Guest Column: Let’s get downtown right

Mayor McCarthy and I agree that Waltham’s downtown is in a state of disrepair and requires immediate attention. Unfortunately, the path to get there is where we disagree. The mayor recently asked the council for $1.9 million, in addition to the $4.5 million previously appropriated over the last 12 months, for a downtown streetscape improvement project, the details of which […]

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Stanley seeks funding for Housing Consumer Education Centers

State Rep. Thomas Stanley, D-Waltham, is banding with the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP) to try to restore funding to the state’s Housing Consumer Education Centers, a front-line housing resource in Massachusetts. Stanley is one of 36 representatives who have co-sponsored the amendment, according to the partnership. Since July 2013, Housing Consumer Education Centers have assisted more than 51,000 households […]

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Stanley provides update on Fernald

For some time now many residents have asked: What is going on with the Fernald property? In the interest of transparency, I write to inform the public. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is offering an unprecedented proposal to three municipalities (Westborough, Medfield and Waltham) with state institutional buildings and land. The Sale Partnership Model, as it is being referred to, will […]

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Rep. Stanley Supports Domestic Violence Bill

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley today announced a comprehensive domestic violence bill which creates new criminal offenses and elevated penalties, boosts prevention efforts and seeks to empower victims. The legislation establishes a first offense domestic assault and battery charge that will allow officials to immediately contextualize charges as domestic in nature and take appropriate punitive […]

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Waltham legislators praise local aid agreement for fiscal 2015

Waltham’s legislators have announced a local aid agreement for fiscal 2015. The plan, which covers unrestricted general government aid and Chapter 70 education aid, guarantees a roughly $125 million boost for these two accounts. After passing the resolution in the Senate, Barrett directed praise at state Reps. Tom Stanley, D-Waltham, and John Lawn, D-Watertown, Waltham’s state representatives, for helping to […]

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House Approves $12.7 Billion Transportation Finance Legislation Including $300 Million for Local Aid

State Representative Tom Stanley joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives on January 29 in approving a $12.7 billion bond bill to assist Massachusetts communities in paying for local transportation-related projects. The bond bill authorizes $300 million in Chapter 90 funding to help cities and towns complete road, bridge and infrastructure improvement projects. This marks the eighth consecutive […]

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Massachusetts House passes Rep. Stanley’s Bill to Regulate Appraisal Management Companies

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed State Representative Thomas Stanley’s (D-Waltham) bill intended to ensure accurate appraisals of Massachusetts homes. H.3849 (Formerly H.992 as filed by Rep. Stanley), An Act to regulate real estate management companies, seeks to establish the requirements for the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies which have long operated without substantial government oversight. H.3849 would […]

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