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Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico – Coast Guard crews deploy communications convoy to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrews load relief supplies for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 22, 2017. The Coast Guard's primary missions in Puerto Rico are search and rescue and port reconstitution. ( Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrews load relief supplies for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 22, 2017. The Coast Guard's…
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Hurricane Disaster in Puerto Rico Strongest in 80 Years – Will You Evacuate When Told ? Are You Prepared ?

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the territory deeper into financial crisis. Share more: Find More Regional Natural Disaster Info from affiliate VT Strong    
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – National Investigation Into Opioid Sales, Demands Documents From Drug Manufacturers and Distributors -Purdue Pharma  AmerisourceBergen Endo Cardinal Health Janssen McKesson Teva Allergan

Bipartisan Coalition of 39 Attorneys General Investigating Allegations of Deceptive Marketing by Manufacturers of Branded Opioids and Improper Tracking and Reporting by Distributors BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors. As part of a 39-member bipartisan coalition of…
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Incident Management Team & Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers Deploy to Florida to Assist with Hurricane Irma Response & Recovery

FRAMINGHAM, MA — The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is coordinating the deployment of a 12 person Incident Management Team and an 18 person Massachusetts National Guard public affairs team to Florida to assist with response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Irma.  The requests for assistance from Florida came through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is the national emergency management mutual aid system…
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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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Boston Public Garden, 9/11 Garden of Remembrance

  Mayor Martin Walsh and Maureen Gilligan lay a wreath at the 9/11 Contemplative Garden this morning to mark anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. Maureen Gilligan's brother was a NYC firefighter killed in the line of duty as a first responder to one of the World Trade Center towers. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon) Boston, MA: A public Wreath Laying Ceremony…
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Statewide Memorial Honors the Heroism of all Firefighters – Past, Present and Future

Boston, MA: - The Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial was dedicated September 11, 2007. Located at our State Capitol, the Memorial stands tall as a tribute to the spirit, courage and dedication of past, present and future firefighters. The Memorial is made up of a larger than life statue of three firefighters in the search and rescue mode. The 10-foot statue sits on a marble Maltese cross, surrounded by…
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