Surviving coronavirus as a small business: Antonina Colbert of Antonina Bodywork

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By Lina Cho (CLF), originally published in Cambridge Day on July 8, 2020 and updated on July 14. For Cambridge independent business owner Antonina Colbert, the coronavirus epidemic meant three months with no income. Colbert is the sole proprietor of Antonina Bodywork, an injury and sports massage therapy service. A licensed practitioner and a professional member . . . read more

A resource guide for Mass. businesses during coronavirus outbreak

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By Hilary Burns  – Associate Editor, Boston Business Journal Mar 19, 2020, 5:39am EDT Updated Jul 7, 2020, 4:11pm EDT. Read the full article here. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world swiftly and drastically. Businesses across the commonwealth are doing their best to keep employees and customers safe, but that comes at a price. Companies across industries are bracing . . . read more

PPP Loans: What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes

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By Ruth Simon and Peter RudegeairUpdated July 6, 2020 1012 am ET Small-business owners who haven’t yet applied for forgivable loans designed to ease the economic pain of the Covid-19 pandemic now have another chance. Congress passed legislation extending the deadline for submitting applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program, and President Trump signed the . . . read more

Green Cambridge, Cambridge Local First Announce Winners of Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge: Youth Art Depicts Fisher, Blue Jay, and Ducks

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CAMBRIDGE, MA (July 1,  2020) Green Cambridge and Cambridge Local First (CLF) have announced the winners of the Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge. Raúl The Third, a 2020 Pura Belpré Award recipient for ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to Market, judged the entries in Kindergarten through Grade 3. The judge for entries in Grade 5 and above . . . read more

Teddy Shoes fights to stay open in Cambridge after six decades

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Article by Amy Saltzman, Wicked Local, published on June 29th. You can see the original article here. It’s an all-too-familiar story these days. But for Steven Adelson, owner of Teddy Shoes in Central Square, the possible loss of his 62-year-old business due to the COVID-19 shutdown hits particularly close to home. Adelson started working for . . . read more

Nicola Williams and Cambridge Local First Talk Black Lives & Small Business

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By Scout Somerville, posted June 4. Read the original article here. Join Nicola Williams of the Williams Agency and Cambridge Local First on Thursday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. for a Community Conversation about “how the small business community can both listen and lead” in the movement for black lives.  Williams, a former City Council candidate and . . . read more

Cambridge announces street changes for outdoor dining

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Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020 on Wicked Local. You can check out the article on Wicked Local here. The city of Cambridge has worked closely with Cambridge Local First, the Central Square Business Improvement District, East Cambridge Business Association, Harvard Square Business Association and restaurants across the city to identify opportunities for the city to . . . read more

Cafe Pamplona, Dickson Bros. hardware top list of businesses closing, some iconic to Cambridge

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By Marc Levy on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 on Cambridge Day. You can check out the article on Cambridge Day here. Cafe Pamplona is closing in Harvard Square after 61 years in business. (Photo: Cafe Pamplona via Facebook) The list of businesses closing permanently is a quietly devastating one that includes some of the longest-lasting . . . read more

ImprovBoston comedy club suspends work, hoping for winter classes, full 2021 reopening

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By Marc Levy on Monday, June 22, 2020 on Cambridge Day. You can check out the article on Cambridge Day here. The ImprovBoston comedy club is suspending operations, with all full-time staff members starting a voluntary furlough Friday in hopes of a full restart in January, administrators of the nonprofit theater said Monday. “The decision . . . read more