Showing posts with label forge park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forge park. Show all posts

Sunday, May 3, 2020

MBTA Notices: Franklin/Dean - Forge Park shuttle Sunday; face coverings required May 6

Beginning on Wednesday, May 6 all riders will be required to wear face coverings.

In line with our efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we’ve further postponed all subway diversions through Thursday, May 7. Subway, bus, and Commuter Rail will continue to run at reduced service levels.

This is an ongoing situation, and for the latest information, riders should check mbta.com/coronavirus

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Franklin – Forge Park/495 - Saturdays, May 2 and 9

Shuttle buses replace Franklin Line service between Franklin and Forge Park/495 to allow for track maintenance.   https://www.mbta.com/diversions/franklin-line

 
Shuttle buses replace Franklin Line service between Franklin and Forge Park/495
Shuttle buses replace Franklin Line service between Franklin and Forge Park/495


Monday, October 14, 2019

Reminder: Shuttle between Forge Park, Franklin/Dean on Weekdays - 8 AM – 3:30 PM

South Station – Forge Park/495
Weekdays, 8 AM – 3:30 PM
Through October 2019

Bus shuttles replace Franklin Line service between Forge Park/495 and Franklin stations while we work on a necessary tie job replacement project to improve reliability. Shuttles will operate on a regular train schedule.

This necessary tie job replacement project will improve service and reliability on the Commuter Rail. Additional weekdays may be added as work progresses on the Franklin Line. Please visit https://www.mbta.com/FRKwork for more details about bus shuttle schedules. Passengers may experience delays of up to 15 minutes.

Please note the pickup/drop off locations for shuttle buses:

Franklin:

  • Please board in the main station parking lot near the shelter.
Forge Park/495:
  • Please board at the end of the driveway to the parking lot.


Affected trips:

  • 703 (8:04 am from South Station)
  • 710 (9:22 am from Forge Park/495)
  • 705 (9:40 am from South Station)
  • 712 (10:55 am from Forge Park/495)
  • 707 (11:00 am from South Station)
  • 714 (12:20 pm from Forge Park/495)
  • 709 (12:20 pm from South Station)
  • 716 (1:35 pm from Forge Park/495)
  • 711 (1:35 pm from South Station)
  • 718 (2:57 pm from Forge Park/495)

Updated: 10/7/2019 10:23A


See all Franklin Line service changes
https://www.mbta.com/schedules/CR-Franklin/alerts

Reminder: Shuttle between Forge Park, Franklin/Dean on Weekdays - 8 AM – 3:30 PM
Reminder: Shuttle between Forge Park, Franklin/Dean on Weekdays - 8 AM – 3:30 PM



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

MBTA Commuter Rail: Through Thursday - Franklin Line notice - Shuttle between Franklin/Dean and Forge Park

Weekdays, Monday - Thursday, September 16 - through October, from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, shuttle buses will replace Franklin Line service between Forge Park/495 and Franklin due to track maintenance. Passengers may experience delays due to shuttle bus connections.

This necessary tie job replacement project will improve service and reliability on the Commuter Rail. Additional weekdays may be added as work progresses on the Franklin Line. Please visit https://www.mbta.com/FRKwork for more details about bus shuttle schedules.

Please note the pickup/drop off locations for shuttle buses:

Franklin: Please board in the main station parking lot near the shelter.
Forge Park/495: Please board at the end of the driveway to the parking lot.


Affected trips:

703 (8:04 am from South Station)
710 (9:22 am from Forge Park/495)
705 (9:40 am from South Station)
712 (10:55 am from Forge Park/495)
707 (11:00 am from South Station)
714 (12:20 pm from Forge Park/495)
709 (12:20 pm from South Station)
716 (1:35 pm from Forge Park/495)
711 (1:35 pm from South Station)
718 (2:57 pm from Forge Park/495)

For more information: https://www.mbta.com/FRKwork

Last Updated: Oct 01 2019 01:47 PM

crews at work on Tuesday at the Union St crossing
crews at work on Tuesday at the Union St crossing

Sunday, September 22, 2019

MBTA Franklin Line: Through October 3 - Monday-Thursday between Forge Park and Franklin

Weekdays, Monday - Thursday, September 16 - October 3, from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, shuttle buses will replace Franklin Line service between Forge Park/495 and Franklin due to track maintenance. Passengers may experience delays due to shuttle bus connections.

This necessary tie job replacement project will improve service and reliability on the Commuter Rail. Additional weekdays may be added as work progresses on the Franklin Line. Please visit https://www.mbta.com/FRKwork for more details about bus shuttle schedules.

Please note the pickup/drop off locations for shuttle buses:
  • Franklin: Please board in the main station parking lot near the shelter.
  • Forge Park/495: Please board at the end of the driveway to the parking lot.

Affected trips:

703 (8:04 am from South Station)
710 (9:22 am from Forge Park/495)
705 (9:40 am from South Station)
712 (10:55 am from Forge Park/495)
707 (11:00 am from South Station)
714 (12:20 pm from Forge Park/495)
709 (12:20 pm from South Station)
716 (1:35 pm from Forge Park/495)
711 (1:35 pm from South Station)
718 (2:57 pm from Forge Park/495)

For more information: https://www.mbta.com/FRKwork

Last Updated: Sep 20 2019 11:02 AM

MBTA Franklin Line: Through October 3 - Monday-Thursday between Forge Park and Franklin
MBTA Franklin Line: Through October 3 - Monday-Thursday between Forge Park and Franklin

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Franklin Line notice Weekday Shuttle Service for off peak trips

Weekdays, September 16 - October 3, from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, shuttle buses will replace Franklin Line service between Forge Park/495 and Franklin due to track maintenance.

This necessary tie job replacement project will improve service and reliability on the Commuter Rail. Additional weekdays may be added as work progresses on the Franklin Line.

Please note the pickup/drop off locations for shuttle buses:
  • Franklin: Please board in the main station parking lot near the shelter.
  • Forge Park/495: Please board at the end of the driveway to the parking lot.

Affected trips:
  • 703 (8:04 am from South Station)
  • 710 (9:22 am from Forge Park/495)
  • 705 (9:40 am from South Station)
  • 712 (10:55 am from Forge Park/495)
  • 707 (11:00 am from South Station)
  • 714 (12:20 pm from Forge Park/495)
  • 709 (12:20 pm from South Station)
  • 716 (1:35 pm from Forge Park/495)
  • 711 (1:35 pm from South Station)
  • 718 (2:57 pm from Forge Park/495)

Last Updated: Sep 12 2019 03:12 PM 
https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Franklin/timetable
 
Franklin Line notice Weekday Shuttle Service for off peak trips
Franklin Line notice Weekday Shuttle Service for off peak trips

Sunday, July 23, 2017

"having a ticket is critical to boarding or riding the trains"

From the Boston Globe, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Frustrated by the loss of tens of millions of dollars in uncollected fares, the MBTA will soon require passengers to show their tickets before boarding commuter rail trains at North Station. 
The modest and decidedly low-tech approach will begin in a few weeks, and is the first of several fare-collection initiatives that will affect virtually all commuter rail, subway, and bus riders. 
Commuter rail fares are currently collected by conductors during the trip. The MBTA estimates it loses as much as $30 million a year when collectors run out of time — or give up trying — to check tickets."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/21/mbta-readies-new-system-for-verifying-passengers-payment/5Ic9pBMl3vOAQp2SmT6ytO/story.html

This MBTA train on July 13 should have gone to Forge Park and then returned to Franklin Dean before going to Boston on schedule. It never made it to Forge Park, left Franklin/Dean late and arrived in Boston late.
This MBTA train on July 13 should have gone to Forge Park and then returned to Franklin Dean before going to Boston on schedule. It never made it to Forge Park, left Franklin/Dean late and arrived in Boston late.


Editorial Note: 
As a long time rider from the Franklin/Dean station to Boston's South Station, the T has a mighty challenge at hand. While I absolutely agree ticket revenue is key, it goes hand in hand with a quality delivery of their service which has been lacking. It may very well be a chicken and egg thing (as it what comes first? revenue or service) but I would posit that in the competitive world service comes first. The T is in a non-competitive world and we suffer for it.

For all the improvements that have been made, faulty equipment, and a sorely lacking communication system (that provides timely and accurate info), never mind substandard on-time delivery remain as the top problems, and they are all interrelated. You'd think that by now with all the practice they have (slipped schedules, troublesome equipment, etc.) that the communications would have improved. One could only wish it had.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

"You’re part of making people’s lives better"

From the Franklin business radar comes word of this new product offering and ribbon cutting for a company that recently relocated to Franklin:


"Cold Chain Technologies (CCT), the leading source for temperature-controlled packaging solutions for all segments of the life science supply chain and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the leading global facilitator of science, technology and regulatory information are pleased to announce "Temperature Sensitive Packaging and Distribution for Biopharmaceuticals," a new two-day course offering. 
The "Temperature Sensitive Packaging and Distribution for Biopharmaceuticals" course is ideal for professionals employed in roles such as Regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance, Packaging, Validation and Process Development. Upon completion of the course, attendees will understand the variables involved in designing a thermal packaging system, and learn how to develop and evaluate shipping systems based on a set of requirements including the implementation of a temperature monitoring program for their organization. 
"We are very excited to partner with the world leading Parental Drug Association in sharing the best practices to properly specify and evaluate cold chain packaging. Having a sound understanding of the technical background of cold chain shippers is essential to achieving a safe and cost effective cold chain," states Geoff Kaiser, Director of Engineering and Technical Services at CCT."
Continue reading the press release
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cold-chain-technologies-and-the-parenteral-drug-association-team-up-for-a-new-course-offering-300488684.html


"In celebration of our 50 years in thermal packaging design and innovation and the relocation of our corporate headquarters to Franklin, MA, we hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting on June 1, 2017. 
The event was attended by CCT employees, business associates, and public officials that included Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, State Representative Jeffrey Roy, Lisa Nelson on behalf of US Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, Peter Milano from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, Greg Casey on behalf of US State Senator Richard Ross, Town of Franklin Administrator Jeffery Nutting, Town of Franklin Council Member Andy Bissanti, Edward Kriegsman of Kriegsman & Kriegsman, Bonnie Sullivan of Middlesex Savings Bank, Julia Dvorko of the Massachusetts Export Center and more."

Continue reading the Cold Chain Technology blog post
http://www.coldchaintech.com/events/cct-hosts-grand-opening-ribbon-cutting-event/

CCT-Grand-Opening-Group-Photo

CCT-Grand-Opening-Group-Photo


For more about Cold Chain Technology, visit their webpage
http://www.coldchaintech.com/


Saturday, July 8, 2017

QinetiQ North America expands to Franklin

From the business radar, QinetiQ North America expands to Franklin.

"Transwestern Consulting Group (TCG) brokered the $6.4 million sale of 130 Constitution Blvd. in Franklin, Ma, on behalf of Novaya Real Estate Ventures. 
The 59,970-square-foot industrial building was purchased by Albert Milstein, Barry Kirschenbaum and Sanford Bokor. TCG Partners John Lashar and Chris Skeffington, along with Vice President Roy Sandeman, represented the seller and assisted in sourcing the buyer. 
Novaya purchased the building in 2013 as part of a two-building portfolio in a transaction also brokered by TCG and has since launched a significant capital improvement campaign. Novaya completed a full “vacancy preparation” repositioning of the building, which included painting the warehouse, a floor strip and seal, installing new lighting, and upgrading the dock doors with new levelers. In addition, a new roof and upgraded HVAC units were installed as part of the overall improvement campaign. 
“Novaya did an outstanding job repositioning 130 Constitution Blvd. into a first-class flex/manufacturing facility that really stands out in one of Greater Boston’s strongest submarkets,” said Skeffington. “The new ownership is purchasing a well-located asset that is 100 percent leased to a long-term, well-capitalized tenant.”

Continue reading the full article online
http://bostonrealestatetimes.com/transwestern-consulting-group-brokers-building-sale-on-behalf-of-novaya-real-estate-ventures/

The "well-capitalized tenant" is QinetiQ North America. From the company webpage:
"QinetiQ North America (QNA) shapes the future with innovative products, advanced engineering and research and development for government, civilian, utility and commercial customers worldwide. We pride ourselves on developing, delivering and supporting a portfolio of industry-leading products that have been used and tested for decades. 
We are the world leaders in unmanned systems with proven innovations in military protection technology including ground and aircraft armorRPG protection, and soldier protection systems. We also offer innovative technologies and products for the maritime, utility and commercial safety market. Together, our products aid in situational awareness, protect customer assets, increase mission effectiveness, reduce operational costs and save lives."
Find out more about their products  https://www.qinetiq-na.com/products/

Visit their YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ZtYN59WSfHOPKCy5y1exg

https://twitter.com/QinetiQNorthAm
https://twitter.com/QinetiQNorthAm

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ash Wednesday - “Ashes to Go”

“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return...”

On Ash Wednesday, March 1st, the clergy of St. John's Episcopal Church, Rev. Dee Woodward and Rev. Chris Beukman, will be offering the Administration of Ashes at Forge Park Station in Franklin between 6:45 am until 8 am

All are welcome to partake.

Forge Park/495 station in 2010 (image via Wikipedia)
Forge Park/495 station in 2010 (image via Wikipedia)


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Franklin Line notice - Forge Park Station platform

The mini high platform is closed at Forge Park/ 495 Station today due to track work. A portable lift is available.

Affected stops:

  • Forge Park/495


Last updated: Dec 03 2016 06:54 AM


Franklin Line MBTA train arriving at Franklin Dean Station
Franklin Line MBTA train arriving at Franklin Dean Station

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Attention - Commuter Rail Alert: September 26: Franklin Line shuttle



Buses will replace Franklin Line train service between Forge Park/495 and Franklin Stations on Sept 26 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. due to necessary railroad crossing replacement.

Due to crews performing work on a necessary railroad crossing replacement, buses will replace Franklin Line trains between Forge Park/495 and Franklin Stations in both directions from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

Shuttling the following stops:

  • Franklin
  • Forge Park / 495


Last updated: Sep 18 2015 06:12 AM
Sent by the MBTA.

The white stones at Franklin Dean Station
The white stones at Franklin Dean Station


There are five railroad crossings between Forge Park and Franklin Dean Station. Which one of the street crossing will be also closed by this is not yet known.

Forge Parkway, Grove St, Beaver St, Fisher St, and Union St. Beaver St was worked on during July 2013.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Franklin's Tegra Medical employees get wet in fund raiser

Tegra Medical
Tegra Medical
From Christine at Tegra Medical, 9 Forge Park, Franklin:

"We had our company picnic Thursday and received an overwhelming amount of donations for the Franklin Food Pantry. 
We also raised over $2,000 for The Tomorrow Fund at Hasbro Children's Hospital of RI. 
The employees bought tickets to dunk their favorite supervisors (pictures also included below)."


Bill C ready for the dunk tank
Bill C ready for the dunk tank

supervisors ready for the dunk tank
Bob and Chris ready for the dunk tank

group photo of Tegra Medical employees
group photo of Tegra Medical employees

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Franklin, MA: Economic Development Summit

On April 5, 2012 Franklin will host an economic development summit including tours of Tegra Medical's award winning facility. Details can be found in the invitation document below. RSVP by April 1 to Bryan Taberner, Franklin's Director of Planning and Community Development.


Franklin, MA: 2012 Economic Development Summit Invitation

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"We outgrew our space"


A Hopkinton manufacturer of storage systems for life sciences and laboratory companies is constructing a new 51,000-square-foot facility in Franklin, where it expects to house 55 jobs and add more in the coming years. 
Hamilton Storage Technologies recently received approval from the state for a tax increment financing plan, or TIF, worth $190,000 that the Town of Franklin had previously approved in September.

The company expects to spend $16 million to construct the facility on Forge Parkway.

Read more in the remainder of the column in the Worcester Business Journal

This is a follow up to the news and transactions around the Town Council approval for Hamilton Storage Technology





Friday, August 26, 2011

Making the way for dogs!


A dog park has been part of Franklin's open space plan since 2009, said Town Planner Beth Dahlstrom, but hasn't been a priority in past years. When Goulet began work on the project about five months ago, she contacted Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting, who helped her figure out where to put the park, and to which departments she needed to talk. 
"It's something that's been in our master plan for some time and she's taking the initiative. That's great," said Nutting. "We hope she can move ahead with this in the next several months." 
To get the park opened, Goulet coordinated volunteers to help her clear the proposed space in Dacey Field, on the far side of the walking path between the sport field and playground; sought donations from local businesses and price quotes on fencing, mulch, trash bins and signs; and built a website, franklindogpark.webs.com, where people can go for more information.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x1752170060/Girl-helping-Franklin-establish-dog-park#ixzz1W7v3QfOE


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"needs to open its doors in Franklin within 18 months"

Steve Senna, a project manager with National Development in Newton, said Hamilton Storage Technologies wants to combine its Hopkinton and Milford offices into a new, 50,000-square-foot building at the intersection of Rte. 140 and Forge Parkway. 
"We thank you for the opportunity to present what we think is a very exciting and in these times very rare development opportunity," Senna told the board. 
The company, which manufacturers refrigerators used in laboratories and also has its European headquarters in Switzerland, was attracted to the 8-acre, 3 Forge Parkway lot because it is close to Interstate 495, commuter rail and a hotel, Senna said. 
Many of Hamilton Storage Technologies' employees live nearby and its clients often come from out-of-state for a week to see how its refrigerators operate, he said.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x1757338933/High-technology-company-eyes-move-to-Franklin#ixzz1Pu42d2CG


Sunday, July 12, 2009

"Forge Park as a priority development site"


"The stronger the message we send out to the business community that you can get both streamlined permitting and possibly tax incremental financing (a prerequisite for larger tax breaks from the state), the better for attracting folks," Nutting said.
Read the full article about the priority development effort in the Milford Daily News here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

In the News - stabilization fund, bridge closure

Town Council may set up infrastructure stabilization fund

By Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff

Tomorrow night, Town Council will likely establish a stabilization fund for municipal infrastructure and facilities improvement.

The council will also vote whether to appropriate $50,000 for the new account, money that will come from a legal settlement with Toll Brothers of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a luxury home developer, Town Administrator Jeffrey D. Nutting has said.



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Bridge in troubled water

By Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff


Based on inspections indicating drivers may not be safe, the Massachusetts Highway Department today will indefinitely close an old wooden bridge over the commuter rail line that once served Rte. 140 West, according to Klark Jessen, director of communications with the Executive Office of Transportation.

MassHighway's District 3 Bridge Maintenance team found some of the stones in the walls supporting the timbers appear to have moved, raising concerns about the stability of the walls under heavy traffic, Jessen said. The bridge has a timber deck on timber supports situated on stone abutments.

Monday, December 1, 2008

MBTA-Forge Pkwy Bridge Closure

TOWN OF FRANKLIN
Message sent - 12/1/2008
MBTA-Forge Pkwy Bridge Closure


Hello. This is the Franklin Police Department calling with an important message from Deputy Chief Semerjian. We want to advise the citizens and businesses in town of a significant traffic pattern change. Effective tomorrow, December 2 2008, the old wooden bridge on W Central Street, near the MBTA station, will close permanently.

Traffic to the MBTA lower lot and residences up to the bridge will flow as usual.

Traffic northbound of the bridge, including Garelick Farms and the MBTA upper lot, will be accessed using the Route 140 Bypass Bridge.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Franklin Industry: Arthrosurface

A recent press release brings this to my attention
Franklin, MA-based Arthrosurface, a developer of less-invasive joint resurfacing systems with some 7,000 of its devices now implanted in patients, announced today that is has taken in roughly $4 million in Series F funding. With the new round, the company has raised approximately $31 million in equity from repeat investor Boston Millennia Partners and private investors.
So what does Arthrosurface do?
Arthrosurface is entering its fourth year of commercial launch with approximately 7,000 devices implanted by more than 2,000 surgeon users in the various joint applications of the HemiCAP(R) system. Last year, US implant sales were up 55% with strong growth across all key product lines. In particular, sales of the company's first US knee device, the Patello-Femoral HemiCAP(R), grew 237% year on year. "We have found that within the first year of clinical launch, implanting surgeons closely monitor patient progress and, once they have confirmed positive results, sales begin to rise significantly. An excellent example of this was our great toe product. Cases went from a few hundred in the first year to thousands within two years. We expect similar adoption with the release of our new products," commented company president Steve Tallarida.

The company's HemiCAP(R) systems consist of a range of contoured
articular prosthetics and instrumentation intended for the repair of significant lesions and cartilage damage in the major joints. Arthrosurface continues to grow its line of shoulder, great toe, patello-femoral and hip products in the US. These same products are sold in Europe in addition to its knee femoral condyle and talar dome devices.
Imagine that. Franklin used to be known for textiles and straw hats. Someday it may be known for joint repair products.

For more info on Arthrosurface you can visit their web site. Select patient and follow the links to see what they can do for your hip, shoulder, great toe, etc.

Check out the video coverage they have received here.

And most importantly, their customer testimonials can be found here.

They are located at 28 Forge Parkway.