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Larry Schmeidler, chairman ...
Larry Schmeidler, chairman of Town Meeting's Standing Committee on Public Works, delivered a citizens' petition to the selectmen's office yesterday demanding a special Town Meeting.
"The selectmen, of course, can support it or not - that's their privilege," Schmeidler
The standing committee gathered more than 464 signatures, "far more than needed" to call a meeting, and is prepared to make a solid case to voters, Schmeidler
"We have signatures from people on the Standing Committee on Education
, Ways and Means, Government Study, Public Works, right across the board," Schmeidler
"It's an important issue," Schmeidler
"We're talking about a lot of money."
"I don't really recall any episodes ...
"I don't really recall any episodes up here," said Larry Schmeidler, a Town Meeting member in the Northside's Precinct 4.
As the new Framingham editor of Xtra Xtra, Larry is literally "Born Again" by returning to journalism after a long career in public relations.
A former magazine editor at McGraw-Hill, he covered the UK on business issues and was up against "The Economist", after reporting on business developments beamed at Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Columbia.
wife, Paula, are 30-year-plus residents of Framingham, with both elected annually to Town Meeting since 1997.
Here Larry served as chair of the Standing Committee on Public Works, and also participated on Ways & Means, the Government Study Committee, and Community Service.
Some notable achievements in PR were: introducing the first self-opening can lids breakthrough medications while at Schering-Plough
, launching a national award winning campaign on solar energy from the MIT campus, and focusing on safety for student and amateur athletes as an officer of an national sports medicine society.
A graduate of the University of Michigan and a former regional alumni president, he also "rode the bench" in its football program, and later did graduate work in government at Georgetown University.
professional associations include the Overseas Press Club, the National Association of Science Writers and the New Jersey Press Association
He was drafted as an Army private at the very outset of the Korean War, and was honorably discharged from the reserves in the rank of Captain in 1964.
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; will respect all opinions; will especially love facts on many issues and other news events.
Following a career in convention management and healthcare communications in Massachusetts, Paula is returning to her first love, journalism, by again teaming up with her husband, Larry
Boston Globe Online / West Weekly / Apartment proposal unpopular
Larry Schmeidler , a member of Town Meeting who represents Precinct 4 , which abuts the Precinct 1 apartment project , said he is getting many calls from worried residents.
Representatives from the developer met last Thursday with some residents at a public meeting organized by Schmeidler , but Schmeidler
heard few specifics from the developer.
''They ducked each and every question that we asked , which had us quite concerned , '' Schmeidler
That's inaccurate , countered Galvani , the lawyer for Archstone Communities , who said the developer has ordered engineering and traffic studies but that they are not yet complete. ''Right now , the plans are very preliminary.We haven't even filed yet , '' Galvani said. ''We're three to four weeks from filing.''.
"'Why' is the question we've been ...
"'Why' is the question we've been asking for 15 years," said Larry Schmeidler, chairman of Town Meeting's Standing Committee on Public Works.