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Massachusetts Updates its Restaurant Regulations Starting on September 28

Starting on Monday, September 28, 2020, Massachusetts is updating its Restaurant regulations for following social distancing rules, including the increase in table size from 6 to 10 guests at each table. Here is the full document, Sector Specific Workplace Safety Standards for Restaurants to address COVID-19, as of September 22, 2020 […]

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NEW EDIP PROJECTS IN MASSACHUSETTS EXPECTED TO LEVERAGE $42 MILLION IN PRIVATE INVESTMENT

Ocean Scout Glider, Hefring, LLC., Gloucester, MA Today, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved six projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These six projects are expected to create 175 net new jobs and retain 135 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $42 million in […]

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Massachusetts Joins Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Today kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, an annual celebration in the United States that recognizes the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. According to the U.S. Census, the Hispanic population […]

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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 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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