Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of August 29, 2010


Quote of the Week:

"Our school districts are facing increasing expectations at a time when our resources are most challenged. We view regionalization as a real opportunity to help districts achieve efficiency in the way they spend their money and share expertise on what's working in classrooms."

Governor Deval Patrick, on the stimulus-funded regionalization planning and implementation grants that will be distributed to eight school districts in the state.


photo: Cindy Jones FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"I knew that I had a disability but it wasn't enough for me to roll over. I knew I still had the abilities to do something."

Cindy Jones, on struggling to get a job after being diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease. Jones participated in Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission's stimulus-funded On-the-Job Training program and is now employed.


YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: PACE: Greater New Bedford's Response to Poverty Read more.


New England Produce Market to go green with stimulus award

photo: NE Produce Market
A nearly $2 million Recovery Act award will help the New England Produce Market to dramatically reduce diesel emissions, improving air quality in a busy urban shipping center, protecting health for thousands of Boston-area residents. The award will provide electrical re-powering units for stationary cold storage trailers at the Market in Chelsea. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: Disabled but not dismissed: MRC, thanks to stimulus, helps its clients get jobs

photo: MRC Roundtable
Getting a job can be difficult but getting a job while living with a disability is even more of a struggle. The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission is determined to make it less so - and thanks to the Recovery Act, it is able to do just that. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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Opportunities for Individuals:

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Housing & Stabilization Specialist - Victory Programs

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