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Gov. Patrick Seeks Federal Relief for Businesses in Blast Zone

The Boston Fire Department released this image of a deserted Boylston Street at noon on Tuesday.

Gov. Deval Patrick appealed to a federal administration today to get relief for the business impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings.

Patrick sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration requesting that the administration issue an Economic Injury Declaration for Suffolk County so that long term/low interest SBA loans may be available to the affected businesses and private non-profit organizations, according to a press statement from the governor’s office Friday.

Numerous businesses on Boylston and its cross streets were forced to stay closed from April 15 to April 24 or 25 because a 12-block area surrounding the bombing site was considered a crime scene by the FBI.

In order to receive this federal assistance, the Commonwealth must show that businesses were negatively impacted and suffered substantial economic injury, according to Patrick’s statement.

“Requesting this federal aid will help Boston and the Commonwealth recover faster from the tragic events that unfolded at the Marathon,” Patrick said in the statement. “I urge the Small Business Administration to approve our request quickly to help the small businesses that keep our Commonwealth strong rebuild.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 27, 2013 at 3:36 am

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