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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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Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to homeport following counter narcotics patrol

BOSTON, MA: The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to Kittery, Maine on Tuesday following a three-month counter narcotics patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean.  Crew from Coast Guard Cutter Campbell stop a suspected drug smuggling boat in the eastern Pacific Ocean during a patrol in October, 2018. During the 90-day patrol, Campbell seized approximately 5,300 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated value of…
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Mogul Law Boston – Red Sox owned Globe Newspaper Union Called Out

FRONT PAGE   Mogul Law Boston - Red Sox owned Boston Globe billionaire John Henry has hired a prominent attorney from ;known for union-busting in the media industry. The Boston Globe Newspaper Union alerts workers. Share More: News Strong (tm).com       Boston Globe Office Flier
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Former State Street Executive Sentenced for Scheme to Defraud Clients Through Secret Trading Commissions

BOSTON, MA: FBI release – A former executive vice president of State Street Corporation was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with engaging in a scheme to defraud at least six of the bank’s clients through secret commissions applied to billions of dollars of securities trades. Ross McLellan, 47, of Hingham, was sentenced by District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 18…
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Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Operating Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

BOSTON – A Boston-area hedge fund manager pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. Raymond K. Montoya, 70, of Allston, pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud, five counts of mail fraud, and two counts of conducting an unlawful monetary transaction. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for Jan. 22, 2019. Montoya…
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Press Disasters – Herald Heads for Out of State Staff, Media Giant WCVB 5 Takes Top Boston PhotoJournalist

Needham, MA: Television giant WCVB 5 has hired top Boston photojournalist Mark Garfinkel, an award-winning photographer who had been with the Boston Herald paper for decades. Garfinkel and nearly half of the paper's staff have been layed off.
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ICE arrests 40 in New England during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives

BOSTON, MA: — Deportation officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 40 criminal aliens and immigration violators throughout the New England region during a 3-day enforcement action from Sept. 20-22. Some of the cities and towns that ERO deportation officers made arrests in during the operation, were: Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Hartford, and Waterbury, Connecticut; in Boston, Brighton, Chelsea, Lowell,…
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Boston-based Coast Guard cutter returns home following counter-drug patrol, $61 million in cocaine and marijuana seized

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to homeport in Boston following a patrol of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the patrol the crew seized $61 million in cocaine and marijuana. ( Coast Guard photo) BOSTON, MA: US Coast Guard reports - The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned Tuesday to their homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca…
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CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN BOSTON

The Council declared September 24 - 30 as Climate Preparedness Week in the City of Boston. Councilor Wu provided what she referred to as a "public service announcement" before the Council and guests during this week’s Council meeting. She announced that September is National Preparedness Month, explaining, "We have seen the need for preparedness, not just in the tragedy that happened in Lawrence, Andover and…
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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack

BOSTON, MA: - by ATF Boston Field Division  – An Adams, Mass. man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of ISIS. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki, 26, was sentenced by District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised…
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BOSTON FIELDS – Two Springfield Men Sentenced for Federal Firearms and Drug Charges

BOSTON, MA: by ATF - Alexis Ayala, 40, and Wilfredo Perez, 38, were sentenced by District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to six years in prison and six years of supervised release, and one year in prison and three years of supervised release, respectively, on firearms and drug charges. Ayala and Perez previously pleaded guilty to one count of distribution and possession with intent to…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – CITY OF BOSTON PURSUES LITIGATION AGAINST THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The City of Boston has filed a complaint against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor. via Mayor's Office - Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston has filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor that have contributed to the local opioid epidemic through misleading marketing and reckless dissemination…
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GAS DISASTER – 80+- Homes Explode / Burn in New England Valley – New Jersey Strong PSE&G Sends 50 Employees to Aid Columbia Gas

via New Jersey Strong. com NEWS (NEWARK, – September 14, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is sending 45 gas service technicians and 6 gas supervisors to assist Columbia Gas of Massachusetts as they work to ensure the continued safety of area residents in the wake of yesterday’s fires. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the families who are…
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AG Healey Offers Resources and Advice to Residents in the Aftermath of Gas Explosions and Fires

BOSTON, MA: via mass. gov  - As communities in the Merrimack Valley cope with the aftermath of the devastating fires and explosions yesterday, Attorney General Maura Healey is offering resources and advice to residents in need of support. “The state’s first priority is to ensure the safety of the Merrimack Valley, assist fire victims, and restore power and gas to residents,” AG Healey said. “While state…
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Emergency Preparedness Month

FRAMINGHAM — Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed September 2018 to be Emergency Preparedness Month to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and to encourage planning for disasters and other types of emergencies. To help individuals and families prepare during Emergency Preparedness Month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is promoting four key preparedness messages: 1) Be Informed and Receive Emergency Alerts, 2) Plan for Emergencies and Disasters, 3) Build an…
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GAS EXPLOSIONS – A State of Emergency has been declared

BOSTON — The Office of Governor Charlie Baker released the following statement regarding the State of Emergency declared: “Governor Baker declared a state of emergency this afternoon authorizing the Chairman of the Department of Public Utilities to authorize Eversource to take management control over the coordinated effort to safely restore utility services in South Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.” Background: State law ( c. 25, s.…
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State Police Helicopter Crew, Using Infrared Camera, Located Gas Leak Under Lawrence Street

September 14, 2018–At approximately 11 last night, the the Troopers flying MSP Air 5, a helicopter from the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing, were working over Lawrence, providing overwatch support during the ongoing response after the gas explosions and fires.   Trooper Eric Fairchild, the mission’s Tactical Flight Officer, was monitoring the aircraft’s FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) camera when he observed an anomaly under the…
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Dozens of Homes Explode in the Merrimack Valley – 1 Dead, 8000 Evacuated

Incident in Lawrence MA - via Columbia Gas of Mass. - Columbia Gas crews continue to respond to an incident that occurred Sept. 13 and affected Merrimack Valley residents. See this document for full list of streets affected in Lawrence, Andover, North Andover and Methuen. Our thoughts are with the community and everyone impacted by yesterday’s tragic incident. We are focused on providing as much support as…
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