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  • Marijuana Dispensaries: Braintree Ordinance and Rules Studying All Options "We are in the middle of the greatest epidemic of our time;The Opioid Epidemics" - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta Let's include a preceding caveat here; there are legitimate reasons for medical marijuana use.  With that said, many users of medical marijuana are simply casual users of the drug, but that is for another day. Recreational marijuana is an altogether different discussion.  A little background:Braintree voted not to legalize recreational marijuana by a small margin, voting 52.2, NO,  The State however voted yes to legalize recreational marijuana, voting 53.6%, YES.It is noteworthy that a significant majority of YES communities are west of route 495, while communities east of 495 were split, and ...
    Posted by Dan Clifford
  • Safety, Health, Environmental and Property Values are Real Concerns "10 years ago this Holbrook proposed Waste Transfer Station was a bad idea, and it is worse today" (Braintree's District 6, Town Councilor Dan Clifford, said at last night opposition meeting in Randolph.Cathy Connolly, a Holbrook resident and Councilor Dan Clifford lead the Braintree, Holbrook, Randolph Civic Group, started 10 years ago and are back at it.Holbrook is re-proposing the waster transfer station."Safety and health issues, increased heavy truck traffic (more than 200 additional trucks a day) traveling primarily along Route 37 and down South Street, rattling homes, dropping contamination and endangering residents and CAT Academy students and faculty, as well as reducing property values, and Norfolk County already has a glut of waste station ...
    Posted by Dan Clifford
  • THE MASSACHUSETTS OPIOID EPIDEMIC: A Data Visualization of Findings Report The link below provides excellent information and data regarding the drug epidemic here in Massachusetts and included Braintree details. It is one of the best, most comprehensive and easy to navigate report I have come across. Take a look; it is a crisis that crosses all demographic groups and ages.  Our youth and those under 34 are the majority of those dying and overdosing.Go To: http://www.mass.gov/chapter55/
    Posted Jun 10, 2017, 12:18 PM by Dan Clifford
  • Memorial Day; Stop. Pause and Pay Tribute Tribute to Massachusetts Fallen Heroes. On this Memorial Day weekend stop, pause and pay tribute to all who paid the ultimate price and the freedoms in which you are privileged."Never Forget" freedom is not free; it come at a very high cost.See Photo; click on Mass Fallen Heroes below 
    Posted May 28, 2017, 11:38 AM by Dan Clifford
  • Officer Shot at Motel 6 Braintree: Mayor Acts, Board of Health Could Suspend or Revoke License -MAYOR SULLIVAN CALLS FOR REVIEW OF MOTEL 6 LICENSE- Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan announced today that he has directed the Braintree Board of Health to initiate a review of the Motel 6 License to Operate.  The Braintree Board of Health is scheduled to meet Thursday night, May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Cahill Auditorium at Town Hall to initiate the review, which could result in the suspension or revocation of the license.  “The harrowing events that occurred last Friday night where a Braintree police officer was shot in the head as he and four fellow Braintree police officers attempted to serve a restraining order on a Motel 6 guest are unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” said Sullivan ...
    Posted May 15, 2017, 12:10 PM by Dan Clifford
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Who is Dan?

While serving Braintree, I am proud to have originated and earned passage of the "Citizen Soldiers Bill" and Senior Citizens Property Tax Relief. Working with the Mayor, we secured Community Preservation Committee (CPC) funding to build a state of the art community playground in the Braintree Highlands.  Moreover having secured other CPC funding, we are happy to announce a new Braintree Town Forest passive recreational area for all to enjoy in this little known town jewel.

Another initiative under study is to help small businesses expand and create jobs through increased tax exemptions.   

Well I grew up in Braintree; one of eight children. Went through Braintree Schools, served in the U.S. Army and graduated from Roger Williams University.  
 
My wife Colette and I raised five children here. I coached Braintree Youth sports and St. John's CYO Baseball.  Colette taught CCD at Saint Clare Parish. 

We know and understand the everyday stresses and challenges families, veteran’s and senior’s face, especially today.
 
My career includes thirty-five years in business, including managing a $70 million dollar organization, and seventeen  years (17) dedicated to good government. As Town Councilor, I work hard for you and will continue too.  Simply put, I enjoy helping people.  Hard and honest work is what I do and there is much more to do:
 
I have been honored by you, being elected and reelected as your District 6 (Precincts 11 and 12) Town Councilor. 

Other government experience includes being elected town wide to the Board of Assessors, serving as Chairman of the Veteran's and Elder Affairs committee, serving as a member of the Ways and Means Committee, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee and served as a Town Meeting member for 9 years and served on the Fair Housing Committee and Finance Committee.

Please inspect my record of action, advocacy, and accomplishments. It would be an honor to continue to represent you and all the people of Braintree's District Six (6).  
 
Respectfully, I ask for your continued support and vote on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
-Dan-
 
Paul "Dan" Clifford
 
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