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ICE arrests 40 in New England during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives

BOSTON, MA: — Deportation officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 40 criminal aliens and immigration violators throughout the New England region during a 3-day enforcement action from Sept. 20-22. Some of the cities and towns that ERO deportation officers made arrests in during the operation, were: Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Hartford, and Waterbury, Connecticut; in Boston, Brighton, Chelsea, Lowell,…
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Boston-based Coast Guard cutter returns home following counter-drug patrol, $61 million in cocaine and marijuana seized

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to homeport in Boston following a patrol of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the patrol the crew seized $61 million in cocaine and marijuana. ( Coast Guard photo) BOSTON, MA: US Coast Guard reports - The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned Tuesday to their homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca…
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WORLD – ICE HSI Ho Chi Minh City participates in destruction of 13 tons of seized counterfeit items

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: On Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, joined with Vietnam Customs Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (ASID) and multiple brand representatives to witness the destruction of tons of counterfeit items which had previously been seized by Vietnamese authorities at ports of entry. The items included counterfeit footwear, garments, handbags…
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BUREAU OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO BE ESTABLISHED AT BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 24, 2018 - New Superintendent Nora Baston receives her badge from Anne Murphey during her promotional ceremony at Boston Police Headquarters in Roxbury. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) Bureau will aim to strengthen relations between communities and law enforcement; will be led by newly appointed Superintendent Nora Baston. Boston, MA: - City Hall reports - Building on Boston’s leadership as a city with a…
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CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN BOSTON

The Council declared September 24 - 30 as Climate Preparedness Week in the City of Boston. Councilor Wu provided what she referred to as a "public service announcement" before the Council and guests during this week’s Council meeting. She announced that September is National Preparedness Month, explaining, "We have seen the need for preparedness, not just in the tragedy that happened in Lawrence, Andover and…
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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack

BOSTON, MA: - by ATF Boston Field Division  – An Adams, Mass. man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of ISIS. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki, 26, was sentenced by District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised…
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CITY COUNCILORS EXAMINE THE SAFETY OF BOSTON’S GAS INFRASTRUCTURE

Councilors O’Malley, Flynn, and Pressley called for a hearing to examine the safety of gas infrastructure in the City and to look at our emergency preparedness measures and plans to prevent a situation like the gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley from happening in Boston. Boston, MA: - City Hall release - The Councilors called for a discussion around natural gas safety features…
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BOSTON FIELDS – Two Springfield Men Sentenced for Federal Firearms and Drug Charges

BOSTON, MA: by ATF - Alexis Ayala, 40, and Wilfredo Perez, 38, were sentenced by District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to six years in prison and six years of supervised release, and one year in prison and three years of supervised release, respectively, on firearms and drug charges. Ayala and Perez previously pleaded guilty to one count of distribution and possession with intent to…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – CITY OF BOSTON PURSUES LITIGATION AGAINST THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The City of Boston has filed a complaint against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor. via Mayor's Office - Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston has filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor that have contributed to the local opioid epidemic through misleading marketing and reckless dissemination…
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Gas Explosion Disaster – Residents Allowed Back Home

Eversource and Columbia Gas crews worked through the night to shut off gas meters and make sure buildings were clear of natural gas. As of 6:00 , Sunday all residences/buildings have been cleared. Residents are allowed back into their homes as of 7:00 Most residents in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover will be allowed to return to their homes. National Grid and Eversource have restored…
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GAS DISASTER – 80+- Homes Explode / Burn in New England Valley – New Jersey Strong PSE&G Sends 50 Employees to Aid Columbia Gas

via New Jersey Strong. com NEWS (NEWARK, – September 14, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is sending 45 gas service technicians and 6 gas supervisors to assist Columbia Gas of Massachusetts as they work to ensure the continued safety of area residents in the wake of yesterday’s fires. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the families who are…
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PSE&G Becomes First Utility to Meet Department of Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Standards

New Jersey Strong. com NEWS – (Aug. 20, 2018 ─ Newark, ) ─ PSE&G is the first public utility in the United States to obtain SAFETY Act liability protections from the Department of Homeland Security for the deployment of physical security measures that are designed to detect, deter and recover from acts of terrorism. The protections cover the PSEG Holistic Security Model, a customized anti-terrorism…
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AG Healey Offers Resources and Advice to Residents in the Aftermath of Gas Explosions and Fires

BOSTON, MA: via mass. gov  - As communities in the Merrimack Valley cope with the aftermath of the devastating fires and explosions yesterday, Attorney General Maura Healey is offering resources and advice to residents in need of support. “The state’s first priority is to ensure the safety of the Merrimack Valley, assist fire victims, and restore power and gas to residents,” AG Healey said. “While state…
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Emergency Preparedness Month

FRAMINGHAM — Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed September 2018 to be Emergency Preparedness Month to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and to encourage planning for disasters and other types of emergencies. To help individuals and families prepare during Emergency Preparedness Month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is promoting four key preparedness messages: 1) Be Informed and Receive Emergency Alerts, 2) Plan for Emergencies and Disasters, 3) Build an…
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GAS EXPLOSIONS – A State of Emergency has been declared

BOSTON — The Office of Governor Charlie Baker released the following statement regarding the State of Emergency declared: “Governor Baker declared a state of emergency this afternoon authorizing the Chairman of the Department of Public Utilities to authorize Eversource to take management control over the coordinated effort to safely restore utility services in South Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.” Background: State law ( c. 25, s.…
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State Police Helicopter Crew, Using Infrared Camera, Located Gas Leak Under Lawrence Street

September 14, 2018–At approximately 11 last night, the the Troopers flying MSP Air 5, a helicopter from the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing, were working over Lawrence, providing overwatch support during the ongoing response after the gas explosions and fires.   Trooper Eric Fairchild, the mission’s Tactical Flight Officer, was monitoring the aircraft’s FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) camera when he observed an anomaly under the…
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Dozens of Homes Explode in the Merrimack Valley – 1 Dead, 8000 Evacuated

Incident in Lawrence MA - via Columbia Gas of Mass. - Columbia Gas crews continue to respond to an incident that occurred Sept. 13 and affected Merrimack Valley residents. See this document for full list of streets affected in Lawrence, Andover, North Andover and Methuen. Our thoughts are with the community and everyone impacted by yesterday’s tragic incident. We are focused on providing as much support as…
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What the World Learned on September 11, 2001

Watch The President of the United States – Seventeen years ago, America and the world were forever changed. More than a decade and a half before his election as President, Donald Trump was in New York City the day an unprecedented act of terror unfolded across our country. In 2016, then-candidate Trump recalled what he and other Americans witnessed on September 11, 2001. “When the World…
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