Last month’s hearing on the Gateway Cities legislative caucus’ neighborhood stabilization bill sparked a lot of interest. But news coverage mostly dealt with the legislation’s housing tools. The bill also includes provisions to encourage school-centered approaches to neighborhood revitalization. This week on Gateways we explore the role of schools in neighborhood stabilization with Michael Moriarty, executive director of the One Holyoke development corporation and a member of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Ben also introduces Ashley Guerra-Agramonte, the newest member of our team. A lifelong Lawrence resident, Ashley begins the episode by sharing her perspective on the topic.