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Massachusetts: Herrera & Uribe Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges
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Massachusetts: Herrera & Uribe Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges

Two Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges for Running Brothels Out of Framingham Residences Victims Allegedly Trafficked at Residential Brothels and Purchased for Commercial Sex in Metrowest Communities BOSTON, MA (STL.News) A man and a woman have been indicted in connection with trafficking women for sex at two brothels in Framingham residences that served as alleged fronts for human trafficking, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. On Thursday, a Statewide Grand Jury indicted Samuel Artunduaga Herrera, 47, of Queens, New York, and Alejandra Arguello-Uribe, 38, of Framingham, in connection with running two brothels out of residences in Framingham. Herrera was indicted on charges of Trafficking Persons for Sexual Servitude (2 counts), Maintaining a House of Prostitution (2 ...
Massachusetts: Launch of 1st COVID Vaccination Site at Gillette Stadium
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Massachusetts: Launch of 1st COVID Vaccination Site at Gillette Stadium

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Launch of First COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site at Gillette Stadium Foxboro Stadium Will Ramp Up To Inoculating 5,000 First Responders Per Day BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the first location for a COVID-19 mass vaccination site in the Commonwealth, located at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. These sites will initially be available to first responders and later other eligible individuals as the Command Center works through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. This site will open with the capacity to do 300 vaccines per day, ramping up to administering up to 5,000 vaccines per day over time. CIC Health will operate the site, with Brigham & Women’s Hospital as the medical director an...
Iron Mountain Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results
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Iron Mountain Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company, announces financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2020.  The conference call / webcast details, earnings call presentation and supplemental financial information, which includes definitions of certain capitalized terms used in this release, are available on Iron Mountain’s Investor Relations website. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the appropriate GAAP measures are included herein. “The third quarter provided us with a great opportunity to demonstrate the significance of the measures we have taken over the last few months in response to the pandemic, and set a marker of out-performance through top-line resilience in our physical storage business, ...
Massachusetts AG Healey – Undermine Critical Protections for Workers During Covid-19 Pandemic
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Massachusetts AG Healey – Undermine Critical Protections for Workers During Covid-19 Pandemic

AG Healey Co-leads Coalition Opposing Trump Administration Rule That Would Undermine Critical Protections for Workers During Covid-19 Pandemic BOSTON (STL.News) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is co-leading a coalition of 24 attorneys general as well as the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and city agencies in New York and Chicago, in calling on the Trump Administration to withdraw a proposed rule that would roll back critical worker protections during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The proposed rule would make it easier for employers to change the classification of their employees to independent contractors, which would remove requirements that the workers be paid the federal minimum wage and overtime and increase their taxes and out-of-pocket costs. In a comment ...
Iron Mountain Schedules Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call
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Iron Mountain Schedules Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company, will report its third quarter 2020 financial results before market hours on Thursday, November 5, 2020.  The Company will also host a conference call to discuss results on the same day. The earnings press release, conference call slides, and supplemental financial information will be available at: http://investors.ironmountain.com, under “Quarterly Earnings,” at approximately 6:00 A.M. ET that day.  The webcast link can be accessed under “Investor Events” and you may register directly for the webcast at the following link: Webcast Registration. Investors who would like to join the conference call are encouraged to pre-register using the following link: https://dpregister...
American Tower Plans Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call
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American Tower Plans Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) announced today that the press announcement of its third quarter 2020 results is scheduled to be released to the news services at 7:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 29, 2020.  In addition, the Company has scheduled a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on October 29, 2020 to discuss its results. Conference call details are as follows: Call Date: October 29, 2020 Call Time: 8:30 a.m. ET Call Dial in: (877) 692-8955 U.S./Canada - (234) 720-6979 International Access Code: 5662618 Online Info: https://www.americantower.com/investor-relations/webcasts/ Live simulcast (listen only) available during the call. Replay available shortly after the conclusion of the call. An audio replay of the conference call will be available as ...
Boston Mayor Walsh Files Ordinance to Equip Residents Facing Eviction
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Boston Mayor Walsh Files Ordinance to Equip Residents Facing Eviction

Boston Mayor Walsh Files Ordinance to Equip Residents Facing Eviction With Information On Their Rights and Resources BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Building on his commitment to keeping residents in the City of Boston stably housed, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today filed the "Housing Stability Notification Act" with the Boston City Council, an ordinance that would ensure Bostonians at risk of eviction know their rights and have access to the resources available to them.  The Mayor introduced the ordinance ahead of October 17, when the statewide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures lifts. "Bostonians need to focus on keeping themselves, their families, and their neighbors healthy and safe during the COVID-19 public health crisis --they do not need the added stress of wondering if they will have a pl...
Boston, MA News: Mayor, Fire Commissioner Celebrate Beam Raising on New Firehouse
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Boston, MA News: Mayor, Fire Commissioner Celebrate Beam Raising on New Firehouse

As the first firehouse built in 30 years, the City of Boston is investing $23.5 million into the new Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 building Boston, Massachusetts (STL.News) Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston Fire Department firefighters today celebrated the final beam raising on the first new firehouse built in the City of Boston in over 30 years.  The construction of Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 Firehouse is a $23.5 million investment in the City of Boston's community and emergency services.  The City of Boston Public Facilities Department (PFD), in collaboration with the Boston Fire Department (BFD), is working closely with Dore & Whittier Architects and Boston Building and Bridge on design and construction.  The design focuses on both...
Iron Mountain Wins RE100 Leadership Award for Outstanding Commitments to Clean Energy Alternatives
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Iron Mountain Wins RE100 Leadership Award for Outstanding Commitments to Clean Energy Alternatives

Company’s Green Power Pass and 7.2MW data center solar array recognized as innovative clean energy alternative solutions BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company enabling digital transformation, today received its latest award, the RE100 Leadership Awards’ Most Impactful Pioneer award, for commitments to using clean energy alternatives across its global data center platform.  The award was announced during Climate Week NYC, the largest annual climate summit, hosted by the Climate Group. The RE100 Most Impactful PioneerLeadership Award recognizes Iron Mountain’s outstanding commitments and innovations in bringing clean alternatives to areas previously dependent on fossil fuels.  Specifically, the award recognizes Iron Mountain...
Iron Mountain Executes Six Megawatt Pre-Lease with Fortune 100 Customer at AZP-2 Data Center in Phoenix
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Iron Mountain Executes Six Megawatt Pre-Lease with Fortune 100 Customer at AZP-2 Data Center in Phoenix

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company, today announced that it has signed a six megawatt data center pre-lease with a U.S.based Fortune 100 customer in Phoenix, Arizona, at its new AZP-2 data center.  The lease is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2021. The data center solution met all of the customers’ requirements, including scalable capacity, network proximity to other deployments, and a design that provided flexibility and reliability. AZP-2 is a hyperscale-ready data center powered by 100% renewable energy.  The three-story purpose-built facility will span more than 530,000 gross square feet, and deliver 48 megawatts of total IT capacity at full build out, with campus connectivity to the existi...
Boston, MA Announces Preparations Ahead of November 3 State Election
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Boston, MA Announces Preparations Ahead of November 3 State Election

Boston's Board of Election Commissioners today certified the City of Boston's plan for early voting sites and ballot dropbox locations for the November 3, 2020, State Election Boston, MA (STL.News) The election includes races for: Senator in Congress, Representative in Congress, Governor's Councillors, Senator in General Court, Representative in General Court, Register of Probate, and Office of the President of the United States. In addition to the races, there are two ballot questions: Law Proposed by Initiative Petition Motor Vehicle Mechanical Data & Law Proposed by Initiative Petition Ranked-Choice Voting, and two public policy questions in State Representative Districts 11, 15, 17 and 18. The Election Department is reminding residents that Saturday, October 24 is the last day to...
CBP Officers in Boston seize 200 grams of synthetic opioid in shipment
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CBP Officers in Boston seize 200 grams of synthetic opioid in shipment

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned to the Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team (A-TCET) in Boston seized a shipment from Thailand containing 196 grams of the opioid drug Tramadol. On Friday, September 18, CBP Officers targeted a shipment arriving from Thailand labeled as a kidney bean health supplement.  Officers examined the shipment and discovered more than 1000 green and yellow capsules that tested positive for Tramadol, a schedule IV Controlled Substance. “Illegal trading of opioids poses a significant health threat,” said Michael Denning, Director of Field Operations for the Boston Field Office, "CBP will continue to protect the American public by targeting shipments of illegal narcotics to stop them before they enter the community...
NutraClick LLC to Pay $1.04 Million and Agree to Negative Option Marketing Ban
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NutraClick LLC to Pay $1.04 Million and Agree to Negative Option Marketing Ban

NutraClick LLC to Pay $1.04 Million and Agree to Negative Option Marketing Ban To Settle FTC Allegations That it Violated 2016 Court Order Washington, DC (STL.News) Boston-based supplement marketer NutraClick LLC and its two officers have agreed to pay $1.04 million and be banned from negative option marketing in order to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company’s deceptive sales and billing practices violated federal law and a 2016 federal court order from a prior FTC case. According to the FTC’s complaint and proposed contempt order, NutraClick and the other defendants violated the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule, and the previous court order, by failing to clearly and conspicuously disclose all material terms of their nega...
Boston; Angel Rivera-Valle Sentenced for Fentanyl Conspiracy
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Boston; Angel Rivera-Valle Sentenced for Fentanyl Conspiracy

(STL.News) – A Dominican national previously residing in Lawrence was sentenced today in connection with distributing fentanyl. Angel Rivera-Valle, a/k/a Jose Antonio Serrano, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 64 months in prison and four years of supervised release.  In April 2020, Rivera-Valle pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.  Rivera-Valle will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. Rivera-Valle has been in custody since his arrest with co-defendant, Andi Guerrero-...
Boston; Luis Angel Naranjo Rodriguez Indicted in Skimming Scheme
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Boston; Luis Angel Naranjo Rodriguez Indicted in Skimming Scheme

Boston; Luis Angel Naranjo Rodriguez Indicted in Skimming Scheme at New England Gas Stations (STL.News) – A federal grand jury returned an indictment against a Florida man for his role in a scheme to install and maintain a network of electronic skimming equipment at gas stations across New England, in order to steal thousands of customers’ debit and credit card account numbers and other personally identifying information. Luis Angel Naranjo Rodriguez, 29, of Hialeah, Fla., was charged with eight counts of wire fraud, four counts of bank fraud, four counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of possessing 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized access devices (the debit and credit card account numbers) and one count of possessing device-making equipment (the card skimming devices).  Nar...
Boston; Tyrone Goforth Charged With Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
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Boston; Tyrone Goforth Charged With Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Boston; Tyrone Goforth Charged With Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition (STL.News) – A Boston man was charged yesterday with being a felon in possession of a loaded semi-automatic pistol. Tyrone Goforth, 40, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Following an initial appearance in federal court in Boston today, Goforth was returned to state custody. According to the criminal complaint, on July 31, 2020, Goforth possessed a black Sig Sauer P938 9mm semi-automatic pistol, loaded with five rounds of 9mm ammunition.  Due to a prior conviction, Goforth is prohibited from possessing firearms, and does not possess a federal license to sell firearms. The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 10...
Parent Amin Khoury Charged in College Admissions Case
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Parent Amin Khoury Charged in College Admissions Case

(STL.News) – A Massachusetts man was indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with using fraud and bribery to have his daughter designated as a tennis recruit for Georgetown University. Amin Khoury, 54, of Palm Beach, Fla. and Mashpee, Mass., was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds and one count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds. According to the indictment, in May 2014, Khoury agreed to pay Gordon Ernst, who at the time was employed as the head coach of men’s and women’s tennis at Georgetown University, approximately $200,000 through a third-party in exchange for Ernst designating Khoury’s daughter as a purported tennis recruit to Georgetown University, ...
Hyde Park Man Paul Whooten Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery
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Hyde Park Man Paul Whooten Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

(STL.News) – A Hyde Park man was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boston for the December 2019 armed robbery of a bank in Hyde Park. Paul Whooten, 56, was indicted on one count of armed bank robbery.  He was previously charged by criminal complaint on Feb. 27, 2020 and has since been detained in federal custody. According to the charging documents, on Dec. 21, 2019, Whooten entered a branch of the Rockland Trust bank on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park wearing black clothing and a mask, brandished what appeared to be a firearm, pointed it at the teller, and said, “Give me all of your money.”  The teller filled a bag with cash, and the robber fled on foot.  Bank surveillance cameras captured images of the robber wearing a long dark coat, a black reflective jacket, a black knit hat...