Rep. Stanley Signs onto Telehealth Awareness Week Resolution

Rep. Stanley signed onto a resolution recognizing September 19th through September 25th as Telehealth Awareness Week. In addition to the joint resolution, the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) observance of Telehealth Awareness Week will include a schedule of events underscoring the growing acceptance and value of virtual care in U.S. healthcare as well as a series of new informational resources to […]

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Rep. Stanley cosigns letter supporting parents running for public office

In a letter to the Joint Committee on Election Laws, Rep. Stanley and his colleagues expressed support for S475, legislation supporting parents running for office. The bill allows candidates to use donated campaign funds to pay for certain childcare expenses and is aimed to reduce barriers for people entering politics. This bill would give the opportunity for parents to have […]

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Waltham receives Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Grant

The City of Waltham received an Action Grant in the amount of $362,000 from the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program to make Beaver Brook climate resilient. MVP provides communities with funding and technical support to identify climate hazards, develop strategies to improve resilience, and implement priority actions to adapt to climate change. Through this latest round of funding, 93% of […]

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Waltham High School receives Skills Capital Grant Program Grant

Gov. Baker announced $9.7 million in grants from the Skills Capital Grant Program to 47 educational organizations across the state to update equipment and expand student enrollment in programs that provide career education. Waltham High School will receive $152,871 to purchase industry-standard health care equipment to support students enrolled in the newly launched Healthcare Assistant Program to gain Certified Nursing […]

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Baker Administration Launches Grant Program to Expand Local Food Access for Low-Income Residents

As a member of the Food Systems caucus, Rep. Stanley supports Gov. Baker’s announcement regarding the launch of a grant program to provide SNAP processing equipment to direct-marketing farms and farmer’s markets. The program will support farmers and farmers’ markets and expand local food access points for low-income residents across the Commonwealth. The grant program provides equipment at no cost […]

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Baker Administration Announces Efforts to Protect Older Adults in Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Baker Administration announced plans to implement a vaccine mandate for long-term care (LTC) staff to strengthen infection control and protect vulnerable residents. COVID-19 vaccination is term care facilities and other health care providers serving vulnerable populations are critical in efforts to protect older residents. There are 378 skilled nursing facilities (Level I-III), as well as the two Soldiers’ Homes […]

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces New Resources Available for Renters and Landlords

If you’re a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or if you’re a landlord trying to stay afloat with tenants in this situation – help may be available. State and local programs are distributing billions of dollars in rental assistance to help renters stay housed during the pandemic. Visit the CFPB’s Rental Assistance Finder […]

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MassDEP Recycle Smart Resources

Do your part to learn how to recycle smart! MassDEP launched the Recycle Smart MA program to provide clear guidance to Massachusetts residents and businesses on what materials should and should not be placed in recycling containers.  The resulting Smart Recycling Guide is a simple, image-heavy guide to what can be recycled no matter where you live in the Bay […]

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