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Reigning Champions Return to Boston for this Sunday’s B.A.A. Half Marathon DEFENDING CHAMPIONS DANIEL SALEL AND JOAN CHELIMO LEAD STRONG INTERNATIONAL FIELD FOR 18TH ANNUAL B.A.A. HALF MARATHON.

BOSTON, MA: BAA reports – The Boston Athletic Association today announced the elite field for the 18th annual Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Headlining the men’s field is three-time reigning Half Marathon champion Daniel Salel, who will toe the line against 2018 10K winner Gabriel Geay. On the women’s side, defending champion Joan Chelimo looks to make it two in a row as she takes on Boston Marathon champions Buzunesh Deba and Caroline Rotich,…
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WILLIAM GROSS NAMED BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of William Gross as the City of Boston's first African American Commissioner of the Boston Police Department (BPD), who will assume the duties and responsibilities of Commissioner William B. Evans who is set to retire from the Boston Police Department on Saturday, August 4. Gross currently serves as Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department. "On behalf of the City of Boston I want to thank Commissioner Evans for his lifetime of…
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Sports News – Marathon 2018 Moments – Desiree Linden of the United States celebrates Strong 1st Place Finish

April 16, 2018 - Desiree Linden of the United States celebrates after placing first in the Woman's Elite Division at the 2018 Boston Marathon. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson)
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Industrial Mogul Disasters – Boston Globe Self Investigation by Media Insiders over Manufacturing Bombings Fake News Stories in a Consumer Product – Entertainment Prevails in the Birthplace of Journalism – Pulitzer considers revoking Prizes

Boston, MA: The Boston Globe no longer considered a newspaper of record.  
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Governor Baker Declares “No First Time” Day in the Commonwealth

BOSTON, MA:  — Governor Charlie Baker declared today “No First Time” Day in the Commonwealth to raise awareness of teen drug use. “No First Time” is an early education and awareness program started through the Evan G. Foundation to fight substance abuse. The Evan G. Foundation raises awareness of substance abuse disorders and helps prevent youth drug use so that no child has any reason to try drugs for the first time. Governor Baker presented the proclamation to co-founders of…
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AN ACT RELATIVE TO A CHARITY MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON STRONG LICENSE PLATE

Boston, MA: -  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled - Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith funding and memorial efforts for the victims of the tragic events that occurred at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.      Be it enacted by the Senate and…
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“Nonprofits and other service providers see the challenges vulnerable people in Massachusetts face every day. ” General Healey

AG Healey Hosts ‘People’s Law Firm’ Summit in Worcester. More Than 100 Come Together at Clark University for Presentations and Discussions on Community Partnerships to Assist Residents. WORCESTER — Attorney General Maura Healey today hosted an outreach day for more than 100 community leaders, educators, and service providers from across Central Massachusetts focused on expanding partnerships and highlighting the many ways the Attorney General’s Office can assist families and communities to address economic challenges and protect their rights. The People’s Law Firm…
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ICE HSI counterfeit steroid trafficking, money laundering case leads to prison sentence in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA: - A Gloucester, Massachusetts, woman was sentenced to prison April 26 in federal court in Boston for her role in a conspiracy to traffic counterfeit steroids and launder money following charges brought from a Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)  Homeland Security Investigations(HSI)-led case. Melissa Sclafani, 30, was sentenced by District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to one year and one day in prison and two years of supervised release. Sclafani pleaded guilty in June, 2017 to one count…
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