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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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MEMA Encourages Residents to Stay Safe After March Coastal Storm

FRAMINGHAM, MA:  — The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) urges residents to take precautions as they recover from the early March coastal storm that resulted in flooded homes, tree damage and significant power outages. “Massachusetts has experienced a destructive storm that brought significant impacts across the state,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “MEMA encourages residents to stay safe as they cleanup storm damage, return to flooded homes and…
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Bomb Cyclone Causes Extensive Seacoast Damage – Waves Crash Over Seacoast Homes

Marshfield, MA: Atlantic Strong waves crash over waterfront homes as a winter Nor'Easter evolved into a bomb cyclone moves out to sea. The storm has caused extensive damage along the Greater Boston Eastern shoreline . Director of Emergency Management Lieutenant Arthur T. Shaw states, "Although there were more instances of vehicles and persons out during this storm than we had hoped for after our extensive warnings,…
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WAGGING WEDNESDAY: MEET STORMIE

Boston, MA: - Hi my name is Stormie! I am a spayed, 4-year-old pit bull terrier! I love being around people (especially ones who have toys!) I am very intrigued by noises, and will investigate any toy given to me to see if it will squeak. I love most people and things, except for cats, and would love for you to come visit me at the shelter.   Learn…
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Boston Marathon Year of Service will celebrate the altruism that bonds country, mission, and community

Organization’s Year of Service celebrates service to country, mission, and community. BOSTON, MA: –The Boston Athletic Association () announced its campaign for the 2018 Boston Marathon, the “Year of Service”.  The Year of Service will celebrate the altruism that bonds country, mission, and community leading up to the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16. As a result of to America’s involvement in World War I,…
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Superintendent Tommy Chang Issues Statement on Idea of Arming Teachers in Response to Mass Shootings

BOSTON — Thursday, February 22, 2018 — Today, Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Trump, who spoke publicly yesterday about arming teachers with firearms as a way to avert school shootings. STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT TOMMY CHANG: “The mere thought that teachers should be armed in order to ward off violence is utterly illogical and…
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NATION – After Parkland, President Trump Demands More Than Just Action. He Demands We Get It Right.

“It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past. It’s been going on too long; too many instances. And we’re going to get it done.” President Donald J. Trump. Washington, DC: – President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat down yesterday with more than 40 students, teachers, and community leaders to discuss how…
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DHS Statement On NBC fake News Coverage Of Election Hacking

WASHINGTON, DC: - Jeanette Manfra, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, released the following statement regarding the recent NBC news coverage on the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to combat election hacking. “Recent NBC reporting has misrepresented facts and confused the public with regard to Department of Homeland Security and state and local government efforts to…
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NORTH EAST – PATRIOTS STRONG – Woody’s National Football League (NFL) Sunday TV BAN for Veterans Special Forces Fundraiser

Patriots Strong - Woody's Roadside Tavern hosts a anti NFL ( #NFLboycott #NFLboycott2017 ) Sunday Special Forces Veteran Fundraiser, Watch News Video  
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Post​ ​Hurricane​ ​Maria,​ ​LLEGO​ ​Boston​ ​Calls​ ​on​ ​Public​ ​to​ ​Help Supply​ ​Drinking​ ​Water​ ​Filtration​ ​Systems​ ​in​ ​Puerto​ ​Rico

Boston, MA - November 13, 2017 - Today, members of LLEGO Boston stood together to call on the public to help supply drinking water filtration systems in Puerto Rico. Last month, LLEGO Boston held a “Taste of the Caribbean” event to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria. More than 800 people attended and we more than doubled our goal allowing us to make a $5,000…
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NATION – NRA (National Rifle Association) Wayne LaPierre for Freedom

NRA – “The elites always protect themselves and they always protect themselves with guns. And then they lecture the American public how you shouldn’t do that … what the NRA is fighting for is reciprocity, to enforce the existing federal gun laws and to protect Americans’ right to protect themselves.” On Hannity (FOX television production), NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre let Dianne Feinstein,…
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Building Martin’s Park

Boston, MA: Dirt is tossed in the Seaport District during the ceremonial ground breaking of Martin's Park named for the late Martin Richard, killed during the Boston terror bombings April 15, 2013, during the Boston Marathon. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) Boston, MA: (via.) The Martin Richards Foundation, joined by family, friends, Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker and countless supporters – we broke ground on…
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Victim Assistance dilutes as Boston Medical Boston Bombing aftermath Mass Resiliency Center Closes

Boston, MA: The Mass Resiliency Center, located at the  Boston Medical Center, established for the Boston Bombings survivor closed August 31, 2017. Kermit A Crawford,  Executive Director, wrote the following: Today is the last day of the Massachusetts Resiliency Center (RC). We began this journey in July, 2014, with commitment to help and with a mission. From there we built an organization to serve the…
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Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. “Sarge” Haley

IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN ROBERT Y. HALEY.  Boston, MA: August 29, 2017 - Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. "Sarge" Haley, one of the most respected and influential members of the department.  Often seen wearing khakis, a bullet-lined belt, and polo shirt, Haley had a demeanor that commanded respect. With the middle name of "York," his nickname dates back to when he was…
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