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Fighting the Good Fight in Lynn Posted on Jul 16

Fighting the Good Fight in Lynn

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the great things about the stimulus program is the sheer breadth of it. In my effort to get behind the numbers and see first hand the impact of stimulus on the citizens   …Continue Reading Fighting the Good Fight in Lynn

Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus Posted on Jun 23

Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was just in Plymouth at the South Shore Community Action Council and my head is still trying to process the myriad of ways that the people who run this anti-poverty agency have used   …Continue Reading Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power 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

Generating Energy From Waste: Fairhaven Discovers the Power of Sludge Posted on May 27

Generating Energy From Waste: Fairhaven Discovers the Power of Sludge

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was recently in Fairhaven to check out the Green Energy Projects there that received approximately $7.9 million in stimulus funding. What I found was the Recovery Act at its very best: the projects   …Continue Reading Generating Energy From Waste: Fairhaven Discovers the Power of Sludge

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

Delivering Food, Friendship and Care Posted on Apr 23

Delivering Food, Friendship and Care

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio For my next visit on my stimulus tour of the state I went to Berkshire County. I really lucked out and after all of the rain we have had I got 2 beautiful days.   …Continue Reading Delivering Food, Friendship and Care

An Alternative Route to a High School Degree Posted on Apr 8

An Alternative Route to a High School Degree

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio The next stop on my stimulus tour was the Prospect Program Alternative Middle High School in Gardner. I was immediately taken by the charm of this old school building — with its high ceilings,   …Continue Reading An Alternative Route to a High School Degree

A Café, a Bookstore and a Path for a Life Posted on Mar 18

A Café, a Bookstore and a Path for a Life

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As part of my ongoing effort to see how stimulus funds are impacting people across the state, I landed in the most unlikely of places: a bookstore. But this was no ordinary bookstore that   …Continue Reading A Café, a Bookstore and a Path for a Life

Opening Closed Doors Posted on Mar 3

Opening Closed Doors

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio   The stimulus anniversary is over and the work continues. Seeing how stimulus awards have impacted all kinds of people across the state continues to be an intensely gratifying experience. Most recently, I got   …Continue Reading Opening Closed Doors

A Stimulus Celebration: The Faces Behind the Numbers Posted on Feb 19

A Stimulus Celebration: The Faces Behind the Numbers

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio We’ve been celebrating Stimulus’ first year anniversary with a series of events in different parts of the state.   The focus of the celebration was on how Stimulus has impacted and changed lives.  I   …Continue Reading A Stimulus Celebration: The Faces Behind the Numbers