Author: Times Staff

DUA Disburses Final Lost Wages Assistance Benefits

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has disbursed the sixth and final Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) $300 supplemental benefit to unemployment claimants in the Commonwealth. The application for these federal supplemental unemployment benefits was submitted by the Massachusetts Emergency Management…

MassDOT Advisory: Statewide Exit Renumbering Project

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing an upcoming virtual Public Information Meeting for MassDOT’s Statewide Exit Renumbering Project on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This project is converting all existing exit numbers on freeways to a milepost-based…

Apocalypse — Now

The photos of the wildfires in our western states that have incinerated entire communities and that have turned daytime skies to night by their heavy smoke have illustrated the dramatic effects of climate change upon the daily lives of millions…

Donald Trump Is No Winston Churchill

Rage, the new book by veteran journalist Bob Woodward about the presidency of Donald Trump, has revealed unequivocally that Trump deliberately has downplayed the lethality of the Covid-19 pandemic from the very beginning of the virus’s detection in the United…

Obituaries 09-16-2020

Maria Chilante Former East Boston Resident Maria (Rancitelli) Chilante, formerly of East Boston, died on Sept. 8. Maria came to the United States in 1966 with her young children to join her husband. She worked for several years at Converse…

Passim Opens up Applications for Grants

Passim, the legendary music listening room in Cambridge, is opening up the application process for the annual Iguana Music Fund. The Iguana Music Fund awards grants annually to musicians for career building projects and for projects that provide community service…