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5/28/20 COVID-19 Update

May 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Identity theft scheme targets state unemployment benefits Massachusetts college presidents release four-phase plan for fall reopening, lack confidence about needed testing Massachusetts state Senate swears in two new Senators today Payroll Protection Program sees slowdown; funds remain available Is the state Lottery headed for extinction? Thursday’s Silver Lining: Pirate radio station cheering up isolated seniors   State Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta will require additional identify verification measures, causing temporary delays in [...]

5/27/20 COVID-19 Update

Education chief working to have schools open this fall amid daunting issues Local health departments worried as they brace for reopening calls amid frequently changing guidelines and inadequate resources After two successful elections, vote-by-mail bills [...]

5/26/20 COVID-19 Update

Congresswoman Clark planning to file bill requiring a federal/state supply chain response coordinator Black and Latinx activists say state is reopening too soon Gateway cities struggle connecting with students through distance learning Recreational cannabis shops [...]

5/22/20 COVID-19 Update

6 million Americans have filed for unemployment Massachusetts companies receive $9.5M to produce personal protective equipment Governor Charlie Baker does not feel urgency of mail-in voting State budget timeline uncertain; hinges on Federal COVID-19 funds [...]

5/21/20 COVID-19 Update

  President Trump threatens federal funds over mail-in-ballots Associated Press poll: Reopening spikes fear of new infections UMass President proposes tuition freeze for 2020-2021 academic year Colleges and universities look to resolve major concerns before [...]

5/20/20 COVID-19 Update

Mayor Walsh uneasy with office reopening plan; Congresswoman Pressley asks Governor to reevaluate timeline Group of North End restaurateurs weigh their legal options Boston Federal Reserve chief predicts double-digit unemployment through 2020 Parents and daycare [...]

5/19/20 COVID-19 Update

Governor Charlie Baker details Massachusetts reopening plan, including details on phases, industries, timelines and public health requirements Small businesses reactions range from “short sided” to “solid” The Commonwealth’s fiscal health is worsening UMass Amherst announces [...]

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