For days, he and his crew had been converting dorm rooms into shelters for those experiencing homelessness while the predicted peak of coronavirus pandemic looms. “I felt like I needed to do my part to help, and this was my chance.”
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the CARES Act could be a crucial lifeline for many Massachusetts small businesses including retailers, bars, sandwich shops, and restaurants. Unfortunately, these businesses may face an unintended conundrum.
There is a lot of advice circulating about how to try to stay physically well, but little talk about psychological angst that the threat of an extremely contagious, potentially fatal disease creates.
“Our volunteers are heroes. They have been incredibly responsive during this crisis. They’ve also been patient, kind, and working as a team with (at-first) perfect strangers, who all share the same goal: to do good.”
Tap rooms have been shut down, while businesses have had to adapt to a lack of foot traffic and extended stays. Many have embraced curbside pick-up and delivery, but that’s only produced a fraction of what many local operations need to continue.
Cover Your Faces, Massholes!
Plague Journal 1: It is at once a detailed narration of human dynamics within a quarantined and imperiled population, and a metaphor for the moral choices presented by human existence. For Camus, the plague is the human condition in which random death can be visited on any of us at any time, without reason, and regardless of our virtues.
Arlington Select Board meeting made a mockery of what it means to have an open, transparent and democratic Town government
For a smart state, too many Mass residents are stupid when it comes to public health
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