Friday, September 15, 2017

POW MIA Day

In Recognition of POW MIA Day held on the third Friday of September

Jim Pillsbury and members of the Framingham Veterans Council, including Chairman Eric Finn and member Nic Paganella will read the names of the 39 Massachusetts men still un-accounted for from the Vietnam War. We will start at 7Pm sharp. At the Vietnam Veteran’s statute at the MWRTA center on Blandon Ave. All Nam Vets are encouraged to participate in the remembrance of your fellow serviceman.

BAXTER, BRUCE RAYMOND Laos E8 1967/11/09 LOWELL, MA
USAF BB BERESIK, EUGENE PAUL N. Vietnam O4 1968/05/31 WEBSTER, MA
USMC BB BERUBE, KENNETH ALLEN S. Vietnam O2 1967/08/11 MONSON, MA
USN BB BOLES, WARREN WILLIAM N. Vietnam O2 1968/01/18 MARBLEHEAD NECK,
SA XX BOTT, RUSSELL PETER Laos E6 1966/12/02 WORCHESTER, MA
USA XX COCHRANE, DEVERTON C Cambodia E6 1970/06/17 BROOKLINE, MA
USN XX DUNN, JOSEPH PATRICK China O2 1968/02/14 HULL, MA
USN BB EARLE, JOHN STILES S. Vietnam O3 1970/06/22 WESTFIELD, MA
USN XX FRAWLEY, WILLIAM D N. Vietnam O3 1966/03/01 BROCKTON, MA
USMC BB  GAUGHAN, ROGER CONRAD S. Vietnam E4 1967/05/01 BELCHERTOWN,
USN BB  GRAVES, RICHARD CAMPBELL N. Vietnam O1 1967/05/25 SUNDERLAND,
USN BB GREENLEAF, JOSEPH G S. Vietnam O3 1972/04/14 WEST NEWTON, MA
CIVILIAN KK GRZYB, ROBERT H Cambodia 1967/12/10 MA
USA BB HARPER, RICHARD K S. Vietnam W1 1965/05/19 BURLINGTON, MA
USAF XX HAUER, ROBERT D S. Vietnam O2 1970/09/05 BROOKLINE, MA
USA XX HENN, JOHN ROBERT JR S. Vietnam W2 1972/05/24 SUTTON, MA
USN XX HERRIN, HENRY HOWARD JR N. Vietnam E6 1968/01/01 WEST SPRINGFIELD
USAF XX HOLMES, DAVID HUGH Laos O3 1966/03/15BELMONT, MA
USA BB KELLEY, DANIEL MARTIN S. Vietnam E4 1968/04/25 DORCHESTER, MA
USAF XX KERR, EVERETT O Laos O3 1966/06/13 BELMONT, MA
USA BB KING, PAUL CHESTER JR Laos E3 1968/05/04 WALTHAM, MA
USA BB KINSMAN, GERALD FRANCIS S. Vietnam O2 1971/01/15 FOXBORO, MA
USN XX KUSTIGIAN, MICHAEL J S. Vietnam E2 1968/05/05 WORCHESTER, MA
USN BB LEAVER, JOHN MURRAY JR N. Vietnam O5 1972/05/08 ARLINGTON, MA
USAF XX MACCANN, HENRY ELMER N. Vietnam O4 1968/03/28 MARBLEHEAD, MA
USAF XX MAGNUSSON, JAMES A JR N. Vietnam O3 1965/04/04 NAHANT, MA
USAF XX MCLAUGHLIN, ARTHUR V JR N. Vietnam E7 1972/12/20 ROXBURY, MA
USN BB MILLER, CARLETON PIERCE JR N. Vietnam O2 1971/01/06 MELROSE, MA
USMC XX MORIN, RICHARD G Laos O2 1968/12/20 TWEKSBURY, MA
USMC XX MULLEN, WILLIAM FRANCIS Laos O3 1966/04/29 BROCKTON, MA
USAF XX OVERLOCK, JOHN F N. Vietnam O4 1968/08/16 SPRINGFIELD, MA
USN BB PAINTER, JOHN ROBERT JR N. Vietnam O3 1971/06/18 VINEYARD HAVEN
USMC BB ROGERS, EDWARD FRANCIS S. Vietnam E2 1968/03/12 ROSLINDALE, MA
USN BB SANSONE, JAMES J N. Vietnam E3 1972/08/10 NORWOOD, MA
USA K SMITH, WILLIAM M S. Vietnam E3 1969/03/03 MIDDLEBORO, MA
USN BB SULLIVAN, MARTIN JOSEPH N. Vietnam O4 1967/02/12 LAWRENCE, MA
USMC BB TODD, ROBERT JACY S. Vietnam E1 1967/05/09 NORTH EASTON, MA
USA KK WALKER, ORIEN J S. Vietnam O3 1965/05/23 BOSTON, MA
USMC BB WEITZ, MONEK S. Vietnam E1 1969/05/25 ROXBURY, MA

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Campaign Kick-0ff



Jim Pillsbury, Candidate for District 4 City Council Announces Campaign Kick-Off Event



September 14, 2017 – I invite you to join me at my campaign kick-off event on Saturday, September 23rd from 7am – 10am in the Courtyard of SMOC’s offices at 7 Bishop Street. Yes, that does say 7am! It is campaign season here in Framingham, and as summer vacation ends, campaigning will really take off. Everyone is doing campaign kick-off events, so I have decided to do one also, but I am going to take a different approach.

I am self-funding my campaign because I do not want to be beholden to anyone except my constituents while serving as your City Councilor from District 4. However I would like to invite those of you who would like to support my campaign, as well as every other candidate, to spend the hour or two you would have spent at my kick-off event at the 6th Annual Purple Passion Run/Walk to Break the Silence being held on Saturday, September 23rd here in Framingham. There are lots of important things we can chose to support. This one is personal to me as we lost Stephanie’s sister to domestic violence in 2013. We miss Kim every day.

This event is a fundraiser for Voices Against Violence right here in Framingham, an organization that works with victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. One of the biggest issues for victims is the fear and embarrassment associated with going public and telling someone what is happening. This walk raises money for the issue, but more importantly, it calls attention to an issue that is too often hidden away and not discussed. I ask you to consider joining us to raise your voice to break the silence that surrounds domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Here is a link a link to the walk event page where you can get more information. https://www.firstgiving.com/smoc/purplepassion2017 This is a family friendly event on what hopefully will be a beautiful fall morning. If the weather does not cooperate, the event will be moved inside. Both the Framinghan Unit of the League of Women Voters (https://www.firstgiving.com/team/356049) and my family (In Kim’s Name https://www.firstgiving.com/team/357517 ) have a team that would welcome your donation, or you can just donate to the walk in general and not a specific team. Please consider making a donation in some amount, and please join us for this important event here in Framingham.

With all the candidates running for office in this important election in Framingham we hear lots of voices discussing all the issues and the reasons a particular candidate is better than another. If we can get all those voices raised together with one statement that we will not ignore this issue, you would hear us far beyond the borders of Framingham.

I hope to see you at my campaign kick-off event. Let’s take a moment to stand together as candidates and raise our voices in unity while supporting this important work being done right here in our own town. We can do better, we should do better, and if we want to save lives, we must do better at addressing this issue.

For more information specific to my positions, please visit my campaign FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/JimDistrict4/ and my Blog at http://jimpillsbury.blogspot.com/ You can also reach out to me via email at jamesmpillsbury@gmail.com

Thank you,

Jim Pillsbury
District 4 Council Candidate # # #

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MJ and the 3% tax

Shall Framingham accept the provisions of section 3 of chapter 64N of the General Laws as
affected by Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017, a fair and concise summary of which appears
below?
(a) A city or town that accepts this section in the manner provided in section 4 of chapter 4
may impose a local sales tax upon sale or transfer of marijuana or marijuana products by a
marijuana retailer operating within the city or town to anyone other than a marijuana
establishment at a rate not greater than 3 per cent of the total sales price received by the
marijuana retailer as a consideration for the sale of marijuana or marijuana products. The
marijuana retailer shall pay the local sales tax imposed under this section to the
commissioner at the same time and in the same manner as the sales tax due to the
commonwealth.
(b) All sums received by the commissioner under this section shall, at least quarterly, be
distributed, credited and paid by the treasurer and receiver-general upon certification of the
commissioner to each city or town that has accepted this section in proportion to the amount
of the sums received in that city or town. Any city or town seeking to dispute the
commissioner's calculation of its distribution under this subsection shall notify the
commissioner, in writing, not later than 1 year from the date the tax was distributed by the
commissioner to the city or town.
(c) This section shall take effect in a city or town on the first day of the calendar quarter
following 30 days after its acceptance by the city or town or on the first day of a later
calendar quarter that the city or town may designate.
A fair, concise summary and purpose of the law to be acted upon, as determined by town counsel
is below:
Acceptance of Section 3 of Chapter 64N of the General Laws would permit the Town to
impose a local sales tax upon the sale or transfer of marijuana or marijuana products by a
marijuana retailer operating within the town to anyone other than a marijuana establishment at
a rate not greater than 3 per cent of the total sales price received by the marijuana retailer as a
consideration for the sale of marijuana or marijuana products, or take any other action relative
thereto. (See, G.L.c. 64N, §3(a))
The local tax is received by the commissioner of revenue and shall be distributed credited and
paid by the treasurer and receiver-general to the Town at least quarterly in proportion to the
amount of the sums received in Town, upon the commissioner of revenue's certification. (See,
G.L.c. 64N, §3(b))
The provisions of M.G.L.c. 64N, §3 would take effect on January 1, 2018. Thirty days from
November 7, 2017 is December 7, 2017. Thich is the first calendar day thereafter is January
1, 2018.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Equifax and the breach

Once again, our finical institutions have come under attack. According to USA Today, 143 million users may have had their personal info taken. And of coarse, the top dogs of the company sold some of their stock holdings before the bad news hit. Equifax is giving away a protection plan and is worth checking into. Go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com