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    Senator Richard J. Ross

Senator Ross in the News

Senator Ross in the News

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Inside the State House

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Hello Friends,

Welcome to my State Senate website! Here you will find legislative and local updates, important state resources, and information on the ways that my office may be able to assist you. It is a true honor to represent the residents of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district in the Massachusetts Senate. I encourage you to keep me informed of the issues that are most important to you, and to sign up for my newsletter to receive periodic updates from my Senate office.

 

Sincerely,

Richard J. Ross Signature

Richard J. Ross

State Senator

Senator Ross Appointed to 495 MetroWest Special Commission

October 30, 2014

Boston – Senator Richard Ross has been to appointed to serve on the 495 MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission, by Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr. The announcement comes after Senator Ross was appointed to three special commissions on domestic violence, autism, and substance abuse.

The 495 MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission was established in the FY15 budget to investigate challenges experienced by edge communities, develop policy responses and recommendations as well as cultivate a pilot program to ensure that edge communities can participate in state development initiatives.

Senator Ross is a member of the 495/MetroWest Partnership, a public-private collaboration between businesses and municipalities with the common goal of creating and maintaining a strong sustainable environment.

“This year, we as a legislature were able to pass vital legislation on a number of issues that directly impact my constituents,” said Senator Ross. “I was a strong voice on these pieces of legislation, and I look forward to addressing transportation, energy infrastructure, and redevelopment projects in this commission to implement real solutions for the communities I serve.”

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.

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Senator Ross Appointed to Special Commission on Substance Abuse

October 28, 2014

Boston –In light of the recent passage of legislation to provide opportunities for long-term substance abuse recovery, Senator Richard Ross has been appointed to serve on a special commission by Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr.

The commission is tasked with investigating the criteria for the treatment and monitoring of nonviolent offenders with substance addictions, and to further expand effective evidence based treatment programs.

“As a member of the Senate Special Committee on Drug Abuse and Treatment Options in the Commonwealth, I have spent the greater part of this year hearing about the devastating effects this disease has had on countless families across Massachusetts,” said Senator Ross. “What we need is effective methods of treatment for these individuals, and I am proud to be able to work with this commission to make this a reality for them.”

The commission was established in the substance abuse recovery bill, signed into law in August. The law was built off of recommendations by the Senate Special Committee on Drug Abuse and Treatment Options, which Senator Ross was appointed to in January. Senator Ross also serves on the Joint Committees on the Judiciary, Public Safety, and Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.

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Small Business Spotlight: Cafe Assisi, Wrentham

October 24, 2014

Small Business Spotlight: Café Assisi, Wrentham

With the owner of Café Assisi, Derek DiBiase, and members of staff.

With the owner of Café Assisi, Derek DiBiase, and members of staff.

A hometown favorite, I was happy to highlight Café Assisi of Wrentham for my Small Business Spotlight across the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District.

I have known owner Derek DiBiase for many years, and Derek and his staff take immense pride in creating an exceptional dining and Italian bistro experience for their customers. Cafe Assisi’s food comes from recipes passed down through generations and isn’t mass produced, but made with the utmost care. Assisi is a place influenced by their ancestors, “it is not just about food, it is the experience that dining creates for families and friends.”

Derek DiBiase and the hardworking staff of Café Assisi are an incredible example of truly inspiring small businesses across this district. Customers can always rely on a great meal with impeccable customer service. Their commitment to this service and fostering relationships with everyone who sits at their table is what makes them stand out.

As a small business owner and legislator, I have seen firsthand how crucial it is that these businesses have an environment and government that will work with them to grow and thrive. They need our support more than ever to get our economy and our state back where it needs to be.

For more information on Cafe Assisi, please visit http://www.cafeassisiwrentham.com/

If you would like your business to be a part of the Small Business Spotlight or would like to nominate a small business, email Senator Ross at richard.ross@masenate.gov.

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