GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, May 04, the 125th day of 2020 with 241 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:35 and sunset is @ 7:47. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1471 – In England, the Yorkists defeated the Landcastrians at the battle of Tewkesbury in the War of the Roses. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Cares Fund Applications Now Available for COVID-19 Relief

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Somerville residents, workers, and families of SPS school students can apply for assistance

SOMERVILLE, MA – Applications for support are now being accepted for the donation-funded Somerville Cares Fund jointly launched by Mayor Joe Curtatone, the United Way, and the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS). Continue reading Somerville Cares Fund Applications Now Available for COVID-19 Relief

Naveo Credit Union Assists Over 50 Local Small Businesses Through the Paycheck Protection Program in Just Two Weeks

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(Somerville, MA) Naveo Credit Union has assisted nearly 50 local small businesses through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in just two weeks. Naveo became an SBA-approved lender when the economy started to be impacted by COVID-19. Soon after their SBA approval, Naveo launched an internal CARES ACT PPP Loan Processing team who would streamline the process for applicants.
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MASS STATE HOUSE RULES FOR REMOTE SESSIONS

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By Bob Katzen

HOUSE RULES FOR REMOTE SESSIONS – The plan was for the House to vote last Wednesday on a temporary emergency set of House rules that would allow members to “attend” formal sessions remotely and to debate and vote from home by use of their telephones. Formal sessions are where debate and roll call votes are held in the House. Continue reading MASS STATE HOUSE RULES FOR REMOTE SESSIONS

REFUNDS FOR CANCELLED SCHOOL TRIPS

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By Bob Katzen

Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury) filed a bill that would allow consumers to sue for up to triple damages any travel company, travel agency, tour business or travel agent that fails to provide a full refund of money to the consumer for any school-related educational trip, tour or excursion canceled as a result of COVID-19 or other declaration of emergency. Continue reading REFUNDS FOR CANCELLED SCHOOL TRIPS