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Must-Reads

Mass. Gets Small Fraction of Ventilator Order » State House News Service Baker said state officials received a shipment of 100 ventilators -- a fraction of the 1,400 requested -- from the national equipment stockpile, and those ventilators will likely be distributed "over …

Scoop: Inside the epic White House fight over hydroxychloroquine » Axios The White House coronavirus task force had its biggest fight yet on Saturday, pitting economic adviser Peter Navarro against infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci. At issue: How enthusiastically sho…

Advocates call for quick action on bill blocking evictions during the coronavirus crisis » Boston Globe More than 200 organizations from across the state signed the letter, which called a bill passed by the Massachusetts House that would block court-ordered evictions in most cases “a strong foundation…

Why Charlie Baker Thinks 'Contact Tracing' Cases May Help Mass. Slow — Or Stop — COVID-19 » WBUR This team of callers will try to reach everyone who’s tested positive for the coronavirus. They'll then contact everyone with whom that person can recall being in close contact — meaning within si…

ACLU eyes public release of patient information » The Eagle Tribune A little-publicized directive issued last month by the state Department of Public Health requires local health boards to reveal the addresses of coronavirus patients to local police and fire departmen…

Meet Dave Nangle’s new lawyer » Lowell Sun (Carmine) Lepore also represented Boston area state Sen. Joseph Boncore, according to the Boston Globe. In 2011, five years before Boncore took office, he faced criminal charges and accusations of dru…

CNN Host To Pastor: How Is It ‘Pro-Life’ To Pack People Into Church Amid Pandemic? » HUFFPOST “We were supposed to be at a million-and-a-half body bags,” he added. “We’re at 8,400. So the narrative is false.”…

RI: Political Scene: Former R.I. lawmaker mired in battle over ’tunnel muck’ » The Associated Press (AP) The potential derailment of a multi-million dollar investment by Boston-based developers seeking to build a deep-water port to serve as a staging area for the construction and shipment of turbines for…

What’s the Best Material for a Mask? » New York Times Scientists are testing everyday items to find the best protection from coronavirus. Pillow cases, flannel pajamas and origami vacuum bags are all candidates.…

Taunton Sen. Pacheco 'outraged' at plan to convert Morton to coronavirus hospital for all but emergency triage » Taunton Gazette Pacheco said in an interview Saturday he completely agrees that a coronavirus hospital is essential as a way to optimize care and minimize spread ... Taunton has just one hospital, whereas many other …

Coronavirus pits construction unions against Massachusetts governor, 13,000 workers to walk off jobs » Boston Herald A trade union representing 13,000 carpenters in Massachusetts ordered all workers to walk off job sites on Monday, even as Gov. Charlie Baker has said some construction could continue as most industri…

Massachusetts Leads With First Major U.S. Contact Tracing Program » Morning Brew Health authorities are breaking out the Yellow Pages to fight COVID-19. Last Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker detailed a “powerful tool” to stop the coronavirus’s spread: contact tracing…

Evaluating the Biden veepstakes » National Journal There are three clear front-runners for the Democrats' No. 2 spot: Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, and Gretchen Whitmer.…

"I am asking EVERYONE to wear a face covering whenever you leave your home." "This can be a scarf, bandanna, or other type of cloth. Up to 25% of people do not show symptoms & do not know they have the virus. By wearing face coverings in public we will slow the spread of COVID19."

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Announcing new COVID-19 measures for Boston residents including encouraging residents to stay home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Put the presidential conventions out of their misery » Boston Globe It’s time to end this traditional ‘spring break’ for political junkies.…

How would Joe Biden handle COVID-19 crisis? » Boston Herald Many Democrats and much of the media claim that President Trump has mishandled and continues to mishandle the response to the coronavirus pandemic.…

Biden raises idea of Democrats holding an online convention » Boston Herald Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention, already delayed until August because of the coronavirus, may need to take place online as the pandemic continues to reshape the race for …

Coronavirus consumes Trump’s presidency — and Biden’s plan to take him on this spring » Boston Globe At a campaign rally the night before Super Tuesday in early March, President Trump had plenty to brag about.…

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic » Boston Globe While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rag…

Business

Match Point Firearms owner says gun sales surged in early days of coronavirus pandemic » Worcester Telegram As word of an impending pandemic shutdown began to spread across the country a few weeks ago, Americans started buying firearms in record numbers. Match Shot Firearms in Gardner likewise saw a similar…

Federal aid program for small businesses gets off to a rocky start » Boston Globe Small businesses had mixed results trying to apply for loans on the first day of an unprecedented and quickly arranged federal relief program, with some banks including Wells Fargo & Co. saying they w…

Sen. Adam Hinds: Protect construction workers, accelerate economic recovery (Guest viewpoint) » The Republican We are in the midst of a global pandemic that is expected to surge this week in Massachusetts. This is the moment to do all that we can to stop the spread of the coronavirus, save lives, and take the …

Can we ever eat out again? A look at the future of Boston restaurants » Boston Globe Like many people forced to work from home these days, Jeff Gates is glued to his computer. He is not so much keeping up on life during the pandemic, as after it.…

There’s no real precedent for the coronavirus effect on the economy — and that could be a good thing » Boston Globe As the economy crashes around them, economists are flying blind. There are no real precedents to point to; no data that mean much.…

Acton skate-sharpening company back to work — making medical masks » Boston Globe Russ Layton was at a loss. The CEO of Acton-based Sparx Hockey, which makes portable skate sharpening machines, was running a non-essential business in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. He furloughed…

Online services provide spiritual succor, but religious institutions face fiscal fallout » Cape Cod Times Palm Sunday is upon us, and church pews and parking lots are empty. So, too, are the collection baskets and donation envelopes that sustain the operations of religious institutions.…

Here's which Boston-area banks are and aren't accepting stimulus-loan applications » Boston Business Journal With the Paycheck Protection Program entering its fourth day of existence Monday, local banks are all over the map when it comes to their progress securing much-needed money for clients.…

Uncertainty is dominating VC activity, but experts see signs for hope » Boston Business Journal While the numbers on startup funding in Massachusetts for the first quarter are still being finalized, all signs suggest that the global pandemic has significantly slowed both the size and pace of ven…

With restaurants closed, New England fishing industry grinds to a halt » Boston Globe Over the past few months, Tim Linnell has spent countless hours and thousands of dollars installing dredges and other expensive equipment on his steel dragger, preparing with hundreds of other fisherm…

Coronavirus impacts New England seafood industry as wholesale demand fades » Boston Herald The spread of the coronavirus has upended the seafood industry as restaurants close, fishermen tie up their boats and even big-money catches like lobster see lower demand, industry leaders say.…

Boston hotels ‘may face stigma’ due to coronavirus-linked Biogen meeting » Boston Business Journal Boston’s hotel and hospitality industry continues to be devastated by coronavirus — and the impact could be felt even after the pandemic subsides.…

Local hotel business crashes in wake of coronavirus pandemic » South Coast Today Business at the Seaport Inn and Marina in Fairhaven had already slowed before Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement last week that hotels were limited to housing essential workers and residents disp…

Cannabis

Marijuana consumers flock to medical market » Commonwealth Magazine MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS CAN no longer walk into recreational marijuana shops, which have been ordered closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to get weed. Inst…

Coronavirus: Cannabis Control Commission to study medical marijuana supply chain after spike in patient applications during COVID-19 pandemic » The Republican As the cannabis industry in Massachusetts has been jolted by the COVID-19 pandemic, halting the sale of recreational marijuana through at least early next month, there has been a spike in the number o…

Cannabis Dispensaries Producing Hand Sanitizer for Hospitals » Cape Cod Online Cannabis companies across the Commonwealth, including Triple M in Plymouth, are using their resources to produce hand sanitizer that will be donated to Massachusetts hospitals during the COVID-19 pand…

Med Marijuana Registrations Spike as Adult-Use Stores Close » State House News Service The global coronavirus pandemic has upended significant swaths of the economy in Massachusetts and the relatively-young legal marijuana industry is no exception.…

Education

Here’s how to steer a school through uncertain times » Commonwealth Magazine AS SCHOOL LEADERS, we prepare for shutdowns of two or three days due to extreme weather. We prepare for terrifying scenarios like school shootings. But not a single school leader I know had ever serio…

Pioneer Valley colleges putting protective equipment in hospitals’ hands » Gazette Net As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves hospitals scrambling to answer personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages, local colleges are pitching in with supplies, 3D printing technology and on-campus housing…

Other states are doing it. Should Massachusetts schools close for the rest of the year? » Boston Globe On a video conference call with area officials and a local scientist several days ago, a crucial question surfaced, one now racing through the minds of parents and teachers statewide as they ride out …

Online, but off-kilter: A day in the life of a Boston sixth-grader » Boston Globe As a sixth-grader at Boston’s Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, Malaki Solo never shied away from raising his hand with a question. What does personification mean? What does an organelle do? W…

UMass President: Online Learning Will be Critically Important » State House News Service With college students nationwide suddenly immersed in online learning, the president of the University of Massachusetts foresees remote learning playing a major role in the future of higher education,…

Environment

Recycling options still available during coronavirus order » Milford Daily News Ashland, Framingham, Milford and Hopedale are other towns that take advantage of the curbside clothing recycling program, but still have numerous recycling services still in place.…

Federal

Marco Rubio finds his next act » Politico As chairman of the usually sleepy Small Business Committee, Rubio has a key position in the country’s response and recovery from the pandemic. His panel’s $377 billion lifeline for small businesse…

Feds To Aid Vets In Mass. Nursing Homes Hit Hard By Coronavirus » WBUR Federal officials will provide aid to veterans at Massachusetts nursing homes that have been hard hit in the coronavirus pandemic.…

Health Care

Reps. Minicucci, Devers Sign Letter Urging Gov. Baker to Fast Track Temporary Medical Licenses » 97.9 WHAV State Rep. Christina Minicucci joined 44 other state legislators Friday in signing a letter urging Gov. Charlie Baker to “advance Massachusetts’s response to COVID-19 by establishing a process tha…

Coronavirus Test Center Opens At Gillette For First Responders » Brookline Patch The new free drive-thru testing center for first responders at Gillette Stadium is set to test 200 people daily, according to the governor.…

DCU Center field hospital will be ready to open by Thursday, Worcester says » Worcester Telegram The first field hospital set up to deal with COVID-19 patients will be ready to open at the DCU Center by Thursday, officials said Sunday.…

Former football player Myron Rolle is on the front line — as a doctor at Mass. General » Boston Globe You might remember the former safety from his days breaking up passes at Florida State or delivering hits in the NFL. But these days, he’s defending something else. Rolle, a third-year neurosurgery …

Hospitals on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket worry about possible need to evacuate patients » Boston Globe Massachusetts’ tiny island hospitals, where common medical problems include moped injuries and tick bites, are grappling with a potential problem of far greater magnitude: how to move critically ill…

Massachusetts hospitals prep for coronavirus surge, convert facilities, reassign docs » Boston Herald Massachusetts hospital networks bracing for a coronavirus surge in the next 10 days are adding critical care beds, moving around patients and supplies, transforming facilities into dedicated COVID-19 …

Dispatch from MGH: Emotional limbo on the front lines of caring for the very sick with COVID-19 » Boston Globe On Thursday afternoon, Dr. David Brown stood in the emergency department at Massachusetts General Hospital and took in a troubling indicator. One after another, sedated patients in the glass-doored ba…

Coronavirus: Competing against Feds for medical supplies is like ‘The Hunger Games,' Rep. Jim McGovern says » The Republican Rep. Jim McGovern scorned the statement made by President Donald J. Trump after his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner spoke on the Strategic National Stockpile not being used for individual …

A look inside the new field hospital at the Boston Convention Center » Boston Business Journal Over the weekend, a 1,000-bed field hospital for coronavirus patients was set up inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center that could start accepting patients as soon as this week.…

How one Mass. hospital is solving a national shortage of coronavirus testing swabs » Boston Business Journal Dr. Ramy Arnaout recently sat in the lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, surrounded by nearly 500 prototype swabs piled on top of counters, each individually wrapped and ready to be tested.…

UMass Memorial Health Care CEO to donate salary to employee assistance » Worcester Business Journal Eric Dickson, the president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, will donate his paycheck to the UMass Emergency Assistance Support for Employees Fund until Gov. Charlie Baker lifts the…

Delegation: Fed Ventilator Shipment “Grossly Insufficient” » State House News Service One day after Gov. Charlie Baker revealed Massachusetts has only received a fraction of the ventilators it requested from the national stockpile, the state's congressional delegation slammed the feder…

Human Services

Food drive-thru donations in Attleboro a safe way to help community, neighbors, donors say » The Sun Chronicle The municipal parking lot on Sanford Street in Attleboro saw a steady stream of donations for the city’s food pantries on Saturday and the donors didn’t even need to leave their vehicles.…

Judiciary

Columnist Bill Newman: Supreme Judicial Court missed chance to save lives » Gazette Net “This petition seeks extraordinary relief for extraordinary circumstances.” That is the first sentence in the emergency petition filed at the state Supreme Judicial Court, seeking an order to rele…

Mass. Top Court Rules Some Prisoners Should Be Released To Limit Coronavirus Spread » WGBH The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a unanimous decision Friday meant to reduce the population of the state’s prisons and jails as a second prisoner death was linked to COVID-19.…

Labor

State unemployment agency adds staff, still nearly overwhelmed » Boston Globe If you have a call pending with the state asking for help filing for unemployment insurance, you have plenty of company — way too much, in fact, for the state to handle.…

COVID-19: an employee’s rights, an employer’s obligations » Mass Lawyers Weekly Following are some of the legal issues that may come into play if clients lose their jobs, have hours reduced (either temporarily or permanently), or cannot work or telework for reasons directly relat…

13,000 MA Carpenters Strike Over Coronavirus Concerns » Brookline Patch While Boston, Cambridge and some other cities have halted construction projects, the Baker administration has not issued a statewide order.…

Painters union to join walk off over coronavirus concerns » Boston Herald

Lobbying

Normally a Contact Sport, Lobbying Goes Virtual » Governing Lobbyists can't grab lawmakers outside of chambers and committee rooms anymore. They're doing their best to stay in the loop through calls and texts but complain the legislative process has become a l…

Local Government

Walsh urges face coverings, curfew » Commonwealth Magazine WITH AN EXPECTED SURGE in COVID-19 cases approaching, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is encouraging everyone to wear a covering over their mouth and nose when they go outside and to abide by a curfew from 9…

Tyer rallies Pittsfield to ‘crush the curve’ » Commonwealth Magazine PITTSFIELD MAYOR Linda Tyer said the first coronavirus death in her community on March 22 hit her hard.…

Attleboro mayor seeks cash for coronavirus expenses » The Sun Chronicle With coronavirus thought to be on the verge of reaching severe levels locally and throughout the state and nation, Mayor Paul Heroux has asked the city council to appropriate $250,000 to help with eme…

Politics

STATE SENATE ELECTION: Republican Jay McMahon of Bourne presents case for state Senate » Wicked Local Plymouth Republican Jay McMahon says the choice for voters in the upcoming Plymouth and Barnstable state Senate special election couldn’t be clearer.…

Politicians get creative to draw online audience amid coronavirus » Boston Herald Bay State pols are scrambling to maintain a public profile despite being on lockdown during the coronavirus crisis, flooding social media with everything from sports discussions, home-cooked recipes a…

Public Health

Virus notes: Unusually high amount of deaths in Franklin Cty » Commonwealth Magazine DATA FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS Department of Public Health indicate an unusually high number of COVID-19 fatalities are occurring in Franklin County.…

Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response leaves too many behind » Commonwealth Magazine We can change this. Here’s how.…

Virus notes: Baker calls new face mask guidance appropriate » Commonwealth Magazine GOV. CHARLIE BAKER didn’t wear a face mask at a press availability on Sunday, but he said new guidance from the federal government urging people to wear masks under certain conditions was appropriat…

Rate of growth in COVID-19 cases slows » Commonwealth Magazine THE LATEST STATE FIGURES show a modest slowing of the growth in new COVID-19 cases, but troubling increases in deaths in Franklin, Berkshire, and Hampden counties.…

By Sen. Brownsberger: We should all be wearing masks » Commonwealth Magazine The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending everyone wear a face covering, particularly in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. CommonW…

Why Charlie Baker Thinks 'Contact Tracing' Cases May Help Mass. Slow — Or Stop — COVID-19 » New England Public Radio If you’ve had contact with someone infected with the coronavirus — whether you know it or not — expect a phone call. Massachusetts is launching what Gov. Charlie Baker called the only U.S. effor…

How well is state DPH tracking COVID-19? DPH not saying » Worcester Telegram The state Department of Public Health has refused to say how well they are, or are not, doing when it comes to tracking COVID-19 exposures, after being asked about this nearly a week ago.…

The role of architecture in fighting a pandemic » Boston Globe If spaces can be purposefully designed, they can assist in the prevention, containment, and treatment of infectious disease, including COVID-19.…

Charlie Baker announces ‘robust’ coronavirus contact tracing program in Massachusetts » Lowell Sun The state is launching a new COVID-19 tracing program to track the spread of the contagious disease from person to person, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday.…

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: Daily death total decreases in Massachusetts to 15 cases; first time in days health officials announce total in the teens » The Republican There were 15 more coronavirus-related deaths in Massachusetts, increasing the total number to 231 on Sunday, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.…

Marty Walsh directs all to wear masks, announces citywide curfew to fight coronavirus » Boston Herald Every city resident is being directed to wear masks when out in public and a citywide curfew is being instituted between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. said Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Sunday, as he noted his contin…

Massachusetts coronavirus deaths increase by 15, more than 750 new cases » Boston Herald Fifteen more people have died from coronavirus in Massachusetts as the number of confirmed cases increased by 764 on Sunday, according to state health officials…

Donald Trump: Help is on the way to Massachusetts in coronavirus battle » Boston Herald President Trump on Sunday said the feds are helping Massachusetts battle the coronavirus pandemic as the anticipated surge approaches the Bay State, which White House medical experts say they’re clo…

Walsh recommends curfew for Boston, asks all to wear masks outside home » Boston Globe Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Sunday said he is asking everyone in Boston to observe a curfew and to wear masks when they are outside their homes, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the city and the state …

Who gets sick with coronavirus, who doesn’t, and why? » Boston Globe Kara VanGuilder’s symptoms started one day in early March, with a cough and a vague feeling that she was coming down with something. By a week and a half later, she was running a high fever, soaked …

Three more dead at Williamstown nursing home after testing positive for coronavirus » Boston Globe Three more residents of a Williamstown nursing home have died since Friday morning after testing positive for the coronavirus, while officials await test results on another death, a spokeswoman said S…

Massachusetts lab launches coronavirus antibody test » Boston Herald A new coronavirus test to possibly see if a person is immune to the highly contagious disease is being rolled out at a Massachusetts lab on Monday — testing that will likely be key in fighting the s…

WATCH: Walsh Announces 9PM Curfew To Help Slow The Spread Of Coronavirus » WGBH Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced a city-wide curfew for non-emergency workers in Boston from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., as part of his rollout of stricter guidelines in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.…

Howie Carr: Sometimes the hackerama produces deadly consequences » Boston Herald There are 1,950 reasons why second-generation Springfield hack Bennett Walsh was in over his head as superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers Home, where 21 aged veterans are now dead, 15 from coronavir…

Testing center for first responders opens at Patriot Place » The Sun Chronicle The state’s second coronavirus testing center for first responders opened on Sunday morning in the P10 North parking lot of Patriot Place, with approximately 200 testing kits available by appointmen…

Walsh Says Boston Is At 'Beginning Of The Surge' And Recommends Curfew In Boston » WBUR Mayor Marty Walsh on Sunday said Boston is at the start of a surge of coronavirus cases and deaths, as the city saw its largest one-day jump in reported cases.…

Migration of snowbirds from Florida disrupted by coronavirus pandemic » Worcester Telegram Raymond and his wife had no idea when they departed for their condo in Florida in January that the coronavirus pandemic would explode, shutting down most of the country and leaving them away from fami…

18 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Cape and Islands » Cape Cod Times State health officials Sunday confirmed 18 new cases of coronavirus in the region: 17 in Barnstable County and one in Dukes County.…

Walsh: Everyone Wear a Mask When Leaving Home » State House News Service People across Massachusetts started wearing masks in public in noticeable numbers Saturday, adjusting to the latest aspect of the new COVID-19 normal a day after new federal guidance recommended "simp…

Mass. reports 1,337 new coronavirus cases, 29 new related deaths » Boston Globe State health officials reported Monday that the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts had risen by 29 to 260, up from 231 the day before.…

Public Safety

Global Lockdowns Resulting In 'Horrifying Surge' In Domestic Violence, U.N. Warns » New England Public Radio United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, citing a sharp rise in domestic violence amid global coronavirus lockdowns, called on governments around the world to make addressing the issue a ke…

Facebook donates protective masks to Mass. police, fire departments » Boston Globe Local law enforcement agencies received a large donation of protective health equipment including masks and shields from Facebook Corporate, Boston police announced Saturday.…

State Government

Netflix series to spotlight state’s drug lab scandals » The Recorder Thousands of drug convictions across the state have been thrown out due to misconduct by a Northampton chemist who worked at the state drug lab in Amherst while high almost every day.…

Family Of Veteran With COVID-19 In Holyoke Soldiers' Home Says State Response Is 'A Nightmare' » WBUR In the three years that 99-year-old John MacKay has lived at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, one of his family members has talked to or seen him every day. But since the devastating coronavirus outbreak a…

Baker touts important role of public workers » Lowell Sun Private sector layoffs have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Gov. Charlie Baker has offered job reassurances to many of those working in state government – one of the state’s largest …

Taxation

Tax collections held steady in March. That likely won’t last » Boston Globe State tax revenues haven’t cratered — at least, not yet. The state Department of Revenue announced Friday it collected $2.66 billion in taxes in March, beating its monthly projections by 3 percent…

Coronavirus worries prompt Chicopee to give residents 1-month grace period on tax bills » The Republican With many people out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, city officials are giving residents a one-month grace period that will allow them to pay real estate and excise taxes late.…

Transportation

Airport traffic, rental car rates plummet » Martha's Vineyard Times Passenger numbers lie in single digits while rental bookings sit at ‘next to zero.’…

MBTA employees are also on the front lines, often unnoticed » Boston Globe Jose Molina would never claim to be a hero. But the service he is rendering in these strange and dark times is definitely essential.…

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The Week Ahead

Monday - 4/6

Birthdays: Rep. Shawn Dooley

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

5:00pm Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, Public Hearing

6:00pm How is the Massachusetts Health Care System Holding Up? A Conversation with Sen. Cindy Friedman and Sen. Will Brownsberger, https://bit.ly/BMC-GovTV

Tuesday - 4/7

10:00am Joint Committee on Ways & Means, Consensus Revenue Hearing

Wednesday - 4/8

No Hearings Scheduled

Thursday - 4/9

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

12:30pm Congressman Richard Neal on WGBH Boston Public Radio, WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street, Brighton

Friday - 4/10

1:00pm Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell on WGBH Boston Public Radio, WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street, Brighton

5:00pm Joint Committee on Judiciary, Public Hearing

7:30pm Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on WGBH's Basic Black, WGBH 2 and Facebook Live

Press Releases

Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 06-10-21 » MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Senate Passes Post-Retirement Work Waiver Extension » Massachusetts Retirees

Tremont Strategies Group Welcomes New Additions To Government Affairs Team » Tremont Strategies Group

$4.6 Million Rapid Reemployment Grant Program Launches in Massachusetts » MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Summer Road Safety » MassDOT

Upcoming Wellington Circle Study Virtual Public Meeting » MassDOT

MassDEP Assesses Penalty to Sira Naturals for Environmental Violations at its Milford Manufacturing Facility » MA Department of Environmental Protection

What a Week It’s Been » Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

Led by Sen. Lewis, Fair Share Amendment Advances to the Ballot » Office of MA State Senator Jason Lewis

MMA urges House to protect local control of municipal reprecincting process » Massachusetts Municipal Association

New Measures to Boost Home Ownership, Wages, and Economic Equity in Boston » City of Boston

Boston Police Department Police Reform Policy Update » City of Boston

On the Anniversary of 1982 Nuclear Weapons Freeze Rally in Central Park, Senator Markey and Rep. McGovern Reintroduce Expansive Legislation to Halt Dangerous 21ST Century Global Nuclear Arms Race » Office of U.S. Senator Ed Markey

Senator Markey Reintroduces Legislation to Protect Dr. Anthony Fauci, Research Institute Heads From Politically Motivated Termination » Office of U.S. Senator Ed Markey

AG Healey Sues Orthodontist for Illegally Charging MassHealth Patients for Missed or Cancelled Appointments » Office of MA Attorney General Maura Healey

Drawing Democracy Coalition Urges MA Senate to Pass Reprecincting Bill to Ensure Equitable Redistricting Process: » Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Drought Conditions Improve in Some Commonwealth Regions, Worsen in Others » Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


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