic Strong news – Coast Guard repatriates 44 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following 2 at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage

US Coast Guard reports – SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriated 44 Dominican migrants and transferred them to Dominican Naval authorities Friday morning in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages Tuesday and Wednesday in the Mona ; Six other migrants interdicted in both voyages are facing possible federal prosecution in Puerto…
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Suffolk DA on Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Dorchester

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, June 25, 2019 — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins released the below statement regarding the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred June 24, 2019, on Penhallow Street in Dorchester: “The sequence of events last evening that began with a shooting in a crowded park in the Fields Corner section of Dorchester and ended with a loss of life on Penhallow Street has left the city shaken.…
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MOTORIST ADVISORY – INCREASE COMING TO BOSTON PARKING METER RATES

The increase will more closely align parking meter fees with other cities and expand on-street parking availability in high traffic areas of ;The City of Boston's rates continue to remain some of the lowest in the country. Resident and Visitor Parking Awareness. City of Boston Mayor's Office reports - Boston, MA: The Boston Transportation Department is reminding residents that updates to the City’s parking meter fees…
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AWARENESS I PREPAREDNESS I RESILIENCY

BOSTON STRONG news – MASS Registry Motor Vehicles Chief Resigns as State admits Failure to get Trucker, who Drove Head On Killing 7 Motorcyclists in NH, Off Road after OUI Arrest

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Hurricane Season Preparedness

MEMA HQ reports - 2019 Hurricane Season Begins June 1st marked the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs through November 30th. While the majority of tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted New England occurred during the months of August and September, now is the time to begin preparing yourself, your family, your home, and your business. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric…
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Parent in College Admissions Case Pleads Guilty

DOJustice Massachusetts reports - Boston, MA: A California man pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston in connection with paying bribes to facilitate the admission of his children to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits. Toby Macfarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif., a former senior executive at a title insurance company, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud…
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Brazilian National Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements Concerning South Boston School Shooting

DOJustice Massachusetts reports - BOSTON – A Brazilian national pleaded guilty today in connection with sending a letter to Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that threatened an armed attack on a South Boston school in ; Clebio P. De Lima, 43, a Brazilian national previously residing in Quincy, pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements to federal authorities. District Court Judge Nathaniel M.…
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BOSTON STRONG news – Brain Injury Safety Tips and Prevention – Contact Sports can cause damage to the part of the brain which controls hormone production

“We recommend that people who take part in combative sports, like boxing or kickboxing, and are exposed to repeated head trauma should be screened to ensure their pituitary is working properly.” Professor Fahrettin Kelestimur, researcher. Share More:  There is no “concussion-proof” helmet. CDC reports Washington, DC: There are many ways to help reduce the risk of a concussion or other serious brain injury both on and…
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Dominican National Sentenced For Distributing Fentanyl and Heroin

The defendant will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. DOJustice Massachusetts reports - BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Lawrence was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for distributing a mixture of fentanyl and heroin. Jorge Aguasvivas, 39, was sentenced by District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 78 months in prison and four years of supervised release. The defendant will…
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BOSTON STRONG news – David Ortiz’s condition upgraded to ‘good’

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Major League Baseball (MLB) New York Matt Kelly reports - Retired Red Sox star David Ortiz's condition was upgraded to "good" as he recovers from the bullet wound he suffered June 9 in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, shared the latest update on the beloved slugger on Tuesday. Ortiz was previously in guarded condition. “This morning, David’s condition…
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Mass Opioid Trafficking Takedown

BOSTON STRONG news - MA Office of the Attorney General reports - AG Healey Announces Office’s Largest Opioid Trafficking Takedown with Federal, State, and Local Partners Authorities Seize More Than 25 Kilograms of Heroin/Fentanyl and Cocaine; 14 Individuals Arrested Following Large-Scale Joint Investigation of AG’s Fentanyl Strike Force BOSTON — Following a large-scale joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Fentanyl Strike Force with federal, state, and local…
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USE PRECAUTION AND COMMON SENSE SUMMER SAFETY TIPS

City of Boston reports Boston, MA: With summer upon us, the Inspectional Services Department would like to remind Boston residents to use precaution and common sense when utilizing decks, porches, balconies, and rooftops for any outdoor activity. These structures should be used for their intended purposes while keeping in mind their allotted capacity. The following are useful safety tips to keep in mind when occupying outdoor…
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UnBreaking News Disasters – General Court of the Commonwealth establishing a commission to study journalism in underserved communities

NEWS STRONG NEWS – Boston, MA: The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts reports – Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Crighton, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 181) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Brendan P. Crighton and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to local journalism in underserved communities. Community Development and…
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