Zoning reforms under discussion

Our state-wide zoning framework has not been overhauled since the early 1970s. People on all sides naturally view any changes in the rules with great suspicion. I do intend to support the comprehensive zoning reform package coming before the Senate — we need more housing. But I welcome all questions and comments — the details of the bill are still in flux.

Mount Auburn Street Corridor Study Materials

The Mount Auburn Street Corridor Study working group, dedicated to improving the system of intersections around Mount Auburn Street and Fresh Pond Parkway had its first meeting.  DCR has a website with information about the study and we will post materials distributed after each meeting below: Materials from the 5/5/2016 Meeting: Stakeholder Group membership list […]

Senior CharlieCard Day in Belmont

Senator Brownsberger is sponsoring a Senior CharlieCard Day on Friday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech Street, Belmont. Seniors age 65 or older can save a trip to the MBTA offices in Downtown Boston and apply for a Senior CharlieCard at the Senior Center on this one […]

Extraordinary Special Education Costs

The Senate adopted a budget amendment #142 sponsored by Senator Brownsberger titled “Extraordinary Special Education Costs.”  This amendment would make $500,000 available for communities, like Watertown, in which “special education costs exceed 25 per cent of the total district costs and in which tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at an approved private school […]

Job Opening in Senator Brownsberger’s Office- Counsel

Counsel Job Opening in the Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger Please submit an electronic copy of your resume and cover letter to Anne Johnson Landry, the Senator’s Chief Counsel, at annejohnson.landry@masenate.gov, by close of business on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Job Responsibilities Advise the Senator on legal and policy considerations relative to bills […]