Showing posts with label Boston. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boston. Show all posts

Thursday, September 23, 2021

MA Public Health reminds us to practice self-care and support your mental health; Boston announces pilot program


"It's more important than ever to practice self-care and support your mental health. Relax, stay socially connected at a safe distance, and take a deep breath. 
If you're in a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. #StopSuicide" https://t.co/745s6GoH8i

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/MassDPH/status/1440380331077496835?s=03



Mass. Public Health reminds us to practice self-care and support your mental health
Mass. Public Health reminds us to practice self-care and support your mental health

Franklin participates in a grant program with Medway to implement this support for 911 calls and now Boston is starting a pilot program.
"Amid a nationwide push to rethink policing strategies and reduce the use of force when possible, a new Boston program seeks to scale back police involvement in 911 mental-health calls.

Last month, Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced a pilot program encouraging greater use of mental-health workers, EMTs and trained community members during 911 mental health calls. In a city that received 10,000 such calls last year, officials are seeking to de-escalate fragile mental-health interactions while easing the strain on police resources.

“This mental-health response will help us evaluate how to deliver the best possible response for our residents when they are in crisis,” Janey said during an Aug. 5 press conference. “These investments will help connect residents and their families with the care they need. They will also help us send officers to where they are needed most.”


Franklin Police in its Annual Report section for 2020 touted the program

Monday, September 6, 2021

The Freedom Trail: Imaging the Age of Phyllis


On September 1, 1773, Phillis Wheatley's "Poem's on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral" was published in London. Wheatley's collection was the first volume of poetry by an author of African descent to be published.  https://t.co/vzW8rtgG7x https://t.co/PwEZPZkt4F

"For many, Phillis Wheatley Peters is well known as a poet, but not as a woman. She is mainly remembered as a literary prodigy and enslaved girl in 18th century Boston who became the first African American woman to publish a book of poetry.

Poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers sought to revive and expand our collective memory of Phillis through her award-winning book The Age of Phillis. Jeffers’s evocative work calls on us to imagine Phillis through her other identities: a daughter of Africa, a friend, a wife, a mother, and an author who spoke to the historical moment of the American Revolution."

Imaging the Age of Phyllis ->  https://www.revolutionaryspaces.org/exhibits/imagining-the-age-of-phillis/

The Freedom Trail: Imaging the Age of Phyllis
The Freedom Trail: Imaging the Age of Phyllis

Friday, September 3, 2021

Job fair on 9/15/21 at The Lawn on D in Boston

Job fair on Wednesday, September 15, from 2 to 6 PM at the Lawn on D in Boston. It is an opportunity for local jobseekers to connect directly with Massachusetts employers such as Citizens, Procter & Gamble, AT&T and many more. It is an in person job fair in downtown Boston as you will see below.

Please share this invitation and registration with job seekers in your network.  You can view the event landing page here. All event on-site logistics are being organized by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Lawn on D Powered by Citizens

Event landing page -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-fair-at-the-lawn-on-d-tickets-168434412863

Shared from Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MassConvention/status/1433103119622287373 

Job fair on 9/15/21 at The Lawn on D in Boston
Job fair on 9/15/21 at The Lawn on D in Boston

 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Boston Camera Club: The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views

Experience The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views A 250-ft Long Photo Exhibition at Fan Pier


The Boston Camera Club invites the public to view 88 large-scale photographs displayed in a series along an entire city block at Fan Pier on the Public Green in Boston's Seaport District

Free and open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through November 2021

May 17, 2021 – BOSTON, MA – The Boston Camera Club this week announced The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views, an outdoor photography exhibition on the Public Green at Fan Pier in Boston's bustling Seaport District. Spanning an entire city block at Northern Avenue and Marina Park Drive, the photo banner exhibition will run from Memorial Day weekend through November 2021. 

For the first time in the club's history, the imagery of BCC members will be on display outdoors in an immersive exhibition featuring 88 images printed on a large-scale banner, 5-feet high and 250-feet long. One image from each participating member's submissions was selected, and expertly sequenced by curator Emily Belz. Each image speaks to the next by subject, color, composition or use of light to form a bridge, creating a compelling visual experience, honoring each individual's view as well as that of the collective whole.

"It's a joyful experience for me to curate connections between photographs, pulling out what are sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden, and sometimes even humorous, parallels between pictures," said Belz. "Indeed, in this installation each photographer presents a Unique View and a meaningful contribution to this collective public art project," she added.

This project has a companion website, www.BostonCameraClub.photos, featuring an artist statement from each photographer and creative contributions from community groups from across the greater Boston area, including: Actors' Shakespeare Project; Boston Latin Academy Photography Club; Boston Latin Academy 7th Grade English Language Arts class; Mission Hill Women's Writing Group; Never Too Late to be a Poet; Rehearsal for Life; and Zumix. Participants from these organizations contributed poems, prose, audio, video, and artwork in response to the exhibition's photographs. All viewers of the banner and website are encouraged to share their own reactions on social media using the hashtag #BCCPHOTOBANNER.

"The community partner collaborations enhance the viewing of the individual images as does the professional sequencing of photographs on the banner," said Boston Camera Club President Tom Hill, who noted that the project was entirely conceived and developed by club members. "Collaboration with these community groups has built bridges among artists of all ages who would not otherwise have had opportunities to connect within the greater-Boston community. The timing of the exhibition could not be better and will supplement the diversity of outdoor art in Boston at a time when residents, workers, and visitors are breaking out of their pandemic cocoons." 

The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views is generously funded by Tufts Medical Center, Blue Hour Photo Ventures and two anonymous gifts. The Boston Camera Club is especially thankful to the owners of Fan Pier for warmly welcoming the photo exhibition to the Public Green.

About the Boston Camera Club

Founded in 1881, the Boston Camera Club is dedicated to the advancement of photography as an art and a science. The club currently has over 150 members, ranging in experience from novice to professional, from all over the greater Boston metropolitan area. Meetings are held weekly and include photo competitions, critiques, educational lectures, and studio portrait sessions. Additionally, the club sponsors exhibitions, field trips to local points of interest, and special events and workshops led by well-known photographers. For more information on club activities and membership, visit www.bostoncameraclub.org or connect with the BCC on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

 

The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views
The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Boston will soon allow ‘retail residential kitchens’ - maybe something Franklin could consider?

"Boston food entrepreneurs will get a boost beginning on Friday, April 30, when a retail residential kitchens ordinance goes into effect. This allows home cooks to prepare shelf-stable foods in their homes for resale at farmers’ markets, online, and through the mail. They can make up to $25,000 per year.

Boston City Councilor at Large Julia Mejia introduced the ordinance after a conversation with Andree Entezari, who had relocated to Boston from Los Angeles, where he ran a fruit leather business from home. He wanted to do the same here.

“This is a way to test products that aren’t cost-prohibitive,” he said. “Working out of your home reduces start-up costs and engages you in your local community. It allows you to meet others in a special way, through food.”
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

MA State Library: old Boston photos found and digitized

MA State Library (@mastatelibrary) tweeted on Mon, Mar 22, 2021:

During a major cataloging project at the State Library, the staff rediscovered many beautiful collections, including an album of photographs of old Boston, which was digitized and we invite you to view here:  https://t.co/xhrDKv4xKN   or https://www.flickr.com/photos/mastatelibrary/albums/72157709811009401
 
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/mastatelibrary/status/1373998270620520453


MA State Library: old Boston photos found and digitized
MA State Library: old Boston photos found and digitized


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hear about "Boston Made" with Alan Earls - virtual meeting Thursday at 2 PM


Hear about "Boston Made" with Alan Earls
Hear about "Boston Made" with Alan Earls


Click below to join "Boston Made" Thursday FEBRUARY, 25 at 2pm
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Ariel Doggett

Virtual Program Coordinator
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"We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll
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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Boston: HOME Poetry reading March 5-6

Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Boston (@ArtsinBoston) tweeted on Wed, Feb 17, 2021:
"The next HOME poetry reading and workshop will be on March 5-6. The theme is "I Belong There", and the facilitator is Monica Sok. In this workshop, we will read poetry of exile and ask ourselves what it means to create (be)longing inside of our poems."


City of Boston poet laureate  https://www.boston.gov/departments/arts-and-culture/city-boston-poet-laureate
 
 
Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Boston: HOME Poetry reading March 5-6
Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Boston: HOME Poetry reading March 5-6

 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

“Four Week Illumination and Sound Experience” - Hatch Shell, Boston

"As is the case with so many of Boston’s beloved destinations, it’s hard not to think about the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade and get a little bummed out. All the celebrations that would normally take place in its giant shadow, like the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectaculars, the BSO performances, and all the free-to-all concerts held there every year, have been canceled. One of the loudest publicly-accessible outdoor spaces in the city has gone quiet, and dark.

But a new month long public art project slated to take over the Hatch Shell this winter will change all that, and in the process, give Bostonians something they have no doubt been craving of late: something cool to do outside.

Beginning later this month, the stage will host what the Esplanade Association is calling a “four week illumination and sound experience.” Called Hatched: Breaking through the silence, it will include laser-projected animations that will fill the 40-foot-tall arch, as well as music that can be played through smartphones and portable speakers.

It debuts on January 22, and viewings will last 15 minutes and run every 20 minutes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night through February 21. It’s free to all, and the Hatch Shell’s lawn will be open to anyone who wants to see the show up close while keeping a safe distance apart."
Continue reading the article online
 
Shared from Twitter:  https://t.co/wrtjjLU4lf
 
“Four Week Illumination and Sound Experience” - Hatch Shell, Boston
“Four Week Illumination and Sound Experience” - Hatch Shell, Boston (Rendering via the MF Dynamics)


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Watch "Confronting Colonial Myths in Boston's Public Space: Highlight Video" on YouTube

Boston Artist-in-Residence Erin Genia led a panel series called Confronting Colonial Myths in Boston's Public Space, featuring Indigenous artists, leaders, and allies.  

"As part of her residency, Erin led a virtual panel series called "Confronting Colonial Myths in Boston's Public Space". In this two-part series, Indigenous leaders and artists spoke about their work in the public realm. They addressed how symbols perpetuating colonial myths affect the lives of Indigenous people in the City, and how these symbols contribute to the public health emergency of racism."

To watch the full series or listen to the podcast, visit https://www.boston.gov/departments/arts-and-culture/erin-genia

Video link:  https://youtu.be/UMx-XXpJkT4


 


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

“Whose story is being told with this monument?”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The white Union Army commander sits rigid atop an imposing horse. His Black men, rifles to their shoulders, march resolutely alongside on their way to battle. 
For L’Merchie Frazier, the towering bronze relief in downtown Boston captures the stirring call to arms answered by Black soldiers who served in the state’s famed Civil War fighting unit, which was popularized in the 1989 Oscar-winning movie “Glory.” 
But the longtime Boston artist says she understands how the imagery of the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial (https://www.nps.gov/boaf/learn/historyculture/shaw.htm) can conjure mixed feelings as the nation takes another hard look at its monuments and memorials in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. 
“Whose story is being told with this monument?” said Frazier, who is the education director at the nearby Museum of African American History. “The hierarchy is very evident. White commander out front; Black soldiers in the background. It’s the first thing you see.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200727/whose-story-is-being-told-questions-and-scrutiny-focus-on-memorial-to-robert-gould-shaw-and-massachusetts-54th-regiment-in-boston?rssfeed=true

Robert Gould Shaw Memorial Boston African American NHS/ NPS
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial Boston African American NHS/ NPS

Friday, May 29, 2020

"we cannot bring the world to Boston in September"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday that running the 2020 Boston Marathon is “not feasible this year.”

The race was originally scheduled for Patriots Day and was rescheduled for Sept. 14. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A) said that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event.

Walsh said Thursday that officials agreed it was not possible for the city and other communities along the route to host the race safely.

“The traditional one-day running of the 124th Boston Marathon is not feasible this year for public health reasons,” Walsh said. “There is no way to hold this unusual race format without bringing large numbers of people into close proximity. While our goal and hope was to make progress and contain the virus and recover our economy, this kind of event would not be responsible or realistic on Sept. 14 or anytime this year.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200528/updated-2020-boston-marathon-is-canceled-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-this-is-first-time-in-history-it-will-not-be-held-in-person


"Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney to tour UMass Lowell’s Fabric Discovery Center, a Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT) funding recipient conducting high volume screening of locally produced personal protective equipment (PPE) for FDA approval."

https://youtu.be/UY1_FPyIqxQ




Wednesday, April 17, 2019

25 Franklin Residents officially completed the 2019 Boston Marathon

On Monday, I posted that there were 27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon. 16 men and 11 women with the following distribution by age group.

Age Group M W T
20's 4 3 7
30's 3 3 6
40's 7 1 8
50's 2 3 5
60's 0 1 1
16 11 27

After the race I can share that 25 Franklin residents completed the full course per the official results.

Age Group M W T
20's 4 2 6
30's 3 3 6
40's 7 1 8
50's 2 3 5
60's 0 0 0
16 9 25

25 Franklin Residents officially completed the 2019 Boston Marathon
25 Franklin Residents officially completed the 2019 Boston Marathon


For more info about the runners and the race visit BAA.org/ or go directly to


27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon
27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon

Disclosure: I am proud to be working for John Hancock, one of the major sponsors of the Boston Marathon.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephensherlock/

Note: due to the data available from the results, I don't know if the 2 'missing' runners did not start the race, or started and did not complete the race.

Monday, April 15, 2019

27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon

As the Boston Marathon gets underway on Monday, there are 27 Franklin residents scheduled to start this race. 16 men and 11 women with the following distribution by age group.

Age Group M W T
20's 4 3 7
30's 3 3 6
40's 7 1 8
50's 2 3 5
60's 0 1 1
16 11 27


27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon - 2019
27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon - 2019

For more info about the runners and the race visit BAA.org/ or go directly to


27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon
27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon

Disclosure: I am proud to be working for John Hancock, one of the major sponsors of the Boston Marathon.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephensherlock/

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Military Hiring Event in Boston - May 14

At the Boston Hiring Expo, join the Boston Red Sox and Hiring Our Heroes to connect directly with recruiters and hiring managers from local and national companies of all sizes.

This event is free and is open to active duty service members, Guard and Reserve, veterans, and military spouses. Even better? All registered veteran and military spouse job seekers who attend the hiring expo are eligible to receive up to two free tickets to attend the evening's game between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies.

More info and to register
https://events.hiringourheroes.org/events/boston-hiring-expo/event-summary-6c38865e57c048c9a9c8b2916a43fc38.aspx

PDF Flyer
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kU1P7e46LAf7h8PxVQIuuU3ERBV1TQPb/view?usp=sharing


Military Hiring Event in Boston - May 14
Military Hiring Event in Boston - May 14

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Voices of Franklin: Ashley Papadopoulos - running Boston for a cause

Christina Tocci and I have been running together for over 5 years. We have both run one other marathon, but this will be our first time running Boston.

Christina writes...
"I have lived in Franklin for 7 years but my husband Mark was born and raised here. We are so happy to be raising our children in the same wonderful community he was brought up in. My daughter, Izzie (7) attends Oak Street Elementary and my son Nicholas (4) is in preschool at Franklin Children's School."

I have lived in Franklin for 13 years. I have worked in FPS since 2006 and am currently a first grade teacher at Davis Thayer. This town has been such a wonderful place to raise my family - Theo (9) and Alex (5) attend the Keller school.
Voices of Franklin: Ashley Papadopoulos - running Boston for a cause
Voices of Franklin: Ashley Papadopoulos - running Boston for a cause

We were able to secure bibs through Dell/EMC (my husband works here) to run for the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton, MA - located about a mile from the marathon start line. They have been open for almost 20 years and providing emotional and physical support for individuals with disabilities and their families.

http://www.hopkintonrespite.com

Ashley Papadopoulos, Christina Tocci
Ashley Papadopoulos, Christina Tocci

Our long training runs are usually done early on Saturday mornings, we normally meet around 5 AM and have been running all over Franklin, but hope to practice on the course soon too.

Boston Marathon has always been a topic we have discussed as we trained for our first marathons or half marathons - we have taken our families to watch the Boston Marathon together. It is pretty awesome that all this "talk" and "dreaming" about running Boston is actually happening! We are feeling so thankful for the opportunity to run this race and raise money for the Respite Center. The donations Michael's Miracle Team raise help the youngest children at the center. Ages birth to 3 years.

I have met my fundraising goal already, but Christina is still working on hers. 

Here is her link:
https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/michael-lisnow-respite-center-boston-2019/christinatocci

If you can help, your support is appreciated!
Ashley Papadopoulos

Monday, May 28, 2018

Flag garden on Boston Common for Memorial Day

I worked in Boston on Wednesday and stopped by the Boston Common on the way to the MBTA at South Station to catch this view of the annual flag garden put up that day. 

It will remain through Memorial Day to honor the 37,000+ Massachusetts residents who gave it all for our country.





"Our signature community building event!  We and hundreds of volunteers create a majestic garden of flags on Boston Common for Memorial Day weekend.  Each of the 37,000+ flags we plant at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument will represent every brave Massachusetts service member who gave his or her life defending our country since the Revolutionary War. The completed garden is a breathtaking tribute to the true meaning of Memorial Day and a powerful message of community support to the families of these fallen heroes that their sacrifices will never be forgotten. 
We rely on donors and volunteers to create this display and to stand watch over them throughout Memorial Day weekend.  More information about these opportunities can be found here: Volunteer flyer 2018."
And by way of disclosure, I do work for John Hancock, one of the sponsors of this event.
Flag garden on Boston Common for Memorial Day
Flag garden on Boston Common for Memorial Day


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Franklin 2018 Boston Marathon Results

A search of the BAA Marathon Results for Franklin residents returns the following two screen shots. Congratulations to all who persevered in the weather on Monday.

You can use this link to find additional results or more information about the race:  
http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/results-commentary/2018-boston-marathon/2018-results-search.aspx


Franklin 2018 Boston Marathon Results - page 1
Franklin residents 2018 Boston Marathon Results - page 1

Franklin 2018 Boston Marathon Results - page 2
Franklin residents 2018 Boston Marathon Results - page 2

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April vacation destination in our backyard: The Brown Sisters photos

As we enter April, a school vacation is coming up and perhaps you're looking for something to do. If you have ever been caught by the Brown Sisters photos, you can see them at the ICA in Boston through Apr 22. 

Nicholas Nixon is the photographer for the 40+ year series of the photos of his wife and her three sisters. More about Nicholas and his work follows:

"As an exhibition title, “Nicholas Nixon: Persistence of Vision” is almost self-explanatory. The show runs at the Institute of Contemporary Art through April 22. 
Nixon needs no introduction around here. For many years, he’s been one of the starriest names in what has long been a very starry photography faculty at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. And since his inclusion in the ground-breaking 1975 exhibition “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape,” Nixon has had a national, and eventually international, reputation for decades. 
So the Nicholas Nixon part of the title is clear enough. Ditto “persistence.” Nixon turned 70 in October, and the show’s 112 black-and-white images start in 1974 and extend to this year. In fact, there are two or three photographs for each year. The sole exception is 2017, which has just one image: the latest iteration of Nixon’s most famous body of work, “The Brown Sisters.” The series consists of an annual group portrait of Nixon’s wife and three sisters-in-law."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/art/2017/12/20/ica-the-brown-sisters-and-much-more-from-nicholas-nixon/F0iwbZKPYarh3X2mPPkb2H/story.html

April vacation destination in our backyard: The Brown Sisters photos
April vacation destination in our backyard: The Brown Sisters photos





The ICA Exhibit   https://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/nicholas-nixon-persistence-vision

MOMA online contains 190+ of Nixon's photos
https://www.moma.org/artists/4315?locale=en

New Yorker link to Brown Sisters Photos
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/looking-at-nicholas-nixons-forty-third-portrait-of-the-brown-sisters

Saturday, September 30, 2017

North South Rail Link Meeting in Franklin, MA - Oct 4

The North South Rail Link (NSRL) Working Group Chairman, former Governor Michael S. Dukakis along with State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy, will host a NSRL meeting on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Franklin Historical Museum, 80 W. Central Street, Franklin, MA.

The public is welcome to attend this free event to learn more about the proposed NSRL project and ask important questions about this innovative rail initiative.

Former Governor Michael S. Dukakis will discuss the 21st century transportation solution for our area. The North/South Rail Link (NSRL) is a proposed 2.8-mile-long tunnel connecting Boston’s North and South Stations.

“The NSRL is one of the single most important investments in public transportation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said former Governor Michael S. Dukakis. “It is critically important that we connect those two stations to dramatically improve not only the commuter rail but regional rail channeling. I look forward to working with Representative Roy and his colleagues to make this happen.”

“The NSRL will close a major hole in the core of our state’s public and private transportation systems and improve efficiency, mobility, and capacity throughout Massachusetts, New England, and the Northeast Corridor,” said Rep. Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin). “It will make commuting more convenient and accessible to all, and reduce the associated environmental impacts. It would also expand economic development for Franklin area residents through improved access to skilled workers, jobs, affordable housing, and new opportunities for much needed transit-oriented development.”

Led by Gov. Dukakis, the NSRL Working Group has been meeting for the past two years to promote this critically important and worthwhile rail infrastructure project that would be a tremendous benefit for all those who live, work, visit and do business in our area which hosts two commuter rail stations. At the Franklin meeting, he will lead a town hall discussion of the project with a panel of experts.

The construction of the NSRL would result in a reduction in commute times, consequently attracting public transit riders; it would improve air quality by eliminating approximately 55,000 cars off local and regional roadways daily alleviating highway congestion and decreasing carbon emissions; and it would also expand economic development.
North South Rail Link (NSRL)
North South Rail Link (NSRL)

You can learn more about the project at http://www.northsouthraillink.org/and view a short video of the plan at https://youtu.be/Ca1yTUf7mnc

DATE: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:00pm (Free and Open to the Public)
LOCATION: Franklin Historical Museum, 80 W. Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
HOSTED BY: Former Governor Michael S. Dukakis and State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy
MORE INFO: Please visit, http://www.northsouthraillink.org/ and view a short video of the plan at https://youtu.be/Ca1yTUf7mnc to learn more about this project.