Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of October 2, 2011

Quote of the Week:

"Our urban forests are public treasures and by investing in these forestry programs across Massachusetts we insure these natural resources are maintained and enhanced for years to come."

Energy and the Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr., on the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Urban and Community Forestry Program awarding stimulus-funded grants to five municipalities and nonprofit groups to support tree and forestry projects at the local level.


photo: Paul RavertaFACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"I come here and have responsibility as a staff person but also the people here are my friends."

Chris Furey, on the impact of the Drop-in Center at Ad-Lib Center for Independent Living on his life. The Drop-in Center, which provides support and resources for people with disabilities, was maintained thanks to a stimulus grant. 



YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don’t Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Educating the next generation in solar energy Read more.


MBTA, Chrysler partner to test Hybrid Electric Vehicles in ARRA-funded project

photo: UTEC Topping Off MBTA is participating in a three year Recovery Act funded demonstration project to test 10 Ram plug–in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. In collaboration with Chrysler Group, and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the MBTA will test these vehicles system-wide in maintenance fleets and report regularly to Chrysler on the driving and charging experiences. Read more.


Providing a community of support -- and the ability to live at home

photo: AdLib The Ad-Lib Center for Independent Living provides support, guidance and resources to people with disabilities in Berkshire County. The Center's goal of helping its clients live independently gets a tremendous boost from its Drop-in Center, which provides greater access to support services and ameliorates social isolation. A stimulus grant has ensured that this vital program can continue to play a key role in its clients' lives. Read more.
 

WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Verticle Construction Supervisor

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Repair/Rehabilitation of Systemwide Transit Tunnels

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