Waltham Receives $198,000 Green Communities Grant

Rep. Stanley announced that Waltham will receive a $198,000 grant as part of the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s $3.3 million in Green Communities competitive grants awarded to 27 municipalities across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects. Under the Green Communities Act, cities and towns must meet five criteria to be designated a Green Community and receive funding. The grants provide financial support […]

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Rep. Stanley Testifies on Bill Promoting Housing Stability and Homelessness Prevention

Rep. Stanley submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on Housing on behalf of the Right to Counsel Act, legislation promoting housing stability and homelessness prevention in Massachusetts. The bill would address a significant disparity between landlords and tenants in evictions proceedings regarding access to legal representation. The bill would provide eligible low-income tenants and low-income owner occupants of 1 to […]

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Joint Committee on Elder Affairs FY24 Budget Highlights

The FY24 final state budget has emerged as a beacon of hope for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable aging residents, shining light on the essential Elder Affairs programs that provide unwavering support to them and their dedicated caregivers. Representative Stanley extends heartfelt gratitude to Vice Chair State Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian and Senate Chair Senator Pat Jehlen, whose steadfast leadership and tireless […]

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Waltham Earmarks Included in FY2024 Budget

Rep. Stanley is excited to announce that the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston, Waltham Chamber of Commerce, Waltham Tourism, and More Than Words received budget funding in the recently passed FY2024 budget. Also included in the budget is Rep. Stanley’s $100,000 amendment funding the Charles River Hardy Pond pilot design project. With the recent flooding across New England, […]

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The Joint Committee on Elder Affairs Holds Hearing on Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Home Care, and Community-Based Services

(BOSTON) – The Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, chaired by Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Representative Thomas M. Stanley (D-Waltham), held a hearing on a variety of proposals that would improve long-term services and supports for seniors along the continuum of care. “From ensuring that people diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s receive the services they need, to training in infection control […]

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Elder Affairs Committee Advances Long-Term Care Bill

(BOSTON) – The Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, co-chaired by Rep. Thomas M. Stanley (D-Waltham) and Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen (D-Somerville), is pleased to announce a favorable committee report on An Act to improve quality and oversight of long-term care. This priority legislation enhances the quality of care for residents of nursing homes, ensures accountability of facility owners and operators, […]

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The Joint Committee on Elder Affairs Holds Hearing on Health, Safety, and Training

(BOSTON) – The Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, chaired by Representative Thomas M. Stanley (D-Waltham) and Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), held a hearing on proposals to improve health, safety, and training across the continuum of care. “The safety of our seniors is imperative. Today, our committee heard bills that will increase the safety and well-being of elders.” Rep. Stanley said […]

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The Joint Committee on Elder Affairs Holds Hearing on Long-Term Care

The Joint Committee on Elder Affairs Holds Hearing on Nursing Facilities and Rest Homes (BOSTON) – The Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, chaired by Representative Thomas M. Stanley (D-Waltham) and Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), held a hearing on proposals to improve nursing facilities and rest homes. The Committee received testimony on the following bills: S375/H626; S377/H633; S381/H637; S384/H616; S395/H653; S389; […]

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