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First Parent In College Admissions Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: US DOJ District of Massachusetts reports - Felicity Huffman was sentenced today to 14 days in federal prison for her involvement in the college admissions ;She must report to the Bureau of Prison on Oct. 25, 2019. Huffman, 56, was sentenced by District Judge Indira Talwani to 14 days in prison, one year of supervised release and ordered to…
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Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines approved at BPDA Board Meeting

Informed by Climate Ready Boston, these Guidelines promote best practices for flood resistant design measures BOSTON STRONG news BOSTON, MA: BPDA reports The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors voted to adopt the Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines at its September Board Meeting yesterday. The Guidelines build on Climate Ready Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s ongoing initiative to help Boston plan for the…
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare During Emergency Preparedness Month

FRAMINGHAM, MA: Office of the Gov reports — Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed September 2019 as Emergency Preparedness Month to encourage individuals and families to prepare for emergencies and disasters. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Department of Public Health (DPH), and the American Red Cross in Massachusetts, together with their partners will promote emergency preparedness throughout the month through various outreach initiatives. These efforts are…
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Boston Public Garden September 11 Remembrance

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA View images - Residents and visitors join together at the Boston Public Garden 9/11 Memorial on the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks. Photo courtesy Joshua Qualls/Governor's Press Office Roses decorate the Boston Public Garden 9/11 Memorial on the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against…
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Patriots Day Solemnly Remembered

PATRIOTS STRONG news – Washington, DC: Office of the President reports Presidential Proclamation on Patriot Day, 2019 On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, ; With gratitude, we honor the brave first responders, resolute members of our military, and ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful ; We will always be grateful for…
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Through Devastation We Emerge Stronger

In Memory of those who lost their lives. Never Forget 9/11. NEW YORK CITY STRONG. US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we come together to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, ; The passage of time will never diminish…
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Boston Strong news – Dominican Republic Shooting Survivor David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz Fenway Recovery “First of all, I want to thank God for giving me a second opportunity in my life to be able to be here with all of you,” Ortiz said. “I want to thank the Red Sox, my real family, they have always been there for me, supported [me]. With what happened to me, they were the first supporting me. Thank you very much, Red Sox family.”

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MLB RED SOX Ian Browne reports Papi gives heartfelt speech in return to Fenway BOSTON -- In a moment that sent Fenway Park into a state of delirium, Red Sox legend David Ortiz tossed the first pitch prior to Monday night's finale of a four-game series against the Yankees. It marked Ortiz's first public appearance since he suffered a gunshot wound…
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Industrial Water Disasters – US Strong Super Resilient Toxic PFAS in Ground and Bottled Water. VT Pulls MA WATER from RETAIL SHELVES. NJ City-issued water filters fail to remove lead. Bottled water with unknown PFAS levels handed out

15 public water supplies in MA have detectable PFAS levels US STRONG news - BOSTON, MA: Office of MA AG Chloe Gotsis reports Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in urging Congress to pass legislation to help states address the public health threats posed by toxic “forever” chemicals. In a letter sent today to Congressional leadership, the attorneys general say…
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Basic Boating Safety – Life Jackets Save Lives when thrown from the boat as a result of a collision. Human error remains the leading cause of boating accidents.

ATLANTIC STRONG news – US Coast Guard reports The Coast Guard reminds boaters to exercise caution before operating or chartering a vessel and to consider these key questions: Does the vessel have a credentialed master aboard?Are the master and crew enrolled in a Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Program?Does the vessel have proper documentation and safety equipment aboard?If carrying more than six passengers,…
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NATION – The votes are in! TSA’s “cutest K9” is PHX’s Alfie. Muk, Figor, and Donna Demand Recount

US STRONG news – US TSA reports PHOENIX –The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Alfie, a four-year-old yellow lab and explosive detection K9 who works at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), was voted the winner of TSA’s “cutest K9” contest. Last Friday, TSA held a 24-hour nationwide contest on Instagram and encouraged the public to vote for the agency’s “cutest K9.” More…
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NATION – TSA Launches ‘Cutest K9’ Contest

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration wants the public’s help to determine its cutest K9 in honor of National Dog Day, Monday, Aug. 26. The TSA Cutest K9 contest features four “top dog” finalists. Voting opened for the general public at 12:01 Friday morning on the TSA Instagram account and closes at midnight. The winner will be announced on Monday, Aug. 26 – National Dog Day. TSA’s cutest K9…
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Former President of Massachusetts State Police Union and Union’s Former Lobbyist Charged with Fraud and Obstruction

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: DOJustice Boston reports BOSTON – The former President of the State Police Association of Massachusetts and the union’s former Massachusetts lobbyist were arrested today on charges of fraud and obstruction of justice. Dana A. Pullman, 57, of Worcester, and Anne M. Lynch, 68, of Hull, were charged in a criminal complaint with wire fraud, honest services wire fraud, conspiracy…
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BOSTON STRONG – Monument Honoring the lives we still mourn

Mayor Marty Walsh reports “All we have lost is brightly lost.” “Let us climb, now, the road to hope.” The Boston Marathon markers will always be sacred ground in our city, marking a place of great loss, and honoring the lives we still mourn. #BostonStrong BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mayor Marty Walsh reports - “All we have lost is brightly lost.” “Let us…
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DA Promises Impartial Investigation in Police-Involved Shooting in Revere

Boston Strong news - Suffolk County DA reports Boston, August 4, 2019 — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has promised a thorough and impartial review of the August 4, 2019, fatal police-involved shooting in the City of Revere. "I'm grateful that no bystanders or members of law enforcement were injured in this morning's police-involved shooting or the sequence of events that preceded ; However,…
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Two Boston City Hall Aides Convicted of Conspiring to Extort Music Festival Production Company

Businesses in Boston have the right to hire anyone they want – union or not – without fear of being threatened with economic disaster by government officials. DOJustice MA reports -BOSTON, MA – The City of Boston’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Timothy Sullivan, and Kenneth Brissette, the Director of the City’s Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment were convicted today by a federal jury in…
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Boston Media Strong Red Shirts Walkout Clears Benches as Journalist Union Strikes One Message of Solidarity

NEWS STRONG news – Boston, MA: Boston Newspaper Guild reports – Here’s a video of today’s BNG walkout. We’re grateful for the messages of solidarity we’ve gotten today from Boston and beyond. When we stand together, we show The @BostonGlobe and the world what solidarity looks like. Thank you for your support! #BostonMediaStrong ;ref_url=http%3A%2F%
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Boston Public Library creates “Remembering Toni Morrison.” booklist.

Toni Morrison, Nobel-winning author and emeritus Princeton University faculty member, dies at 88. NJ Acting Governor Oliver Directs the Lowering of and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Toni Morrison PRINCETON STRONG news – Princeton University Communication report – Princeton, NJ: World-renowned writer and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, died Monday, Aug. 5. She…
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