Mayor Walsh, Congressman Capuano and Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly celebrate groundbreaking for the $23 million Harry and Jeanette Weinberg House

BOSTON – Friday, July 21, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined Congressman Michael Capuano, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE), local elected officials and residents of the JCHE Brighton Campus for the groundbreaking for the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg House. The $23 million project will create 61 units of supportive, affordable housing for seniors at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue, and will be connected to JCHE’s existing 700-unit Brighton campus. “This project will create 61 modern and supportive homes for seniors in this community, and ground-floor retail the whole neighborhood can enjoy,” said Mayor Walsh. “I’m proud of … Continue reading

Keeping hope alive for DACA

Washington, D.C. — Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) plan to introduce the 2017 DREAM Act to provide legal status and a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, released the following statement in response to the introduction of the 2017 DREAM Act: “We applaud today’s bipartisan introduction of the DREAM Act by Senator Durbin and Senator Graham. It’s a strong bill that would provide undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a path to citizenship. The … Continue reading

Clark, Herrera Beutler secure $1 million for maternal mental health

Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) secured $1 million in a U.S. House appropriations bill to provide grants to states to develop postpartum screening and prevention programs. “For too long, stigma and outdated attitudes about mental health have kept moms from getting the help they need,“ said Clark. “It’s past time that we turn the corner from stigma to the sound medical science that tells us postpartum depressions is common, it’s diagnosable, and that treatment benefits the entire family. This is a victory for families, and we’re looking forward to strengthening this … Continue reading