Week of October 23, 2011
Quote of the Week:
“The improvements we’re making on this line will help expand economic opportunity to a historically underserved geographic area. We are not investing in transportation for transportation’s sake, but this is about jobs and economic development.”
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard Davey, on the Fitchburg commuter rail line upgrades, which is being partly funded by the Recovery Act.
FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
“The stimulus program has been helpful to Boston CIL and to people with disabilities.”
YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES
Don’t Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Educating the next generation in solar energy Read more.
Groundbreaking of stimulus-funded Codman Square Community Health Center and Codman Academy expansion
Governor Deval Patrick joined health care professionals and community leaders at the Codman Square Community Health Center in Dorchester to break ground on the expansion of the health center and its partner charter school, Codman Academy. The Center was awarded nearly $8 million in Recovery Act funding, which will create more than 80 construction jobs and close to 30 additional full time health center positions. Read more.
Stimulus Stories: Improving medical education, resident training and -- most importantly -- patient care
A stimulus award was used to purchase equipment to support training by Berkshire Area Health Education Center at Berkshire Medical Center, improving its medical education as well as patient care. The funds enabled BMC to upgrade its audio-visual components, projectors and sound systems and implement remote applications. It also provided BMC with digital radiography equipment for its dental center. Read more.
WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities for Individuals:
FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Director of Institutional Research - Holyoke Community College
Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts
FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Lighting Upgrades at State House
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