The next meeting of the Waltham Democratic City Committee will be Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00PM in the Auditorium at Waltham Government Center, 119 School Street (Corner of Lexington Street & School Street). Our special guest speaker will be Ann O'Halloran, who will talk about public education and charter schools.
The Third Middlesex Area Democrats (3rd MAD) will hold their annual "Spring Breakfast" on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:30am at the Hilton Garden Inn, Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA. More details TBA. For more information call 3rd MAD Acting Co-Chair Kelly Durkee-Erwin at 781-789-8018.
The Eleventh Annual Waltham Democratic City Committee Heroes Brunch was held on Sunday, April 17th, 2016, at the Piety Corner Club, 2 Worcester Lane, Waltham. This yearís honorees were: Mark Gallagher, Marcia Cruz-Redding, and Latinos en Accion en Waltham. Among those in attendance were State Senator Mike Barrett, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Governor's Councillor Marilyn Devaney, and Waltham City Councillors Robert G. Logan (WDCC Chairman), and Carlos Vidal.
Waltham Democrats held their caucus to elect delegates to the 2016 State Democratic Convention on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Northeast Elementary School. The 2016 State Democratic Convention will will be held at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, on Saturday June 4, 2016.
The Annual Waltham Democratic City Committee held its 10th Annual BBQ & Picnic on August 13, 2015, at Prospect Hill Park, Waltham. WDCC Chairman Robert Logan worked the grill as members and guests enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers. Once again the weather was beautiful, the conversation was lively, and everyone had a great time.
Joshua Ostroff, Outreach Director for Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA) was the guest speaker at our March meeting, and spoke to Waltham Democrats about the recent troubles with the MBTA and the need to invest in public transportation. Josh is a Natick Selectman, a past president of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), and a strong proponent of transportation and public engagement. Josh also serves as the Massachusetts Outreach Director for Transportation for America, a national alliance to support state and federal funding of transportation investment to secure economic prosperity. Josh has a B.A. from Brandeis University in Waltham.
A moment of silence was observed an a number of tributes offered in remembrance of longtime union and Democratic Party activist Karen O'Donnell, at the Waltham Area Democrats annual "Post-Holiday Gathering" on January 12th at the Cafe on the Common. This annual event was first organized many years ago by Karen, who passed away in 2014. A moment of silence was also observed for another union and Democratic Party activist and longtime Treasurer of the WDCC, Rick Scales, who also passed away in 2014. They will both me missed.
Karen would have been happy to see the large crowd for this year's event. Among those in attendance were State Senator Michael Barrett, State Representative and Waltham City Councillor Thomas Stanley, Governorís Councillor Marilyn Devaney, City Councillors Robert Logan and Bill Fowler, and School Committee Member Teddy Tarallo.
The Third Middlesex Area Democrats (3rdMAD) in cooperation with the Waltham Democratic City Committee held an open house to celebrate the opening of their "Coordinated Campaign" office at 689 Main Street in Waltham. The open house was held next door at the Cafe of The Common on Saturday, September 20th. The special guest speaker was United States Senator Ed Markey. The office will be open to all Democratic Party candidates. Volunteers are welcome!