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Detour Warning from Franklin Police

The Beaver Street Interceptor Project is up and running and will often require a traffic detour during the day. We will be posting daily detours on Facebook to keep you up to date. Today all traffic on the lower end of Pond Street is detoured through Rolling Ridge Road and Hilltop Road.

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Franklin MBTA Service Update

The Commuter Rail will operate on a weekend schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd as well as on Friday, November 24th.

A Passing in Franklin

Tyler S. Munschy, 37, of Glendale (RI), died November 5, 2023 in Franklin, MA. Born in Providence, he was the son of Emile Munschy and Cheryl (Sullivan)Henry-Munschy.Tyler worked as an arborist. He enjoyed playing guitar, spending time in the outdoors, and climbing.
Besides his parents, Emile and Cheryl, he leaves his brother, Alan Henry of Franklin,MA and his sister, Danielle Buzzell and her husband, David, of Douglas, MA. Funeral was private.

“Right” to Vote

The Boston City Council is considering a measure that would grant immigrants with “legal status” like those in Franklin Upper Union hotel, but without full citizenship the right to vote in local elections. No doubt the Franklin Town Council will be hearing similar proposals.

No Skimmers So Far

Fox 25 is reporting that skimmers for stealing credit card data have been found at Market Basket locations in NH and MA. We inquired with the Bellingham Police to see if the Market Basket there had any such problem. No, is the word...but that can always change.

MetroWest Legal Services (Middlesex and Norfolk Counties) Gets Grant for Migrants

This grant from Attorney General Campbell will allow MetroWest Legal Services (MWLS) to purchase technology to assist in providing immigration legal services to new arrivals who are placed in shelter in area motels and hotels, including six tablets to gather documentation and file applications, and a projector and screen to provide community legal education. MWLS recently received funding from ORI to provide immigration legal assistance to new arrivals, predominantly from Haiti, who are being sheltered in motels and hotels in its service area. MWLS is already working with or have requests for assistance from numerous hotels in the area.

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