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    1. $3.56M In Infrastructure Grants Awarded

      Four Massachusetts cities are receiving $3.56 million in grants for infrastructure projects. Governor Deval Patrick announced yesterday that Lawrence, Fitchburg, Hopkinton, and Lowell will receive the community development grants as part of a 2008 housing bond bill. The administration estimates that the projects will create 490 jobs and 160 affordable-housing units. In Lawrence, $1 million will ...
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    2. Students in Springfield College's AmeriCorps program pleased by community service bill signed by President Obama

      Students in Springfield College's AmeriCorps program pleased by community service bill signed by President Obama
      Lemanis isn't a football groupie, she is an AmeriCorps volunteer assigned to mentor the Putnam team for 900 hours this year. In return she is receiving a $640 monthly stipend and will receive a $2,362 voucher she can use to pay student loans or for other education expenses.
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    3. Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in March - The Republican

      Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in March - The Republican
      Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in MarchThe Republican - MassLive.com, MAIt was 2.7 percent a year ago, said Rena Kottcamp, research director for the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. (Click on image to enlarge.)This above chart shows the unemployment rate for this March and February in comparison with ...
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    4. Federal stimulus funds reduce threats of layoffs, student fee ... - The Republican

      Federal stimulus funds reduce threats of layoffs, student fee ...The Republican - MassLive.com, MAby The Republican Newsroom By DIANE LEDERMAN AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts is looking at cuts of $10 million, not the $46 million as previously feared. That means most, if not all lecturers who had been notified they might lose their jobs, ...
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    5. MassDevelopment.com: Press Room: MassDevelopment Names New Brownfields Priority Project Communities: Boston, Chelmsford, New Bedford, Springfield Eligible for $2 Million Each to Remediate, Market Key Sites

      MassDevelopment today announced that four municipally-owned properties have been selected for low-cost loans of up to $2 million under the agency's Brownfields Priority Project Program (P-cubed). The sites are located in Boston, Chelmsford, New Bedford and Springfield.
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