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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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