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Son of First Responder at Boston Marathon Bombings Pleads Guilty for ISIS-Inspired Attack Plot

The son of a first responder at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 pleaded guilty on May 21 to multiple charges in connection with an ISIS-inspired plot to attack an unspecified college campus, according to federal prosecutors. Authorities arrested Alexander Ciccolo on July 4, 2015, after he bought four guns from an FBI informant. A prior conviction prohibited Ciccolo, 25, from possessing firearms. His…
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PROFESSOR LEADS PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE AT BOSTON MARATHON

Boston, MA: by Greg St. Martin / Northeastern University - David Nolan started volunteering at the Boston Marathon 16 years ago—and he never left. Nolan, associate clinical professor and director of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program, began as one of the dozens of physical therapy professionals who deliver hands-on care to runners at the finish line. But in the past decade or so, he’s taken…
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Resilience – GLOBAL DISASTER RESPONSE NEEDS A NETWORKED APPROACH

  BOSTON, MA. 03/29/2018- Douglas Fears, White House resilience head, presidential advisor and senior director of resilience policy at the National Security Council, speaks during the 2018 Global Resilience Research Network summit held in East Village 17th floor on March 29, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University. “Pray for me.” A homeless boy from Puerto Rico said those words to presidential advisor Doug Fears as…
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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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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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Opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017 fell by more than 8 percent

BOSTON, MA: 2/14/2018 — Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined in 2017 by an estimated percent compared to 2016. This is the first time in several years there has been a year over year decline, according to the quarterly report released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). This is the third consecutive quarterly report where the number of estimated and confirmed opioid-related deaths declined. "While there is…
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2.7 Magnitude Earthquake Center SE of East Kingston, New Hampshire 9:29 a.m. 42 Miles North of Boston

Boston, MA: The following earthquake magnitudes were recorder 2/15/2018 approx. 9:29am. Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) The Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale depicts shaking severity. An earthquake has a single magnitude that indicates the overall size and energy released by the earthquake. City State/Region Country Zip Code MMI Responses Distance Latitude Longitude Boston MA United States of America 02116 I 2 63 km Brighton MA United States of…
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