Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and a new annual Boston tradition declared by Mayor Marty Walsh as “One Boston Day.” It provides us with the opportunity to remember all the victims and survivors of the horrible tragedy that took place on Marathon Monday in Boston, Massachusetts. It also offers the opportunity to reflect upon the bravery demonstrated by the fearless first responders who arrived on the scene that day.
This weekend, first responders from Boston, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities will participate in the largest emergency training drill ever held in the Boston area. Hosted by Boston's Office of Emergency Management, the 24-hour critical training drill starts at 8 AM on Saturday, May 3 and is called "Urban Shield: Boston."
It is hard to ignore the latest headlines regarding the recreational drug "Molly." This "party drug" contains MDMA, an ingredient found in Ecstasy, and has been linked to several recent overdoses in Boston and New York.