News and Notes

EMTs Graduated Training Program

During a recent ceremony at Faneuil Hall, 15 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) recruits graduated in front of family, friends and colleagues.

They were acknowledged for their successful completion of a vigorous post—hire training program for EMTs at Boston EMS, that encompassed 27-weeks of classroom and field training.

The graduating class will be assigned to 911 ambulances, strengthening emergency medical services in the city.

“Becoming an EMT is a noble calling of public service,” Mayor Martin Walsh said.

Mayor Supports Gun Safety Legislation

Two hundred Mayors from across the country, including Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, have sent a letter to the Senate Majority and Minority leaders to take immediate action on bipartisan gun safety legislation that would increase gun law regulations.

“Gun reform is action we need to take now and is long overdue,” Mayor Walsh said. “The Federal government has the power to enact strong and sensible gun laws, preventing tragedies from happening.”

In 2019, the Boston Police Department has so far removed 459 guns off Boston streets.

New Orange Line Cars in Service

Gov. Charlie Baker and MBTA executives have introduced the first new Orange Line train comprised of six brand-new cars in regular service from Wellington Station.

These six new cars will replace and expand the Orange Line fleet to 152 new cars which currently has 120 cars.

“Over the next few years, the MBTA will significantly increase daily capacity across the Red and Orange Lines, giving people more options for getting we’re they need to go,” Gov. Baker said.

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