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Framingham Town Election Info (2011)

Filed under: Politics by Randy Harris at 12:12 pm on January 26, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The following contains information about running for Town Office, running for Town Meeting, as well as voter info, general candidate and election info and key dates related to the 2011 Framingham Town Election.

2011 - Framingham Annual Town Election Info

Framingham's Annual Town Election will be held April 5th, 2011. Help decide who will serve in your town's government --- vote!

Nomination papers for those planning to run for Town Offices in 2011 were available from the Town Clerk on November 29, 2010.  To be nominated, candidates for Town Offices needed to return the nomination papers with  the valid signatures of  fifty registered Framingham voters.  (These dates and requirements were for "Town Offices" only, not for Town Meeting Member candidates).

Candidates for Town Office who did complete the nomination process now have until ...[read more]


Danny O'Connor Boxing Match Cancelled

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 4:29 pm on November 2, 2010
Framingham boxing match cancelled.

Homecoming boxing match canceled.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - A boxing exhibition featuring Framingham native champion boxer Danny O'Connor has been canceled. Citing difficulties in obtaining the necessary permits to hold the match in Nevins Hall, the bout has been rescheduled to Nov. 20th and moved to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.

O'Connor who grew up in Saxonville and wrestled at Framingham High has already racked up an impressive professional boxing record.  Among other titles he was a 2008 National Golden Gloves Champion, 2008 US Future Stars National Champion, and a 2008 Alternate US Olympic Boxing Team member.  O'Connor is undefeated in his professional boxing career.

According to a press release from Warriors Boxing promoter Leon Margules the match featuring O'Connor which was billed as "The Homecoming", was canceled due to what he describes as [Framingham's] "bizarre bureaucracy".

In the press release Margules claims; "representations were made to me by town officials that I would be able to sell ...[read more]


French Biotech Company CYTOO Opens U.S. Subsidiary in Framingham, Massachusetts

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 12:02 pm on December 21, 2009

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray and other state officials participated in ribbon-cutting ceremony

FRAMINGHAM, MA (Dec. 11) - CYTOO Cell Architects, a French biotechnology company focused on applications in cell based assays, high content analysis and cell screening for life sciences research, announced today that it is expanding its operations to serve researchers in the United States by opening a U.S. subsidiary headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

The company officially opened its United States headquarters in Framingham today. The company's main offices are in Grenoble, France. Company officials were joined at the ribbon cutting ceremony by Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President and CEO Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, Massachusetts Department of Business and Technology Director George Ramirez representing the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment, MassBio Economic Development Director Peter Abair, Senator Karen Spilka, Representative Tom Sannicandro, Representative Pam Richardson and Selectmen Ginger Esty, Laurie Lee and Dennis Giombetti.

"It is outstanding that CYTOO, an international company on the cutting edge of Life Sciences research, has sought out Framingham for its US headquarters," Representative Pam Richardson said. "Framingham is already home to a host of Life Sciences companies and I am pleased to welcome yet another."

CYTOO provides innovative enabling technologies and products for high content cell analysis. CYTOO chips streamline cellular analysis by decreasing cell variability. The chips are composed of four square inches of 20,000 concave geometric micropatterns, which standardize cell position, shape, and organization when the cytoskeleton architecture and organelle morphology adapt to the shape of the micropattern. By April 2010 the company hopes to release a new technology, CYTOO plates, which hold up to 384 wells of 1,000 micropatterns. The company is the first to offer a technology that standardizes cells, streamlining analysis and speeding up discoveries. By opening a US subsidiary in Massachusetts, the company hopes to better address the worldwide market for cell-based assays in life sciences research.

In June of 2008, Governor Patrick signed into law the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative, a ten-year, $1 billion commitment to maintaining and strengthening the life sciences as a major economic engine for the Commonwealth. Conversations with CYTOO began at the BIO International Convention, held in Atlanta in May, 2009. Company officials cite their meetings with MOITI and the Life Sciences Center, and subsequently with Governor Deval Patrick directly, as having been key to their decision to locate in Massachusetts.

"It is terrific to see our state's Life Sciences initiative, and our presence at BIO International, bringing new companies to Massachusetts," said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray. "We warmly welcome CYTOO to the Commonwealth, to Framingham and to the diverse group of pioneering companies that make Massachusetts a global leader in the life sciences industry."

CYTOO's decision to locate in Framingham is part of a growing trend of foreign life sciences companies locating their regional headquarters in Massachusetts. Last week Systagenix Wound Management, a British company, opened its headquarters for the Americas in Quincy, Massachusetts. Biocell Center, an Italian company, recently opened their US headquarters in Medford, Massachusetts. The companies have cited the state's Life Sciences Initiative as a key factor in their decision to locate here.

"CYTOO's decision to locate in Framingham is a direct return on investment for our state's presence at the BIO International Convention in Atlanta this past May," said Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the quasi-public agency charged with implementing the state's Life Sciences Initiative. "Massachusetts is a great place to do business for life sciences companies, both international and domestic, and we welcome CYTOO to the world's leading life sciences Supercluster."


Annual Town Election Results (2006)

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 10:51 am on April 9, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Voter turnout was 16 percent in Framingham's annual election.

Winners were: Board of Selectmen: Jason Smith; Planning Board: Tom Mahoney and Carol Spack; School Committee: Pam Richardson and Andy Limeri; Keefe Tech School Committee: Nelson Goldin, Argentina Arias, and Esther Hopkins; Town Moderator: Joel Winett.

At the first Board of Selectmen meeting following the election, Dennis Giombetti was voted chair.

The detailed official results of the 2006 Annual Town Election on April 4, 2006 can be found on the town gevernment website.

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Town Election Results (2005)

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 10:31 pm on April 7, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Dennis Giombetti was the top vote getter in the Selectmen's race on Tuesday, April 5th. He and John Stasik will replace outgoing Esther Hopkins and Chris Ross. Ann Wells won the Planning Board race and A.J. Mulvey and Mike Rossi won the Keefe Tech slots.

Giombetti & Stasik New Selectmen

For more information see the detailed results of the April 2005 Framingham elections for Town Meeting Members and results for Selectmen and other town-wide offices.

For official results, contact Town Clerk's office or visit the Town of Framingham web site.

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