Thursday, April 5, 2012
In early March, former Marlborough mayor Nancy Stevens took a job as the director of consumer affairs for the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
Three term, former Marlborough mayor Nancy Stevens has landed a job with the state of Massachusetts. This comes after she chose not to run for reelection in November and left office in January. According to a public records request given to Marlborough Patch by the Redmass Group, Stevens has taken a position as the director of consumer affairs for the Department of Public Utilities. Hired on March 4, 2012, Stevens has accepted a position that pays an annual salary of $83,738.98, and was in competition with 30 other applicants for the job. Stevens takes over for Elizabeth Cellucci who earned the same salary at the time she left the job in November 2011. According Mike Wallerstein, a lawyer with the department, the position was open for a …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Secretary of Housing and Economic Development met with officials throughout Metro West on Monday, including Marlborough's Mayor Nancy Stevens.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. The warm weather will persist through today with a high of 81 degrees accompanied by partly-sunny skies, says the National Weather Service. 2. There will be a ribbon cutting on Tuesday at 4 p.m. to celebrate the opening of The Coffee Loft. Buy a coffee or some baked goods while browsing the art in the Mad Hatter Gallery. 3. Housing & Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki will meet with Mayor Nancy Stevens and other officials from Marlborough just after noon at 200 Forrest St., a site that has been identified for potential economic development through the 495/MetroWest Development Compact Study. The developing study will outline a shared framework around state, regional, and local strategies for priority development, land …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The preliminary mayoral election will be held on Oct. 4.
Residents have until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 to register to vote and change party enrollment for the upcoming preliminary mayoral election to be held on Oct. 4, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also up for election in November are four councilor at large seats and ward seats two, three, and seven. Candidates for the remaining ward seats are running unopposed, as are the three available School Committee seats and the available Assabet School Committee seat. The outcome of the October preliminary will determine the two mayoral candidates placed on the November ballot. The incumbent mayor, Nancy Stevens, will not seek reelection for a fourth term. The three mayoral preliminary candidates are Matthew Jones, Jim Mosso, and Arthur Vigeant. According …
Proposed change will set aside 15 percent of new housing units as affordable, and the community unites to remember victims and survivors with moving tribute featuring 3,000 flags.
- Art Simas
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The City Council Urban Affairs Subcommittee will soon consider a change in the definition of "affordable housing units" as it pertains to developers who build rental apartments or single family subdivisions within the city. Currently, the city is obligated to maintain an inventory of 10 percent of affordable housing units as defined by the state Dept. of Housing and Community Development's Subsidized Housing Inventory. According to attorney Arthur Bergeron of 53 Red Spring Road, two changes are in order. The first change stipulates that for any future housing developments within the city, 15 percent of the total units must be designated as "affordable housing units" and be counted in the state's Subsidized Housing Inventory. If a developer…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Money needed to fund overtime, fuel and other expenses due to storm; city anticipates it will be reimbursed from state, federal governments.
At its Aug. 29 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved a request by Mayor Nancy E. Stevens to transfer $100,000 from the stabilization account to a Hurricane Irene account to help the city offset expenses due to the storm. At the time of the meeting, several sections of the city were still without power and the Marlborough Public Schools had announced the first day of school had been delayed until Tuesday, Sept. 6. In her letter to the City Council, the mayor thanked National Grid for its efforts to bring customers back online as soon as possible. She also thanked the city's public safety departments and emergency crews and all those who came to the aid to assist others during and after the storm. City Council President Arthur G. …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Mayor Nancy Stevens released information Sunday evening detailing the severity of Marlborough's electricity outage.
UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. - The Marlborough Public Library is open as usual today due to the fact that they have their power back. They are open until 8:30 p.m. and have free Internet for those who are in need of it. _____ Mayor Nancy Stevens' office issued a statement late Sunday evening, saying that Marlborough's major source of electricity had failed as a result of Hurricane Irene. "National Grid has reported a failure of a major transmission line into the city of Marlborough," said the release. "Roughly three-quarters of the city is affected by the power outage. National Grid has informed city officials that power may not be restored for an extended period. We are making every effort to expedite this process. Earlier Sunday evening 3rd Ward…
Friday, July 15, 2011
Mayor Nancy Stevens was on hand at City Hall Tuesday morning to help the the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) launch their summer fundraising campaign.
Mayor Nancy Stevens was joined at City Hall Tuesday morning by Commander Robert Page and 1st Vice Arthur Doty of Marlborough’s Chapter 82 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The group gathered to kick off the organization’s summer 2011 annual Forget-Me-Not Fund Drive. “It is through the generosity of the public that we are able to assist local disabled veterans and their families with a variety of needs including benefits claims filing, employment and healthcare issues,” Commander Page said. After World War I, the flower became the accepted symbol for commemorating those who had fallen in the war. Many felt the best way to honor the dead was to assist those who came home bearing the scars of war. The Forget-Me-Not campaign …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Brown shared a short message with the Marlborough community to wrap up the Memorial Day celebration here in Marlborough.
Senator Scott Brown, the freshman senator from Massachusetts, spoke to a crowd of several hundred people in Memorial Square at the top of Main St. on Monday. Brown's message was simple: Be thankful for the sacrifice of the men and women in our armed services; especially those who've given the ultimate sacrifice. Mayor Nancy Stevens and State Senator Steven Levy also spoke before Brown took the stage. See our Memorial Day slideshow here.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Health care, other benefits for Marlborough school employees will again be calculated in city budget; Mayor Stevens wanted these benefits to be borne by schools this year.
With a 5-0 vote, the City Council Finance Subcommittee on Monday, May 16, approved a school support budget of $9,534,751, thus keeping that budget within the city's overall budget, which includes public safety, DPW and other departments. Mayor Nancy E. Stevens, who is also chair of the Marlborough School Committee, last month proposed that school support expenses should be absorbed within the school department budget. At the time, the mayor drew the ire of the majority of school committee members because the board had just adopted its budget. School committee members said they were taken by surprise because they had worked for months on a budget that did not consider school support, and were just doing what had been done in the past. Most …