Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of November 7, 2010

Quote of the Week:

"The positive impacts of the Recovery Act and Weatherization Assistance Program cannot be understated - heating up our Massachusetts economy while cooling down electricity bills."

Congressman Ed Markey on the more than 6,900 homes that have been weatherized in Massachusetts with funding from the Recovery Act.


photo: Natalie LaCroix-White FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"The kids are now in an environment with a teacher who is accustomed to meeting their needs."

Natalie LaCroix-White, a Consulting Teacher of Literacy in the Plymouth School System, on the impact of the stimulus-funded literacy program that the system has implemented in its lower grades.






YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

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Massachusetts to receive additional $61 million in Recovery Act weatherization funds

photo: Weatherization
Massachusetts has reached a significant milestone under the Recovery Act by completing weatherization work for more than 30 percent of the homes the state had planned to weatherize. Due to this progress, the state will now have access to an additional $61 million in Recovery Act weatherization funding to continue providing energy efficiency services to Massachusetts' low-income families. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: Swansea gets clean water, Palmer River -- and stimulus -- help

photo: Swansea Water Plant
A desalination plant project in Swansea is the first public system like it in the state. And it is being built with help from stimulus. The significance of the desalinization plant is vital to this town which has experienced chronic water shortages with demand often outstripping supply, especially during the summer. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Regional Literacy Lead - Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Supporting the Conditions for School Effectiveness - Program Coordinators

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