Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of December 5, 2010

Quote of the Week:

"It's the little bit of help that might make all the difference."

Brian Sullivan, head of corporate communications at HUD, on the $1.5 billion stimulus-funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program that has prevented or ended homelessness for 750,000 people since it was implemented in 2009.


photo: Chris McGown FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"Rather than the bridge being closed down, stimulus got the construction going much quicker."

Chris McGown, Clinton's Director of Public Works, on the stimulus-funded Water Street bridge replacement project. The bridge is a main thoroughfare for the town but dangerous structural problems necessitated an immediate replacement.


YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Stimulus revs it up: Growing a business, fueling the economy Read more.


Stimulus funded repairs to Lawrence bridge completed

photo: Lawrence Bridge
The Hampshire Street bridge over the Spicket River in Lawrence reopened after $2.1 million in repairs were made to the structure using stimulus money. According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the repairs were completed under budget and approximately 10 months ahead of schedule. Read more and don't miss MassRRO's coverage of the project.



Stimulus Stories: Helping the Milford Police keep the peace

photo: Milford Police Department
Where public safety is concerned, communication is of paramount importance. The Milford police department struggled for years with an antiquated communications system that left many of its officers often out of range, that could take over a month to get information on a suspect and that left emergency dispatchers frustrated. That is, until stimulus helped the force implement a new system that is keeping everyone safer. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: ABCD Weatherization Contractors

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