Thursday, April 25, 2013
With a less than a week before the Republican primary election, Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez, who picked up the endorsement of former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, campaigned in Framingham Wednesday.
With a less than a week before the Republican primary election, Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez, who picked up the endorsement of former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, campaigned in Framingham Wednesday. Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, April 30 and either select a Republican or a Democratic ballot. There are two candidates on the Democratic ballot and Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Dan Winslow on the Republican ballot. The winner of each primary will face off in the state election on Tuesday, June 25 and will become Massachusetts' newest U.S. senator. Gomez, started Wednesday morning meeting some town leaders and voters at CJ's Northside Grill in Nobscot. He chatted with Selectman Laurie Lee, Finance Committee member Carol Sanchez and …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Framingham Voters can vote between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. today; the only town-wide contested race is for Planning Board where four individuals are vying for two seats.
Today is election day in Framingham. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the town's 18 precincts. If you are not sure where to vote, click here. Framingham has about 37,000 registered voters. In last year's Town Election, only 10% of registered voters voted. Officials are predicted about a 10% turnout today, too. Probably because there is only one town-wide contested race. Four candidates are running for two 3-year seats on the planning board. They are incumbents Susan Bernstein and Andrea Carr-Evans, and challengers Lew Colten and Victor Ortiz. Framingham will have a new selectman Tuesday night, as incumbent Ginger Esty withdrew from the race, citing health reasons. Incumbent Selectmen Chair Charlie Sisitsky and current School…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Chasan: "Send a message that Framingham values the jobs and tax revenue that businesses provide to our community. "
To properly fund our schools, public safety, etc., Framingham needs responsible growth and the tax revenue that comes with it. Framingham’s current leadership talks a good game but the votes and policies of the town have driven long time businesses out of town and prevented new businesses from investing in our town. Neighboring communities have departments and staff that welcome, attract, recruit, and work diligently to retain companies, while here companies leave town due to overburdening regulations. There are 2 seats in the April 9th election, where we have an opportunity to elect new members to the Planning Board that will help to encourage businesses to invest in and remain in Framingham. We all live here and want Framingham …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Submit questions in advance to Bob Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, April 1
The Framingham Sierra Club is hosting a Candidates Night, as a means to get to know the candidates for Planning Board and Selectmen, two of the most powerful boards in Framingham Town Government, tonight at 6:15 in the main Framingham Library. The town election is Tuesday, April 9. The Candidates Night will begin with refreshments and an informal time to meet the candidates starting at 6:15 p.m., followed by formal panels starting at 6:30 p.m. After the candidates opening statements there will be a Q/A session where the audience will be encouraged to submit written questions to the candidates. Submit questions in advance to Bob Zimmerman at email@example.com. There are two open seats for the Framingham Planning Board and challengers…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
All four candidates vying for the two Framingham Planning Board seats will be in attendance, as well as many of the unopposed town-wide candidates.
Monday night, Framingham Town-Wide PTO will host a candidates forum at Framingham High School’s small auditorium (room H100) from 7-9. The town's election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9. The forum will include School Committee incumbent Heather Connolly and Town Meeting Member Eric Silverman running for the two seats on the Framingham School Committee. Also at the forum, will be the four candidates seating election to the two Framingham Planning Board Seats: incumbents Sue Bernstein and Andrea Carr-Evans, Town Meeting Member, Victor Ortiz and former building commissioner, Lewis Colton. Selectman incumbent, Charlie Sisitsky and School Committee member Mike Bower, Moderator candidate Teri Banerjee, all running unopposed will be …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Two Democrats, including Framingham's Congressman, and three Republicans submitted the needed 10,000 names.
Two Democrats and three Republicans submitted the required number of signatures to run in the special election for U.S. Senate, according to the Boston Globe. U.S. Reps. Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) each filed more than double the 10,000 certified signatures required. Markey, who represents Framingham, led the way with nearly 34,000 signatures, while Lynch had just over 25,000. On the Republican side, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan filed nearly 19,000 signatures, followed by former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset at almost 17,000 and state Rep. Daniel Winslow of Norfolk at more than 13,000. Those totals only include those signatures submitted to the Secretary of State's office by Wednesday's 5 p.m…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Locations include Boston, Lowell, New Bedford, Worcester and Springfield.
Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch, the two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, have agreed to participate in six debates between now and the April 30 primary, according to the Boston Herald. The Boston Herald’s Chris Cassidy Tweeted that three of the debates will be general format, with the remaining three focusing on jobs, domestic issues and foreign policy. One of the debates will be held in Boston, and others will be held in Lowell, New Bedford, Worcester and Springfield. The location of the sixth debate has not been determined. Markey and Lynch are facing off to see who will take on the winner of the Republican primary in the June 25 special election to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry’s appointment as Secretary of …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Winslow, now joins Ashland Republican Jon Fetherston and a former Nantucket Selectman on the Republican side.
Wednesday, February 13
Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) announced officially last week he is running for U.S. Senate. Winslow represents the 9th Norfolk District, consisting of the towns of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham, along with Precincts 3 and 4 in Medfield, Precinct 1 in Millis and Precinct 5 in Walpole. Winslow is the second Republican to declare his candidacy. Former Ashland Board of Selectmen Chair Jon Fetherston announced last week he was running. Fetherston, who ran an unsuccessful campaign against State Rep. Tom Sannincadro, has started the the process to obtain 10,000 certified signatures to be on the special election Republican Primary ballot on April 30. Another Republican, former Nantucket selectman and county …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The former chair of the Ashland Board of Selecmen will run as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat in Masachusetts. He plans to make a formal announcement Thursday afternoon.
Former Chair of the Ashland Board of Selectmen Jon Fetherston told Framingham Patch he will be a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. Fetherston, who ran an unsuccessful campaign against State Rep. Tom Sannincadro, has started the the process to obtain 10,000 certified signatures to be on the special election Republican Primary ballot on April 30. "(Fetherston's Campaign Manager) Terry (Hendrix) is going to the Secretary of States office in the morning to pull the papers and then my volunteer team will blitz the state and start the process! It's going to be fast and exciting adventure," said Fetherston to Framingham Patch. "The snow only adds to the fun!" Fetherston plans to formally announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate today, Feb. 7 at…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Bernstein: "While I believe it is extremely important to create new jobs and tax revenue, it is essential we do so in a way that always balances the needs of the developer with the concerns of both residential and commercial abutters."
Friday, February 1
Editor's Note: As per the Framingham Patch election guide, each candidate for town-wide office was allowed to submit a political announcement on their candidacy. The town election is Tuesday, April. 9. Below is the announcement for Planning Board member Sue Bernstein. She is running for re-election. There are presently, four candidates for two seats on the board. Bernstein was the only Planning Board candidate to submit an election announcement by patch's deadline. *** The Planning Board plays a key role in Framingham’s identity. Through the development process each new project impacts the look and fabric of our town. Good design is extremely important in revitalizing and reinforcing strong communities. It results in higher property values…