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Framingham and Holliston to Sign Community Compacts

February 14th, 2016

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… [read more].

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

September 24th, 2015

Karen Spilka

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… [read more].

Senator Spilka Named Chair of Senate Ways and Means Committee

January 21st, 2015

Karen Spilka

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… [read more].

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

January 8th, 2015

[logo] Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

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… [read more].

Congresswoman Clark Discusses Education Priorities with Framingham Schools Superintendent

December 9th, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Friday, December 5, 2014, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5) met with Framingham Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stacy Scott and his leadership team to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Framingham schools, students and families. The group discussed… [read more].

MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women Established

October 7th, 2014

[logo] Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Governor Deval Patrick recently signed legislation establishing the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women. The legislation was filed by Senator Karen Spilka at the request of women in the MetroWest area and organized by the United Way of Tri-County. The MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women will consist of nine commissioners appointed… [read more].

Senator Spilka District Office Hours for April 2014

April 7th, 2014

Sen. Karen Spilka

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Join Senator Karen Spilka and Puja Mehta, Senator Spilka’s District and Constituent Services Director, for district office hours on Friday, April 18th in Framingham and Natick and on Friday, April 25th in Franklin and Medway. Senator Spilka and/or staff members will be available to update constituents on the latest news and events from the… [read more].

Spilka Named Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform

December 16th, 2013

Karen Spilka

FRAMINGHAM, MA – State Senator Karen Spilka has been named a Champion for Change in juvenile justice reform by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative. She was recognized at the 8th annual Models for Change national conference on Monday, December 16th, 2013 in Washington, D.C. for her leadership on a broad… [read more].

Karen Spilka Launches Congressional Campaign

July 2nd, 2013

karen spilka congressional campaign

FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Monday, July 1st, 2013, Karen Spilka launched her congressional campaign in front of over 200 supporters who braved the weather and the heat to show their support for her run for U.S. Congress. Karen was introduced by Bobby Bower of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, who referred to Karen as a champion of the middle… [read more].

Sen. Karen Spilka honored by Framingham State University as Citizen Laureate

May 22nd, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Sunday morning, May 19th Senator Karen Spilka was presented with the Citizen Laureate Award at the Framingham State University graduate commencement ceremony. The award, given annually to an individual who has consistently supported the University, was awarded to Spilka in recognition of her advocacy on behalf of the MetroWest region.  President Flanagan praised… [read more].