Monday, May 20, 2013
The city would see a 3.1 percent increase in spending under the proposed budget.
The city's Finance Committee budget hearing will begin tomorrow, May 21, at City Hall. The session will begin at 8 a.m. and likely run until 5 p.m., according to City Clerk Russ Malone. Department heads and city officials will review and discuss the fiscal 2014 budget for potential changes. The hearing could run into a second day, if necessary, Malone said. Mayor Jeannette McCarthy's proposed budget totals $225 million which includes a 3.1 percent increase of approximately $6 million, according to a copy of the mayor's budget. Of that figure, $68 million would be budgeted for the Waltham Public Schools. As is normal practice, a final vote on the budget will take place at a later date.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A Waltham City Councillor is aiming for another city job.
Waltham City Councillor Thomas Curtin has resigned from the City Council. Curtin, who has served on the council for 12 years, told Waltham Patch he plans to apply for the assistant city clerk position. Kevin Ritcey, the current assistant clerk, plans to retire on June 28, according to City Clerk Russ Malone. While Curtin plans to apply for the assistant clerk job, he said he would have resigned regardless of the opening. "It's one of those things where everybody comes to this point in their life. For me, this was it,” Curtin said. “Now is the right time for me." Curtin's seat will remain unfilled until November when a new councillor is elected, according to Malone. Curtin announced his resignation during a Monday, May 13 council meeting …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Check out what's happening in Waltham today.
Today's weather foreacast -- 66 degrees and sunny. Stay up to date with Waltham news with our free daily newsletter. Joe Sent Me will hold its weekly pub quiz event at 7:30 p.m. Want to get your school news on Waltham Patch? Waltham has launched a new system to let residents request public work repairs.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The new system will let residents submit and track work requests.
A new system for Waltham residents to request various public works jobs is scheduled to launch today, Tuesday, April 16. The system will allow residents to submit and track service requests such as pothole filling, tree cutting and other types of work, according to Julie Monaghan, Constituency Services Adminsitrator for Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy. For more information, check the city's website under the "Quick Links."
Monday, April 15, 2013
Waltham is launching a new system to track citizens work requests.
Ever wonder when that pothole will be filled? Or when that tree will be removed? Thanks to a new system, Waltham residents will soon be able to submit and track requests for city services such as pothole filling, tree cutting and other types of work, according to Julie Monaghan, Constituency Services Adminsitrator for Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy. The system will launch on Tuesday, April 16 on under the "Quick Links" section of the city's website.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
You don't have to have cable to watch Waltham City Council meetings.
Want to watch Waltham City Council meetings and don't have Waltham cable access station? Here is your solution -- watch the meetings LIVE online. The city is has begun broadcasting the bi-weekly city council meetings online here. The meetings are typically held at 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. NOTE: The link only broadcasts the meetings LIVE at their regular times.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The special senate primary election is scheduled for April 30.
Today, Wednesday, April 10, is the last day to register to vote in the special U.S. Senate Election. Residents can register to vote at any Registry of Motor vehicles or at Waltham City Hall. The special senate primary election is scheduled for April 30. The general election is scheduled for June 25.
Under a proposed moratorium, Waltham would temporarily prohibit medical marijuana centers from opening in the city.
Waltham officials plan to further explore a proposed moratorium that would prohibit medical marijuana shops from opening until April 2014. Councillors, during a Monday, April 8 public hearing at Waltham City Hall, reviewed the moratorium proposal that is intended to give city officials additional time to figure out where medical marijuana stores can be located. If approved, medical marijuana centers would be prohibited from opening until after April 2, 2014. The Board of Survey & Planning also joined the hearing. Under state law, each county would have at least one medical marijuana center and a maximum of five. After some debate, the issue was referred to the Ordinance & Rules Committee. The Board of Survey & Planning will take up the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Check out what's happening in Waltham today.
Today's weather forecast -- 68 degrees and sunny. The Community Preservation Committee will meet at City Hall at 7 p.m. A Waltham resident is planning a musical show for late April! Waltham Public Schools will release elmentary school students early at 1 p.m. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Waltham officials have are seeking more time to finalize medical marijuana center regulations.
The public hearing for a proposed temporary moratorium on medical marijuana centers in Waltham will be held tonight, April 8, at 8 p.m. The hearing will be held at Waltham City Hall. and residents are welcome to attend and voice their opinion. City councillors are seeking the temporary to give them more time to review and possibly change zoning regulations that would govern where potential future medical marijuana centers could open. In 2012, voters approved allowing medical marijuana centers to open in Massachusetts.