"The Massachusetts House passed legislation late Thursday that could clear the way for Robert Kraft to build a long-sought soccer stadium for the New England Revolution on a waterfront property steps from the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett.Without floor debate or public input, lawmakers added language to a wide-ranging, multibillion-dollar economic development bill Thursday evening that would exempt the 43-acre industrial property straddling the Everett and Boston line from a slew of environmental requirements so it could be developed as a “sports, recreation or events center.”Two people briefed on the legislation said the amendment is designed to aid Kraft’s pursuit of a soccer stadium after more than a decade of searching, but repeatedly failing to secure a new home for the Revolution in or around Boston."
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Boston Veterans Job Fair!
September 23, 2021 - Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
LOOKING FOR A JOB?
The Mass/Hire Metro South/West Career Center team is working with employers across the region to assist with recruitment needs in many industries including automotive, banking, IT, manufacturing, accounting, sales & marketing, cyber security and more!
For more information, contact the Mass/Hire Norwood Career Center at: 1-781-269-5494
Thursday, May 7, 2020
"The advisory board figuring out how Massachusetts businesses might be able to reopen has already filed interim reports with the governor and is expected to make additional suggestions ahead of its May 18 deadline, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. The governor also further elaborated on what conditions must be met before he will allow businesses to reopen.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
Speaking outside Gillette Stadium after swearing in the latest class of Massachusetts State Police recruits, Baker said “the trends over the course of the last six to eight days have been reasonably positive” but added that the data still does not support a reopening of the economy.
“We’re still very much in this fight with COVID-19, but it is encouraging to see some positive progress. As we come through the other side of this and determine our next steps for a path forward, we need to see those numbers continue to drop,” he said. “Our goal, starting on May 18, is to begin re-opening certain types of businesses in a limited fashion where it can be done more safely than under normal operations. But this phased-in process can’t begin until we see sustained downward trends in many of the data elements that we talk about every day.”
Baker said the reopening panel led by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy has already “made several” reports on potential strategies. “They’re planning to make what I would describe as interim reports along the way here between now and the 18th, absolutely,” he said."
Gov Baker's update from Weds May 6 https://youtu.be/eEAAPC709-A
Monday, April 6, 2020
In the News: COVID-19 testing facility for first responders; how to apply for unemployment assistance
COVID-19 testing facility for first responders
"A COVID-19 testing facility for first responders opened Sunday in Foxborough after it was built in just four days, and Gov. Charlie Baker said conversations are underway about setting up similar sites in western Massachusetts and the Merrimack Valley.
After visiting the new drive-through testing site, set up in a Gillette Stadium parking lot, Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito provided updates on the state’s continuing efforts to prepare for the coming surge in cases of the dangerous and contagious coronavirus.
Baker said state officials received a shipment of 100 ventilators -- a fraction of the 1,400 requested -- from the national equipment stockpile, and those ventilators will likely be distributed “over the course of the next 24 hours.” Last Monday, Baker had predicted 1,000 ventilators would arrived by week’s end."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|social distancing properly (Gov Baker's Twitter image)|
how to apply for unemployment assistance
"In the past two weeks, 10 million workers have filed for unemployment, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
If you’re one of those 10 million workers confused on how to apply for unemployment assistance, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has been hosting Virtual Town Halls for the past week and can help you out.
We simplified how that process works, and answered some common questions – including some questions answered during Saturday’s virtual town hall meeting conducted in Spanish."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
Thursday, April 2, 2020
"Please find information on a local food assistance program for veterans. The food will be distributed in Lot 5 at Gillette Stadium."Link to page with video segment
Shared from the Town of Franklin page
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
"From Thursday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 12, Patriot Place will host the Moving Wall, the half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Since the memorial requires 24-hour watch we are looking for volunteers while it is on display. Please fill out the following information if you are interested in volunteering."
To volunteer for the visit, please sign up online for a 3-hour shift
About the Moving Wall:
"The Moving Wall" is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of "The Wall." He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington.
John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built The Moving Wall. It went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas in October of 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.
More about the Moving Wall http://www.themovingwall.org/index.html
|Volunteer for the 24-hour watch when the Moving Wall visit Gillette Stadium|
Thursday, October 5, 2017
“Breaking out the big guns, here we go,” said Kevin Flaherty over the public address system at Gillette Stadium. “I like what I see here; let’s go, 20 more seconds.”
Flaherty is the senior staff coach at the Revolution Academy, but on Wednesday he was the director of fourth grade fitness, guiding students from Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, and nine others, though a set of soccer stretches and exercises.
The turf field at Gillette was filled with about 1,200 fourth graders from Massachusetts and Rhode Island all doing lunges and mountain-climbers in unison.
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
"Beekeepers, scientists and horticulturalists swarmed lawmakers Tuesday, bearing studies, anecdotes and dire warnings that a popular pesticide is killing off pollinators essential to the food supply, but a farm group warned their proposed cure might lead to worse outcomes for the bees.
Bees pollinate the key Bay State crops of apples, cranberries and corn, and pollinators have a role in about a third of the food that people eat, according to Rep. Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston.
Scientific studies have found bees are put in danger by neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides that entomologist Richard Callahan said were developed from the addictive chemical found in tobacco and gained popularity in the early 1990s.
Legislation (H 2113) filed by Dykema would require people to be licensed or certified to use neonicotinoids. She said Maryland and Connecticut have passed legislation to restrict neonicotinoids and major retailers are limiting access to those products, too."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
From the archives
- Chronicle did a series on bee collapse disorder
|screen grab of the Chronicle intro|
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Admission - $10 Suggested Donation per person
Have your photo taken wearing all 5 rings : $5 per person, $10 family shot
Activities for All
Combine Drills, Estimation Jars, Face Painting, Tattoos, Patriot Coloring Pages, Patriot Cheerleader Autographs, Meet Pat Patriot, and MORE!
|Patriots Night at Remington - Nov 17: the 5 Super Bowl banners hanging at Gillette Stadium|
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
You can find the full text of the two alerts on the MBTA webpage here
|Franklin Area Bus|
What is GATRA? The Franklin Area Bus
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The town’s director of public facilities in his annual capital budget has asked for more than $30,000 to scrap the portable classrooms at Davis Thayer Elementary School, seven years after the School Committee declared them surplus.
Davis Thayer and John F. Kennedy are the only elementary schools in the district that still house portable classrooms.
The 19 classrooms were installed in the mid- and late-1990s during a period of increasing enrollment in the district. The deteriorating units have long surpassed their 10-year life expectancy. Two years ago, the town removed the portable classrooms at Jefferson Elementary School.Continue reading the article here
A newly announced partnership between Dean College and the Kraft Group will allow students to study the business of sports and entertainment management under the company’s executives — with Gillette Stadium serving as one of their classrooms.
Dean said Wednesday that it had teamed with the Kraft Group, owner of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution, to establish the Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management.
The agreement will create new degree programs in arts and entertainment management, business, media studies, communications, security management, sports management, and sports and fitness studies, including courses taught by Kraft Group executives and Dean professors at Gillette Stadium and the downtown campus.Continue reading the article here
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The New England Revolution & Kraft Sports Group will host their annual Sport Management and Entertainment Executive Lecture Career Fair on Saturday, March 28 at Showcase Live at Patriot Place. College students and members of the general public who are interested in a career in the sports industry are invited to attend the fair, which will take place just prior to the Revs’ home game against the San Jose Earthquakes at Gillette Stadium.
The four-hour event will begin at 10 a.m. and feature a series of panels and presentations from sports professionals throughout the New England region. The career fair offers prospective employees an opportunity to network and interview with high-level professionals in the sports business that are looking to offer internships as well as part-time and full-time positions with their organizations.
Additional info on the career fair can be found here
|Sports and Entertainment Career Fair - Mar 28|
Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Monday, July 28, 2014
It started with a simple wish for birthday cards a week before his sixth birthday and ended with a birthday celebration unlike any other at Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium on Saturday, July 26.
Danny Nickerson, a Foxborough boy with an inoperable brain tumor, celebrated his sixth birthday on Friday, July 25, with a trip to Legoland in Boston before meeting New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft at Gillette Stadium.
|Danny and friends|
During the visit, Danny and his family toured the Patriots’ trophy room before taking a walk onto the Gillette Stadium field, where they were greeted by Pat Patriot, the team’s official mascot, and Patriots Cheerleaders.
“We got out on the field and Danny’s name was up on the video boards, which was absolutely awesome,” said Daniel Jamieson, Danny’s father. “I never thought one of my family member’s names would be up on the video board in Gillette Stadium.”
|presentation of the card|
“Seeing Danny smile so much has been amazing,” said Jamieson. “Everything Mr. Kraft and the Kraft family have done to help out my family and show support for my son is incredible.”
The show of support for Danny didn’t stop there, as Cops for Kids with Cancer organized a surprise birthday party for the six-year-old and his family at Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium on Saturday, July 26.
“Hopefully this helps Danny and his family know they aren’t alone,” said Burlington Police Sgt. Gerard McDonough, one of the organizers of Saturday’s event. “I’ve read that Danny can feel alone and sad at times, so we want the family to know they are not alone and they are not fighting alone.”
|Cops for Kids with Cancer|
Danny’s special day began with a convoy of more than 100 police, fire and EMS vehicles arriving at Gillette Stadium shortly before 9 a.m. Hundreds of public safety officials representing more than 40 communities throughout the region then gathered on the steps of Patriot Place’s grand staircase to sing “Happy Birthday” to the guest of honor.
“Seeing all the police, firefighters and motorcycle riders showing up to support my son is absolutely emotional and really nice,” said Jamieson.
The celebration continued on the first floor of CBS Scene with a public safety-themed birthday cake that featured a photo of Danny on a motorcycle and a presentation of birthday cards and gifts from each agency, including a motorized toy police car from Boston Police, which Danny drove around NRG Plaza until the power ran out.
“It’s been an incredible and emotional day,” said Canton Police Deputy Chief Helena Rafferty, who also serves as President of Cops for Kids with Cancer. “Every little boy loves police and fire and it is such an honor to be part of this special day.”
Foxborough police officer Stephen McGrath said participating in Saturday’s celebration was important to the department because Danny is a relative of one of their sergeants.
“We knew that participating today would be just one way to demonstrate our support to Danny and his family, and also to our sergeant,” said McGrath. “I know how important it is to them and I think they need to know not only the Foxborough Police Department is behind them, but the support extends throughout law enforcement and communities across the region. This event brings everything into focus for us and we are honored to be a part of it.”
After cake and presents at CBS Scene, the party moved to Patriots Training Camp where another surprise was waiting for Danny.
Toward the end of practice, Kraft invited Danny and his parents onto the field where the entire team, including head coach Bill Belichick, gathered around the Foxborough family and sang “Happy Birthday” to Danny.
“It’s been an incredible day for Danny and the Patriots singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to my son was a real touching moment that will stay with me for the rest of my life,” said Jamieson.
Danny’s mother, Carley Nickerson, was equally grateful for all the support her family has received since making a public request for birthday cards for her son.
“It’s overwhelming,” Carley said. “Everyone has been amazing. They’ve all come together and are here for our little boy.”
Danny has received more than 150,000 birthday cards in the 10 days since his wish was made public. Some cards have been sent from as far away as Japan, and mail is still coming in.
“It’s been amazing to see him so happy,” said Carley. “He loves getting mail.”
For Sgt. McDonough and Cops for Kids with Cancer, the goal for Saturday was a simple one – make Danny and his family smile.
“As long as Danny was smiling and we gave the family some happy memories it was mission accomplished for us,” said McDonough. “We are very grateful to the Kraft family and the Patriots organization for giving us the venue to be able to do this and we were very happy for the show of support to Danny and thank all the officers who were able to come out.”
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Program includes autograph signings, a magic show, Patriots painting lessons, games and tournaments,
caricatures and more throughout the month of July inside The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.
|The Hall's Paint the Patriots activity held over spring vacation (courtesy of The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon)|