Will: I was watching you and the selectmen discussing the Clay Pit pond flooding. This may be a stupid idea, but wouldn’t a 2 to 3 foot berm take care of it? This seems about at the level of an Eagle project, a few loads of loam and some grass seed. Am I missing someting […]
In response to a proposal initially made by the Arlington teachers’ union, and after considerable consultation with many affected parties and experts, the members of the Arlington legislative delegation (Senator Donnelly, Reps. Garballey and Kauffman and myself) have developed and committed to support the amendment appearing below to the municipal relief bill. It will be […]
State operating agencies have taken substantial cuts during the recession, deeper than the average municipal operating department in Massachusetts. State agencies are looking at absolute three-year cuts of about 8% from FY08 to FY11, while municipal operating budgets (even after taking local aid cuts and paying for health care) increase approximately 3%. At both levels, […]
I’ve recently received a number of emails like the one appearing below urging me to contact local hospitals to push them to adopt infection control protocols. If anyone wants to take the lead in thinking through how it would be effective to advance this issue in Massachusetts, I’d be delighted to hear from them.
The Global Warming and Climate Change Committee held a hearing on the climate impact of the transportation sector this week. The presentations were useful and read well as standalone documents.
The House approved the gambling bill by a vote of 120 to 37 last night.