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FEMA now offering COVID-19 funeral assistance

Fraud Alert: FEMA has received reports of scammers reaching out to people offering to register them for funeral assistance. FEMA has not sent any such notifications and we do not contact people prior to them registering for assistance. Learn more here. ____________________________________________________________________________ The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to …

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Massachusetts receives approval for the Hynes Convention Center to be designated as mass vaccination site

“The federal/state partnership launches this week with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal partners and will bring 6,000 additional daily vaccine doses to Massachusetts and will help reinforce the Commonwealth’s focus on vaccine access and equity. Yesterday MEMA Director Samantha Phillips joined Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Secretary …

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New Bedford establishes waterfront vaccination center for essential seafood industry workers

Mayor Jon Mitchell, joined by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Bill Keating, and members of the City Council and state legislative delegation, announced today that the City of New Bedford has established a waterfront vaccination center to vaccinate essential seafood industry workers. The site is located at the former Environmental …

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Bristol County Savings Bank grants $100,000 to nine New Bedford, Fall River and R.I. non-profits impacted by COVID-19

Bristol County Savings Bank, utilizing funding obtained through Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) Boston’s Jobs for New England Recovery Grant Program, has awarded a total of $100,000 to nine non-profit organizations within the communities the Bank serves that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. As an FHLBank Boston member …

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