Sunday, December 18, 2011
Miss a headline this week? Catchup with our roundup!
Three men accused of running a marijuana-growing operation in Waltham are now facing federal charges. Waltham Police identified the victim of a recent motorcycle crash as a Waltham man. The City Council officially accepted the withdrawl of the proposed Wings Over eatery. City Council President Paul Brasco _was hospitalized after having chest pains during a Council meeting._
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Braso could be released from Newton-Wellesley Hospital today.
City Council President Paul Brasco is undergoing tests at Newton-Wellesley Hospital this morning after experiencing chest pains at last night’s City Council meeting, according to relatives and colleagues. Brasco’s father, Wayne, told Patch this morning that his 37-year-old son could be released from the facility later today. “He is doing a stress test and some other things,” Wayne Brasco told Patch. “He has a very [emotionally] stressful job,” Brasco said of his son’s position at the family-owned funeral home on Main Street. City Clerk Russ Malone, who was standing near Brasco throughout last night’s meeting at City Hall, told Patch that during the meeting, City Councilor Joseph Giordano alerted Malone to Brasco having an issue while City…
Friday, June 17, 2011
Waltham Police Officer also faces allegations.
City and state officials are looking into accusations that a Waltham Police Officer and City Council President Paul Brasco tried to evict a Waltham resident from his apartment without a court order. The matter is under review by the state’s attorney general office, according to spokesman Grant Woodman, but he declined to comment further. Mayor Jeanette McCarthy told Patch in an e-mail Friday, “Going forward, I have directed that an independent hearing officer be appointed for any departmental matters. The tenant has legal counsel. As such, I cannot comment further.” According to the Waltham News Tribune and Boston Globe, the tenant’s name is Edgar Gonzalez, of 89 Vernon St. Brasco owns the building that Gonzalez lives in, according to …
Complaint reportedly alleges councillor and police officer intimidated resident.
The state Attorney General is reportedly reviewing a complaint that City Council President Paul Brasco asked a Waltham Police officer to intimidate a man who rents an apartment in a Waltham building that Brasco owns, since the renter was allegedly withholding rent, according to the Waltham News Tribune. The resident, Edgar Gonzalez, of 89 Vernon St., was reportedly refusing to pay rent claiming Brasco needed to have serious repairs made in the building, according to the News Tribune, which quoted Gonzalez’s attorney, Tyler Fox. Gonzalez claims the officer threatened to have him deported, according to a FOX 25 report that aired Thursday night. Brasco also told FOX 25 that he never threatened to have Gonzalez deported. Brasco told that he …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Busy news week: Mayor seeks third term, man allegedly axes his father.
Each week, Waltham Patch takes a quick look back at the week's news. Boy, was it busy this week in Waltham.
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 …