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.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor.
The following is a letter to the editor. On behalf of the Downtown Initiative Committee of the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Waltham and neighboring communities for their support of local, independent small businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 24th. Shop Small Saturday, the day after Black Friday each year, was created to remind people that local small businesses are the foundation of a community. Many small business owners support local charities and pay local taxes. Where we shop, where we eat and where we spend our cultural and recreation time, makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses, museums and historic mansion homes are an integral…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Collura plans to continue involvement in Waltham.
After eight years on the City Council, At-Large Councillor Sally Collura plans to remain an advocate for the city, just not as a councillor. Last night’s City Council meeting was Collura’s final meeting after being voted off the council in November. She was first elected in 2004. Collura told reporters after the meeting that she plans to continue her advocacy for city residents, as well as run her business, the Tea Leaf. “I’m going to continue to do what I did before I was on the council and that was representing my community my neighbors and business throughout Waltham,” she told Waltham Patch. As for running for a City Council seat in the future, Collura did not eliminate the possibility. “Do I have thoughts about running again? Always, …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Sally Collura is seeking reelection as a city councillor.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are responses from Coucillor-At-Large Sally Collura, who is running for relection in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general city election. The questions were pose by Waltham Patch and have only been edited for clarity and readability. See our other election coverage. ____________________________________________ Current Employment: Small business owner and Waltham City Councillor-at-Large Professional background: -Administrative assistant -Retail store manager for a worldwide British retail chain. -Electronics manufacturing manager for a high tech electronics corporation. We manufactured the Life Line system and LoJack. -Electronics manufacturing engineering aid for a high tech electronics corporation's “Special …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Answer our weekly question in the comments box below.
Welcome to the newest Waltham Patch feature, Question of the Week. Each week, we'll ask you a question that relates to an issue affecting Waltham and its residents. Weigh in with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. With the U.S. Postal Service studying whether it should close the Post Office a Spruce Street, tell us whether you think it should.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sally Collura, who owns The Tea Leaf at 487 Moody St., recently spoke with Patch about her tearoom that has been in Waltham since November, 2005.
Since Sally Collura opened The Tea Leaf at 487 Moody St. in November 2005, she has enjoyed greeting customers, making friends and coped with the challenges of owning small business. Now, take a few minutes to meet her. Why did you your store open in Waltham instead of another town: “People would ask me if Waltham would support a tea room. There’s walk-by traffic, drive-by traffic and your storefront has to be noticeable. With the business of tea, people will drive up to one-hour to get here,” Collura said. She continued: “I find this is a wonderful location because it’s close to Route 128 and Route 20. I have Waltham residents who like tea. There are local people who are regulars who come here. I got a call from a retired attorney in …