Waltham urban sustainability center moves forward

Local lawmakers rejoiced Monday after an environmental bond bill, which includes funding for an urban sustainability center in Waltham, was passed out of a legislative committee. The $1.7 billion bond bill was unanimously passed out of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, and contains a $20 million provision for UMass-Amherst to build a Center for Urban Sustainability at […]

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Stanley calls hearing to discuss inflow, infiltration

The city of Waltham has been party to a consent agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for several years to resolve a critical environmental issue and infrastructure shortfall regarding inflow and infiltration (I&I). The city of Waltham administration is responsible for setting policy and mitigation strategies to meet the conditions of the consent agreement and ultimately resolve this […]

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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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