Rep. Stanley, Rep. Lawn & Sen. Barrett Pass Legal Protections for Health Care Workers, Facilities, and Organizations Responding to COVID-19

[April 22, 2020] – BOSTON – On April 17, Rep. Stanley, Rep. Lawn and Sen. Barrett along with their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate, passed legislation to shield those providing critical health care services from legal liability for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Under the legislation, health care professionals, facilities and volunteer organizations assisting […]

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Rep. Stanley, Rep. Lawn and Sen. Barrett Pass Moratorium on Non-Essential Evictions and Foreclosures Amid COVID-19

[April 22, 2020] – BOSTON – On April 17, Rep. Stanley, Rep. Lawn and Sen. Barrett and their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate passed legislation that will provide a critical safety net for renters, homeowners, and small businesses grappling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus public health emergency. The legislation prohibits all non-essential evictions […]

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Rep. Stanley, Rep. Lawn and Legislature Pass Various Bills to Assist MA Residents During COVID-19 Crisis

(April 3, 2020) – On Thursday, April 2, Rep. Stanley, Rep. Lawn and their colleagues in the MA House of Representatives considered bills to assist MA residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the Senate and House agreed on bills which included postponing the income tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15 and another to allow restaurants to sell […]

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Healthy Waltham is Supporting our Community with help from 128mainst.com

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Healthy Waltham is immediately doubling the offerings of two mobile food pantries in Waltham. Beginning April 2nd, it will be offering its Watch City Market food pantry twice a month, outdoors from 4 to 5:30pm, at St. Mary’s Parish, 133 School Street in Waltham. It will be open on April 2nd, April 16th, and […]

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House Passes Legislation to Move Massachusetts Tax Filing Deadline and Support Municipal Governments and Local Restaurants

March 30, 2020 – BOSTON – On March 27, Rep. Tom Stanley and Rep. John Lawn, along with their colleagues in the House of Representatives, passed legislation to move the individual tax filing and payment deadline, support municipal government operations, and allow alcohol sales for take-out or delivery at restaurants. “As we continue to face the day to day effects […]

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Rep. Stanley and Rep. Lawn request emergency $50,000 for Healthy Waltham’s Expanded Food Pantry

(March 30, 2020) – In a letter to House Speaker DeLeo and Rep. Michlewitz, Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Rep. Stanley and Rep. Lawn requested an emergency $50,000 for Healthy Waltham (HW), a community health organization that promotes healthy eating, active living opportunities, and mental wellness for the most vulnerable of Waltham, including families with young […]

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State & Local Resources for COVID-19

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide updated information about the novel coronavirus outbreak. Learn more. For updates, emergency orders, and guidance associated with the COVID-19 state of emergency, click here. At the start of service on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, trains and buses will run with reduced service […]

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Massachusetts Legislature Approves a $15 Million Fund in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

On March 12, the Senate and House passed a supplemental budget to create a $15 million fund in response to the outbreak of COVID 19 cases in Massachusetts. The funds, held in reserve, will support the Commonwealth’s monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the 2019 novel coronavirus by the Department of Public Health, regional and local boards […]

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