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.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Proposal would issue more liquor licenses.
Waltham business owners and residents gave a resounding ‘no’ last night to the proposal to issue additional liquor licenses in the city. In total, 76 people at last night’s Waltham City Council/License Commission hearing stood in opposition of the proposal, while only one favored it. The public input hearing, which started at 7 p.m., ran for 40 minutes with business owners and residents soundly opposing the draft proposal to issue 15 additional licenses in a bid to draw more restaurants to certain locations the city is aiming to develop. For full background on the proposal, read our prior story. Concerns of Business Owners/Residents Proponents Future of Proposal
Monday, May 14, 2012
Hearing starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Tonight, the Waltham City Council and License Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposal to issue additional liquor licenses. The hearing starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend and speak.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
A preview of what will appear on Waltham Patch next week.
The Waltham City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposal to issue additional liquor licenses. The Waltham School Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Waltham High School. We will have another edition of our Best of Patch Readers' Choice Poll. As always, we will bring you any breaking news that happens in the city.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A public hearing is scheduled for May 14.
With days to go until the first public hearing on the proposal, business owners and city officials are at odds over whether the city should issue additional liquor licenses. “It’s going to hurt the small businessman,” John Brewer’s Tavern owner Bill Honeycutt told Waltham Patch. The proposal currently calls for the city to issue 15 new liquor licenses, but there are a few twists. Ten of the new licenses would be for full-liquor service, while the remaining five would be for beer and wine service, according to City Council Vice President Kenneth Doucette. Currently, the city has issued 100 licenses, according to License Commission Clerk Darlene Wansiewicz. Also, new licenses would be issued for specific locations the city is looking to …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Stay tuned for next's week news.
We will have a story about the potential changes to business owner parking on Moody Street. We will have a story on a cool Waltham kind who loves dropping beats. We will also have a story on reactions to the proposal to issue more liquor licenses in the city. And we will have any breaking news that happens in Waltham.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Take our poll!
The city's License Commission has proposed issuing more liquor licenses as a way to boost development in Waltham. While details on the proposal are still preliminary, a public hearing on the issue will be held on May 14. Tell us whether your support the proposal by taking our poll below. Don't forget to leave your comments in the box below.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
See just some what we will have for news next week.
We will have an update on the proposal to issue more liquor licenses in Waltham. We will also have an update on the city's efforts to install new water meters. As always, we will have any breakign news that happens in Waltham.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Public hearing date on matter to be announced on Monday.
Waltham officials are considering whether to issue more liquor licenses. The License Commission has proposed issuing several new liquor licenses, according to City Council Vice President Kenneth Doucette, who chaired a City Council/License Commission meeting on the issue on Monday, April 2. A date for a public hearing on the issue will be announced on Monday, April 9. Terms/Intent of the proposal: