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U.S. DHS Extends Real ID Deadline to 2023

April 27, 2021 (6:08 pm EST)
Filed under: General Interest by News Staff
Sample of federally approved "Real ID" Massachusetts Drivers License. Note gold star in upper right corner.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the deadline to update your Massachusetts (or other state) ID or Drivers License to a "Real ID" to May 3rd, 2023.

Prior to today's extension, Real ID was to be required to fly within the United States or enter federal buildings after October 1st, 2021.

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test on Wednesday

November 4, 2011 (11:07 pm EST)
Filed under: General Interest by News Staff

Emergency Alert System to perform nationwide test on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2:00pm.

Emergency Alert System to perform Nationwide Test on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2:00pm.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On November 9, 2011 at 2:00pm, the first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will take place.

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a media communications-based alerting system that is designed to transmit emergency alerts and warnings to the American public at the national, state and local levels.

The EAS was created in 1994 to replaces the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS), which was first introduced in 1963.

In the past, you may have been watching t.v. or listening to the radio and heard an announcer break in and say, "This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.  Had this been an actual emergency you would have ...[read more]