The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported today that the month of January 2021 at Plainridge Park Casino (PPC), MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $548 million in Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR).
Governor Charlie Baker signed “An Act Relative to Justice, Equity and Accountability in Law Enforcement in the Commonwealth,” which creates a mandatory certification process for police officers, increases accountability and transparency in law enforcement, and gives police departments a greater ability to hire or promote only qualified applicants.
Testing sites mobbed, restrictions put damper on Thanksgiving
By JOSH RESNEK
Everyone celebrating Thanksgiving is being asked by state officials to have an abbreviated holiday, with smaller gatherings, less elaborate and well-attended family dinners, and with as little travel from place to place as possible.
Not only the forecast of rain putting a damper on this year’s holiday. It comes at a moment in history quite unlike that of any modern or ancient celebration of the holiday.
The annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was expected to be down this holiday with so many people indicating they would be remaining at home rather than to venture outside.
With the state now reporting almost 3,000 new infections a day, with soaring hospitalizations and deaths (there were 24 new deaths Sunday alone), this Thanksgiving holiday will prove itself to be one of the new lows brought on by the COVID-19.
Health officials estimate there are 40,000 active cases of the virus across the state.
Everett still in “red”, urged to continue precautions as second wave appears forming
By JOSH RESNEK
Massachusetts reported the highest number of new virus infection cases earlier this week, a trend which is continuing.
The rising numbers have prompted a widening of the “red communities” throughout the state to include about 10 locations.
The state notified the city Monday that Everett, and nine others, have been sent an emergency alert by the COVID-19 Command Center to warn of the higher possibility of infection here and in neighboring cities like Chelsea and Revere. Lynn also made the list.
The alert, sent to mobile phone holders encouraged facemask wearing, hand washing, and social and physical distancing.
The city ended its second consecutive week with more than 100 new cases of the virus.
Monday alone, 827 new cases of the virus were reported by the Department of Public Health throughout the state.
Fifteen new deaths were added to the state total of almost 9,800 since the pandemic hit us in March.