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Framingham Building Commissioner Target of Investigation

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 1:45 pm on November 2, 2011
WBZ-TV4 I-Team Investigative Reporter Joe Shortsleeve

WBZ-TV4 I-Team Investigative Reporter Joe Shortsleeve in front of Town Hall after finding what he called "fraudulent and bogus" expense reports and other documents submitted by Framingham Building Commissioner Michael Foley.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Starting in 2008, George Lewis, (a Town Meeting Member for Precinct 18), started making inquiries at the Town's Building Department about properties in his neighborhood that appeared to be in violation of certain Framingham bylaws.

George felt his property values and the quality of life in his South Framingham neighborhood near Waushakum Pond were in decline.

Inspecting the alleged bylaw and building code violations is something Framingham Building Commissioner and Director of Inspectional Services Mike Foley should have done in the normal course of his duties.

Instead of thanking Mr. Lewis for taking his own personal time to alert Foley about the violations, Foley instead became ...[read more]


WBZ-TV Channel 4 I-Team Investigates Framingham Official

Filed under: Around Town,Politics by News Staff at 1:50 pm on October 31, 2011
Joe Shortsleeve, WBZ-TV Channel 4 ''I-Team'' Reporter

Joe Shortsleeve, WBZ-TV Channel 4 ''I-Team''

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Following an investigation over the past two months, WBZ-TV "I-Team" reporter Joe Shortsleeve has produced a segment regarding certain Framingham municipal government related personnel and financial issues.

This afternoon Joe confirmed that the segment which was originally scheduled to air tonight, (Monday October 31, 2011), has been preempted due to the volume of storm related news from this weekend's snow and will be broadcast during the CBS/WBZ-TV Channel 4 News at 11:00pm on Tuesday November 1st, 2011.

Follow up rebroadcasts are also tentatively scheduled and video of the segment will appear on the I-Team's webpage after the on-air broadcast.
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