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Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme

Defendants include CEOs, actresses, university athletic coaches, and college exam administrators BOSTON, MA: USDOJustice report – Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam…
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MAYOR WALSH HIGHLIGHTS TRANSIT, CLIMATE PLAN

Boston, MA: Mayor's Office reports - The Mayor also advocated for education finance reform that will help improve students' lives throughout the state. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today delivered his 2019 Boston Municipal Bureau Speech, as he announced new initiatives and investments being made in Boston's transportation infrastructure that will help increase safety for all users of the road, ease congestion and provide more viable transportation options for residents. Mayor Walsh also announced updates to how Boston will reach its climate goals, and…
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Worcester Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Fentanyl, Cocaine and Firearm Offenses

Boston Field ATF reports - BOSTON, MA: A Worcester man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester for drug and firearm offenses. Cleon Riley, 36, was sentenced by District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In November 2018, Riley pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, one count of distributing cocaine, and one count of possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute.…
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U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction and Sentence of New Hampshire Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Charges Arising Out of Saco Home Invasion

Boston Field ATF reports - Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that the First Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed the conviction and 20 years plus life in prison sentence of Gregory Owens, 62, formerly of Londonderry, New Hampshire, imposed in July 2016 in District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen. After a 10-day jury trial in February 2016, Owens was convicted of interstate domestic violence and using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a…
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New CDC analysis shows steep and sustained increases in STDs

Latest data reveal threat to multiple populations. CDC reports - Nearly million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington, This surpassed the previous record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases and marked the fourth consecutive year of sharp increases in these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The CDC analysis…
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Baker-Polito Administration Names Samantha Phillips as MEMA Director

BOSTON, MA: Office of the Governor reports ;— The Baker-Polito Administration has named emergency management expert Samantha Phillips as the new director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the state agency that works to ensure the state is prepared to withstand, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters. She will succeed outgoing Director Kurt Schwartz, who has spent 30 years in public service to the people of Massachusetts. “Samantha’s extensive skills and experience in the public and…
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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND CULTURE

Febuary 1, 2019 - Mayor Martin Walsh offers remarks at the kick off event for Black History Month at Boston City Hall. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) City of Boston reports: February is Black History Month. We at the Employee Assistance Program want to take this opportunity to explore issues and resources that impact the African American community, as well as local City events celebrating Black History.  As always, discussing these topics openly with colleagues, family, and friends helps to build…
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Kraft Secures the 6th NE Patriots Victory Trophy

(Boston, MA 2/5/19) The New England Patriots victory parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by John Wilcox) New England Patriots football principal Robert Kraft carries the 6th17 617 Trophy while riding a Duck through Boston. View additional photos by (Boston, MA 2/5/19) The New England Patriots victory parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by John Wilcox) (Boston, MA 2/5/19) The New England Patriots victory parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by John Wilcox)
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