(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]
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]
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FRAMINGHAM, MA -
MA Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Chair, Community Compact Cabinet
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]
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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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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.”
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