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Boston Strong – Free Speech Rights Passionately and Peacefully

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Mayor Marty Walsh fb states: I’m proud of how Boston honored the memory of George Floyd and stood up against racism and injustice in Franklin Park and across Boston last night. Demonstrators once again exercised their free speech rights passionately and peacefully, making an impact on all who witnessed, myself included. I want to thank everyone who made their…
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Boston Strong – Nine Boston Police Officers Transported to Hospitals from Violent Destructive Looting Protests

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: BPD News reports BPD Confirms Fifty-Three Arrests Made and One Summons Issued Following Protests in Boston: On Sunday, May 31, 2020, individuals protesting took to the streets of Boston. Following the course of the protest, and into the early morning of June 1, 2020, fifty-three arrests were made and one summons was issued. The following individuals were arrested primarily in the…
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Capital City Chaos follows Peaceful “I Can’t Breathe” State House Protest. COVID-19 Pandemic Social Distancing Violated, Disease Outbreak Spike Expected as Many Face Crowd Without Masks

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: City of Boston reports. COVID-19 DISEASE in BOSTON AS OF SUNDAY, MAY 31, 12,776 CASES. 6,911 RECOVERED. 641 DEATHS. Stay home, save lives: A Public Health Advisory is in place for everyone in Boston, except essential workers, to stay at home from 9 to 6 ;All Mass. residents over the age of two must now wear a face covering or mask in public.…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Boston Marathon has been Canceled

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Athletic Association reports 124th Boston Marathon to be Held Virtually. The Boston Athletic Association () has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual Boston Marathon will be complemented by a…
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CITY OF BOSTON REACHES COVID-19 MEAL DISTRIBUTION MILESTONES

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports More than one million meals have been served at youth sites, and more than 60,000 meals have been served at adult sites. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced various City of Boston milestones in meal distribution, including more than one million free meals served to youth across 68 sites since the beginning of the COVID-19…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Federal Investigation into Conditions at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division have opened an investigation into the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke to examine whether the Soldiers’ Home violated the rights of residents by failing to provide them adequate medical care generally, and during the coronavirus ;   The…
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California Couple in College Admissions Case Agrees to Plead Guilty

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ reports Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with securing the fraudulent admission of their two children to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits. Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, both of Los Angeles, Calif., will plead guilty before District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton on a…
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Parent Sentenced in College Admissions Case

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports A Chinese woman who resides in Canada was sentenced today for using bribery to facilitate her son’s admission to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) as a purported soccer recruit. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, was sentenced during a videoconference hearing before District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to time…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stay home, save lives: A Public Health Advisory is in place for everyone in Boston, except essential workers, to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. All Mass. residents over the age of two must now wear a face covering or mask in public.

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Coronavirus Pandemic – MIT, Harvard Researchers Developing Coronavirus Detecting Light-Up Face Masks

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Interesting Engineering Brad Bergan reports Coronavirus detection via face mask tool. The small team's initial study reported the Ebola- and Zika-detecting face mask tool in 2016 — published in the journal Cell. Now the team is adapting the tool to emit a fluorescent signal when a person with coronavirus breathes, sneezes, or coughs. If proven successful, it might close the gap…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Planned ReOpening and COVID-19 Disease Spread

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The state released its reopening Massachusetts plan, with information on how and when different industries can reopen. While construction and manufacturing can resume, the City of Boston is reopening construction in a phased manner. We will allow work on schools, hospitals, some residential work, and open-air construction until May ;Starting May 26, the City will permit any construction…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Boston Construction Reopens with Additional Safety Measures in Place. RESULTS RELEASED FOR ANTIBODY AND COVID-19 TESTING OF BOSTON RESIDENTS

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports About 1 in 10 residents in this study have developed antibodies and approximately 1 in 40 currently asymptomatic individuals are positive for COVID-19 and potentially infectious.  Construction 02 (Boston, MA 5/18/20) Superintendent Rick Lennon goes through new health and safety protocols during a pre-entrance muster as construction re-opened up at 150 Seaport Blvd. (Mayor’s…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stay home, save lives: A Public Health Advisory is in place for everyone in Boston, except essential workers, to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. All Mass. residents over the age of two must now wear a face covering or mask in public.

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: City of Boston reports 11,106 BOSTON CASES | 3,327 RECOVERED / 533 DEATHS CITY OF BOSTON RESPONSE Since January, the Boston Public Health Commission and Boston EMS have taken extensive steps to prepare for a potential outbreak of ;BPHC and Boston EMS are trained to respond to infectious diseases. In the past, we have successfully stood up heightened awareness, monitoring and…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Baker-Polito Administration Announces Four-Phase Approach to Reopening and Publishes Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a four-phase approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and published Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards that will apply across all sectors and industries once reopening begins. The goal of the phased reopening, based on public health guidance, is to methodically allow certain businesses, services, and activities…
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AG Healey Leads 24 State Coalition Urging Congress to Strengthen Paycheck Protection Program Coalition Calling for More Transparency, Flexibility, and Equity in Implementation

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the AG reports Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that she is leading a coalition of 24 state attorneys general in calling for key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure that funds are distributed fairly and equitably. In a letter to Congressional leadership, the coalition of attorneys general express concerns that the program, while helping some…
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MA Attorney General Office and Museum of Fine Arts Reach Historic Agreement to Support Diversity and Inclusivity

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the AG reports Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has reached an agreement with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston that includes important policies and procedures and a $500,000 fund devoted to diversity and inclusion initiatives following allegations of racial discrimination raised by teachers and students from the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy (DLA). The memorandum…
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