SMALL BREWERS/WHOLESALERS DISTRIBUTION DISPUTE RESOLVED

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By Bob Katzen

The Senate 40-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that supporters say will resolve a decade-long distribution dispute between beer brewers and wholesalers in the Bay State. The measure is a compromise that was reached by The Massachusetts Brewers Guild, representing craft breweries, and the Beer Distributors of Massachusetts Continue reading SMALL BREWERS/WHOLESALERS DISTRIBUTION DISPUTE RESOLVED

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL PLAQUE APPROVED

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By Bob Katzen

The Senate 40-0, approved a measure, already given the nod by the House in December 2019 providing for the installation and maintenance of a plaque in the House chamber containing a portion of the address which Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered to a joint convention of the Massachusetts House and Senate in April 1965. Continue reading MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL PLAQUE APPROVED

EXTEND MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES

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By Bob Katzen

Governor Charlie Baker extended the moratorium on most residential, commercial and nonprofit evictions and foreclosures for 60 days until October 17. The moratorium, approved by the Legislature and signed by Baker on April 20, was set to expire on August 18. The April law gave the governor the power to postpone the expiration in increments of up to 90 days. Continue reading EXTEND MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES

ALLOWING RESTAURANTS TO SELL HARD LIQUOR

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By Bob Katzen

Governor  Baker signed into law a bill that would allow restaurants to sell sealed containers of mixed drinks with take-out and delivery orders. A law passed in April allows restaurants and bars to sell limited quantities of beer and wine, in their original containers, with takeout and delivery orders. The order did not include mixed drinks. Continue reading ALLOWING RESTAURANTS TO SELL HARD LIQUOR

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:My Response to Somerville Ward 7 Councilor Katjana Ballantyne About Tufts and Covid

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This is the most obsurd and dangerous idea yet and all about the adminstratiion and Tufts concern about the lack of revenue by students families instead of being focused on the safety of our neighborhoods. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:My Response to Somerville Ward 7 Councilor Katjana Ballantyne About Tufts and Covid

Town Halls on School District COVID-19 Planning Announced

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Four Town Halls to focus on Covid-19 Planning for Somerville Public Schools

SOMERVILLE, MA – The Somerville Public Schools and the City of Somerville will jointly host four online School Planning Town Halls (two in English, two multilingual) on local efforts to prepare for the 2020/2021 school year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading Town Halls on School District COVID-19 Planning Announced

Sports Boycotts Over American Flag Growing Strong

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By Arthur Moore
Since sports players have started their kneeling protest there are many now protesting that as it is disrespectful to the American flag. People have been giving up watching or buying any products that are related to the NFL. And now for any sport that the players do not follow proper flag etiquette. I am 100% behind the boycott. Continue reading Sports Boycotts Over American Flag Growing Strong