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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Rep. Stanley cosigns bill for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID19 emergency

Rep. Stanley co-sponsored HD.4935, legislation to provide for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID19 emergency. The goal of this bill is to protect those with housing instability, and in turn the public, during the COVID19 emergency. The legislation would place a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures while the Governor’s state of emergency is active. This policy has […]

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Rep. Stanley Supports Unemployment Assistance and Local Governance Bills

Rep. Stanley is supporting legislation filed by Gov. Baker “An Act to Address Challenges in Town Governance Resulting from COVID-19.” This legislation is designed to provide flexible solutions for communities across the Commonwealth as the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic disrupt the normal conduct of administering Town government. The bill creates several options for Towns to address the immediate problem […]

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Rep. Stanley Cosigns Letter Supporting Low Income Home Energy Assistance

In a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz, Rep. Stanley joined his colleagues in requesting ample funding for the Massachusetts Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). With 40,000 residents across the Commonwealth relying on home heating assistance it’s imperative that we invest in this critical program which has seen a drastic decline in federal funding. The […]

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