Monday, March 25, 2013
The Holliston Democratic Town Committee's discussion 'Let's Talk Guns' was full to capacity.
What the Holliston Democratic Committee hoped would be a calm and civil discussion about gun laws and safety in Massachusetts turned in to debate on the rights of gun owners and the specifics of Rep. David Lisky's proposed House Bill 3253. The panel of five experts, specifically Linsky, D-Natick, were asked many questions regarding their beliefs on guns and their knowledge of Massachusetts' laws surrounding gun ownership. "I would have liked people to be a little more civilized but a lot of people came in really fired up,” Beth Greely, chairman of the DTC, said; at several points Greely and others had to quiet down the crowd and remind them not to interrupt other speakers. “Hopefully people got something out of it, that’s always good. …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Rep. David Linsky, Senator Karen Spilka and Senator Richard Ross have announced the event.
Tuesday, February 12
Editor's Note: Originally this post ran stating that people who make less than $705,000 per year are not eligible for the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. That is incorrect. You are ineligible if you make MORE than $705,000. This has been corrected below. The following is from a press release from the office of Senator Richard Ross. Senator Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham), Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) and Representative David P. Linsky (D-Natick) are pleased to announce an informational seminar on the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit will be held at the Council on Aging in Natick on February 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. They will be joined by Brian Lynch of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. “The Senior Circuit Breaker is an excellent …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick) oversaw the Post Audit Committee last session, when they conducted investigations into a number of different issues.
Friday, February 8
The following is a press release from the Massachusetts House of Representatives. State Representative David P. Linsky (D-Natick) announced today that House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo has re-appointed him as Chair of the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight. As Chairman, Linsky is responsible of directing the Legislative Post Audit Bureau to perform investigations, examinations, audits, and general oversight. Under his leadership of the Post Audit Committee last session, the Committee conducted investigations on numerous issues, including Lyme disease, the cost of indigent defense counsel, oversight of the current debt of the Big Dig, as well as leading oversight hearings in conjunction with the House Chairmen of Public Health and …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Greater Boston Area Chapter of One Million Moms for Gun Control will gather and march at the State House tomorrow to support common sense gun legislation.
Friday, January 25
The following information was provided by Rep. David Linsky's office: State Representative David Linsky (D-Natick) announced today that he will be speaking at the One Million Moms for Gun Control Great Boston Area Chapter rally this Saturday in front of the State House. The One Million Moms for Gun Control Greater Boston Area Chapter will gather and march at The State House to support common sense gun legislation outside the State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA. The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m. Representative Linsky is the lead sponsor of “An Act to Reduce Gun Violence and to Protect the Citizens of the Commonwealth,” comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation aimed at closing loopholes in …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The bill looks to close loopholes in existing state laws, require mental health background checks, strengthen gun storage requirements and require liability insurance for gun owners.
Friday, January 18
The following is a press release sent by the office of state Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick. State Rep. David P. Linsky announced today that he has filed “An Act to Reduce Gun Violence and to Protect the Citizens of the Commonwealth,” comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation aimed at closing loopholes in existing state laws, requiring mental health background checks, strengthening gun storage requirements, and requiring liability insurance for gun owners. “This bill is a comprehensive effort to reduce all types of gun violence – murders, intentional shootings, accidental shootings and suicides. There is not one solution to reducing gun violence – we can’t eliminate it – but there are a lot of common-sense steps that we can take to …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The eighth grade students asked the legislators what inspired them to get involved in politics and government.
Friday morning, eighth graders at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter School in Framingham, some of whom are from Natick, had the opportunity to ask questions of the school's state representatives and state senator as part of the first-ever state legislator day at the middle school. Sen. Karen Spilka, who grew up in New York City, wanted to be a diver when she was younger. She started her political career as a social worker, after graduating from Northeastern University she told a classroom full of eighth grade scholars. Rep. Tom Conroy said an issue close to his heart is trying to solving homelessness. Representatives David Linsky and Alice Peisch talked to students about how long it takes a bill to become a law, how many bills sit in …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
State Rep. David Linsky will be hosting a legislative meeting to discuss gun violence with members of the House and Senate.
Following the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, CT, at least one Massachusetts legislator is looking for "meaningful" changes to gun laws. State. Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick, whose district includes Natick, Sherborn and Millis, will be hosting a gun violence strategy meeting with interested colleagues from the House and Senate on Jan. 3 to discuss the filing of meaningful legislation to reduce gun violence. Linsky said he would really like to see a bill that limits types of guns people can own. “That’s at the top of the list,” he said. “People are appalled at how readily accessible these are. They’re not used for hunting. They’re not used for self-defense.” Legislation must be filed by Jan. 18. “I’ve been involved with anti-gun violence for …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The town recognized the installation of solar panels at Wilson Middle School at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday.
Wilson Middle School recognized the installation of new solar kiosk on Tuesday. The switch to solar at Wilson, Kennedy, Ben-Hem and the new Natick High School is expected to cut back on the schools' energy use by 46 percent—the equivalent of taking 93 cars off the road, according to energy company Amaresco. The project will also offer educational opportunities for Natick's students. An LCD screen in the Wilson lobby will display the panels' current performance and students will learn about different types of energy in their classes. "We here in the town of Natick are very very proud of these projects. They represent a terrific public private partnership between the town and Amaresco...also a great collaboration between general government …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
MassDOT will shut off the power to the McDonald's and Gulf signs in Natick on the Mass Pike, which have angered neighbors since they were introduced.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Beginning Thursday, the Golden Arch will glow no more over the Massachusetts Turnpike in Natick. At 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, MassDOT will turn off the power for the McDonald's and Gulf signs, which have been angering neighbors, according to State Rep. David Linsky's office. “I have been fighting to get these signs turned off for about a decade,” said Linsky in a statement. “If I said that was thrilled, it would be an understatement. I feel like I just won the lottery.” Since the signs were introduced, neighbors have complained that the light from them has made it difficult for their children to sleep. “These signs were put up next to well-established neighborhoods without notice or a public hearing,” said Linsky. “No other state highway has …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Two graduates of Natick High School are interning with Rep. David Linsky at the Massachusetts State House this summer.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Two Natick High School graduates are experiencing state politics firsthand this summer, while interning with State Rep. David Linsky. Intern Andrew Hunt, a 2009 graduate of NHS, will be a junior next year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a part of the Commonwealth Honors College, according to a statement from Linsky's office. Hunt is a political science major with a Spanish minor and plans to study abroad in Spain next Spring. Intern Walt Andrews graduated this year from NHS, where he was a member of the sailing and debate teams. Andrews will attend the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in the Fall and plans to major in International Relations. Local college students interested in participating in the internship …