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Renovations revived, thanks to Stimulus Posted on May 7

Renovations revived, thanks to Stimulus

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the most satisfying aspects of the Stimulus Program is investing to jumpstart much needed renovations that had been stopped due to the economic downturn. Many of these projects were scheduled to begin   …Continue Reading Renovations revived, thanks to Stimulus

Charlestown rink receives energy efficient improvements Posted on Apr 10

Charlestown rink receives energy efficient improvements

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As Director of the State’s Recovery Office, I have visited well over one hundred different ARRA-funded projects over the past three years ranging from multimillion dollar research ventures that push the boundaries of current   …Continue Reading Charlestown rink receives energy efficient improvements

A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help Posted on Feb 6

A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the hallmarks of the Recovery Act is its dual objectives within each of its programs: Creating jobs for today and developing industries for tomorrow. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in   …Continue Reading A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help

Educating the next generation in solar energy Posted on Sep 12

Educating the next generation in solar energy

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the things that I love about Recovery Act-funded projects is the innovative way in which they often tackle more than one issue. I’m thinking specifically of a few stimulus-funded solar photovoltaic projects   …Continue Reading Educating the next generation in solar energy

Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money Posted on Aug 11

Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio It’s not often that we get to celebrate a milestone that reflects achievement. But here in the Massachusetts Recovery & Reinvestment Office we are thrilled to celebrate an impressive one: the 10,000th traditional home   …Continue Reading Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money

Stimulus was here Posted on Jun 29

Stimulus was here

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I’ve been running the state’s stimulus program for nearly two and half years now but I am still awed by the breadth of programs in Massachusetts that have been impacted by the Recovery Act.   …Continue Reading Stimulus was here

Bay State Briefs: November 15-19 Posted on Nov 24

Bay State Briefs: November 15-19

Matt Bennett Production Manager and Photographer, Office of the Governor   Have you seen “Bay State Briefs” on YouTube? Each episode highlights recent accomplishments of the Patrick-Murray administration. The November 15-19 episode takes a look at Yawkey Commuter Rail Station, the Commonwealth’s first net-zero energy   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: November 15-19

Stimulus revs it up: Growing a business, fueling the economy Posted on Nov 18

Stimulus revs it up: Growing a business, fueling the economy

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As readers of this blog know, I have been trekking across the state this past year, to see firsthand the impact stimulus funds have had on people, organizations and towns across the state. Today   …Continue Reading Stimulus revs it up: Growing a business, fueling the economy

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