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Reopening Massachusetts Continues with Transition to Step Two of Phase II Starting June 22

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Step Two of Phase II of the Commonwealth’s four-phase reopening plan, Reopening Massachusetts, will begin on Monday, June 22 to allow additional industries to resume operations under sector-specific guidelines. Businesses and sectors set to begin operating in Step Two of Phase II are subject to compliance with all […]

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Massachusetts Announces Additional Businesses Tax Relief Measures, Focused on Restaurant & Hospitality Sectors

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo today announced additional administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. This tax relief builds upon previous similar tax […]

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New EDIP Projects Expected to Create 2,123 new jobs in Massachusetts

Photo: Monogram Gourmet Foods, LLC (Haverhill) Today, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved six projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 2,123 net new jobs and retain 477 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $519 million in private investment.  Of […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Pop-Up Testing Sites for Participants of Large Gatherings

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the availability of 50+ pop-up COVID-19 testing sites throughout the Commonwealth for individuals who have recently participated in large gatherings. These free testing sites will be available throughout the Commonwealth on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18. The Administration is urging anyone who has […]

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Massachusetts Makes Available $41 Million in Support for Food Security Programs

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $41 million to address urgent food insecurity for Massachusetts residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding implements the recommendations of the Food Security Task Force, which was convened by the Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center in response to increased demands for food assistance. The […]

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Boston Restaurants Move to Outdoor Seating as Part of Reopening Massachusetts

Sea Grille at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel In Phase II of the Reopening Massachusetts plan, restaurants in Massachusetts are permitted to offer outdoor table service by meeting mandatory safety standards and recommended best practices starting the week of June 8, 2020, The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) […]

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Reopening Massachusetts: Baker-Polito Administration Initiates Transition to Second Phase of Four-Phase Approach

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Phase II of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan will begin on June 8th. Businesses and sectors set to begin opening in Phase II are subject to compliance with all mandatory safety standards. See full video presentation here. On May 18, the Administration released a four-phased […]

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Governor Baker Issues Executive Order in Advance of Phase II in Massachusetts

Today, Governor Charlie Baker issued an Executive Order that  provides a detailed list of businesses and activities that fall into Phases II, III, and IV of the Commonwealth’s Re-Opening Plan. The Order also permits all Phase II enterprises, including retail, to begin preparations to safely resume operation in advance of the […]

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