Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Circuit Breaker tax credit is open to eligible taxpayers age 65 and older.
Newton Sen. Cindy Creem will join fellow legislators next week for an informational seminar on the Senior Circuit Breaker tax credit. The seminar will be held at the Wellesley Council on Aging (219 Washington St., Wellesley) on Monday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. Creem will be joined by Sen. Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham), Rep. Alice H. Peisch (D-Wellesley) and Brian Lynch of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. “State law gives eligible senior citizens who own or rent an opportunity to receive a tax credit,” Creem said in a press release announcing the event. “It is important for seniors to become aware of programs designed to assist them financially.” The Senior Circuit Breaker is open to seniors (65 and older) whose property payments …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Creem will head up the Senate's Post-Audit and Oversight Committee.
State Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) has been appointed to head up the Senate Post-Audit and Oversight Committee for the current legislative session. “I am looking forward to this new opportunity to examine how well legislation is being implemented, to provide oversight of governance where needed, to investigate potential failings, and to explore where improvements are possible,” Creem said in a press release issued earlier this week. The Post-Audit Committee looks into state expenditures, customer protection issues and other areas that could provide added value to state and local government as well as Massachusetts residents, the press release said. Creem has served as co-chair of the Joint Committees on Criminal Justice, Revenue, …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The public meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.
Twelve elected officials have agreed to co-sponsor a meeting this month to discuss ways to improve Green Line service and accessibility. The January 17 meeting will include information on possible capital projects that could improve Green Line service, according to a report this week on YourTown Allston-Brighton. Elected officials will also discuss how the the costs of those projects fit into the MBTA's strained budget. Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) is one of the elected officials sponsoring the meeting, which was initiated by Sen. William Brownsberger (D-Belmont). “Residents of Boston and the inner suburbs rely on the MBTA,” Creem said in a press release posted on Brownsberger's website. “While we struggle to find adequate funding …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Under the bill, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who live in private housing can receive protections similar to those currently available to residents of public housing.
The Massachusetts Legislature last week unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) that aims to protect housing rights for victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Under the bill, victims who live in private housing would be able to break a lease with a landlord without financial penalty if his or her safety is in jeopardy, the press release said. In addition, the bill forbids landlords to waive these rights in a lease and protects from discrimination against tenants, the press release said. These are protections similar to those currently available under federal law to residents of public housing. “Maintaining and securing safe and affordable housing is often one of the most …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The state senator will meet with constituents on Nov. 17.
Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) will hold office hours in Newton on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Newton City Hall. The state senator, along with her staff, will be free to meet with constituents from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in room 209. No appointments are necessary. Call 617-722-1639 with any questions.