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Fallon Rice – Governor’s Youth Council Posted on Aug 21

Written by: Fallon Rice of the Governor’s Youth Council   My name is Fallon Rice and I have been on the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council since November of 2011. I have always been involved in my community, and through that have made connections with many   …Continue Reading Fallon Rice – Governor’s Youth Council

Kit Freddura – Governor’s Youth Council Posted on Aug 21

Written by: Kit Freddura of the Governor’s Youth Council   The Governor’s Statewide Youth Council popped into my life very unexpectedly. One day my guidance counselor pulled me aside after class and handed me a packet about the Council. I had never heard of it before   …Continue Reading Kit Freddura – Governor’s Youth Council

Welcome to a New School Year Posted on Sep 4

Welcome to a New School Year

Governor Deval Patrick  Visit Official Website As schools across the Commonwealth open their doors this week, I’d like to welcome students, teachers and staff to the start of a new school year.  New beginnings are often both exciting and challenging, and this one will be   …Continue Reading Welcome to a New School Year

Join Governor Patrick & Lt. Governor Murray at Inauguration Activities Posted on Jan 5

This year, Inauguration Day is Thursday, January 6th. Inauguration day marks the beginning of the second term of the Patrick-Murray Administration. On this important day, The Governor and Lt. Governor want to engage residents from across the Commonwealth, and encourage everyone to work towards the   …Continue Reading Join Governor Patrick & Lt. Governor Murray at Inauguration Activities

Providing researchers with the tools to solve the problems of tomorrow Posted on Nov 5

Providing researchers with the tools to solve the problems of tomorrow

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Over the past year, I’ve visited an awe-inspiring range of projects and programs that have received stimulus awards and heard about the direct impact these awards will have on the people of the Commonwealth.   …Continue Reading Providing researchers with the tools to solve the problems of tomorrow

Growing life sciences in the Commonwealth Posted on Oct 15

Since the very beginning of the Patrick-Murray Administration, growing and supporting the life sciences in the Commonwealth has been one of our top priorities. From the creation of the Life Sciences Center to recent expansions by Shire, Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Organogenesis, Massachusetts remains a leader   …Continue Reading Growing life sciences in the Commonwealth

Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus Posted on Jun 23

Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was just in Plymouth at the South Shore Community Action Council and my head is still trying to process the myriad of ways that the people who run this anti-poverty agency have used   …Continue Reading Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus

Generating Energy From Waste: Fairhaven Discovers the Power of Sludge Posted on May 27

Generating Energy From Waste: Fairhaven Discovers the Power of Sludge

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was recently in Fairhaven to check out the Green Energy Projects there that received approximately $7.9 million in stimulus funding. What I found was the Recovery Act at its very best: the projects   …Continue Reading Generating Energy From Waste: Fairhaven Discovers the Power of Sludge

Helping Homeless Women Veterans Posted on May 6

Helping Homeless Women Veterans

Mary Kate Feeney Constituent Services Aide, Office of the Governor   Recently, Governor Patrick has held town meetings around the Commonwealth.  While the Governor attempts to answer every question, time constraints do get in the way. For the next several posts I’ll be answering some   …Continue Reading Helping Homeless Women Veterans

Opening Closed Doors Posted on Mar 3

Opening Closed Doors

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio   The stimulus anniversary is over and the work continues. Seeing how stimulus awards have impacted all kinds of people across the state continues to be an intensely gratifying experience. Most recently, I got   …Continue Reading Opening Closed Doors