Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of January 23, 2011

Quote of the Week:

"Finally the forgotten people out here are going to get transportation-especially with the gas prices being what they are."

Donna Brooks, owner of The Boss Realty Group & Brooks Auctions in Leominster, on the stimulus-funded $55.5 million Wachusett Station project, which would extend the commuter rail line beyond its current terminus in downtown Fitchburg.


photo: Chief Peter Roddy FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"Stimulus bailed us out."

Leominster Police Chief Peter Roddy, on the stimulus-funded Justice Assistance Grants his department received which enabled them to realize new community policing initiatives, buy new equipment and implement crime mapping software, among other things.



YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Stimulus in action: Creating jobs, building homes Read more.


Stimulus grant aimed at increasing energy efficiency in Merrimack Valley

photo: Solar Project
A $500K stimulus grant awarded to the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and Nexamp, a North Andover clean energy company, will be used to conduct energy audits on local businesses. The audits are intended to show businesses how they can save money on heating and electric bills by doing anything from changing light bulbs to installing new and improved heating/air conditioning systems. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: Stimulus in action: Lancaster goes green

photo: Lancaster Energy Upgrades
The town of Lancaster is going green and it is a stimulus grant that started it all. Lancaster received a stimulus-funded Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant of $80K which was used for the installation of energy efficient heating systems and upgrades in town buildings and motivated the town to pursue a green community designation. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Specialized Intervention Services for Victims of Violent Crime within a Healthcare Setting

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