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Theft, looting and other violent crime – Houston authorities announce formation of working group to fight Hurricane Harvey related fraud

  Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team members search house to house in Port Arthur, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017 for people needing to be evacuated due to flooding in the area following Hurricane Harvey. In total, Coast Guard has saved more than 10,000 people. ( Coast Guard photo/Released)   Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Bowers of Maritime Safety Security Team San Francisco recovers a…
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Victim Assistance dilutes as Boston Medical Boston Bombing aftermath Mass Resiliency Center Closes

Boston, MA: The Mass Resiliency Center, located at the  Boston Medical Center, established for the Boston Bombings survivor closed August 31, 2017. Kermit A Crawford,  Executive Director, wrote the following: Today is the last day of the Massachusetts Resiliency Center (RC). We began this journey in July, 2014, with commitment to help and with a mission. From there we built an organization to serve the…
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Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. “Sarge” Haley

IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN ROBERT Y. HALEY.  Boston, MA: August 29, 2017 - Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. "Sarge" Haley, one of the most respected and influential members of the department.  Often seen wearing khakis, a bullet-lined belt, and polo shirt, Haley had a demeanor that commanded respect. With the middle name of "York," his nickname dates back to when he was…
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Dig Into Climate Ready Boston

Boston, MA: Climate change gets up close and personal with the City of Boston's educational map explorer tool -- you can now explore what the impacts of our changing climate will look in your neighborhood. This tool allows you to learn more about the data layers used in the Climate Ready Boston recommendations for protecting our City from a changing climate, and helps you better understand how projections…
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Rwandan man charged in Massachusetts with immigration fraud and perjury

Court records allege involvement in 1994 genocide - BOSTON, MA: — A Rwandan man, who fled his home country near the end of the 1994 genocide, was arrested in Massachusetts by special agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Friday and charged in federal court with immigration fraud and perjury in connection with his application for benefits. Jean Leonard Teganya,…
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State Police Assist with Rally Protest Security and Arrests

Boston, MA: - As planned, Massachusetts State Police assisted Boston Police with security operations at today’s “Free Speech” rally on Boston Common and several counter-protests. Numerous troopers from patrol, K9, and tactical units were deployed, along with State Police public order platoons — troopers specially trained in protest response and crowd control. The State Police Air Wing provided overflight support and monitored the activity from…
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GRAND ARMY of the REPUBLIC – UNION Civil War Statue to Be Erected on Town Green by Ludlow Patriots

from affiliate VT Strong - LUDLOW, VT: Okemo Valley – Before a large crowd of strong American citizens, the Board of Selectmen met Monday August 7, 2017 at Town Hall on Depot Street in the Village of Ludlow. The Selectmen heard the Paul Barton proposal to erect a monument to the Grand Army of the Republic. The proposal was moved, seconded and passed. This will be Ludlow’s…
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Free speech took a back seat to public safety at Saturday’s demonstrations

Boston, MA: by Dan Kennedy, Media Nation - It's now clear why no one could hear the right-wing speakers on the Boston Common on Saturday. The police kept demonstrators 75 yards away, and the speakers didn't have any amplification. I'm not sure whether that was a police decision or a result of their own poor planning. (And I doubt it would have made a difference.) The police…
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Industrial Opioid Crisis – Mass First Responders Deploy 20,000 + Narcan Life Saving Doses in 2016

Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis. Boston, MA: Like many states, Massachusetts is experiencing a prescription drug and heroin epidemic. Last year, more than 2,000 residents died of an overdose. Overdose deaths now outnumber those due to car accidents. Not only is this a public safety issue – it is a public health issue. The Mass. Attorney General’s Office is committed to ending this crisis.…
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Quincy Man Sentenced for Obstructing Marathon Bombing Investigation

BOSTON – A Quincy man was sentenced in District Court in Boston today to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings. “In this case our investigation succeeded despite Matanov’s lies to law enforcement,” said United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz.  “He should have helped instead of hindered, and assisted instead of obstructed.  The…
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