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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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Church Ladies Go Buff

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 10:04 pm on September 21, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The First Parish Church of Framingham is launching a fundraising calendar featuring some of their stellar senior ladies minus clothing.

While other calendars have featured ladies of a certain age artfully posed in the buff, this one’s twist is that it features ladies in their glowing 70’s and 80’s. And the ladies are well-known in the community, from Rita Blum and Pat Greeley to former selectwoman Esther Hopkins. It even includes two librarians.

Twelve First Parish women, ages 66 to 85, are showcased in individual color photographs to create the “Celebration” wall calendar.

Each month highlights a color photo of one woman from First Parish in Framingham engaged in an activity significant to her life, her biographical sketch, and an inspirational quote. The calendar is more than a fund-raiser. It is a monthly celebration of women’s beauty at all ages and a tribute to life, to work, to play, and to senior women everywhere.

Proceeds will be used to defray church operating costs, including heat and repairs. The official launch is Sunday, Sept. 25th.

You can meet the Calendar Girls at the kick-off party during Church Social Hours, (10:15 a.m. and noon), at Scott Hall, next to First Parish Church. Purchase calendars for only $15 and get them autographed! The calendar makes a great gift and is a collector’s item.

Two thousand calendars were printed and they are on sale for $ 15 at First Parish Church, Total Body Solutions on Rt. 9, The Paper Store in Shoppers World, Annie’s Book Stop in Nobscot Shopping Center, Barber Bros. in Natick, Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland.

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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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Retiring Esther Hopkins Honored

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 2:41 pm on March 12, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Dr. Esther A. H. Hopkins, retiring member of the Board of Selectmen, was honored by the Human Relations Commission of the Town of Framingham and the Board of Selectmen for her long career of public service on Thurs. March 10 in Nevins Hall. In 1999 Dr. Hopkins made history as the first African-American to be elected to the Framingham Board.

Guest speakers included Senator Karen Spilka, Reps Debbie Blumer and Thomas Sannicandro, and Town Manager George King.

Yours for Humanity presented an enactment of the return to Framingham's Harmony Grove of the 19th Century Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist, Abby Kelley Foster, portrayed by actress Abby Lynne McKenney Lydick.

(Sponsored by the Worcester Women's History Project and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities).

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