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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

From Great Barrington to the White House: A Champion of Change Posted on Jul 19

From Great Barrington to the White House: A Champion of Change

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As Director of the state’s stimulus program, I have spent the past two years overseeing the program and, of course, touting Massachusetts’ success stories. It’s nice to see that the White House agrees with   …Continue Reading From Great Barrington to the White House: A Champion of Change

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: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex Posted on Jun 28

Welcome to another episode of Bay State Briefs This week, the Governor discusses youth violence prevention initiatives in Roxbury, meets his summer interns, honors 100 outstanding college bound high schoolers, discusses storm recovery and rebuilding in Western Massachusetts and celebrates the groundbreaking of the new   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex

The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on Posted on May 10

The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was just reading this article in The Herald News about Meditech a medical software company based in Westwood, that is expanding like crazy. Meditech spokesman Paul Berthiaume boasts in the article that the   …Continue Reading The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on

Preventing homelessness before it starts Posted on Apr 22

Preventing homelessness before it starts

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was recently reading this article about the state of the homeless population in Worcester County and I was gratified – but not surprised – by what writer Lee Hammel notes: “Initiatives like the   …Continue Reading Preventing homelessness before it starts

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

Investing in clean energy: The cost-effective choice for a better future Posted on Mar 8

Investing in clean energy: The cost-effective choice for a better future

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio The value of clean energy is probably incalculable when taking into account not only pure cost savings but also the impact on our environment, our health and our planet. But of course, researching these   …Continue Reading Investing in clean energy: The cost-effective choice for a better future

Stimulus turns two: Why it matters Posted on Feb 17

Stimulus turns two: Why it matters

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio The second anniversary of stimulus means many different things to many different people. From Republicans to Democrats to the media to the pundits, everyone seems to have an opinion on what exactly this watershed   …Continue Reading Stimulus turns two: Why it matters