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Massachusetts Announces COVID-19 Measures in Place to Ensure Readiness for Fall and Winter

The Baker-Polito Administration provided an update this week on a series of initiatives to support the residents of the Commonwealth in stopping the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the state’s readiness status heading into the fall and winter. Led by the COVID-19 Command Center, the Administration outlined today inter-departmental […]

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Critical Drought Conditions Declared in Southeast Region of Commonwealth

Due to five months of below normal rainfall, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides today declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought in the Southeast Region of the Commonwealth. The other six regions across the state — the Western, Connecticut River Valley, Central, Northeast, Cape Cod, and Islands regions— […]

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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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