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Stefanini: Open Letter to Mayor Spicer

April 18, 2021 (12:24 pm EST)
Filed under: Politics by News Staff
John A. Stefanini, Framingham City Council Member

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- By penning an open letter and distributing it to various news outlets, Framingham's District 8 City Councilor John Stefanini, who ran a losing campaign to become Framingham's first Mayor, takes aim at his former rival Mayor Yvonne Spicer in what appears to be an early salvo in the upcoming battle for next Mayor of Framingham.

Below, we publish John's letter in it's entirety --

Dear Mayor Spicer:

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Framingham City Councilor John Stefanini Seeks to NAG Neighbors

January 30, 2021 (6:44 pm EST)
Filed under: Politics by News Staff

(The following article is the opinion of John Stefanini,  Framingham District 8 City Councilor and resident).

John A. Stefanini, Framingham City Council Member

Our neighborhoods need a voice!

Our neighbors and neighborhoods, places of worship and activities, small businesses and schools, connect us together like a jigsaw puzzle. Our respect for our human differences is our foundation, but it is the activities, associations and places that connect ...[read more]

Biden Wins 2020 Presidential Election

November 7, 2020 (1:03 pm EST)
Filed under: Politics by News Staff

photo of Joe Biden

President-Elect Joseph R. Biden Jr,

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., secured enough electoral votes to become President-Elect of the United States.

Winning the state of Pennsylvania pushed Biden ahead of the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

While the results are ...[read more]

Framingham and Holliston to Sign Community Compacts

February 14, 2016 (4:04 pm EST)
Filed under: Politics,Public Meetings,Technology by News Staff

[photo] MA Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Chair, Community Compact Cabinet

MA Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Chair, Community Compact Cabinet

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will join officials from the Town of Framingham, (and officials from the Town of Holliston), in the Ablondi Room of the Memorial Building located at 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA to sign a Community Compact.

The Executive Branch and the Town of Framingham’s Community Compact is a commitment to the implementation of new “best practice initiatives” in the categories of Information Technology: Transparency and Education; Administration and Finance.

The Community Compact provides municipalities with incentives for state grant funds and technical assistance to refine and implement best practices in a Community’s chosen areas. The Town of Framingham’s information technology initiative is a two-tiered approach to create financial transparency: ...[read more]

Senate Passes Bill to Repeal License Suspensions for Non-driving Drug Offenses

September 24, 2015 (5:04 pm EST)
Filed under: Politics by News Staff

Karen Spilka

MA Sen. Karen Spilka, a "Champion for Change"

FRAMINGHAM - The Massachusetts Senate today voted in favor of Senate Bill 2014, An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension, Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) announced.

This bill repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension for up to five years and a license reinstatement fee of $500, even if the offense does not involve motor vehicles in any way. Thirty-four states, including every other New England state, have already taken action to repeal similar laws.

The bill would have no effect on license suspension penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, and only removes the outdated state requirement that penalizes every drug offense with ...[read more]

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