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Boston Olympics to need 'unprecedented' security

February 13, 2015SSN Staff

BOSTON—While some are excited about the possibility of the 2024 Summer Olympics coming here, The Boston Globe reports that this event would need “unprecedented” security measures, including “tens of thousands of police officers, soldiers, spies, and private security firms.” While these Olympic games are almost 10 years away, the report notes that discussions and planning for security have already started. The report also cited figures of security costs in other cities,...

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Boston seeks upgrade for fire alarm boxes

January 22, 2013SSN Staff

BOSTON - One of America's oldest cities has some pretty old fire alarm boxes as well, and Boston is looking for proposals from vendors on how to upgrade the city's network of 2,200 fire alarm boxes, according to a press release from the city. The alarm boxes still use the same basic telegraph technology as when they were first installed in 1852. The city submitted a technical request for information about “possible designs, services and interactive uses that might be provided through a modern...

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