Month: July 2020

CCYP Reimagines Annual Back to Business Bash

“Passport to the Cape” Themed Virtual Event Supports Local Businesses and Young Professionals Barnstable, MA – Cape Cod Young Professionals, Inc. (CCYP) is excited to announce their 2020 Back to Business Bash: Passport to the Cape Edition. The virtual event will take place during the entire month of September and is dedicated to continuing the…

Outer Cape Health Services Announces Reopening of Optometry at Provincetown Health Center

Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) today announced the reopening of optometry services at its Provincetown health center located at 49 Harry Kemp Way. The resumption in services comes after OCHS followed state orders to shut down optometry in late March due to the coronavirus outbreak. The optometry program officially reopens Thursday, July 30 with enhanced…

COVID-19 Travel Order Update

From our partners at the Cape Cod Chamber Governor Baker has just announced that effective August 1st, all travelers entering Massachusetts—both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home—must comply with a new travel order. This includes students returning to campuses for the fall semester. The new travel order requires all visitors and returning residents…

Rent/Mortgage Assistance Available to Cape Cod Residents in Need

Housing Assistance has launched a 100% online application for rental and mortgage assistance that enables clients to complete one application form to access multiple financial assistance programs. We have over $1,500,000 available to distribute to qualified, year-round residents including:                          RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in…

Mid-Cape Home Centers Raises over $14,900 for Cape & Island Veterans Outreach Center

On Thursday, July 17th 2020, Mid-Cape Home Centers participated in E.J. Jaxtimer’s Charter Cup Fundraiser. This fundraiser brings local businesses all over the Cape and Islands together to support community non-profits of their choice. This year, Mid-Cape Home Centers will be fundraising on behalf of Cape & Islands Veteran’s Outreach Center (CIVOC). Year over year…

Housing Assistance Corporation Big Fix-A-Thon coming to Orleans!

The Big Fix-a-Thon is an annual event that supports the impactful work of Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) in three ways: Raising much-needed funds to enrich and enhance HAC’s existing services.Providing assistance to veterans, seniors and disabled homeowners with clean-up, landscaping, and small home repairs.Offering a meaningful hands-on experience for volunteers on the day of the event. Applicant…

Massachusetts Lawmakers Seek to Mandate Masks, Quarantine for Out-of-State Visitors

Associated Press – Face masks and two-week quarantines for travelers entering Massachusetts from COVID-19 hot spots would be required under a bill filed at the Statehouse on Tuesday. The bill would also prioritize COVID-19 testing for vulnerable populations and mandate enforcement of workplace safety requirements designed to protect both workers and the public. Both the…

Massachusetts Unemployment System Faces Financial Squeeze

Boston Globe – It’s hard to find a silver lining when assessing the storm clouds looming over an already-battered Massachusetts job market. More than 527,000 people collected state jobless checks last week, the Baker administration said Thursday, nearly 10 times the number a year earlier. Add in 400,000-plus residents covered by the feds under a…

Administration Announces $20 Million to Support Vital Social Services, Small Businesses

The Baker Administration announced $19.6 million for municipalities to address emergency needs in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This funding will support 181 communities in their work to provide vital services to low-income residents and small businesses affected by the recent outbreak. Local governments and regional consortiums will fund social services, including homelessness prevention, food…

Pandemic Spending Bill Reaches Gov. Baker

State House News – The approximately $1.1 billion COVID-19 spending bill sent to Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday directs money toward a wide slate of programs and organizations, including the health-care system, homelessness prevention, child-care providers, elections, food banks and addiction treatment services. The bill (H 4808) includes hundreds of millions of dollars for some…
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