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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

Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast Posted on Jan 17

Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I recently attended the opening of a new interchange on Route 24 in Fall River. Exit 8B, as it will be called, was funded by the Recovery Act and it struck me, as I   …Continue Reading Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast

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

How stimulus gets the job done Posted on Jun 2

How stimulus gets the job done

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio This week was an exciting one for the great city of Quincy. Governor Patrick signed into law an act that will move forward the huge redevelopment of the city’s downtown. The project is big   …Continue Reading How stimulus gets the job done

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