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 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 …
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 …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Citing the short turn-around time, inclement weather, and another Republican joining the race, Fetherston said he has chosen to support the candidacy of Michael Sullivan of Abington.
Jon Fetherston of Ashland said he has ceased obtaining the 10,000 certified signatures to be on the special election Republican primary ballot in April to be your next United States Senator. Citing the short turn-around time, inclement weather, and another Republican candidate joining the race, Fetherston said he chose to do what is best for his supporters and Massachusetts, by fully supporting the candidacy of Michael Sullivan of Abington. After conferring with several of Sullivan’s campaign leaders, Fetherston said in a press release he is asking all his supporters to help Sullivan obtain the required 10,000 certified signatures to be on the April 30 Republican primary ballot. "Sullivan is the most qualified Republican candidate running …
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…
Monday, January 7, 2013
The event will be held at Bela Costa Ristorante Monday, Jan 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday, January 7
A rally for School Committee candidate Eric Silverman has been scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14 at Bella Costa Ristorante from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited. "Silverman has first-hand familiarity with town government and finances and now serves as a Town Meeting member," states the press release. Silverman is a professor and department chair at Wheelock College. His children attended Stapleton Elementary School, where he served on the School Council. His children now attend Cameron Middle School and Framingham High School. “I pledge to make use of my extensive professional, personal, and civic experiences to promote academic excellence to prepare our children for an exciting, productive future. I will work to reduce the achievement gap; …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Fetherstone: "The leadership in the House of Representatives has failed because its only answers to the T’s financial troubles are more revenue streams and service cuts, not any structural reforms."
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The fares on public transportation provided by the MBTA recently increased, as well as some service cuts began on July 1. If you do not use public transportation, you may be asking, ‘Why do I care? I don’t ride the T.’ For those of you who make the Boston commute on the T, this fare increase hits you directly in the wallet. So, why should the rest of you care? The MBTA loses money on its baseline operating costs. For every $5.11 of revenue it collects in operating revenue, it pays out $7.15 in operating expenses. To make up for this short fall, the T receives dedicated revenue from the sales tax collections and also issues assessments to towns (paid for by real estate taxes). So those of you who think the sales taxes and real …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Framingham State Rep. Chris Walsh will host a BBQ for Framingham Democrats on Monday night.
SENATOR MEETS PRESIDENT State Senator Karen Spilka, who represents Framingham, met President Barack Obama at an event in Boston on June 29. Several Framingham Democrats attended a function in Boston last month and heard the president speak, including Framingham town attorney Chris Petrini and Town Meeting Member Bob Berman. Democratic BBQ State Rep. Chris Walsh will host Framingham Democrats for a BBQ at his home Monday evening. Candidates and elected officials are expected to attend this event, which supports the Democratic Party and causes important to Democrats. Democratic Office on Route 9 The Massachusetts Democratic Party recently opened a field office at 280 Worcester Rd. (eastbound side of Route 9) in Framingham. The office will …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren wants Sen. Scott Brown to participate in a local media consortium debate.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Press Release from Elizabeth Warren's campaign: If Republican Senator Scott Brown really wants a debate with an unbiased, local media sponsor, he should join consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren and accept the debate sponsored by a consortium of local media, Warren’s campaign manager said today, June 20. Mindy Myers, campaign manager for Elizabeth Warren, challenged Brown to join Warren in accepting the debate invitation from the Boston Globe, NECN, WCVB-TV, WGBH-TV, WHDH-TV, WBUR and WGBH radio in Boston, in concert with several outlets in Western Massachusetts. This statewide consortium of media outlets has come together to reach the broadest audience possible. “Republican Senator Scott Brown says he wants a debate with unbiased, local …