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Sannicandro and Walsh Stop at Jack Abby's Brewery

Filed under: Business,Politics by News Staff at 8:16 pm on August 23, 2012
Rep. Tom Sanicandro and Chris Walsh at Jacks Abby Brewery, Framingham, MA

Sannicandro and Supporters Relax After Canvass, (L to R), Rep. Tom Sannicandro, Rep. Chris Walsh, Elsa Aviza (Framingham), Anne Manning (Ashland), Sandra Silcott (Framingham), Jack Hendler (Natick). Abby Brewery, Framingham, MA.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Rep. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland), Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham), and supporters made a campaign stop Thursday evening to Jack's Abby brewery in Framingham.

Sannicandro, Walsh, and supporters toured the facilities following a door-to-door canvass, spoke with the owners, and tried some of the craft specials available from the growing company.

"I thought this was a good place to take the team because it represents much of what this campaign is about and what this town is about," Sannicandro said. "This is a small business that just emerged last year. They're expanding. They're benefiting from a growing economy. And most importantly, they brew good beer."

Sannicandro tasted the "Hoponious Union" craft and a couple others. Before supporters, he discussed several ways the legislature supported small businesses last ...[read more]


A Bad Week of Bad Government

Filed under: Politics by Randy Harris at 8:08 am on October 23, 2011
Framingham Town Hall, The Memorial Building

Framingham Town Hall, The Memorial Building

FRAMINGHAM, MA - This week Framingham residents witnessed a series of town government related issues that can't be described as anything other than a train wreck that was waiting to happen.

Days before the Special Fall Town Meeting, with seven articles she had sponsored or co-sponsored on the Warrant, and several others that had monetary implications, Framingham Chief Financial Officer, (CFO), Mary Ellen Kelley announced she had made a $1.5 million dollar mistake calculating the Town's operating budget.

While the majority of the Articles sponsored by the CFO had absolutely no supporting background material, a half dozen pages of extremely detailed figures were provided for a 1% COLA, (Cost Of Living Adjustment), pay raise for non-union municipal workers and department heads, followed by a one page "note" which explained how ...[read more]


Redistricting Hearing at FSU, Saturday June 18th

Filed under: Public Meetings by News Staff at 4:35 pm on June 16, 2011
Map of Massachusetts Congressional Districts (2011)

Map of Massachusetts Congressional Districts (2011)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Following the results of the 2010 Census, the State of Massachusetts is losing one congressional district. District lines need to be redrawn to reduce the total from ten districts to nine.

The current legislators representing Framingham; State Sen. Karen Spilka, (D-Ashland), a Member of the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting, along with State Reps. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland),  and State Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham), US Rep. Ed Markey (MA-7th), and several other other MA legislators will be holding a public forum to discuss redistricting, Saturday, June 18, 2011, ...[read more]


State Reps. Sanicandro and Walsh Office Hours

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 3:59 pm on May 16, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham's two State Representatives, Tom Sannicandro and Chris Walsh invite the public to join them for coffee and conversation from 9:00AM - 10:00AM, Friday, May 27, 2011 at Chris Walsh's local office, 9 Vernon St., Framingham, MA, (which is located just off Edgell Rd. next to the Framingham Centre Common).

The two State Reps. will update constituents on the latest news and events and look forward to addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

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November 2, 2010 - Election Results

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 9:32 pm on November 2, 2010
2010 Ballot

Who is Framingham's newest State Rep ?

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Below are the "unofficial" tallies of votes cast in Framingham for the November 2, 2010 Massachusetts State Election. These tallies are for Framingham only, the outcome of the majority of these races and the results of ballot initiatives depend on statewide election returns.

The only race which was decided entirely by Framingham voter is the election of State Rep. for the 6th Middlesex District, the seat currently held by Pam Richardson.  You'll have to read through the list to see who is going to be Framingham's newest State Rep...

Party designations are listed as: (R) = Republican, (D) = Democrat, (I) = Independent, (G-R) = Green-Rainbow, and (U) = Unenrolled. ...[read more]


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