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Historical Irony: 2A Groups Sue Mass. Gov. Baker as Battle Anniversary Looms

Irony: Gun rights groups have filed a Second Amendment lawsuit against Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker as the 245th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord looms. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A coalition of Second Amendment groups has filed a federal lawsuit against Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker over gun control issues during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, ironically just days before the 245th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord that ignited the American Revolut...
Tags: Guns, Boston, Massachusetts, Cnn, New York Times, Department Of Homeland Security, Baker, Samuel Adams, Carlton, Trump, Nra, Concord, Charlie Baker, Wallace, Lexington, Bay Staters


How Reverse Mortgage Counseling Has Had to Change During Coronavirus

Understandably, counseling is an element of the reverse mortgage transaction which has been noticeably affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Reverse mortgage industry players at all levels often relate how senior clients prefer to conduct financial business transactions through face-to-face interactions, but given the recommendations and orders made by local, state and federal authorities up to and including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those kinds of ...
Tags: Featured, Cdc, Finance, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Conley, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Farmington Hills, MMI, Boies, Counseling, Jennifer Cosentini, Jackie Boies, Money Management International, Greenpath, GreenPath Financial Wellness


Sec Bernhardt Proposes Historic Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

The DOI just signed legislation to vastly expand hunting and fishing opportunities to outdoor sportsmen. Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- Continuing the Trump Administration’s significant efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced today a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. This proposed ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Guns, California, Washington, Massachusetts, America, West Virginia, Service, United States, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Michigan, Donald Trump, Delaware


COVID-19 and Golf’s Direct-To-Consumer Business

While there are far, far graver concerns today than the state of the golf industry, this is a golf blog so let’s examine how COVID-19 is affecting different parts of the business. This will be a snapshot of a few members of the Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) end of the business. DTC is in a unique position in that it doesn’t rely on the retail channel for its business. It does, however, rely on people actually playing golf. And with most courses shut down, we talked with the owners/CEOs of five DTC co...
Tags: UK, California, China, Massachusetts, Sport, Taiwan, Chicago, Ireland, Golf, Korea, Illinois, Skype, White, Southern California, Callaway, Hogan


Colorado Springs ranked hottest housing market in March

The city was ranked the hottest housing market for the second consecutive month by Realtor.com with half of all homes selling in under 28 days.
Tags: Colorado, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Data, Indiana, Analysis, Radio, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Kansas, Ohio, Columbus, New York State, Providence


We Still Don’t Know How Many People Are in the Hospital With COVID-19

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Late last month, Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to administrators of the nation’s 6,000 hospitals requesting a favor. He asked them to complete a form each day with data on the patients they are treating with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and submit it to the Centers for Dis...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, Cdc, White House, China, Massachusetts, New York City, Nbc News, Georgia, Spain, Indiana, United States, Italy, Ohio


Morning Docket: 04.09.20

* A federal judge has upheld an Ocean City, Maryland rule banning women from being topless on beaches. It would be amazing if this case ends up at the Supreme Court... [Baltimore Sun] * Some attorneys in Minnesota need to be sworn into the bar curbside because of social distancing guidelines. Check out the pictures in the article, it looks like an interesting process. [Fox News] * An Egyptian lawyer is filing a multi-trillion dollar lawsuit against China over damages allegedly incurred becau...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, China, Massachusetts, Egypt, Fox News, Sabah, Costa Cruises, Oklahoma City, Baltimore Sun, Ocean City, Boston Herald, Ocean City Maryland, Morning Docket, Massachusetts Attorney General


United States: Key Federal And Massachusetts State COVID-19 Developments - Foley Hoag LLP

This memorandum provides a summary of certain key federal and state COVID-19 developments of potential relevance to non-health-related Massachusetts state and local agencies as of noon on...
Tags: News, Massachusetts, United States, Foley Hoag


Massachusetts attorney general investigates veterans nursing home, site of deadly coronavirus outbreak

The Massachusetts attorney general is investigating the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, site of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, to find out what went wrong and whether legal action is needed.
Tags: Massachusetts, Cnn, Holyoke Soldiers Home


Massachusetts AG investigates veterans nursing home, site of deadly outbreak

The Massachusetts attorney general is investigating the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, site of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, to find out what went wrong and whether legal action is needed.
Tags: News, Massachusetts, Stories, Holyoke Soldiers Home, Massachusetts AG


Did the Bruins Really Win the Coyle-Donato Trade?

As I write this, I’m trying to decide which is worse, sheltering in place with no NHL playoff hockey or watching the Boston Bruins crash last year’s Stanley Cup Final? The truth is, I have suffered less this year than last. Charlie Coyle, Boston Bruins (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) I have nothing against the Bruins. They used to push around my beloved Minnesota North Stars until an epic, record-setting, fight-filled brawl in Boston’s famed Garden back in 1981 launched the Stars on ...
Tags: Garden, Minnesota, Boston, Massachusetts, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Boston Bruins, Burns, Star Tribune, Bruins, Brent Burns


Bloomberg Urges Politicians Ignore Homeland Security on Guns

BloomBerg urges politicians to ignore pro-gun orders from Homeland Security and President Trump. Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)-Bloomberg's Everytown Law can't run from their anti-gun, anti-Constitution memorandum. The memorandum urges governors and mayors to essentially ignore the Department of Homeland Security and our nation's President and to be confident about banning gun sales. It falls way short of providing legal justification for this clear infringement of Second Amendment rights. Click ...
Tags: Guns, Massachusetts, America, Bloomberg, Dhs, Homeland Security, Department Of Homeland Security, Michael Bloomberg, Nra, Charlie Baker, NRA-ILA, Everytown, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Trump Fairfax


Nitric oxide is one of 4 potential new coronavirus drugs now being tested

A drug known to relax blood vessels could help coronavirus patients with severely damaged lungs and will be tested at Massachusetts General Hospital The Boston hospital will be the first in the nation to rigorously test nitric oxide in coronavirus patients. “It’s a pretty remarkable drug,” said Dr. Lorenzo Berra, the critical-care specialist at Massachusetts General who is overseeing the new, international trial. “It has a risk profile that is minimal.” The study administers inhaled nitric oxide...
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Zoom could be the next great video chat app, but rampant security concerns have left room for Microsoft to swoop in (ZM, MSFT)

Video conferencing app Zoom has exploded in popularity over the past month as people have been looking for ways to stay in touch virtually while social distancing. But a number of security issues have come to light in recent weeks, including a new form of harassment known as "Zoom-bombing." This recently caused the NYC Department of Education to shift away from Zoom as a tool for distance learning. Zoom faces a number of competitors in the market, but some analysts think Microsoft is in a stro...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, China, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Taiwan, United States, Credit Suisse, Gartner, Department Of Education, RBC Capital Markets


United States: Massachusetts DOR Proposes Brownfields Tax Credit Regulations - Holland & Knight

On March 9, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) posted on its internet page, 830 CMR 63.38Q.1: Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit (WORKING DRAFT), which proposes...
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Coronavirus Pandemic Deals Blow To Plastic Bag Bans, Plastic Reduction

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee as the movement to eliminate single-use plastics took hold in mainstream America. What a difference a pandemic makes. In a matter of days, hard-won bans to reduce the use of plastics — and particularly plastic shopping sacks — across the U.S. have come under fire amid worries about the virus clinging ...
Tags: New York, News, California, Oregon, Massachusetts, California News, America, Chicago, Idaho, Portland, Seattle, Illinois, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Joe, Plastic Bag Ban


GameStop Closes More Stores After Telling Employees to Wrap Hands in Plastic Bags

The Massachusetts branch of GameStop is finally closing down its shops after the retailer told its employees to just wrap their hands in plastic bags and serve customers through slight gaps in the door during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The harrowing account of what the GameStop employees were forced to deal with until the stores […]
Tags: Games, Usa, Shopping, Massachusetts, Bizarre, Anime, Gamestop, Coronavirus


COVID-19 pandemic roundup

“Inside America’s mask crunch: A slow government reaction and an industry wary of liability” [Jeanne Whalen, Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, Washington Post; Melissa Chen; earlier here, here, here, here, and here] “To Help Solve the Surgical Mask Shortage, Get the FDA out of the Way” [Paul Matzko, New York Daily News] “FDA Prevents Import of Masks” [Alex Tabarrok] Was the World Health Organization/Centers for Disease Control position that face masks don’t reduce transmission outside me...
Tags: Law, Germany, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, America, Beijing, United Nations, World Health Organization, Fda, Npr, Anthony Fauci, New York Daily News, Rob Schmitz, Scott Alexander, Denver Post Colorado, Jim Geraghty


Boston & Cambridge Lodging Market: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Supply | By Sebastian Colella

Life across the United States has changed dramatically in the last four weeks. In Boston, and almost every other city in the country, hotel owners and operators have been forced to make the difficult decision to close temporarily while the country attempts to slow and contain the spread of COVID-19. In Massachusetts those decisions were partially made for them on March 31st.
Tags: Travel, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Cambridge, Sebastian Colella


What Power Does The Federal Government Really Have To Seize Medical Supplies?

There’s a lot of confusion as the country struggles to meet overwhelming demand for N95 masks and other much-needed pieces of protective medical gear. But as state and local governments have taken to paying a premium for their own bulk orders, anecdotal reports continue to surface that another player may have stepped to stop it, often with apparently inscrutable reasons: the federal government. A New Jersey county executive said that the feds seized 35,000 masks ordered by her county last wee...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Massachusetts, New York Times, Fema, New Jersey, Trump, Border Protection, CNA, DPA, Kaufman, Fugate, Port of New York, Craig Fugate, David Kaufman


Your Evening Briefing

(Bloomberg) -- Some on Wall Street are bridling at stay-at-home orders when they would rather see employees in the office, pandemic notwithstanding. As New York City suffers a ghastly death toll and even after their Manhattan headquarters saw 16 people infected on one trading floor, JPMorgan managers have nevertheless been making plans to get workers back to their desks.Bloomberg is mapping the pandemic globally and across America. For the latest news, sign up for our Covid-19 podcast and daily ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, White House, Massachusetts, Russia, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, America, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New York Times, New Zealand, Treasury, Wisconsin


The US is sprinting to develop a coronavirus vaccine or treatment. Here's how 19 top drugmakers are racing to tackle the pandemic.

In attempting to counter the coronavirus pandemic, leading drugmakers are researching treatments and vaccines to stop the virus. The small biotech Moderna has leaped to the front of the race, with a vaccine candidate that's being tested in people. Pharma giants like Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi are also in the early stages of developing potential vaccines. There's no assurance the vaccines will work. It will take at least 12 months to 18 months to determine if these experimental vaccines are s...
Tags: Japan, Elon Musk, New York, Microsoft, California, Washington, China, Boston, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Indianapolis, Pennsylvania, Bill Gates


NASCAR retains sponsors for esports series as Bubba Wallace loses his

NASCAR drivers can now lose real-world sponsors for conduct in virtual competition. That’s what happened to Bubba Wallace on April 5 when he rage-quit a race in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational — a substitute for the sport’s live rubber-to-pavement action during the COVID-19 pandemic. As live audience sports organizations have paused playoffs and closed stadiums, NASCAR has found traction in an esports alternative to keep racing and sponsorships going through the coronavirus crisis. ...
Tags: TC, Coca-cola, Video Games, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Spokesperson, Driver, Nascar, TechCrunch, Anheuser Busch, Wallace, Bristol Motor Speedway, Fox Sports, GEICO, Clint Bowyer


COVID-19 and Prisons A Complicated Issue Without Simplistic Solution

The NRA reports that several states are releasing criminals from prison to reduce CORVID-19 deaths. Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our nation’s headlines and the concerns of most Americans. In the pro-Second Amendment community, we’ve watched a seemingly never-ending deluge of developments that could, or would, have an impact on our right to keep and bear arms. And, of course, that means a potential impact on our right to self-defense. Government resou...
Tags: Guns, California, Massachusetts, New York City, Aclu, New Jersey, Bill De Blasio, Illinois, St Louis, Rikers Island, Rhode Island, Nra, Fairfax, Monroe County, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU, Gun Rights News


Ex-NFL safety Myron Rolle now on front lines of coronavirus pandemic: 'I'm happy to be able to join the fight'

Now a resident at Massachusetts General, Myron Rolle has jumped headfirst into the battle against COVD-19: "I'm happy to be able to join the fight."         [Author: Nashville Tennessean]
Tags: News, Massachusetts, NFL, Nashville Tennessean, Myron Rolle, COVD


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Monday April 6

Cloud-based enterprise software firm SAP has established a €3 million COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support the urgent needs of the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC Foundation, and smaller nonprofits and social enterprises that work on the front lines serving local communities in crisis. “SAP stands with the WHO and supports its leadership in coordinating the global effort to mobilize the fight against COVID-19,” said Alexandra van der Ploeg, head of SAP CSR. “Specifically, SAP is donating...
Tags: UK, New York, London, Ge, Boston, Massachusetts, India, Advertising, Narendra Modi, US, Los Angeles, NHS, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Tencent


Who Has Emergency Authority Over Elections? Nobody’s Quite Sure.

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In each of the past seven years, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has sought authority to revamp or reschedule elections in case of emergency. Every time, the legislature has blocked him. These rebuffs had repercussions in Westborough, a Boston suburb that was set to hold its town election las...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Washington, Senate, Boston, Massachusetts, Idaho, Boston Marathon, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Ohio, Kennedy, Boston Public Library, Democratic, Galvin


Back to Basics

Sequestering has brought my focus back to life’s basics.  Deprived of my usual distractions, suddenly I am keenly aware of and grateful for just the mere facts of comfortable shelter, enough food, and the good company of a compatible partner.   At the same time, this self-imposed isolation has also returned my attention to the fundamentals of gardening.  Shocked by vistas of empty grocery shelves, I, like so many other Americans, am concentrating on kitchen gardening this spring.  My plan is to ...
Tags: Gardening, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Bronx, New York Botanical Garden, Vegetable Gardening, Shut Up and Dig, Gardening In Sequestration, Kitchen Gardening


Holyoke Soldiers' Home, site of deadly outbreak, dealt with systemic issues for years, staffers and union say

Two employees of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts told CNN they felt the home was woefully unprepared for a coronavirus outbreak in part due to long-standing systemic issues like short staffing.
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GameStop Ordered to Shut Down All Stores in Massachusetts

Even with the order to shut down GameStop continued to operate, so you would think they would provide their employees with protective masks and gloves. This was not the case at all The post GameStop Ordered to Shut Down All Stores in Massachusetts appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Massachusetts, All News, Gaming News, Web News, Gamestop, COVID-19