Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In the News: Charter school discussed at Planning Board, pedestrian fatality identified

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The Planning Board reviewed on Monday night the site plan for a proposed new location for the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School. 
The board heard from project representatives on such topics as the sidewalks and fill to be used at the site - located on Financial Park, between Washington and Grove streets - before continuing the matter to a future meeting. 
Project representative Andrew Truman, of Samiotes Consultants, said he believed the issues brought up at a previous board meeting had largely been addressed."
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"The pedestrian struck and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train Saturday has been identified as a 27-year-old Sudbury man. 
The MBTA Transit Police announced Monday that Eric Parker was the victim. 
The incident took place at around 4:20 p.m. in the area between Fisher and Union streets. Parker was struck by the 1711 train, which departed South Station at 3:30 p.m. bound for Forge Park. Police reported that Parker was trespassing in the rail's right of way at the time."

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