Stigmatines Must Move By June 30 For Waltham High School: Judge


June 20, 2019

By Jenna Fisher,

A Middlesex Superior Court judge ruling comes after nearly a year of an eminent domain battle between the city and the Stigmatines.

A Middlesex Superior Court judge ruled that the handful of priests who live on the Stigmatine property must leave by June 30. The court ruling enables the district to move forward with plans to build a new high school there, after years of back and forth about where to build in light of increased enrollment. It also comes after a months-long eminent domain battle with the Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers religious order.

“The Trustees shall be required to vacate the Property as set forth in the City’s notice to vacate letter dated May 1, 2019, which sets the final date to fully vacate the Property as no later than June 30,” wrote Justice of the Supreme Court Valerie Yarashus in a court ruling late last month.

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