Week of April 10, 2011
Quote of the Week:
Christina Romer, the former chairwoman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers in an op-ed in The New York Times, on why more stimulus measures are needed to bring down the country's unemployment rate.
FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
"Without this funding, I wouldn't be a success story."
Stimulus Snapshots: Highlights from the past two years
A commemorative book celebrating two years of the stimulus program with a focus on 24 stimulus-funded projects from across the state. Many of the projects in the Boston area were photographed by students of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design which collaborated with MRRO, via the Center for Art and Community Partnerships at the college, to highlight the impact of stimulus awards on programs in their area. Read more file size 7MB.
Stimulus Stories: Staying warm, with help from stimulus
For many of the people living in affordable housing projects managed by the Brockton Housing Authority, winters were getting cold. Their furnaces and boilers were starting to show their age. A stimulus award of $397K has changed all that. The funds enabled the Housing Authority to replace 43 furnaces at its Washburn Heights Housing project and 15 boilers at the Golden Circle Housing project. Read more.
WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities for Individuals:
FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Production Clerk
Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts
FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Pathways Out of Poverty Program
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