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Encouraging citizen participation in government and public policy with occasional posts from the Governor of Massachusetts

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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 New Era in Energy Begins in Charlestown Posted on Jun 10

A New Era in Energy Begins in Charlestown

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I recently had the opportunity to see what will eventually be the largest wind blade testing facility in the world – and I didn’t have to leave Massachusetts to do it. The Wind Technology   …Continue Reading A New Era in Energy Begins in Charlestown

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

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

The Fight to End Homelessness Goes to Worcester Posted on Nov 18

The Fight to End Homelessness Goes to Worcester

    Posted by: Liz Curtis, Executive Director, Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness On Monday, November 16th, a group of homeless service providers, advocates and state agency representatives from across the state came together for a Peer Learning Session in Worcester. The session   …Continue Reading The Fight to End Homelessness Goes to Worcester

Talking with teens in Springfield Posted on Oct 29

Talking with teens in Springfield

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Wednesday afternoon, we met with thirty Springfield Coalition Youth Ambassadors from different neighborhoods in Springfield as a part of the fall listening tour. They told us what they liked about living in Springfield and Massachusetts in   …Continue Reading Talking with teens in Springfield

Keeping Young Adults in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 10

Keeping Young Adults in Massachusetts

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Wednesday night the Governor’s Office of Civic Engagement hosted a great discussion about the state of the Commonwealth, from the perspective of young adults. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki made a pitch for   …Continue Reading Keeping Young Adults in Massachusetts