Learn what the MBTA’s network redesign means for Waltham

MBTA Better Bus Network: New connections, more service, more frequency. See what this means for Waltham.  Public transportation remains an essential part of our lives, from getting us safely to school, work, important medical appointments, or running daily errands.  One of the most important components of the Commonwealth’s public transportation system is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency’s (MBTA) bus network which […]

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Elder Affairs Committee Advances Long Term Care Bill

  Boston – Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – Rep. Thomas M. Stanley (D-Waltham) and Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen (D-Somerville), Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, are pleased to announce a favorable committee report on legislation to improve the quality and oversight of long-term care in Massachusetts. An Act to Improve Quality and Oversight of Long-Term Care takes a […]

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Rep. Stanley Helps Pass Amendment to Support MA’s Aging Population

Rep. Stanley, Co-Chair of the Committee on Elder Affairs, is thrilled to announce that the House of Representatives passed a Health and Human Services and Elder Affairs consolidated amendment to the FY23 Budget (H.4700). This amendment will provide much-needed funding to programs and services that support the state’s aging population. The budget makes great strides in supporting the essential workforce […]

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Rep. Thomas Stanley Acts to Protect Reproductive Rights in Massachusetts

“We clearly need to bolster the Commonwealth’s reproductive freedom infrastructure as we prepare for our providers, clinics, and Funds to face increased demand for care when and if Roe v Wade falls this year,” stated Rep. Stanley. The Commonwealth’s Roe Act enacted in 2020 will continue to uphold the reproductive rights of all Massachusetts women regardless of actions expected from […]

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Rep. Stanley co-sponsors bill to promote housing stability and homelessness prevention

In a letter to the Joint Committee on Housing, Rep. Stanley voiced his support for legislation he cosponsored promoting housing stability and homelessness prevention in Massachusetts. The legislation would provide eligible low-income tenants and owner occupants of 1 to 3 family homes full legal representation in eviction cases from the moment a complaint is filed. The Right to Counsel (RTC) […]

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Rep. Stanley Supports Universal School Meals Legislation

Rep. Stanley submitted written testimony to the Chairs of the Education Committee urging for favorable action on legislation relative to universal school meals. Rep. Stanley is also a co-sponsor of the bill which will guarantee every student breakfast and lunch, free of charge, across all public schools in the Commonwealth. The House Ways and Means fiscal year 2023 budget includes $110 […]

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Rep. Stanley and Elder Affairs Committee Advance Key Improvements for Continuum of Care

Rep. Thomas M. Stanley and Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen, Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, announced favorable committee reports on three key bills involving assisted living facilities, licensing of home care agencies and safety of home care workers. “The pandemic laid bare serious problems and shortcomings in long term care to elder citizens.  We have the opportunity and […]

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What is the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit for Seniors?

With tax season upon us, I wanted to share with you information regarding a tax credit for seniors (65 or older before January 1, 2022), referred to as the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. The Massachusetts Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit was designed by the Legislature to help provide tax relief for older adults. This brochure contains information on the Circuit Breaker Tax […]

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