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Gov. Baker orders use of mask or face covering in public

The Baker-Polito Administration today issued an order requiring the use of masks or face coverings in public places where they cannot socially distance from others. The Administration also announced expanded community health center COVID-19 testing capacity at centers throughout the Commonwealth. Mask and Face Covering Order: The Baker-Polito Administration has …

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Mattel launches #ThankYouHeroes Collection with proceeds support frontline healthcare workers

Mattel launched action figures representing nurses, doctors, EMT’s and delivery drivers with the net proceeds going to “providing essential supplies, equipment, and resources for protecting frontline healthcare workers and their families.” From Mattel: “Here’s how it works. Beginning April 29, 2020 through May 31, 2020, when you purchase one or …

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New Bedford’s Community Foundation awards 2nd round of grants from the SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund

The Community Foundation’s SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund is focusing on the needs of those in our community most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting nonprofits on the frontlines of this response. Today, we are announcing $325,000 in unrestricted operating grants to nonprofits throughout the SouthCoast region.   This …

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Massachusetts reports 1,940 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

Massachusetts Coronavirus Update On April 30, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,940 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 62,205. This is a decrease from Wednesday’s 1,963 reported cases. 157 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Thursday bringing the total deaths in …

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New Bedford reports 17 additional COVID-19 cases

Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office Thursday reported 17 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 598, up from 581 on Wednesday. No additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported today keeping the total at 16 in the city. 36 additional cases of COVID-19 …

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OPINION: “‘Overkill’ and ‘fear-mongering’ come to mind to describe the self-appointed COVID Czars during this Soviet-style event”

“As one of the multitudes of professionals and employees who have been deemed “nonessential” by the power-hungry, self-thought-of-as “almighty”, self-appointed “COVID Czars”, a very glaring reality has become apparent to me and should have become apparent to the rest of the population: the shutdown and “furlough”/lay-off of so-called “nonessential” businesses …

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