Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Under a possible deal, the Fernald Center on Trapelo Road could be transferred to Waltham.
A few more details have emerged on a possible deal in which Waltham would acquire the Fernald Center. According to Waltham Mayor Jeanette McCarthy, the Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management & Maitenance has "come up with a novel process," in which Waltham would acquire the center that would be favorable for Waltham. The facility currently provides services to developmentally-disabled individuals However, there is one obstacle that could hinder a deal at this point. “Litigation is the sole remaining issue,” she said in reference to pending appeals against moving the 13 remaining clients to other facilities. That litigation, McCarthy said, prevents the state from executing a final plan for the site, McCarthy said. She did …
Monday, March 4, 2013
City Councillor Tom Stanley announced the possible deal on Feb. 25.
The Waltham City Council is scheduled to discuss a possible deal in which the city would acquire the Fernald Center tonight, March 4. Councillors plans to discuss the idea at their Committee of the Whole meeting at City Hall at 8 p.m. Mayor Jeannette McCarthy is scheduled to update the councillors on the possible deal. The center currently provides services to developmentally-disabled residents. City Councillor Tom Stanley on Monday, Feb. 25 announced a possible deal in which the city would buy the state-owned property had been tentatively outlined among stale and city officials. The deal, Stanley said, would have the city acquire the land for “fair market value.” The state decided to close the Walter E. Fernald Development Center in 2008…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
City Councillor Tom Stanley recently talked about how the city could acquire the Fernald Center.
While details have yet to unfold, a possible deal for the former Fernald Center has emerged, according to City Councillor Tom Stanley. According to Stanley, under an idea recently generated among state and city officials, Waltham could take ownership of the site through a “sale/partnership” for a “fair market” price. Under the plan, state lawmakers would have to approve special legislation to sell the land to the city, Stanley said. The facility, located on Trapelo Road, provides services to developmentally-disabled individuals. The state decided to close the Walter E. Fernald Development Center in 2008, but the center remained open after residents filed appeals against being transferred to other facilities, according to the Boston Globe. …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
City approves spending $405,000 to buy and tear down old home.
The city of Waltham plans to purchase an historic home and then demolish it. The Waltham City Council, during its Tuesday, Dec. 27 meeting at City Hall, approved purchasing 385 Trapelo Road, also know as the Whitney-Farrington-Crooke House, an historic home and demolish it. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places. The council, in an 11-2 vote, approved spending $405,000 to buy the land with that caveat that it be demolished. City Councillor Kenneth Doucette, who cast one of the ‘no’ votes, objected to the plan. “I would rather save the money for the Fernald property,” he said referring to the city possibly purchasing the site of the Fernald Center at 380 Trapelo Road. City Councillor George Romard also voted ‘no.’ City …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
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The state government old Wlahtam officials it would soon have news aobut the fate of the Fernald Center. Most Waltham residents oppose closing the South Waltham Post Office.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
State says it will have news for city in 45 days.
Within 45 days, the state government will have something to tell city officials about the fate of the Fernald Center. What that is however, nobody knows. But, during last night’s meeting of the City Council, officials announced Mayor Jeanette McCarthy had received a letter from state officials telling her they would have information on the fate of the facility for developmentally disabled individuals, within 30-45 days. The state decided to close the facility in 2008, but it remained open after residents filed appeals against transferring them other facilities, according to the Boston Globe. As of June, there were 14 people remaining there. News of the state’s letter kicked off a swift debate between city councilors. City Councillor Thomas…