US Army Corps of Engineers
New England District

News Stories

  • July

    District holds Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage celebration

    The New England District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office hosted its annual Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month event, May 28 in the Concord Park Theater.  The Army theme for the 2015 observance was, “Many Cultures, One Voice:  Promote Equality and Inclusion.” This year’s keynote speaker was Mayor Lisa Wong of Fitchburg,
  • May

    New England District, contractor complete work on Bearskin Neck Stone Jetty

    Repair work to the Bearskin Neck Stone Jetty in Rockport, Massachusetts is complete.  “Despite being hit with a harsh winter that included Winter Storm Juno, field work was completed on the Bearskin Neck Jetty repairs, Rockport, Mass., two days before Memorial Day Weekend,” said Project Manager Stephen Dunbar.The work on the $3.3M project consisted
  • April

    May 2015 Employee Spotlight: Grace Bowles, Engineering/Planning Division

    Catherine (Grace) Bowles is a biologist working in the Environmental Resources Section (ERS), Evaluation Branch, Engineering/Planning Division.  She is a graduate from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia and has been with the District for the past four and a half years. Her duties include writing environmental assessments for
  • New England District takes their daughters and sons to work

    Future engineers, scientists and park rangers filled the conference rooms at the New England District’s Concord Park Office, April 24, 2015 during the Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.Sponsored by the Federal Women’s Program and the Equal Employment Opportunity Office, the District’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event is
  • Long Island Bridge demolition expedited under Regulatory permit

    The closed Long Island Bridge located in Boston Harbor in Quincy and Boston, Massachusetts is no more.  After intense coordination and cooperation from other state and federal agencies, the New England District’s Regulatory Division expedited a permit that allowed the city of Boston to temporarily drop bridge spans into Boston Harbor as part of a
  • March

    Scout projects at West Hill Dam bring big benefits to all

    When New England District Park Rangers hold special programs or clean up events, there is almost always a boy or girl in a scout uniform present and ready to work. Although there is no formal partnership between the organizations, the relationship between the New England District and the Boy and Girl Scout organizations is a strong one, and almost
  • President’s FY16 budget would keep Corps of Engineers in New England operating at normal levels

    With the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016 for Corps of Engineers Civil Works, the Corps’ New England District looks forward to continued normal operations and funding in fiscal year 2016.In Connecticut, the budget proposes continuing funding the operations and maintenance of the eight Corps-managed flood risk management
  • February

    Civil War fort now safer to visit

    Visiting a piece of New Bedford, Massachusetts history just got a lot safer, due to efforts made by the New England District and its contractor.The District and its contractor, Tantara Associates Corporation of Worcester, Massachusetts, completed the fabrication and installation of fall protection barricade railing at Fort Rodman in New Bedford.
  • Employee Spotlight: Helen Newcomb, Operations Division

    Helen Newcomb is the secretary for Operations Division in Building 1 in the District’s Concord Park Office. She has been with the New England District for 27 years. As Secretary of Operations Division she supports the Chief and Deputy Chief of Operations, as well as the Technical Support Branch at the Concord Park District Office, and often works
  • December

    Watertown FUDS Property, Remediated, Returned to Residents

    The successful remediation of the General Services Administration (GSA) Watertown Formerly Used Defense Site, marks the completion of the last remaining site associated with the Watertown Arsenal, Massachusetts cleanup. The site was restored from a hazardous waste site to a lush, green recreation space allowing the federal government to return the