5/13/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-13T09:46:09+00:00 By |

S. House Democrats propose new $3 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill Governor Charlie Baker files $1 billion supplemental budget to fight COVID-19 Fauci warns U.S. Senate committee of consequences to premature reopening Colleges and universities get reality check from Dr. Fauci Maine one of 17 states reopening without first hitting key milestones Wednesday’s Silver Lining: Disney TV [...]


2020-05-12T12:31:14+00:00 By |

Governor Baker unveils basic outline of proposed reopening Safety standards that businesses must implement to reopen in Massachusetts Lack of compliance with guidelines leads to positive tests in White House Daycare providers unsure they can reopen Rhode Island to allow restaurants to open for outdoor dining May 18 Survey: Essential workers don’t feel safe Tuesday’s Silver [...]

5/11/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-11T10:34:51+00:00 By |

White House economic advisors predict nationwide unemployment rate will reach 20 percent IRS portal promises speedy delivery of stimulus checks Benefits of telehealth during COVID-19 are prominent at Planned Parenthood Mayor Marty Walsh: No large gatherings in Boston this summer Monday’s Silver Lining: Make Way for Ducklings   Three days after the Labor Department reported its [...]

5/8/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-11T10:42:30+00:00 By |

Citing lack of funds, the federal Small Business Administration slashes disaster-loan limit Unemployment numbers continue to climb Federal judge issues order allowing Massachusetts gun shops to reopen Answer the call: Contact tracers initiative ramps up MA receives $15.9 million to expand COVID-19 testing Cape Cod task force on reopening forms Friday’s Silver Lining: JetBlue is giving [...]

5/7/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-11T10:41:12+00:00 By |

Governor Baker: Downward trend in key COVID-19 events will determine phased reopening Boston business groups pressure Baker on reopening plan details Congressman Richie Neal says next stimulus bill is coming State House of Representatives votes remotely for the first time in 400 years Guidelines for golf course reopening’s anticipated today Back-To-School planning in Rhode Island looks [...]

5/6/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-11T10:39:59+00:00 By |

April tax collections plummet by $2.1 billion Baker relaxes nonessential order for retailers to fulfill online orders Stimulus checks proposed for undocumented workers UMass Amherst Chancellor addresses graduation, fall opening Universal mail-in voting could cost $30 million Cannabis companies testify on the urgent need of a state Payroll Protection Program Wednesday’s Silver Lining: F-15 Eagles to [...]

5/5/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-11T10:39:00+00:00 By |

New poll shows overwhelming support of Governor Baker’s handling of COVID-19 Restarting Massachusetts’ economy will place safety above expediency Accord reached in the House on virtual formal session rules; formal session Wednesday Cape Cod Community College has moved the fall semester online, will others follow? Seasonal residents on the receiving end of unpleasant municipal orders Hundreds [...]

5/4/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-04T08:48:09+00:00 By |

Congressman Kennedy calls for direct cash payments as White House pauses stimulus talks Trump calls for country’s reopening; predicts successful vaccine by end of 2020 Baker releases COVID-19 boating guidelines Northeast Governors are working together to buy medical supplies MA Health Connector sees spike in membership Governor Baker requires facemasks worn in public; calls it common [...]

5/1/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-11T10:36:55+00:00 By |

SJC: Ballot question campaigns may collect needed signatures electronically Nearly a quarter of the state workforce has filed for unemployment State Senate looks to June for Formal Session Marathon meeting of House leadership ends in stalemate Small businesses in Boston are struggling to get government help. Is it the same across the state? Friday Silver Lining: [...]