Boston Business Journal
This week, Gov. Charlie Baker took action to ease the strict shutdown measures Massachusetts businesses have been living with for weeks when he agreed to allow non-essential businesses to bring in a few employees to their stores and warehouses to fill online and phone orders.
That he did so ahead of his previously mentioned May 18 reopening date was a timely step in the right direction. Retailers who have been urging Baker for the past couple weeks for the change — relatively minor in terms of the number of workers it affects statewide — appreciate the compromise in time for Mother's Day, one of the biggest days of the year for online ordering and Main Street businesses. . . . more