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On the scene: How Boston reporters covered the Boston Marathon bombing

Boston, MA: - The Suffolks Journal by Kaitlin Hahn and Nick Viveiros In the next week, the city of Boston will be covered with blue and gold “Boston Strong” signs, flowers scattered on sidewalks and sneakers hung on street corners to mark five years since the Boston Marathon bombing. In reverence to the anniversary, Suffolk University’s Department of Communication and Journalism held a panel of journalists to…
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Reporters Reflect on 4 15

Reporters Reflect on the Marathon Bombings by Society of Professional Journalists New England Pro Chapter Boston, MA: Five years ago two bombs went off on the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A manhunt ensued and the city was on lockdown until one of the bombers was dead and the other was placed into custody. Four lives were lost and the city was changed forever.…
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CITY OF BOSTON, AIRA PARTNER TO OFFER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS WITH BLINDNESS OR LOW-VISION FOR PATRIOTS DAY WEEKEND

Aira's app will be available for free use during the Patriots Day Parade and weekend events throughout the entire City of Boston. Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities, and the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics today announced a partnership with remote assistive technology company Aira to provide free access to its smartphone app during Patriots Day Parade and other weekend events…
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL “ONE BOSTON DAY” ON APRIL 15

ENCOURAGES CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN ACTS OF GOODWILL. Boston, MA: - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will once again honor Boston's resilience, generosity and strength on April 15, now known as "One Boston Day." The day serves as an opportunity to recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another, and reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of…
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Remarks by President Trump on Combating the Opioid Crisis

Manchester Community College - Manchester, New Hampshire - 2:35 EDT. - NHSTRONG .com News - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you to our First Lady, Melania, who has been so incredible. (Applause.) Thank you. And we are blessed to have you as our First Lady. Really are. It’s great to be back in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. (Applause.) I don’t know if you remember, but this is…
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Remarks by the First Lady at an Event on Combating the Opioid Crisis

Manchester Community College - Manchester, New Hampshire: - 2:31 EDT MRS. TRUMP:  Hello.  Good afternoon.  It is great to be with you today as we address an issue posing a major threat to our society. Before I begin, I want to thank members of law enforcement for all they do to protect us each day.  (Applause.)  You are each heroes, and this administration will always honor…
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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation Committing Over $1.4 Billion to Climate Change, Environmental Protection, and Community Investments

Projects Will Continue the Baker-Polito Administration’s Strong Leadership on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Environmental Stewardship SCITUATE, MA:  — Governor Baker today filed legislation to authorize over $ billion in capital allocations for investments in safeguarding residents, municipalities and businesses from the impacts of climate change, protecting environmental resources, and investing in communities. Announced by Governor Baker today from Scituate, An Act Promoting Climate Change…
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Governor Baker Visits Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center

Discusses storm recovery and thanks first responders. BARNSTABLE, MA: Governor Charlie Baker joined Senator Vinny deMacedo, Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Sarah Peake, Representative Will Crocker, Representative Randy Hunt, Representative Tim Whelan, utility representatives and municipal officials from Barnstable County to discuss the impact of the most recent nor’easter at the Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center and to thank first responders for their efforts throughout the…
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IN AFTERMATH OF MARATHON BOMBINGS, TWO MEN TURN TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH

Boston, MA: Northeastern story by Jason Kornwitz. - After working a security detail for President Barack Obama, Massachusetts State Trooper Chris Dumont arrived in Watertown in search of a black Mercedes SUV and the two carjacking suspects who had reportedly stolen the vehicle. It was the wee hours of April 19, 2013—and things were about to get chaotic. As was later discovered, the two suspects were Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar…
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Law enforcement to support the Senator’s new legislation that encourage States to adopt common sense licensing standards for all gun

March 12, 2018- Mayor Martin Walsh joins Senator Ed Markey and many members of law enforcement to support the Senator's new legislation that encourage States to adopt common sense licensing standards for all gun owners and dealers. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon)
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS, SNOW EMERGENCY, SCHOOL CLOSURES FOR WINTER STORM

March 12, 2018- Mayor Martin Walsh and City of Boston officials attend a Press Conference to discuss snow preparations for the upcoming storm. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon) Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced preparations for tonight's snowstorm, which is expected to bring 12-18 inches of snow, along with strong winds of 15-30 MPH and gusts between 40-50 MPH. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 11…
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CITY COUNCIL STANDS BY STUDENTS TO END GUN VIOLENCE

Boston, MA: City Hall announces - The Council adopted a Resolution to Support the March for Our Lives and Comprehensive Action to Halt the Epidemic of Gun Violence. According to the New York Times and the Gun Violence archive, at least 239 school shootings have taken place since the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, CT, claiming the lives of at least…
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Governor Baker Participates in “Saving by Shaving” Charity Event

QUINCY, MA:  — For the fourth consecutive year, Governor Charlie Baker got a buzz-cut at Granite Telecommunication's annual "Saving By Shaving" event to raise awareness for Dana Farber and to support pancreatic cancer research. He was joined by Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch, New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, President of the Boston Red Sox Sam Kennedy, Host…
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Baker-Polito Administration to Open Resource Recovery Centers for Coastal Storm Survivors

  BOSTON, MA:  — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced Resource Recovery Centers will open later this week in Quincy and Marshfield and will provide enhanced services and programs to meet the needs of homeowners, tenants and others who were impacted by last week’s coastal storm. Disaster survivors who are not able to go to one of the Resource Recovery Centers will be able to call…
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Entergy Pilgrim Station Safely Shuts Down due to Water Leak

3/6/2018 - Power supplier Entergy Pilgrim Station states the following “Entergy Pilgrim Station made the decision to shut down and remove the unit from the grid this morning due to an indication of a likely water leak inside the feedwater heating system.  The heater with the suspected leak, known as the 5th Point,  is located inside the condenser bay and due to this location, the unit needed…
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