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Spilka Named to Head-Up Finance Reform Committee

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 1:43 pm on March 26, 2012

Sen. Karen Spilka Named to Head-Up Conference Committee on State Finance Reform, Modernizing and Improving Efficiency, Transparency, and Accountability of State Government

Sen. Karen Spilka

Senator Karen Spilka

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Today, Senator Karen Spilka announced that she was named to serve as the Senate Chair of the six member conference committee tasked with resolving the differences between the Senate and House versions of the state financial and administrative reform legislation.

"This legislation improves efficiency and accountability by updating the Commonwealth's finance laws and requiring our agencies and programs to start measuring performance and outcomes," said Spilka. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with my colleagues on the conference committee on a final bill that will increase oversight and require smart and effective management of the state’s finances."

The provisions of the Senate bill include:

  • Requiring regular reviews and analysis of state agencies through ...[read more]

2012 New Years Eve in Framingham

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:46 am on December 20, 2011
2012 New Years Eve in Framingham

Happy New Year from framingham.com !!!

Framingham, MA - Before listing the local venues where New Years Eve celebrations are taking place, we'd like to ask that readers remember those who lost their lives to drinking and driving related accidents this year, and ask that anyone planning to drink on New Years Eve to make sure they've planned ahead for how to get home at the end of the evening.

To insure you make it home safely consider making arrangements with a designated driver, taking a limousine or making your  News Eve Party a Pajama Party and have your guests spend the night.

Tommy's Taxi will remain open 'round the clock on New Years Eve for those who don't have any other way of getting home safely.

The following Framingham establishments will be hosting ...[read more]


Alumni Association Announces Framingham State 2011-2012 Scholarships

Filed under: Schools & Education,Uncategorized by Randy Harris at 1:06 pm on July 19, 2011
Alumni House, Framingham State University
Alumni House

FRAMINGHAM, MA- The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni, ("IAFSA"), a self-governing, non-profit organization established in 1874 which receives and administers funds that provide scholarships and interest-free loans to FSU students, has announced its list of 2011-2012 scholarship winners.

Scholarships, (and loan funding), are made possible by donations, bequests, and rental of the Alumni House.

Scholarships ranged from $500 to $2500.

Verena Lutz and Mariya Dzhyoyeva were the only Framingham residents among the 2011-2012 recipients. Both received a "Dorothy Larned Scholarship" award. The scholarship, which encourages the sharing of international cultures was ...[read more]


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