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First Lady Melania Trump’s Be Best Visits Boston Medical

US STRONG news - Boston, MA: The White House reports First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday morning. The visit highlighted Boston Medical Center’s treatment programs for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), as part of the First Lady’s Be Best initiative. Mrs. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Azar, met with leadership and staff…
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ICE FIELDS – 19 arrested in Massachusetts during 4-day operation targeting criminal aliens with drug offenses

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: ICE reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 19 individuals in several counties throughout Massachusetts during a four-day enforcement action, targeting criminal aliens who have been convicted or charged with fentanyl, heroin, and other drug-related trafficking crimes. Many of these criminal aliens were released from local law enforcement custody into Massachusetts communities with…
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NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH

This month, we look at resources and support for family caregivers. BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: City of Boston Human Resources reports - More than 43 million people in the United States provide unpaid caregiving support for elderly adults and children who need help with day-to-day functioning. This can range from helping someone to get out of bed to medication management, taking loved ones…
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SMITH PLAYGROUND IN ALLSTON REOPENED

Mayor Walsh celebrates the reopening of Smith Playground in Allston, following a $ million investment. November 2, 2019 - Mayor Martin Walsh joined residents and local leaders for the opening of Smith Playground in Allston. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) Boston, Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ryan Woods,…
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CA Parents in College Admissions Case Plead Guilty in Boston Court

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ MA reports BOSTON – A California husband and wife charged in the college admissions scandal pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston. Manuel Henriquez, 55, the founder of Hercules Capital, and his wife, Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, both of Atherton, Calif. pleaded guilty today to an indictment charging one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire…
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Parent in College Admissions Case Pleads Guilty

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ MA reports BOSTON – A California woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to paying $300,000 to participate in both the college entrance exam cheating scheme and athletic recruitment scheme. Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., pleaded guilty to an indictment charging her with one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud…
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BOSTON’S HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND EDUCATION CHALLENGES

Boston Strong news -Boston, MA: Mayor's Office reports Mayor celebrates historic progress and challenges business sector leadership to aid in strengthening middle class . BOSTON - Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - In his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today laid out his Administration's progress over the last five years in key areas including housing, transportation and education,…
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Boston Globe Teamsters Rally Strong Billionaire John Henry to Keep their Jobs

BOSTON STRONG news - Taunton, MA: Stephen Sullivan President, Boston Newspaper Pressmen's Union Local 3. Proud to Represent Atlantic Region reports ⁦If the ⁦Boston Globe⁩ wants to pick a fight over outsourcing our union jobs in Taunton - they are gonna get one. #TruthaboutTaunton
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Water Disasters – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS CLEAR BACTERIA IN YOUR TAP WATER

In order to monitor bacteria levels in water filtration systems, Ameet Pinto, Northeastern assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, sequences microbial DNA and quantifies these organisms with a microscope to keep track of what kind and how much bacteria are in the water. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Northeastern University Emily Arntsen reports With every glass of crystal clear…
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Ground Breaking News – New Homes for Veterans Developing in Randolph

Boston Strong news Brockton, MA: Father Bill's and Mainspring CEO / President John Yazwinski reports - Today was a very special day for our organization. Alongside Envision Bank, the Office of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and approximately 200 other officials, FBMS employees and project supporters, we celebrated the start of construction on the Envision Bank Home for Veterans. Governor Charlie Baker and other officials joined…
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Eighteen Individuals Indicted on Opioid Trafficking Charges Following Largest Drug Takedown in Mass AG’s Office History

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: AGO MA reports Following a major takedown of a heroin/fentanyl trafficking operation in Methuen and Lawrence in June, 18 people have been indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The defendants have been charged in connection with the largest opioid trafficking operation takedown in the history of the Massachusetts AG’s Office that resulted from…
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Sandy Hook Promise to Provide Mental Health and Violence Prevention Training to nearly 140,000 Mass Students and Teachers

SANDY HOOK STRONG news – Cape Cod Today reports NORTH ADAMS, MA – MA Attorney ... Share More. Sandy Hook Promise reports - Sandy Hook Promise Know the Signs Public Service Announcement (PSA) Each year, Sandy Hook Promise produces creative and compelling public service announcements (PSA) illustrating that gun violence is preventable when you “Know the Signs.” In 2016, our “Evan” PSA went viral with more…
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Columbia Gas Over Pressurized Gas Distribution System Caused Explosions, Fires

Boston Strong news ​WASHINGTON, DC: NTSB reports The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that Columbia Gas of Massachusetts’ deficiencies in management and oversight led to overpressurization of a natural gas distribution system which resulted in a series of fires and explosions in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. The Sept. 13, 2018, accident occurred after high-pressure natural gas was released into a low-pressure gas distribution system in the northeast region…
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ICE FIELDS – Boston arrests 80 criminal aliens during a targeted enforcement action focused non-cooperative jurisdictions across 6 New England states

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: ICE reports Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 criminal aliens during a 5-day period, from Sept. 21-25, across the New England area of responsibility. During the targeted action, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 individuals for violating immigration laws. Of those arrested, more than 60 were convicted criminals or…
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JOINT LAB Bayer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital open innovative chronic lung disease research lab

– Investment of over USD 30 million spanning five years to research and develop new treatments for chronic lung diseases – Joint lab to broaden Bayer’s presence in the Boston ecosystem GREEN CROSS STRONG news – BERLIN GERMANY and BOSTON MA USA PRNewswire reports Bayer and Partners HealthCare’s founding members Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today announced the launch of a joint lab…
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MA Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Governor Charlie Baker today declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth. The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail…
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