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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

Stimulus in action: Creating jobs, building homes Posted on Jan 21

Stimulus in action: Creating jobs, building homes

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Buried in The Boston Globe last week was a story that highlights everything that is right with the stimulus program. Titled, A Rental Revival , the article discusses the affordable housing “boom” that has struck   …Continue Reading Stimulus in action: Creating jobs, building homes

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

Helping the most vulnerable heal Posted on Dec 16

Helping the most vulnerable heal

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Until I paid a visit to Milford recently, I did not realize that this town had a sizeable immigrant population. I also had no idea that the segments of this population that were experiencing   …Continue Reading Helping the most vulnerable heal

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

Providing researchers with the tools to solve the problems of tomorrow Posted on Nov 5

Providing researchers with the tools to solve the problems of tomorrow

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Over the past year, I’ve visited an awe-inspiring range of projects and programs that have received stimulus awards and heard about the direct impact these awards will have on the people of the Commonwealth.   …Continue Reading Providing researchers with the tools to solve the problems of tomorrow

Lakeville, MA: A town tells its stimulus story Posted on Oct 22

Lakeville, MA: A town tells its stimulus story

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio If anyone doubts the breathtaking range of projects being funded by stimulus, they should have come with me on my recent visit to Lakeville. This picturesque, once rural South Coast town is struggling, like   …Continue Reading Lakeville, MA: A town tells its stimulus story

PACE: Greater New Bedford’s Response to Poverty Posted on Aug 23

PACE: Greater New Bedford’s Response to Poverty

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio From the moment I walked into People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE), an anti poverty agency in New Bedford, I could tell that there was something special about the place. Maybe it was how   …Continue Reading PACE: Greater New Bedford’s Response to Poverty

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