Yearly Archives: 2020

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Massachusetts Defines Travelers from 13 US States as Lower-Risk for Entering the Commonwealth

Travelers from COVID-19 lower-risk States are not required to fill out the Massachusetts Travel Form and do not need to quarantine. States are included on the list based on meeting two criteria: average daily cases per 100K below 6 AND positive test rate below 5%, both measured as a 7-day rolling average.  Data is […]

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Massachusetts Sings Happy Birthday to BSO Legend Seiji Ozawa on his 85th Birthday

Happy Birthday Seiji Ozawa, the legendary Music Director of Boston Symphony Orchestra (1973-2002) and now Music Director Laureate, who turns 85 years young today. The Boston Symphony Orchestra joined organizations worldwide closely affiliated with Seiji Ozawa—including the New Japan Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Vienna Philharmonic, Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, Seiji Ozawa Music […]

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Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council Awards $7.8 Million for Infrastructure and Planning Projects to Boost Local Maritime Economies

Port of New Bedford On August 26, the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $7.8 million in Seaport Economic Council grants to support 17 projects across the Commonwealth. Through these grants, the Seaport Economic Council (SEC) will help coastal communities capitalize on their unique assets to advance economic growth, create jobs, […]

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Massachusetts’ Updated Travel Order adds Four More States to list of lower-risk states

The Mass Department of Public Health added four more states to its list of lower-risk states that are exempt from the restrictions in Governor Charlie Baker’s travel order, bringing the total number of lower-risk states to ten. Starting Saturday, August 29, 2020, travelers entering Massachusetts from Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia […]

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Massachusetts Launches “My Local MA” Campaign to Drive Economic Activity and Safely Support Small and Local Businesses

Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the launch of My Local MA, an effort to encourage residents of the Commonwealth to support their local economies by shopping at local Massachusetts businesses and attractions, safely – in person, online, and using curbside pickup or takeout. The “My […]

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Massachusetts Awards Grants for River and Wetland Restoration and Climate Adaptation

Herring River Estuary Restoration Project,Wellfleet, Cape Cod On August 21, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $798,500 in state grant funds for four ecological restoration projects in the towns of Plymouth, Mattapoisett, Wellfleet, Truro, and Northampton/Easthampton. The four projects help local partners remove aging dams, restore historic wetlands, and improve floodplain […]

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MOTT Issues Digital Guide, Historic Women Trailblazers of Massachusetts

This week, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) has issued a new digital booklet, Historic Women Trailblazers of Massachusetts, highlighting contributions made by women in the Commonwealth over the past three centuries. The 40-page digital booklet is being released to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving […]

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NOAA AWARDS RESEARCH GRANTS TO FOUR MASSACHUSETTS COMPANIES TO DEVELOP NEW AQUACULTURE & MARINE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

Photo courtesy of Ward Aquafarms in North Falmouth, MA Congratulations to four Massachusetts companies that received grants from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the development of innovative technology for aquaculture, commercial and recreational fisheries, weather prediction, earth and ocean observations and modeling. In total, NOAA awarded […]

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