Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Former councillor says she wants to continue improving Waltham.
Former City Councillor Sally Collura says she is seeking to return to the city council she left in 2011. Collura told Waltham Patch she has taken out nominated papers for an at-large seat and has already held a fundraiser. “I have been overwhelmed with the kind comments of people, and I believe that the people out there … are sincere about that,” she told Waltham Patch. Collura, who lost her 2011 reelection bid to Councillor Joe Vizard in 2011, said she wants to continue to work to improve Waltham and work on incoming business development. The deadline to submit nomination papers with signatures is June 27 and the primary election is set for Sept. 17. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 5.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Waltham has recently struggled to adequately plow snow from its roads.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Waltham City Councilor Robert Logan fielded liquor license questions.
The proposal to issue additional liquor licenses throughout the city has gained support but also drawn stiff opposition. City Councilor Robert Logan answered your questions on the proposal during our live chat Thursday evening. As a city councilor, Logan has been one of many officials reviewing the proposal and posing questions about it.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Council debates face of former Fitch school.
The City Council is at odds over what to do with the former Fitch School. On Tuesday, the council, in a 9-3 vote, approved having the city’s building inspector assess the condition of the building, but only after Councillor Robert Logan raised strong concerns over what he believed was a rush to dispose of the school. Councillors Sally Collura, Logan and Joseph Giordano all voted ‘no.’ The School Committee, in June, declared the school as surplus property, turning control of it over to the City Council. Logan said that with talk of moving the Waltham Public School’s districts administration offices out of Waltham High School, the city should first create a final plan over the fate of those offices. Logan said that the Fitch School could be …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Many councilors concerned about city's snow- clearing abilities.
The Waltham City Council, during its Monday, Feb. 7 meeting, expressed serious concerns over the city’s recent snow clearing operations, to which Consolidated Public Works Director John Tashjian responded. Below are highlights of the more than two-hour meeting. -Waltham has 20 city-owned pieces of snow clearing equipment and contracts 125 privately-owned pieces. Tashjian said he believes he has enough staff and equipment. -Two sidewalk snow clearing pieces of equipment are currently broken down. -Tashjian and several others in the CPW collectively run overall snow operations, according to Tashjian. -A foreman is in charge of clearing sidewalks of snow, according to Tahsjian. -Private contractors are told to plow curb-to-curb, …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
New chairs elected as well.
The following is a list of City Council Subcommittee members elected at its Tuesday, Jan. 18 meeting. Finance Committee: Ward 4 Councilor Thomas Curtin (Chair) Ward 7 Councilor Joseph Giordano Councilor At Large Kathy McMenimen Ward 1 Councilor Daniel Romard Councilor at Large Kenneth Doucette Ordinance & Rules Committee: Ward 2 Councilor Edmund Tarallo (Chair) Ward 8 Councilor Stephen Rourke Ward 9 Councilor Robert Logan Ward 5 Councilor Gary Marchese Councilor At Large Sally Collura Licenses and Franchise Committee Ward 9 Councilor Robert Logan (Chair) Ward 6 Councilor Robert Waddick Ward 5 Councilor Gary Marchese Ward 1 Councilor Daniel Romard Councilor At Large Sally Collura Economic and Community Development Committee Councilor At …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Says must continue to work to improve city.
City Councilor Paul J. Brasco last night was re-elected as the board’s president. In a speech to the council, Brasco said much work remains to improve the quality of life in Waltham. He said he plans to build on prior work. “The weight of the task at hand is not lost on me,” he said. “We must lead the city to where it can go, not sit back and wait for something to happen.” COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS The Council will hold a special meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 6:45 p.m. to make appointments to council committees, which review issues before the council votes on them. MOMENT OF SILENCE Before the meeting started, the council held a moment of silence for the victim’s of Saturday’s mass shooting at a grocery store in Tuscon, AZ. Among the victims …
Monday, January 10, 2011
City Council, Chamber of Commerce meeting and more.
1. The Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today at The Westin Waltham Hotel. 2. The Charles River Dog Training Club's canine training classes start at 7:3o p.m.at 206 Grove St. 3. The City Council will meet at 8:00 p.m. tonight at City Hall. 4. The Skellig will hold its weekly blues jam at 9 p.m. 5. Waltham High School's boys' varsity ice hockey team will face Brockton High School in an away game.