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MEMA Issues Statement on First Major Winter Storm of 2018

Boston, Jan. 3, 2018, — MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (MEMA) SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT DATE: January 3, 2018 TIME: 12:00 PM SUBJECT: Significant Winter Storm Thursday; Dangerously Cold Weather This Weekend (Update #2)
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a strong but fast-moving coastal storm on Thursday that will bring accumulating snow across the entire state, with the eastern half of the state seeing the greatest amounts. Strong to damaging winds are also expected across much of the state; however the Cape and Islands will experience the strongest winds. These winds combined with wet, heavy snow in areas, bring potential for scattered to widespread power outages, particularly in southeastern MA. In addition, there is the potential for moderate and pockets of major coastal flooding, primarily in areas south of Boston along the coast of Plymouth County and in Cape Cod Bay. Following the storm, bitterly cold weather, with wind chill values of -15 to -35, will return on Friday and persist into the weekend.
Thursday Forecast:

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Mayor Walsh Issues Tips for Residents in Advance of Bitterly Cold Weather

BOSTON – Tuesday, December 26, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a set of tips and guidelines in advance of this week’s forecast of bitterly cold weather. Forecasters are predicting low temperatures throughout the week with the coldest period Wednesday night into Thursday morning and Thursday night into Friday morning. With the wind chill, frostbite can occur within 30 minutes.

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Secretary Acosta Presents Awards to MA Businesses Offering English Language Classes

Oct. 24, 2017, Boston, — Last week, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta, spoke to a packed room of business leaders, immigrants, and English language program providers at Northeastern University. She was there to present awards at an event organized by English for New Bostonians to businesses that provide English classes for their immigrant workers, but she also had a personal message to share.

Secretary Acosta(first from left) joins panel discussion (provided by English for New Bostonians).
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Boston City Council Congratulates the 7th Asian American Day / 波士頓市議會祝賀第七屆亞美節

Boston City Council
Official Resolution
Offered By City Councillor Michelle Wu
Be it resolved, that the Boston City Council extends its congratulations to:
Asian American Associatoin of Boston

波士頓市議會
官方決議
由市議員吳弭提案
波士頓市議會對波士頓亞美聯誼會表示祝賀並通過這個決議

Michelle Wu (2nd from left) presented the resolution at 7the Asian American Day in Boston Common.
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City Council President Wu Authors Resolution in Support of Chinese American WWII Veterans

BOSTON, Sept. 14, 2017, – This week the Boston City Council adopted a resolution authored by President Michelle Wu which calls on the U.S. Congress to pass H.R. 2358 / S.1050 The Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act. At a time when the total Chinese American population in the U.S. and Hawaii was approximately 120,000 people, 20,000 Chinese Americans enlisted in the armed services. Almost half of those who served were not American citizens due to the limitations of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

President Wu thanks volunteers of her reelection campaign.
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MA AG Healey Launches Investigation into Equifax Data Breach

Boston, Sept. 8, 2017, — Following reports of a major data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. compromising the personal information of hundreds of millions of consumers nationwide and nearly three million in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey today launched an investigation into the breach and urged consumers to take immediate steps to protect their information against identity theft.

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Rachel Skerritt Named Headmaster of Boston Latin School

Boston, March 23, 2017 – Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today that he has chosen veteran school leader and former BPS chief of staff, Rachel Skerritt, as Boston Latin School’s 28th headmaster. Ms. Skerritt, who graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) in 1995 and taught English at her alma mater, will become the first person of color and the third woman to lead the institution in its 382-year-history.

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Inauguration Speech by President Trump

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.

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MA Ranked First in Nation by National Education Publication

Education Week’s Annual Quality Counts Report Also Names Commonwealth First in K-12 Achievement and First on the Publication’s Chance for Success Index

Boston, Jan. 4, 2017,  — Today, the national publication Education Week released the 21st edition of its annual Quality Counts report on state education systems and for the third year in a row listed Massachusetts first in the nation in overall quality. The Commonwealth was also top in the nation on two of the indices that went into the overall ranking: K-12 achievement and the publication’s Chance for Success Index, which considers outcomes from early childhood through adulthood.

Mass. ESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester (file photo).
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Last Press Conference by China’s Foreign Ministry of 2016 Focuses on Syria, US-Russia-China Relations

(The following is transcript of China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying’s regular press conference in Beijing on December 30, 2016)

Q: According to media reports, the Syrian government and the opposition signed three documents yesterday, namely a nationwide ceasefire deal, a list of control mechanisms to ensure the ceasefire and a statement to begin peace talks. The Syrian military declared that the ceasefire will be officially starting from the zero hour of December 30 local time. What is China’s comment?

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