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More on the April Job Numbers Posted on May 25

More on the April Job Numbers

Governor Patrick visits the Cedar Street Bridge Project in Wellesley. (Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office)       Last week we received excellent news about the state of the Massachusetts economy and our continued growth. During the month of April, Massachusetts gained 19,500 new jobs. Our state’s unemployment rate fell   …Continue Reading More on the April Job Numbers

Providing access and opportunity, with help from stimulus Posted on Mar 22

Providing access and opportunity, with help from stimulus

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio There were two developments in Massachusetts recently that readers might have overlooked but both of these projects will have enormous impact on a significant number of people in the state. The first is that   …Continue Reading Providing access and opportunity, with help from stimulus

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings Posted on Mar 17

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings

Governor Patrick in Lowell in February.  There is some very good job growth news in the employment figures released today by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. In February, Massachusetts gained 15,400 new sector jobs and the unemployment rate sank to 8.2%. That’s   …Continue Reading More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings

Bay State Briefs: Health Care on the Road, Teen Equality and White Ribbon Day Posted on Mar 4

Bay State Briefs: Health Care on the Road, Teen Equality and White Ribbon Day

Time for your Bay State in Brief for the week! Watch our weekly episode below to learn more about the Governor’s health care proposal and his events this past week. The Governor spent the first part of the week in Washington, DC, attending the annual   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Health Care on the Road, Teen Equality and White Ribbon Day

Innovation in Education: Gateway Cities, 2010 in Review Posted on Feb 9

Education remains a top priority for the Patrick-Murray administration. It has to be. As the Governor says, it’s our “global calling card” – people around the world know Massachusetts for its strong education and smart students. And the good news keeps coming in – today   …Continue Reading Innovation in Education: Gateway Cities, 2010 in Review

Bay State Briefs: Visiting Ashland, Brockton & West Bridgewater, Year Up & Remembering the Haiti Earthquake Posted on Feb 4

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-Up, a new feature from the Office of Governor Deval Patrick. Each week, we’ll take a few minutes to debrief you on what Governor Patrick has done this week. We’ll kick off each wrap-up with another episode of our Golden Globe   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Visiting Ashland, Brockton & West Bridgewater, Year Up & Remembering the Haiti Earthquake

Reflections: A Year of Stimulus Posted on Dec 30

Reflections: A Year of Stimulus

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio The end of one year and the start of a new one are inevitably accompanied by reflection and resolution. For those of us involved in the stimulus program, we feel lucky to have seen some   …Continue Reading Reflections: A Year of Stimulus

A Haven For Kids Thrives in Brockton Posted on Aug 10

A Haven For Kids Thrives in Brockton

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Entering the world of the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton is stepping into a whirlwind of activity. There are kids everywhere – on the basketball courts, in the teen lounge, in the game   …Continue Reading A Haven For Kids Thrives in Brockton

Providing A Head Start on Life Posted on Jul 29

Providing A Head Start on Life

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio There are a few things I feel passionate about and one of those is early education. I have often said that there is no bigger value than the investment made on early education and   …Continue Reading Providing A Head Start on Life

A Graduation Filled With Help, Hope and Second Chances Posted on May 10

A Graduation Filled With Help, Hope and Second Chances

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I had the privilege recently of attending a graduation at Action for Boston Community Development, an anti-poverty agency. The 14 graduates had completed a training course in Elder Care, one of four certification programs   …Continue Reading A Graduation Filled With Help, Hope and Second Chances