Rep. Stanley To Chair Joint Committee on Elder Affairs

(Boston, MA) – February 22, 2021 – Rep. Tom Stanley (D-Waltham) has been selected as House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs during the 2021-2022 legislative session. The Committee on Elder Affairs considers legislation concerning the continuum of care of elderly, handicapped elders, nursing facilities, prescription drugs, reverse mortgages and senior pharmacy, among many other issues. “It is […]

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House Efforts on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The MA legislature is doubling its effort to obtain aid from the federal government which could prioritize funding for extended hours and weekend service at the 211 Call Center. Additionally, Rep. Stanley recently voted to ensure that the Legislature is actively engaged in a transparent process to allocate federal aid and ensure that the public has the ability to track it. The […]

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When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Baker Administration and the Department of Public Health developed a vaccine distribution timeline after extensive consultation with the Massachusetts Vaccine Advisory Group. The timeline reflects several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden. Please note that this page is updated frequently so please check back for updates! To view […]

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Rep. Stanley Submits Three Housing Resolutions to Waltham City Council

Last week, Rep. Stanley submitted three resolutions on housing to the Waltham City Council. The resolutions request that the Waltham City Council create such a zoning district which will stream line the creation of affordable housing and avoid losing access to infrastructure and housing state grants; create a new ordinance called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and require developers of large […]

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Legal assistance for low-income people to keep them housed and prevent homelessness

The COVID Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP) gives free legal help to low-income tenants and to low-income owner-occupants of 2 or 3-family homes. CELHP was formed to expand the capacity of legal aid organizations in Massachusetts, as well as the pro bono bar, to provide urgently needed legal assistance in COVID-related eviction cases. CELHP will provide referrals, legal information, assistance […]

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Rep. Stanley Submits Comprehensive Housing Report to City Council

Waltham, MA – Rep. Tom Stanley, as chairman of the Waltham City Council’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Affordable Housing, submitted a 38-page comprehensive report to the Council on housing challenges in the City of Waltham. “Housing is an important part of what makes Waltham a strong community and is an essential part of Waltham’s future wellbeing. Supplying homes that are affordable […]

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