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Interior auctions off first offshore wind leases

For the first time, the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has auctioned off renewable energy leases in federal waters. A Providence, R.I.-based company won both of BOEM's July 31 auctions to lease more than 164,000 acres for wind energy development offshore the southern New England coast.

Boston police chief details federal impact on response to Marathon attack

Training and equipment that Boston police received from the federal government saved lives after the April 15 Marathon bombings, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told a House panel May 9. He singled out the Urban Areas Security Initiative, a grant program run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Shelter-in-place usually applies to hazardous air, not fugitives

Shelter-in-place advisements, which were issued April 19 for Boston and nearby municipalities, are typically associated with hazardous biological, chemical or radiological materials, not dangerous fugitives. "All in Watertown, Cambridge, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Allston/Brighton, Brookline, and Boston should stay indoors," Gov. Deval Patrick  wrote  on his official Twitter account that day.

Hurricane Sandy to turn northwestward, make landfall in southern New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy is about 250 miles south-southeast of New York City and moving north-northwest at 18 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour as of 11 a.m. on Oct. 29, the National Hurricane Center  says. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles, mostly southwest of the center of the storm.

Massachusetts Supreme Court says First Amendment protects court proceedings webcasts

A pilot project to broadcast and archive live webstreams of district court proceedings in Massachusetts may not be ordered to censor itself once its cameras have captured events, ruled the

White House: FEMA needs $1.5 billion for Irene loses

The White House estimates that covering uninsured losses caused by Hurricane Irene and subsequent flooding in New England will cost $1.5 billion in the coming fiscal year. Irene has caused President

4,000 Social Security numbers potentially exposed in VA mismailing

A Veterans Benefit Administration office in Boston sent 6,299 benefit summary letters to the wrong addresses in August, more than half of them containing complete social security numbers. Of the