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Traffic Alert, Detours, Road Construction (Dec. 2nd-9th)

Filed under: Uncategorized by News Staff at 5:46 am on December 5, 2011
Framingham Traffic Alerts, Detours, Delays, sign: Be Prepared to Stop

Motorists should be prepared to stop as single-lane alternating traffic patterns are in use at several of the construction sites.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue to wind down. Crews will be paving many of the roads that have been under construction during the past several months to prepare for the winter freeze.

Delays due to traffic and detours around some of the work sites can add to driving times, so motorists should plan accordingly.

The Town of Framingham's Department of Public Works / Highway Division / Capital Projects website offers residents and visitors to Framingham helpful information about current and upcoming construction projects.

The email traffic alert for the week of December 2nd - December 9th, 2011 indicates that: ...[read more]


DPW Head Wants Nobscot Chapel Land to Improve Road

Filed under: Uncategorized by Randy Harris at 9:59 pm on November 10, 2011
Nobscot Chapel viewed from Edgell Rd. heading north into intersection.

Nobscot Chapel viewed from Edgell Rd. approaching intersection at Water St. and Edmands Rd. (photo taken Sept. 2011)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - At a Board of Selectmen Meeting on Tuesday November 8, 2011, Framingham Department of Public Works Director Peter Sellers asked Selectmen to postpone any plan to auction off the Nobscot Union Chapel which was recently taken by the town due to unpaid water bills.

Sellers presented a plan to round off the corner of Edgell Road and Water Street where the Nobscot Chapel is located.

Sellers reported that rounding out the final corner of the busy intersection would improve visibility, safety and traffic flow, and noted that the three other corners that make up Nobscot's main intersection have been rounded in the same manner he's proposing.

Sellers claimed that the chapel is not a historic ...[read more]


Selectman Send Building Commissioner Foley Case to DA

Filed under: Uncategorized by News Staff at 9:48 am on November 9, 2011
Framingham Building Commissioner Mike Foley (left), now subject of criminal investigation by Middlesex D.A.

Framingham Building Commissioner Mike Foley (left), now subject of criminal investigation by Middlesex D.A. (Click image for WBZ-TV4 I-Team Report and Video).

FRAMINGHAM, MA- After meeting in executive session, Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Framingham Selectmen voted 5-0 to refer the allegations of wrongdoing against Framingham Building Commissioner Michael Foley to the Middlessex District Attorney's office for investigation and possible criminal charges.

Foley was placed on paid administrative leave on November 4th after investigative reporter Joe Shortsleeve and the WCVB-TV4 I-Team aired a report showing Foley playing golf during work hours, evidence of padded expense reports and uncovered documents showing Foley gave thousands of dollars in discounts on building permit fees discounts to friends and associates.

Reading from a brief prepared statement, Chairman Jason Smith said he and other Selectmen, (Laurie Lee, Dennis Giombetti, Charlie Sisitsky and Ginger Esty), were taking the allegation "very seriously" and added that no member of the Board will have further comments on the issue.

Shortsleeve was again in Framingham last night to follow up on his investigation, then another WCVB-TV4  I-Team news segment after the BOS announcment.

Shortsleeve added to the allegations he had already made saying Foley played golf with a local attorney who regularly had business matters before Town of Framingham boards raising concerns of further ethics violations and possible conflicts of interest on Foley's part.

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Rep. Tom Sannicandro Promotes Citizen Lawmaking

Filed under: Politics,Uncategorized by News Staff at 2:26 pm on November 2, 2011
MA Rep. Tom Sannicandro, (D-Ashland)

MA Rep. Tom Sannicandro, (D-Ashland)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - A strong advocate for using technology to make government more transparent and accessible, Representative Tom Sannicandro was recently featured in The Economist for a website that asks his constituents and other interested parties to collaborate on and ultimately draft a bill to regulate net neutrality.

The magazine featured an article titled Government by (all) the people, which looked at efforts around the world to include citizens in law making.

The article references Rep. Sannicandro’s participation in the website lexpop. He also has his own wiki-style website that allows constituents to collaborate on new ideas for legislation in different topic areas, YourVisionForMassachusetts.wikistyles.org.

"There are a lot of talented people and innovative thinkers here in the Commonwealth. These websites not only allow more direct participation ...[read more]


Traffic Alerts, Road Construction Detours (Oct. 17th-21st, 2011)

Filed under: Uncategorized by News Staff at 10:21 am on October 16, 2011
Framingham Traffic / Detour Signs

Drivers are alerted to Be Prepared To Stop, (and wait), as construction continues on Concord St. and other roads in Framingham.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, October 17th through October 21st, 2011).

Delays due to traffic and detours around some of the work sites can add to driving times, so motorists should plan accordingly.

The Town of Framingham's Department of Public Works / Highway Division / Capital Projects website offers residents and visitors to Framingham helpful information about current and upcoming construction projects.

You can view up to date traffic alerts, maps of project work sites and traffic detours, and sign up to receive email alerts for all or any of the currently listed projects.

The email traffic alert for the week of October 17th -21st, 2011 indicates that: ...[read more]


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