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Even with Structured Reopening, Local Businesses Struggle to Return to Normal

Even with Structured Reopening, Local Businesses Struggle to Return to Normal

June 18, 2020

On May 18th, Charlie Baker announced a new phased reopening plan in Massachusetts. Each phase will allow different types of businesses to reopen and give more freedom to store owners and customers. Due to the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, local businesses have taken a destructive hit. Some stores and restaurants have filed for bankruptcy, while others were able to make money virtually, allowing them to stay open. As the long-lasting economic effects of the pandemic are still unclear, many local businesses in Cambridge remain uncertain of their future. Even though the phased reopening plan allows many businesses to partially reopen their services, the level of operation previous to COVID-19 is impossible. Compounding to the past couple of months where every non-essential business has been shut, a partial reopening does not put businesses on the economic track they need to be on. For example, Jeffrey Mayersohn, co-owner of the Harvard Book Store, told the Register Forum over email, “The reality is that, until we can again host many customers in the store, at author readings, and at our warehouse, we will face continued challenges.” Until business can return completely back to normal, there is no telling how the economic fallout will affect companies.

CRLS Students Speak Out About Protests in Boston

CRLS Students Speak Out About Protests in Boston

June 17, 2020

On Sunday, May 31st, many students from CRLS attended a protest in Boston in response to the killing of George Floyd. For most of the protest, things wer...

Virtual Women in Politics Forum Brings Cambridge Leaders Together in Conversation

Virtual Women in Politics Forum Brings Cambridge Leaders Together in Conversation

June 17, 2020

Following weeks of planning, the Women in Politics virtual forum took place over Zoom on Wednesday, June 10th. Hosted by the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard Univ...

CRLS Students React to a Summer Impacted by COVID-19

CRLS Students React to a Summer Impacted by COVID-19

June 17, 2020

When the world shut down in the middle of March, many students at CRLS thought that they would be back on campus before the end of the school year. Few...

Celebrity Responses to Black Lives Matter Protests

Celebrity Responses to Black Lives Matter Protests

June 16, 2020

In the past few weeks, incidents of police brutality and violence against black individuals have been gaining more attention. While there has always been rac...

Racially-Charged Killing of Ahmaud Arbery Shakes Nation

Racially-Charged Killing of Ahmaud Arbery Shakes Nation

June 16, 2020

A shaky video shows Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, jogging down a road in the suburban neighborhood of Satilla Shores in Glynn County, Georgia...

Armando's Pizza has been serving Cambridge pizza for a long time—the pandemic hasn't stopped that.

Armando’s Pizza: More Than Pizza In a Time of Uncertainty

June 16, 2020

Just by stepping into Armando's Pizza it becomes instantaneously apparent that business has not lulled for owner and Armando’s grandson, Michael Bonavita,...

The Challenges of COVID-19 For Colleges and Their Students

The Challenges of COVID-19 For Colleges and Their Students

June 16, 2020

As the 2019-2020 school year ends virtually, colleges across the nation are grappling with how to proceed with the fall semester. Returning students ar...

As cases rise in Cambridge, so does the need for masks.

CRLS Student-Made Organization Distributes Masks Across Cambridge

June 16, 2020

As CDC recommendations to wear masks in public locations and new state-issued regulations came into place, western countries quickly followed suit in making...

How Quarantine as Affected the Social Lives of CRLS Students

How Quarantine as Affected the Social Lives of CRLS Students

June 16, 2020

How has social distancing already affected us? What will our social lives be like when the lockdown is over? The return to reality and “normal” dai...

The World Jazz Ensemble performing on Zoom

CRLS Seniors Say Goodbye at Virtual Graduation 2020

June 16, 2020

Not many could have predicted the circumstances under which the Class of 2020 would say goodbye to their time at CRLS. Graduating seniors across the...

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