Friday, December 7, 2012
Framingham Planning Board saw very early conceptual drawings of what the owner of the Mount Wayte Plaza hopes to do with his property.
There are few details, no businesses identified and the timeline is still uncertain, but the owner of the Mount Wayte Plaza showed Thursday night very early conceptual drawings of what he foresees the mostly-empty plaza could look like in the future. Waterman Design Associates Senior Project Manager Michael Dryden, in making the presentation to the Framingham Planning Board, said the gas station building would be torn down along with the former Fotomat booth. The facelifted vision of the plaza would include more than 20,000 square feet of new office space and more than 11,000 square feet of retail space. Plaza owner Sam Adams said ideally, he would love to start construction in the spring of 2013. Construction would be a minimum of 12 to …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The final version of Framingham’s Master Plan outlined a number of steps the town will need to take in order to bring development to various parts of the community.
Framingham Planning Board’s presentation to the Board of Selectmen of the long-anticipated Master Plan essentially outlined what Framingham could look like if the elements of the plan are implemented. “The Planning Board doesn’t see this as an end but a beginning,” said Planning Board Chair Thomas F. Mahoney of the Master Plan presentation that was released at Wednesday night's Selectmen's meeting. By definition a master plan serves as a guide for governmental policy and a blueprint for land use and development. Framingham’s Master Plan describes today’s community and direction for the future. The purpose of the Master Plan is to identify strategies that will let officials implement change with an understanding of the vision. The plan’s …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
State Senator Karen Spilka recommended Framingham resident Stephanie Mercandetti for this recognition for her outstanding contributions to Framingham and Walpole.
Wednesday, May 16 Framingham resident and newly-elected Framingham Planning Board member Stephanie Mercandetti was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2012 class of Unsung Heroines. State Senator Karen Spilka recommended Mercandetti for this recognition for her outstanding contributions to the Framingham community as a resident, and as a recently elected member of the Town Planning Board. Mercandetti was also nominated for her dedicated work on behalf of the Walpole community, where she serves as the Town’s Economic Development and Grants Officer. The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Incumbent Planning Board candidate Tom Mahoney is the one name on the ballot. Stephanie Mercandetti and Ned Price are both running write-in campaigns for the two Planning Board seats.
On Tuesday, Framingham voters will head to the polls. One of the races is for the Framingham Planning Board. There are two seats available. Incumbent Tom Mahoney is the only name on the ballot. Stephanie Mercandetti and Ned Price are both running write-in campaigns for a seat. Voters may only vote for two candidates. Earlier this month, the Framingham Town-Wide PTO held a candidates forum. Each of the three Planning Board candidates participated. Framingham Patch videotapes each candidate's one-minute opening statement. You can view those statements, unedited, attached to this report. Moderator and Town Meeting Ways & Means Chair Audrey Hall asked the three candidates a half dozen questions. Topics focused on the value of a good school …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Write-in Planning Board candidate holding event on Thursday.
Submitted by the candidates or their committees: Write-in Planning Board candidate Ned Price's campaign is hosting a kick-off event Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the British Beer Company. POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Candidates, their campaign members, and residents are invited to submit fundraiser and other campaign-related events. Maximum word count is 250 words. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 23 for anything related to the Town Election on April 3. The final day events will be published is March 25.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Framingham's Town-wide PTO will host a candidates forum Monday, March 12 in anticipation of the town election on April 3.
The Framingham Town-wide PTO will host a Candidates Forum on Monday, March 12 at Framingham High's small auditorium (room H100) from 7-9 p.m. The forum will have School Committee incumbents Beverly Hugo and Andy Limeri and the two candidates Heather Connolly and Don Taggart vying for a one-year seat on the School Committee. (The seat became available when Rchard Finlay resigned.) Also at the forum, the TWPTO will host the candidates in the Planning Board race, which has two, 3-year open seats and only one candidate officially on the ballot. Incumbent Tom Mahoney is on the ballot and write-in candidates Stephanie Mercandetti and Ned Price are vying for the other seat. TWPTO also will have the candidates for state representative. Incumbent …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Retired Framingham State professor and long-time Town Meeting member Ned Price is running a write-in campaign for a seat on the Framingham Planning Board.
I am announcing my candidacy for a seat on the Framingham Planning Board. I am qualified. Every year, except one of the past 24 years, I have served as a Framingham Town Meeting member from Precinct 17 and on Town Meeting's Standing Committee on Planning and Zoning, which works closely with the Planning Board. As a member of P&Z, I gained a good working knowledge of the Framingham Zoning By-Law, and reviewed the many amendments before Town Meeting. In 1994, I also served on the Finance Committee and for 3 years I served as an Associate Member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Furthermore I have served for more than 20 years on the Real Property Committee and am currently its Chair. This committee is primarily concerned with proposals to…
Long-time resident and economic development & grants officer for the Town of Walpole, Stephanie Mercandetti is a write-in candidate for the Planning Board.
Monday, February 6, 2012
I am a write-in candidate for the open seat on the Framingham Planning Board. The town is at a critical juncture and the road we take will determine the quality of life for Framingham residents for years to come. I believe I can make a strong and positive contribution to that future. As we have recently seen, the Town needs a better balance between our residential and commercial tax bases and the Planning Board holds the critical role of making sure that happens while also preserving the interests and needs of both groups. I understand the issues facing our community. With its present financial outlook, there’s no doubt that Framingham will be dependent on new growth to meet is financial obligations. We need to work to grow our tax base by…
Monday, January 23, 2012
There may be a race for Planning Board after all. Framingham Patch is hearing both Cheryl Tully Stoll and Ned Price are looking to stage write-in campaigns for one of the two seats up in the April 3 election
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Unless your were hibernating yesterday, the New England Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens to earn a spot in Super Bowl XLVI. Framingham Patch would love to see your photos celebrating and watching yesterday's game - be it in your living room, at a local pub or even in Foxboro. Upload them here! And just in case you fell asleep before the end of the NFC Championship game - the 49ers lost to the NY Giants in overtime, so it it will be a repeat of Super Bowl XLII - this time with a better result! Go Patriots! 2. Today is Chinese New Year! This is the year of the dragon. According to Chinese …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Planning Board member Tom Mahoney is running for re-electon. There are two seats open and he is the only candidate on the ballot; so one write-in candidate will win a seat.
A write-in candidate will win a seat on the Framingham Planning Board in April. The Massachusetts Secretary of State's office agreed with Framingham Assistant Town Clerk Lisa Ferguson that Planning Board member Carol J. Spack can not be on the April 3 election ballot, as she missed the deadline by five minutes. There are two Planning Board seats up this year. Incumbent Thomas F. Mahoney is running for re-election. Any Framingham registered voter may run for a seat on the Planning Board. Ferguson said the next highest vote getter, be it via a sticker or write-in campaign, will win the other Planning Board seat; as long as he or she receives a minimum of 50 votes. Fifty signatures were needed to be placed on the ballot. Framingham Patch …