City Council approves Fernald Working Group proposed RFQ (Fernald Framework Plan)

The Fernald Working Group released a Fernald Framework Plan Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The RFQ was developed by the Fernald Working Group and modeled after the successfully completed Medfield State Hospital RFQ. The state sold both the Fernald and Medfield State Hospital to Waltham and Medfield within two weeks of one another in 2014. The City of Waltham acquired the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Waltham residents deserve an inclusive and transparent process for planning the future use of the Fernald property.

Dear Editor: In December 2014, the state simultaneously sold the Fernald land and Medfield State Hospital respectively to the City of Waltham and Town of Medfield.  Since that time, Medfield preserved and protected the buildings, provided public access, sought significant public input, hired a professional planning consultant, formally engaged the public in abundant dialogue and completed a Master Plan which […]

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Rep. Stanley Lobbies for Passage of Clean Energy Legislation

(Boston, MA) – July 11, 2018 –In a letter to Speaker DeLeo and Chairman Sánchez, Rep. Stanley urges the House Committee on Ways and Means to allow debate on a bill that includes increasing the RPS to 3% annually (H.4575), removes the cap on net-metering (H.4577), and promotes more energy storage (H.4576), among other initiatives. “The House needs to take […]

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The time is now for Massachusetts to pass an Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) bill.

Dear Editor: The time is now for Massachusetts to pass an Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) bill. While Congress has failed in its duty to protect the public from gun violence, state legislatures like Massachusetts have stepped up to enact stronger laws. Unfortunately, federal action is still necessary, because guns are easily transported across state lines. Numerous studies have shown […]

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Rep. Stanley Responds to Waltham Land Trust Questionnaire

1&2. How would you assess how the city has managed and maintained open space? What plans do you have in mind to improve this work?  Would you support the administration’s request to create a Park Ranger position within the Recreation Department to help the City responsibly manage its forested parcels (many of which were acquired in recent years)? The City […]

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Rep. Stanley writes letter to editor on siting a new high school

Dear Editor: Planning for Waltham’s future requires foresight.  As a parent, I am extremely disappointed it has taken so long to settle on a realistically viable site for a new high school.  This episode is a glaring example of what is wrong with our local government. Three sites were selected as the best options to build a new high school: […]

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