Tuesday, January 29, 2019

In the News: resident celebrates 101 year birthday; MBTA proposes fare hike

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

Anne Randall celebrates 101

"While she sang along, enjoying shrimp cocktail and a whiskey sour, Anna Randall partied hard at her birthday celebration at Atria Senior Living. 
Randall was overjoyed Monday, the day she turned 101 years old. 
“This is just wonderful,” she said. “I never knew they would ever do this. I’m not sure they’ve done it for anyone else.” 
Resident Services Director Tiffany Suza said that Randall is a born fighter and can’t seem to wipe the smile off of her face."

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MBTA proposes fare hikes

"Seeking to contain its budget deficit in the face of rising expenses, the MBTA on Monday announced a proposal to raise the price of bus, subway and commuter rail rides by an average of 6.3 percent beginning July 1 in order to raise more than $32 million in new annual revenue. 
The proposal, which is open for public input and must be approved by the Fiscal and Management Control Board, would see the CharlieCard price of a bus ride increase by 10 cents to $1.80, the price of a subway trip climb by 15 cents to $2.40 and the price of a monthly link pass, which allows unlimited subway and bus trips, rise $5.50 to $90 per month. 
Not all MBTA fares would increase under the proposal. A bus ride will still cost $2 if paying by cash and the fare to take the Hingham/Hull ferry to Logan Airport will be reduced from $18.25 to $9.75 to equal the proposed new fare to take the ferry to Boston, two exceptions the T said will make it easier to implement an automated fare collection system by 2021."

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MBTA proposes fare hikes
MBTA proposes fare hikes

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