In The News: Representative Russell E. Holmes

March 2017

Go Boston 2030

“The Vision and Action Plan represents a milestone for every resident in the city because it the first time that a plan made by residents, for residents, will lead to better travel choices for neighborhoods by creating more equitable distribution of investment in transportation infrastructure,” said Representative Russell E. Holmes (D-Mattapan) and co-chair of Go Boston 2030.

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April 2017

Legislators prioritize needed school funding update with new budget formula bill – Foundation budget falls short of needs by $1-2 billion

State Rep. Russell Holmes, chair of the Caucus, noted at the State House press conference that the achievement gap produced by underfunding disproportionately affects black and Latino students.

“It is a moral issue … and economic issue for our state, given that communities of color are growing faster than any other population,” Holmes said.

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May 2017

Mixed-use development project slated for Mattapan’s Blue Hill Avenue

“[The project] will provide what the neighborhood most wants: a sit-down restaurant in a nice establishment and environment,” state Rep. Russell Holmes told the Banner.

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June 2017

A Celebration at Blue Hill Avenue station groundbreaking

State Rep. Russell Holmes, who grew up not far from the station site, said his options as a kid had been limited …

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July 2017

Area Leaders Join Effort to Link Boston Neighborhoods and Job Centers with Bus Rapid Transit …

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August 2017

Massachusetts affordable housing projects get $72 million: What’s coming to your town?

Cote Village is a 76-unit new construction project in Dorchester that will include 56 affordable units, including eight units reserved for formerly homeless individuals or families, and several units reserved for persons with disabilities.

Olmsted Green Mixed-Income is a 100-unit mixed-income new construction project to be built on the site of the former Boston State Hospital. The project will offer 40 affordable rental units, including 16 units for households earning less than 30 percent of AMI and several units for persons with disabilities. Sixty units will be made available as workforce and market-rate rental units.

 

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