Lincoln Organizations Receive Mass Cultural Council Funds

Rep. Stanley is pleased to announced that the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc. and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum are the recent recipients of Mass Cultural Council Cultural Facilities Fund Grants. The Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc. received a $100,000 capital grant while the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum received a $200,000 capital grant. Managed in collaboration with MassDevelopment, the Cultural […]

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Waltham & Lincoln Receive Sustainable Materials Recovery Program Grants

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) recently awarded grants to the Town of Lincoln and More than Words in Waltham, to help to increase diversion, reuse, composting and recycling of materials in the solid waste stream. More Than Words (MTW), a non-profit social enterprise that operates youth job training programs, was awarded $65,000 to […]

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Rep. Stanley Files Bills Benefiting Community Health Centers

Rep. Stanley filed a bill with Rep. Honan to establish a community health center transformation fund. The legislation would establish a new pool of dedicated funding to stabilize community health centers facing demonstrated financial distress as well as provide a critical financing mechanism for other urgently needed investments such as the development of diverse workforce pipelines, helping to ensure the […]

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Rep. Stanley helps pass budget which includes increased investments in education, services for vulnerable populations, workforce and economic development

Rep. Stanley and his House colleagues passed its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget which responds to the needs of residents and makes investments that set the state on a path toward economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded at $47.716 billion, the House’s FY22 budget continues its strong commitment to cities and towns, and includes significant investments in education, supportive […]

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Rep. Stanley’s Budget Amendments Benefit Lincoln & Waltham

Rep. Stanley is pleased that three of his FY22 budget amendments were included in House budget negotiations. Rep. Stanley secured $150,000 in funding for the Fragile Beginnings and Project NESST Programs at Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JF&CS). Fragile Beginnings provides expert guidance, emotional support, streamlined access to community resources, and connections to other parents who understand the stress of […]

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Rep. Stanley Highlights Elder Affairs Budget Priorities & Amendments

As Chairman of the Elder Affairs Committee, Rep. Stanley addressed his colleagues about budget priorities for the state’s older adult population. He explained the need for increased Mental Health support for seniors to help bring them through unprecedented times of stress, insecurity and loss brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. He also stressed that the legislature must make workforce investments […]

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Rep. Stanley files Council resolution to establish an affirmatively furthering fair housing framework in Waltham 

To help Waltham meet the need for permanent affordable housing for its residents, Rep. Stanley filed a Waltham City Council resolution to establish a local ordinance affirmatively furthering fair housing framework (AFFH).  The framework will require developers of new apartment buildings or condominium complexes of 35 units or more to analyze the impact of their developments on fair housing and submit […]

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Rep. Stanley Files Council Resolution to Raise $354K Annually for Affordable Housing

Rep. Stanley recently filed a City Council resolution studying the community impact fee (CIF) on short term rentals, hoping to raise funds for affordable housing initiatives to meet the increasing need for affordable homes for individuals and families in Waltham. The state’s short-term rental tax is currently six percent of a room rental charge while the CIF is three percent […]

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