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Biden Wins 2020 Presidential Election

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 1:03 pm on November 7, 2020
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

Filed under: Politics,Public Meetings,Technology by News Staff at 4:04 pm on February 14, 2016

[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

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 5:04 pm on September 24, 2015
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]

Senator Spilka Named Chair of Senate Ways and Means Committee

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 8:08 pm on January 21, 2015
Karen Spilka

Karen Spilka, named Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Senate President Stan Rosenberg today announced his leadership team and Committee chairmanship assignments. Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) has been named the new Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, which oversees the budget and finances of the Commonwealth.

“I would first like to thank Senate President Stan Rosenberg for this honor,” said Senator Spilka. “I am grateful and humbled that he would place his confidence, faith and trust in me. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly. I will work hard every day to help President Rosenberg achieve his ambitious, bold agenda to empower all members, increase transparency and reduce public skepticism about government. I will work hard every day with my colleagues to assist our communities and help raise up all of the residents of Massachusetts. Now, we have a lot of work to do.”


Nine New MA Status of Women Commissioners Appointed, Two From Framingham

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 3:09 pm on January 8, 2015

[logo] Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Logo of the newly established Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, (Oct. 2, 2014)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to announce the appointments of nine commissioners to the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women. The Commissioners are as follows: Cathy Ashton of Wayland, Leonor Filipe of Framingham, Patricia Hohl of Framingham, Kelly Love of Norwood, Jennifer Maseda of Natick, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert of Norfolk, Nancy Rosenblum of Ashland, Denise Schultz of Franklin, and Heather Wightman of Hopkinton.

The Commissioners will be sworn-in at the Inauguration of the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women at the D. Justin McCarthy Center at Framingham State University in Framingham, MA on ...[read more]

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