Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of November 28, 2010

Quote of the Week:

"These Recovery Act projects are bringing together experts from our National Laboratories and the private sector to help businesses and organizations reduce the energy they use in their facilities, saving them money on their energy bills and making them more competitive economically."

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, on the $21 million being provided to 24 projects to reduce the energy used in their commercial buildings. The initiative, funded through the Recovery Act, involves two Massachusetts locations -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and Shy Brothers Farm in Westport.

photo: Katherine Crocker FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"Everyone is getting educated in this process, including the public, who is learning what we are capable of doing."

Katherine Crocker, on the stimulus-funded vocational program she is participating in that is training her and other visually impaired students in radio studio and production skills.


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

Stimulus Stories: Providing a voice, and a skill, to the visually impaired

photo: Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
The Talking Information Center Network, a statewide radio reading service, works with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) to broadcast 24 hours a day to over 20,000 listeners. Now it is becoming even more of a resource for those in this community. MCB is using its stimulus award to launch, in collaboration with TIC, a vocational program in which visually impaired students receive hands-on training in radio studios. Read more.

Stimulus in Action: Stopping wildfires -- before they start

photo: Correllus State Forest
Preventing a wildfire from burning out of control is actually possible - prior to the fire. That is why the Southeast Mass Hazardous Fuels Mitigation and Ecosystem Restoration project that was developed with a $1.97 million stimulus grant is so vital. In addition to controlled fires, the program involves the development of fire protection and prevention programs and wildlife fire training programs. Read more.


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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Acton Housing Authority - Building Project


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