Week of May 1, 2011
Quote of the Week:
Paul Berthiaume, spokesman for medical software developer Meditech, on the impact of stimulus' investment in helping hospitals and medical clinics automate their records, which has enabled the company to expand, hiring nearly 620 people and opening a second site in Fall River.
FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
"These kids were completely neglected until stimulus funded this program."
YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES
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Dedication of stimulus-funded wind turbine at MA National Cemetery
The Department of Veterans Affairs dedicated a new 50-kilowatt wind turbine at Massachusetts National Cemetery. The 120-foot tall structure is projected to produce up to 95 percent of the cemetery's annual electricity usage. The wind turbine project was funded through a $553K Recovery Act grant and is part of an overall VA energy conservation initiative. Read more.
Stimulus Stories: Helping crime victims when they need it most
The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) was created to advocate for and help victims of crime. A stimulus award of $930K is helping this office do that more effectively by enabling MOVA to maintain or develop six programs across the state to provide free support, resources and advocacy for crime victims. Read more.