Showing posts with label lottery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lottery. Show all posts

Thursday, July 8, 2021

ICYMI - Recent MA News

In case you missed some recent MA news:

Annual reading of Frederick Douglass

We are excited to once again co-sponsor the annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

Join us this Friday (July 9) at noon at the @MAAHMuseum & listen or participate in a community reading of this thought-provoking speech.

Hope to see you there! https://t.co/UCtvu357cL

Other resources on the Fredrick Douglas speech



annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

#VaxExpress is back
The #VaxExpress is back, with stops at selected commuter rail stations July 7-11. Free food, music, a $25 grocery store gift card, and a chance for prizes. Details: https://t.co/nu6MgmCnii @MBTA @KeolisBoston @BCBSMA #TrustTheFacts #GetTheVax https://t.co/Gn3vBvsknx

Federal Internet subsidy available

Few in Massachusetts taking advantage of new federal Internet subsidy https://t.co/8MBtTBKVAI

VaxMillions Giveaway registration is open

Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway
Win $1 million or a college scholarship
Get vaccinated today! You can't play if you aren't vaccinated.
Registration is now open
ENTER TO WIN NOW  https://www.mass.gov/massachusetts-vaxmillions-giveaway


VaxMillions Giveaway registration is open
"Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway" registration is open

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Gov Baker announces "Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway"

Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) tweeted on Tue, Jun 15, 2021:
Glad to today announce the launch of the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway for residents that have been fully vaccinated against #COVID19MA to support the Commonwealth's continued vaccination awareness and availability efforts.

#MassVaxMillions

Register no earlier than July 1 ->  https://t.co/s96LQGmvsv 

 
"State officials on Tuesday said residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will have the chance to win $1 million starting next month in a special Lottery sweepstakes that all Massachusetts residents aged 18 and up can enter, provided they’ve received either two Pfizer or Moderna shots or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson jab.

Governor Charlie Baker’s office unveiled the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway program aimed at convincing as many people as possible to get the shots. The number of state residents fully vaccinated rose to 4,003,540 on Tuesday, state public health officials reported."
Continue reading the article online (subscription maybe required)

Friday, December 6, 2019

ECDC Registration for Fall 2020

ECDC Registration for Fall 2020

Registration is open for our ECDC Preschool program for Fall 2020! Please find an information sheet and application 
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/franklinmaps/files/uploads/2020-21_new_student_application_0.pdf

An Open House is scheduled for Friday, January 17 from 9 AM - 11 AM. Come see what our wonderful Preschool program is all about!

Visit the ECDC Website for more information
https://www.franklinps.net/ecdc

ECDC Registration for Fall 2020
ECDC Registration for Fall 2020

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Affordable Housing Lottery - 35 Palomino Drive

Resale unit is 1541 square feet and includes 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, central air conditioning and a one car garage

INFORMATION SESSION:
March 27, 2019 6:00 PM, Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038.

LOTTERY:
May 1, 2019, 6:00 PM, Municipal Building, Council Chambers

Affordable Housing Lottery - 35 Palomino Drive, Franklin, MA 02038
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/affordable_housing_lottery_-_35_palomino.pdf

Application
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/application_2019.pdf

35 Palomino Drive, Franklin, MA 02038
35 Palomino Drive, Franklin, MA 02038

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Affordable Housing Lottery: 32 Brandywine Road - Application Due Jun 19

Friendly reminder that the application for this lottery is due Monday, June 19

Brandywine Village Lottery: 32 Brandywine Road, $247,000. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms Central Air, Gas Heat, 2 Car Garage. 
Information Session to be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers. 
Application deadline is Monday, June 19, Late or incomplete applications will not be entered into Lottery. 
Lottery will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 AM.

Information page and lottery application
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/32_brandywine_information_package_and_application_1.pdf

Affordable Housing Lottery: 32 Brandywine Road
Affordable Housing Lottery: 32 Brandywine Road

The reminder was shared from the Town of Franklin page

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Affordable Housing Lottery: 32 Brandywine Road

Brandywine Village Lottery: 32 Brandywine Road, $247,000. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms Central Air, Gas Heat, 2 Car Garage. 
Information Session to be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers. 
Application deadline is Monday, June 19, Late or incomplete applications will not be entered into Lottery. 
Lottery will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 AM.

Information page and lottery application
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/32_brandywine_information_package_and_application_1.pdf

Affordable Housing Lottery: 32 Brandywine Road
Affordable Housing Lottery: 32 Brandywine Road

Friday, August 26, 2016

Lottery added for BFCCPS Grade Seven and Eight classes

The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School in Franklin, MA would like to announce that a lottery will be held for enrollment in Grades Seven and Eight for the 2016-2017 school year; spaces in our Grade K-6 program are not currently available. 

Applications for this additional lottery are due no later than September 23rd, 2016 by 4pm. The public lottery will be held in the school's library located at 201 Main Street in Franklin on Monday, September 26th.

Applications are available on the school website, in the school's front office, and at the local public libraries in Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Milville, Norfolk, Plainville, Upton, Walpole, and Wrentham. If you prefer, the application can be completed entirely online here http://bfccps.org/about/enrollment/enrollment-application/

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school's Marketing Coordinator, Mrs. Joanne Basile at 508-541-3434 x140 or at jbasile@bfccps.org

You can also find answers to some of our most frequently asked enrollment questions at http://bfccps.org/about/enrollment/enrollmentfaq/

http://bfccps.org/about/enrollment/enrollmentfaq/
http://bfccps.org/about/enrollment/enrollmentfaq/

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2 Benjamin’s Landing Condominium Affordable, Available, Franklin, MA

2 Benjamin’s Landing Condominium Affordable, Available, Franklin, MA

  • $146,200
  • 2 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath, Electric Heat


Maximum Income Guidelines:

  1. Person Household: $51,150
  2. Person Household: $58,450
  3. Person Household: $65,750
  4. Person Household: $73,050

Maximum Household Asset Limit is $75,000.

You Must Be a 1st Time Home Buyer. 

Administrator/Municipal Affordable Housing Trust or Contact Maxine at 508-520-4949 or mkinhart@franklin.ma.us



  • Additional information including the application can be found here

http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Admin/Affordable%20Housing/2%20Benjamins%20Landing/

2 Benjamin’s Landing
2 Benjamin’s Landing Condominium Affordable, Available, Franklin, MA

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Franklin Awards Two Affordable Homes to New Families

On April 6, 2016 the Town of Franklin conducted an affordable housing lottery for two homes at 15 Beaver Court and 48 Arlington Street. The homes were awarded as part of the Town of Franklin’s commitment to maintain a diverse housing stock for families of all incomes and to provide improvements to neighborhoods through the rehabilitation of properties. The homes within this program are managed by the Franklin Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund
The Trust Fund was established on May 18, 2015. The Trust has capabilities to receive, hold, invest or expend funds for the rehabilitation, renovation, construction, financing or refinancing of property within the Town of Franklin. The Fund has an open request for proposals every month for individuals looking to sell their property in Town. In some cases, homes may need small or larger renovations, in which the Town may purchase a home, make the renovations, and bring the home up to building code and resale through a public lottery. 
The Fund makes these residential properties available to low and moderate income families looking for a home. The homes are deed restricted and must maintain a level of affordability according to state guidelines. Monies put into the Trust Fund are mostly from mitigation of other development projects in the community. 
For the April 6th lottery, the Town had nine applicants in all for both properties. Held in the Town Council Chamber, the public lottery selected each applicant to provide an order or priority. Two families were awarded the opportunity to obtain a mortgage from a bank to purchase the home. 
Both families have thirty (30) days to secure their mortgage. Please stay in touch with the Town website, Facebook page and Twitter account for any further announcements, application deadlines and other opportunities. Residents may also call Maxine Kinhart in the Town Administrator’s Office with any questions at 508-553-4887. 

one of the homes in the lottery was this one on Beaver Court built by Tri-County students
one of the homes in the lottery was this one on Beaver Court built by Tri-County students

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

AFFORDABLE HOUSING available in Franklin, MA




  • 48 Arlington Street, RESALE PROPERTY - $165,000

6 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1223 sf, forced hot air and oil heat


  • 15 Beaver Court - NEW CONSTRUCTION - $165,000

5 Rooms, 1368 sf, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Large Kitchen with granite counters and
an 18x20 family room, heated by gas


15 Beaver Court
15 Beaver Court


Lottery Date 

– 03/30/2016 held at Municipal Building, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA, 6:00 pm both

Application Deadline: 3/25/2016, 1:00 PM

Household Income Limits: 

  • 1 Person - $ 48,800 
  • 2 Person - $ 55,800 
  • 3 Person - $ 62,750
  • 4 Person - $ 69,700 
  • 5 Person - $ 75,300 
  • 6 Person - $ 80,900


Applications and Information available at the Municipal Building, Franklin Public
Library, 118 Main St., and at www.franklin.ma.us, Affordable Housing. Contact Maxine
(508) 520-4949 or mkinhart@franklin.ma.us.

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The Beaver Court house was the one previously reported as being built by students at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/06/tri-county-students-continue-with.html

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/05/franklin-town-council-honored-students.html

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/06/this-class-has-left-indelible-mark-on.html

Friday, November 21, 2014

136 Chestnut St - Open House for Affordable Housing Lottery

Take a look at the house that is available for the Affordable Housing Lottery scheduled for December. There is an open house scheduled for Saturday,Nov 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Zillow image of 136 Chestnut st
Zillow image of 136 Chestnut st
Additional details on the open house can be found in this flyer:




What is the Affordable Housing Lottery?


We Buy Them, Fix Them Up and We Resell Them

Lottery: Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM

Applications due by Tuesday, 
December 9, 2014, 4:00 PM


Lottery Location: Franklin Municipal Building,
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, Massachusetts

For Information, contact Maxine Kinhart at 508-520-4949


Additional details on the Affordable Trust Lottery can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/11/franklin-municipal-affordable-housing.html

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Franklin Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Home Buying And Reselling Program


We Buy Them, Fix Them Up and We Resell Them

Lottery: Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM

Applications due by Tuesday, 
December 9, 2014, 4:00 PM


Lottery Location: Franklin Municipal Building,
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, Massachusetts

For Information, contact Maxine Kinhart at 508-520-4949

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT AT THE LOTTERY OR AN
INFORMATION SESSION TO BE SELECTED

136 Chestnut Street
6 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 
1 Bath, Garage
$160,000


Information Session will be held at the
Franklin Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 
2nd Floor, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 

Date: Wednesday November 12, 2014, 6:00 PM




Franklin Municipal Building
Franklin Municipal Building
The information here was shared from the official Franklin webpage
http://www.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_News/01F00221-000F8513

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Franklin, MA: Affordable Housing Lottery

There is an Affordable Housing Lottery coming up for units in 55+ housing at Meadowbrook Heights

Details contained here:



The lottery application can be found here:
http://franklinma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/FranklinMA_News/0183E268-000F8513.1/Affordable%20Housing%20App%20Fina%2011-22-11l.pdf

Note email subscribers will need to click through to Franklin Matters to view the document

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lottery versus taxes

Cahill said the average person in Massachusetts spends $700 a year on the state lottery, compared to the national average of $170.
Oh my, really! Yes, according to comments made at a luncheon Friday in Milford

So here's where things get complicated.

You got to be in it to win it!

But if you took what the "average person" spends on a gamble and spent it on local property taxes, you would get improvements in all our local services: fire, police, DPW, library and education.

The "average person" certainly isn't everyone, not at least in Franklin where incomes for some are real tight. The "average person" referenced can't be the same person who voted against an override.

Surely they would see that a sure thing is better than a gamble?