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  • Special Committee on Opioid Epidemic Meets Again May 4th Special Committee on the Opioid Epidemic meets again on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:30PM in the Council Chamber, Cahill Auditorium.Agenda: • 027 16 Councilor Clifford: "An Obligation to Lead", from the MMA Municipal Opioid Addiction and Overdose Prevention Task Force, The “Call to Action” is a Clarion call for leaders to take specific actions and implement innovative programs based on local needs or take up any action relative thereto.A. Discussion with Massachusetts Bar Association President, Robert Harnais,  Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti and, Weymouth Sgt. James St. Croix on the Opioid's Epidemic.Please come and get informed.
    Posted Apr 30, 2016, 11:11 AM by Dan Clifford
  • Braintree on the Attack to PREVENT OPIOID EPIDEMIC 1) The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has labeled the current opioid/heroin epidemic as the worst in our country's history; greater than AID/HIV, Polio, TB, etc.2) The United States consume 80% of ALL opioid's manufactured; do you think that might point to a serious problem...?3) Braintree's Town Council has established a Special Committee to focus on Prevention (deterrence and education).  The Committee members promised action. It has 23 meetings in 77 days with municipals and state leaders,including DA Morrissey office, President of the Mass. Bar Association, Bob Harnis, educators for Braintree, Quincy and Weymouth, Law Enforcement,  Fire, EMS, recovery professionals and more.4) A full report with specific gap analysis "best practices ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2016, 11:06 AM by Dan Clifford
  • Braintree: 7 Dead, 100 Saved in 15 Months (click for details) http://m.patriotledger.com/article/20160412/NEWS/160419102/0/rwdBraintree opioid committee pledges solutionsBRAINTREE – The town council’s special committee on the opioid epidemic held its first meeting Monday night, with members pledging to do more than talk about the problem.“Our goal is to address this epidemic, and it is an extremely difficult task,” said District 1 Town Councilor Charles Kokoros, who chairs the committee. “We will have some solutions. We want to get Braintree at the forefront of this issue.”Added District 6 Town Councilor Dan Clifford, whose proposal led to the creation of the committee, “I have such high expectations for this committee.”Clifford called abuse of heroin and opioid drugs “the biggest social and ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 9:31 PM by Dan Clifford
  • New Braintree Panel Vows Action, Not Talk, Regarding Opioid Epidemic (click here for details) http://m.braintree.wickedlocal.com/article/20160412/NEWS/160418460/0/rwd"The goal of this committee is to go deeper," said District 1 Councilor Charles Kokoros, who serves as chairman. "When it comes to whatever recommendations we make, we'll have to determine whether we failed or succeeded. Our task is to come up with ideas for action, rather than studies. We've got a good group here. The most important thing is that we have people who truly care."Representatives from the police department have been invited to attend the committee's next meeting, scheduled for April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cahill Auditorium of town hall. Fire department and EMS personnel have been asked to ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 6:54 PM by Dan Clifford
  • Pedestrian traffic lights coming to Braintree Highlands (Click here) http://m.patriotledger.com/article/20160317/NEWS/160316336/0/rwdBRAINTREE – The installation of pedestrian lights in the area of Washington and South streets is the first in a series of planned traffic improvements in the area.District 6 Town Councilor Dan Clifford, who represents the area, said the traffic light has been a long time coming.“It’s a safety feature we need,” Clifford said."This safety light will protect our residents and children crossing route 37 to play at our Highlands playground and CAT's Academy students and slow down traffic", said Clifford.State Rep. Mark Cusack, D-Braintree, obtained $150,000 in the current state budget for pedestrian lights. Cusack said funds have been released by the ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2016, 8:30 AM 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-
 
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