Saturday, June 3, 2017

Downtown Franklin Strawberry Stroll to be Thursday, June 8

Celebrate summer in Franklin with ripe, juicy strawberries and fluffy shortcakes topped with sweet whipped cream while enjoying entertainment, shopping sidewalk sales and checking out classic cars.

Do it all at the 15th annual Franklin Downtown Partnership Strawberry Stroll on Thursday, June 8. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m., rain or shine, in downtown Franklin.

People will find activities to enjoy on Main, East and West Central Streets. Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the event, something organizers have wanted to make happen for years.

Beth Wierling and Jennifer Hurst, event co-organizers
Beth Wierling and Jennifer Hurst, event co-organizers

“We are very excited to close Main Street for the first time for the Strawberry Stroll, and we’re bringing in more booths, more music and entertainment, and making more room to enjoy the strawberry shortcakes. We’re planning a lot of great activities for families who can enjoy the Stroll and have easy access to our downtown shops and restaurants,” says Beth Wierling, event co-organizer.

 the signature Strawberry Shortcakes
 the signature Strawberry Shortcakes
Dean Bank’s staff is serving up the signature Strawberry Shortcakes under the tents in front of the bank, layering more than 800 shortcakes with nearly 200 quarts of berries, sliced and sugared by Dean College, and using dozens of cans of Garelick Farms whipped cream to top off the desserts.

“Dean Bank employees always enjoy serving the shortcakes and we look forward to this event every year,” says co-organizer Jennifer Hurst. “This Stroll is a fun way to meet our customers and their families while giving back to our community. Hopefully we’ll see some nice spring weather to bring out the crowds.”

Music and entertainment can be found in five locations this year
Music and entertainment can be found in five locations this year
Music and entertainment can be found in five locations this year.  Jamie Barrett will entertain the crowds at Jane’s Frames. DJ Dominic Cotoia of Music Odyssey Productions will play a mix of popular music in the Main Street lot, and dance pros and students from Fred Astaire Franklin will perform.

Kevin Wolfe and James McCue will play at Pisini Shoes, and Guitarist Andrew Barry, a Berklee College of Music alum, will perform at Dean Bank next to the shortcake booth.

Catch the dance students from Feet In Motion Dance Studio and other entertainers in front of the Post Office, and look for Franklin High School student musicians performing at various locations around town.

On West Central Street, don’t miss the Classic Car Show at the Franklin Historical Museum and THE BLACK BOX. The Museum is also opening its popular Bridal exhibit that night.

The 15th annual Strawberry Stroll is made possible by support from generous local sponsors.

Dean Bank is the Platinum sponsor and Dean College is the Gold sponsor of this event.
Bronze sponsors are Chestnut Dental Associates, DCU, Franklin Ford, Keefe Insurance and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Friends sponsors are Atria Franklin, Envoy Mortgage, Flynn/Wirkus/Young – Attorneys, Franklin Central Pizza, Franklin Health and Rehabilitation Center, Franklin Historical Museum and Cultural District, Garelick Farms, Jane’s Frames, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, My FM Media, Rescom Exteriors, Simon’s Furniture and Tom Fricker Heating and AC, Inc.

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501©3 organization made up of 240 residents, business owners and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll, Harvest Festival and Holiday Stroll, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace and sculpture projects. For more information go to

Franklin SEPAC hosts Touch-a-Truck - June 4

Join Franklin SEPAC, Franklin Police and Fire for a Touch-a-Truck event

Sunday, June 4th, 10-noon on the field behind ECDC

Kids can interact with our community heroes or jump on the moon bounce while parents can learn a little more about programs that can help keep their children with disabilities safe. Come on out for this final event of the school year.

  the Franklin Fire Dpet Tower truck ladder at a previous open house event
the Franklin Fire Dpet Tower truck ladder at a previous open house event

Franklin Police Department has a Dispatcher position to fill

The Franklin Police Department is seeking dynamic individuals interested in a career in dispatching!

PAY RANGE: $1425.94 to $1903.82 Bi-Weekly (thru 7/8/17)
$1454.46 to $1941.89 Bi-Weekly (eff 7/8/17)
POSTED: Until Filled

Notice is hereby given that there is a full time position vacant in the Police Department, Dispatch Division. The Dispatcher is a Grade D with a forty (40) hour workweek.

A complete job description including duties, responsibilities, and requirements is attached.
Qualified employees interested in this position should apply in writing to the Human Resources Office, Municipal Building, or may email to

Town of Franklin

Under supervision of the Police Lieutenant - Administration, receives incoming telephone calls, evaluates level of services required and directs the information to the proper respondent.


  • Receives Business and Emergency 911 incoming calls from the public courteously obtaining all relevant information efficiently.
  • Evaluates and determines the type and level of service required quickly and directs this information to the appropriate respondent.
  • Greets public coming into the Police station and assists them with Police business matters.
  • Receives information requests from Police officers and provides assistance in a timely manner.
  • Compiles statistical reports and provides clerical support as required or requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Mechanical repairs to communications equipment; lifting and carrying heavy equipment, materials and supplies without assistance.


  • Knowledge of the operation of radio receiving and transmitting equipment.
  • Knowledge of the geographic boundaries of the Town, including location of streets, important buildings and sub-divisions.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to be courteous, but firm with the public.
  • Ability to read and understand laws, departmental policies, rules and instructions.
  • Working knowledge of computers in a multi-task environment.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Ability to learn quickly departmental functions, practices, rules and regulations pertaining to Public Safety.
  • Ability to speak clearly in a well-modulated voice and to use good diction.
  • Ability to maintain records and files.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by the work.
  • Ability to successfully complete specialized classes including but not limited to enhanced 911
  • Skill in the operation of communications equipment.

Operates dispatch equipment, telephone, computer, typewriter, copier and other standard office equipment.

Sitting at a dispatcher station and working over extended periods of time; walking throughout the building; lifting and carrying heavy materials and equipment.

Graduation from high school and specialized training plus six to nine months of dispatching experience involving the operation of a two-way radio, meeting and dealing with a variety of people under varying conditions.

All new hires must be cleared by State, FBI and Departmental background investigations.

Sewer Rehabilitation Underway in Downtown Areas

Phase 5 of our sewer rehabilitation project is underway and will last through much of the summer. 
Sewer service will be interrupted in localized areas for short periods of time (several hours) throughout the process. 
Our contractor, National Water Main, will provide advanced notice of service interruptions to those affected. 
Feel free to contact our office at 508-520-4910 with any questions or concerns.

Laurie J. Ruszala, P.E.
Water and Sewer Superintendent
Franklin Department of Public Works
257 Fisher Street
Franklin, MA 02038

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In the News: hypothermia cause of death, FHS graduates challenged to change

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

"Officials announced Friday that hypothermia killed a local college student whose body was found after a week-long search in May. 
Nancy Doherty, the mother of 20-year-old Michael Doherty, said Friday that she was devastated by the news. 
“He was trying to come here, but he got lost in the neighborhood and never made it,” she said. 
Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said in a statement that Doherty, a Duke University junior, had died as the result of hypothermia brought about by prolonged exposure to atmospheric cold. The death, he said, had been ruled as accidental, and no foul play is suspected."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"Graduating Franklin High School seniors were urged to change the world, even if just in a little way. 
The school’s Class of 2017 graduated Friday evening, with friends and family gathered in the school’s gymnasium. 
The first speaker, Wesley Kozil, class vice president, recounted the class’ success in athletics, schoolwork and in activities. 
“None of this would be possible without the support of our teachers, family and friends,” he said."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations Hope To Yield Safety Improvements

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Franklin, the Franklin Police will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that focuses on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

Pedestrian safety is a key issue in our community, and the Franklin Police Department is committed to upholding pedestrian safety laws to protect our citizens.

The Franklin Police Department strongly encourages members of the community to follow basic safe practices:
Traffic safety is everyone's personal responsibility
Traffic safety is everyone's
personal responsibility

  • Drivers should be on the lookout for and stop for pedestrians.
  • Drivers should stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk and stay stopped until the pedestrian is two traffic lanes away or has reached the sidewalk.
  • Pedestrians should use a crosswalk when crossing the street and obey pedestrian signals.
  • Pedestrians should look both ways for traffic before crossing and ensure cars are yielding before crossing. Remember that having the right-of-way does not prevent you from being seriously injured by a driver who is not paying attention. Traffic safety is everyone's personal responsibility.
  • Pedestrians should wear bright colored, reflective clothing and use a flashlight when walking during hours of darkness. Be visible!

We are committed to doing our part to keep the community safe. We urge every member of the community to help by keeping themselves safe and following basic rules of the road.

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The PDF of the media release can be found here

Friday, June 2, 2017

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 6/2/17 - THU 6/8/17

FRIDAY 6/2/17
12-6pm   Franklin Farmers Market Opening Day @ Town Common
4:30pm   Yoga on the Town Common
5pm   FHS Commencement
11pm   FHS All Night Party

7am-12pm   Annual Fishing Derby (rain date June 4) @ Franklin Rod and Gun Club
9am-12pm   Recycling Drive (bottles/cans/clothing/household goods…) @ Kennedy School
10-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
7:30pm   Blackstone Valley Bluegrass and Baza @ Original Congregational Church, Wrentham
7:30pm   Black Box Cabaret Series: Ali Funkhouser @ The Black Box

SUNDAY 6/4/17
10am-12pm   Touch-a-Truck Event @ field behind ECDC
12pm   Tri-County RVTHS Commencement
1-3pm   Franklin Cub Scout Packs Info and Registrations @ Town Common
1-3pm   Lemonade Stand to benefit 2 teams riding in Kids Pan Mass Challenge @ 72 Stewart Street
1-4pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open

MONDAY 6/5/17
7pm   Learn to Cope Franklin Chapter Meeting @ FUSF

6pm   Mindfulness in Nature: A Guided Meditation Walk @ DelCarte
7pm   Franklin Art Association Meeting @ Franklin  Senior Center
7:30pm   Let’s Laugh Today: Laughter Yoga @ FUSF June 14 this month

1-6pm   American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Elks Lodge
4-8pm   FSPA Open House @ 38 Main Street
4-7pm   Strawberry Stroll @ Downtown Franklin
4pm   Family Coloring Book Club @ Franklin Public Library
5-8pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
7-8pm   Healing Hearts Community Support Group @ Franklin YMCA
7:30pm   Stony Brook Camera Club @ Anglican Church of the Redeemer (31 Hayward St)

For the Town of Franklin Public Calendar click HERE.

For all other events and Franklin happenings click HERE.

*To submit an event for the Community Calendar, please use this FORM

Tri-County RVTHS STEAM Camp Student to Appear on The Food Network Kid’s BBQ Competition

Last summer Gabriella “Gabi” Valeri, a resident of North Attleboro, enrolled in Tri-County Regional’s STEAM Cooking Camp called, “Hey Mom and Dad, Let Me Cook Dinner!” During the camp Gabi learned how to prepare healthy meals and snacks while learning proper knife handling skills, safety in the kitchen and how to read and follow recipes like a chef. She also trained in planting and tending in the Tri-County School Garden where she received tips for growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
Gabriella “Gabi” Valeri
Gabriella “Gabi” Valeri

Gabi first learned about the Food Network Kids BBQ show on the Internet. She was interested in competing for the chance to win $10,000 and the title of Kids BBQ Champion. She decided to enter. She was elated when she was contacted by the show and invited to participate in an online casting interview via Skype. From there she was asked to submit a YouTube video of her grilling. After that she was contacted to meet face-to-face with the Executive Producer of the show. She was so excited when she heard she was chosen to be on the roster of kid competitors.

Gabi will be barbecuing on the Food Network Kids BBQ Father’s Day Feast episode airing on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM EST. She will be competing against three other talented kids to whip up a feast for Dad's day and hope to delight hosts Eddie Jackson and Damaris Phillips and guest judge Roger Mooking. The first round has the kids scrambling to finish their steak and eggs, then the ultimate challenge and chance to win the $10,000 prize will come down to how well the kids mix surf with turf.

“We wanted to share this amazing opportunity because we felt the skills she learned in Tri-County’s STEAM Camp greatly increased her chances of making it on the show,” said Gabriella’s mother, Marguerite Valeri. “This was her only formal instruction.”

Tri-County’s licensed teachers use their industry expertise to teach campers about everything from Engineering Technology to Cosmetology. During the week-long camps, students will learn how to program a video game, build like an engineer, or cook like a chef. These creative activities allow campers to refine valuable STEAM skills during the summer months.

“We wish Gabi the best of luck and are so proud of her,” said Jean George, Director of Vocational Education at Tri-County. “Parents and teachers agree that summer is the perfect time to enjoy activities that interest our children and continue authentic learning. Tri-County Summer STEAM Camp offers sessions that are fun and allow campers to become familiar with 21st century careers.”

Gabi attends North Attleboro Middle School in North Attlleboro and is looking forward to attending Tri-County’s Summer STEAM Camp once again this year. She hopes to enroll in Tri-County RVTHS in the ninth grade where she will pursue a vocation in the Culinary Arts Career Program.

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham. For more information, go to

FHS boys tennis and girls lacrosse teams both win to advance in playoffs

Boys Tennis = D1 South = #7 Franklin, 4 vs. #10 Brockton, 1 – Final
– Franklin advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals. The Panthers will play the winner of #2 Brookline and #18 Natick on a date and at a time to be announced.

Girls Lacrosse = D1 East = #1 Franklin, 18 vs. #8 Natick, 10 – Final

"As the reigning D1 East Sectional Champs, and current top seed, the Franklin girls lacrosse team knows there is a target on their back. 
Natick came out firing on Thursday afternoon at Franklin High, but a strong second half effort and nine goals from sophomore Annie Walsh led Franklin to an 18-10 victory over eighth-seeded Natick. 
Heading into halftime, Natick led 7-6, completely controlled time of possession and led in draw controls at the break. 
Kendall Reardon started off the scoring for Franklin, scoring three minutes into the game, but on the ensuing Natick possession Annika Streeter would answer back to tie the game up at one. Streeter then set up teammate Victoria Norchi open in front of the net, and she scored to put the Redhawks up 2-1. Reardon would then score her second goal of the game to knot the game at two, but Norchi scored on an empty net to give Natick a 3-2 lead."
Continue reading the game recap by Joe Clark, Student Reporter

For other results around the Hockomock League on Thursday

For photos from the girls lacrosse game

Franklin’s Annie Walsh races past a Natick defender in the first half. (Peter Raider/ Student Photographer)
Franklin’s Annie Walsh races past a Natick defender in the first half.
(Peter Raider/ Student Photographer)

School Committee Newsletter - Spring Edition 2017


Attached please find the link ( for the Spring Newsletter from the Franklin School Committee. 

As a reminder, the Policy subcommittee is hosting a community forum on the proposed homework policy change on June 6, and the Community Relations subcommittee hosts their final coffee of the school year on June 9. Details on both in the newsletter.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

The Franklin School Committee

School Committee Newsletter - Spring Edition 2017
School Committee Newsletter - Spring Edition 2017

Lemonade Stand to benefit the Jimmy Fund/ Dana Farber - June 4

This Sunday on June 4, from 1-3 pm, please stop on over to 72 Stewart Street in Franklin for a Lemonade Stand! 

This lemonade stand is being held to benefit two teams riding in the Kids Pan Mass Challenge Ride in Franklin on June 11: the Neuroblastoma Ninjas and the Pedal Pushers! 100% of proceeds from this ride will directly benefit the Jimmy Fund/ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute! 

Here is a little background on the motivation behind these teams!

  • The Neuroblastoma Ninjas was inspired by our friend Noah Smith of Franklin 3 years ago. When Noah was 10, he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and was treated at the Jimmy Fund/Children's hospital. His team has since raised over $35,000 for the PMC kids ride! 
  • The Pedal Pushers- Cruising for the Cleary's, was formed by our wonderful friends at Davis Thayer Elementary School in Franklin, as a way to honor our 6-year-old son Jack, their classmate. Jack has been an amazing rock and brother to his 4-year-old brother Nicholas, who was diagnosed with the same type of cancer as Noah at 22 months old. 

Both of these boys went through a similar treatment and were able to beat this relentless disease, but their battles will always continue. These treatments are painful, and leave 95% of survivors with long-lasting or future side effects, including being at risk of relapse and secondary cancers. Despite these treatments and advances, there are still many who succumb to this disease. These kids will also ride for 9 year old Max Derba, and 35 year old Peter Daley, who both passed away from neuroblastoma. We need a better way for these children and adults!

Franklin is a wonderful community, and almost all of us can probably say we have been affected by cancer, whether a parent, child, sibling, friend, etc. While we continue to make strides in the search for a cure, there is an endless amount of room for improvement. Supporting Dana-Farber will help raise survival rates and improve the quality of life for survivors. We hope you will stop by, grab a glass and maybe a snack, and support these amazing kids doing their part in changing the future for others!

If you are unable to visit the lemonade stand but would still like to purchase a "virtual lemonade" please feel free to sponsor Jack or Noah's PMC Ride (no donation is too small!).

Pedal Pushers- Cruising for the Cleary's

Neuroblastoma Ninjas

Thank you all for taking a moment to hear about our cause!

Side note: there is the potential for rain Sunday afternoon, but we will still be there (under a tent) as long as its not crazy raining!

PMC Franklin Kids Ride - Sunday, June 11

opening today - Franklin Farmers' Market

"Join us on the Franklin Town Common every Friday from June 2 to October 27, 12pm-6pm, and support these local businesses from around New England."

  • 46 Oak
  • A Basket Full of Herbs
  • Ackerman Maple Farm
  • Amado Ceramics
  • Andy's Heaven and Hell Hot Sauce
  • Angel Hair Alpacas
  • Birchtree Bread Company
  • Cactus Pottery
  • Clarion Farm
  • Claymark Studio
  • Cooks Valley Farm
  • Eric's Sharper Edge
  • Everything Jalapeno and Not
  • Fairmount Fruit Farm
  • Forest Edge Pottery
  • Foxboro Cheese
  • Franklin Honey Company
  • Grateful Farm
  • Kelleys’ Farm
  • La Cantina Winery
  • Lanni Orchards
  • Little Shop of Olive Oils
  • Montville Candy Company
  • Painted Lady Flower Farm
  • The Pumpkin Farm
  • #ShopFranklin
  • Wenger's Farm

For more information on the Farmers Market and the individual vendors

opening today - Franklin Farmers' Market
opening today - Franklin Farmers' Market

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Travel Alert: I-90 Reduction - 2 lanes only on June 3 and 4

Dear EZDriveMA Customer,

I-90 DRY RUN: Upcoming Lane Reductions on I-90 to Prepare for Commonwealth Ave Bridge Replacement Project

        •       From 11:59 PM on Friday, June 2, to 5:00 AM on Monday, June 5, MassDOT will reduce I-90 to 2 lanes in both directions between the Allston Interchange and the Beacon Street Overpass.
        •       MassDOT and its contractor will be conducting a "dry run" of the traffic logistics on I-90 for the major construction that will take place from July 26 to August 14 .
        •       A "crossover" on I-90 will direct all vehicular traffic to either the eastbound or westbound roadways at different periods of time – see the map below.


Travel Alert: I-90 Reduction  - 2 lanes only on June 3 and 4
Travel Alert: I-90 Reduction  - 2 lanes only on June 3 and 4

About the Project

The Commonwealth Ave Bridge Replacement Project will replace the bridge that carries Commonwealth Avenue and the MBTA Green B Line over I-90/Mass Turnpike and the MBTA Commuter Rail. The existing bridge, constructed in 1965, is in poor condition. The project will replace a structurally deficient bridge while adding dedicated bike lanes and extensive pedestrian safety upgrades.

2017 Construction Window – Transportation Impacts

Between Wednesday, July 26 and Monday, August 14, these modes of transportation will be impacted in the Boston University/Saint Paul Street neighborhood:
        •       MBTA Green B Line from Babcock Street to Blandford Street Stations: closed from 9:00 PM on July 26 to 5:00 AM on August 14 (shuttle buses will run between Babcock Street and Blandford Street Stations)
        •       Commonwealth Avenue eastbound and westbound between Brighton Avenue/Packard's Corner and Kenmore Square: closed to private vehicular traffic from 7:00 PM on July 27 to 5:00 AM on August 14 (two-way access will be maintained for MBTA buses, emergency services, pedestrians, and bicyclists)
        •       Boston University (BU) Bridge: closed to private vehicular traffic from 7:00 PM on July 27 to 5:00 AM on August 14 (two-way access will be maintained for MBTA buses, emergency services, pedestrians, and bicyclists)
        •       MBTA Bus Routes CT2 and 47: detoured from normal routes from 7:00 PM on July 27 to 5:00 AM on August 14 (see project website for detour maps)
        •       I-90 (Mass Pike) between the Allston Interchange and Beacon Street Overpass: lane reductions from 9:00 PM on July 28 to 5:00 AM on August 7 and intermittent closures of Exit 20 on/off-ramps (2 lanes in each direction during peak period)
        •       MBTA Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line: service impacts for two weekends (July 29-30 and August 5-6) – service will be maintained during weekdays; shuttle bus service from Boston Landing to Reservoir Station (Yawkey Way during Red Sox games)
        •       Amtrak's Lakeshore Limited Line: service impacts for two weekends (July 29-30 and August 5-6) – shuttle bus service between Albany, NY and Boston

These short-term impacts are necessary for MassDOT's contractor to work continuous shifts 24 hours a day using Accelerated Bridge Construction. This approach reduces the construction duration from four to five years to two intensive construction windows, with the second construction window occurring in 2018.
Please see the project website,, for a detailed project schedule, temporary traffic impacts and detour maps.
MassDOT's goal is to anticipate and manage potential traffic impacts. A key to this success is minimizing traffic volume as much as possible in the area. With that in mind, we are asking abutters and customers to:
        •       Reduce – Try to schedule your vacation during this planned construction period. Avoid the construction area as much as possible.
        •       Reschedule – Alter work schedules, commuting times, or work from home, if possible.
        •       Re-mode – Shift to public transportation, walking, or biking. One side of the bridge will remain open to pedestrians and bicycles throughout the project.

Stay Informed!
        •       Visit the project website,, to sign up for the project email list and encourage your colleagues, employees, friends, and neighbors to sign up.
        •       If you have any questions about the project, please contact Jim Kersten, MassDOT Legislative Liaison, at (857) 368-9041 or email

Please visit the following link for additional information.

Thank you,
EZDriveMA Customer Service Center.

Cub Scout Information available at Town Common June 4

Franklin Cub Scout Packs will be holding an info and registration event on Sunday June 4th from 1-3pm on the Town Common. 

If you are interested in Cub Scouts for your son entering K-5th grade in the fall, please stop by and say hello! 

Leaders from the 3 Scout Packs in town will be onhand to answer your questions and help get you registered.

  • Pack 92 serves families in Charter. Parmenter, and Jefferson schools. For more information visit us at

MassBudget: Backgrounder - Q&A about a $15 minimum wage

MassBudget Backgrounder
 Massachusetts Budget and Policy CenterDemocracy.

Frequently Asked Questions about a $15 Minimum Wage
MassBudget has released a new fact sheet that examines issues related to the introduction of a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts. It covers the following questions:
  • Who would be affected by a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour - their age and demographics?
  • How big an increase would the average minimum wage worker receive?
  • How are tipped workers like waiters covered under minimum wage laws, and how might they be affected by potential changes?
  • How has the minimum wage rate and its value changed over time in Massachusetts?
  • How has the relationship between wage growth and productivity growth changed in recent decades?
  • Which other states and cities have enacted a $15 minimum wage?
Read the new fact sheet HERE.  

The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) produces policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state's economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts.

BOSTON, MA 02108
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, 15 Court Square, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02108

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Downtown Partnership: June 1, 2017, General Meeting Agenda

Franklin Downtown Partnership 
9 E. Central Street, Franklin, MA  02038
(774) 571-3109

Partnership Office Sign

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting
Thursday, June 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center
Golder Room (second floor)

  1. Open Meeting

  1. Adoption of Agenda

  1. Member Introductions

  1. Town Update - Jeff Nutting

  1. FDP Updates - Lisa Piana
    1. Strawberry Stroll
    2. Membership Discounts

  1. FSPA - Raye Lynn Mercer

  1. Small Business Marketing Presentation
                         Michael Carroll, Senior VP, Dean Bank

  1. New Business

  1. Adjourn

Franklin Downtown Partnership, 9 E. Central St., Franklin, MA 02038

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