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5/20/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-20T09:13:11+00:00 By |

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 providers grapple with uncertainty Boston College will hold class on campus this fall Wednesday’s Silver Lining: Somerville’s shared street initiative   [...]

5/19/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-19T09:45:51+00:00 By |

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 furloughs and voluntary separation packages What Baker’s plan didn’t cover: K-12 schools, higher education campuses and more Two special state Senate [...]

5/18/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-19T09:41:57+00:00 By |

Reopening today: Manufacturing, construction and houses of worship Democratic lawmakers urge Baker to extend shutdown; receives threats Massachusetts invests $56 million to combat food insecurity Is the MBTA taking COVID-19 safety seriously? COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on municipal budgets; essential services could suffer Monday’s Silver Lining: Message for the Class of 2020 from “Diary of a [...]

5/15/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-05-19T09:39:30+00:00 By |

Here’s what we know about Massachusetts’ reopening plan Massachusetts businesses show guarded optimism as reopening approaches Borrowing bill heads to Governor’s desk Job losses hit 1 million mark in Massachusetts No consensus reached on vote-by-mail bills Democratic National Convention leaders weighing options Friday’s Silver Lining: German café uses pool noodle as social distancing marker A forthcoming [...]


2020-05-14T09:41:41+00:00 By |

Massachusetts families to receive federal aid to fight child hunger Governor Baker reiterates reopening will be gradual; offers little detail on four-phases Future of Massachusetts tourism and convention industry is uncertain Secretary of Education Jim Peyser: Remote learning could continue in the fall Massachusetts to expand COVID-19 testing and tracing program Thursday’s Silver Lining: Boston reports [...]

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 [...]