Author Archives: Jeffrey Roy

Caucus Hosts 4th Annual Manufacturing Award Ceremony

Plansee USA Company in Franklin, received a Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Fourth Annual Manufacturing Award Ceremony at the State House. The company is a leading manufacturer of heat resistant metals. An international, private company with facilities in … Continue reading

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House Votes to Increase Transparency and Financial Reporting Requirements of Massachusetts Higher Education Institutions

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that will enable the state to more closely monitor the financial health of Massachusetts private colleges and universities and provide transparency and security to students and families in the Commonwealth. Known … Continue reading

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Funding Approved for SNETT Tunnel in Franklin

Funding for the Prospect Street tunnel along the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) has been approved this week and the project will go out to bid in the fall. A total of $1.3 million, over two fiscal years, will … Continue reading

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Mobtown Massacre book talk

Long before the era of “fake news” or Twitter bombs, the freedom of the press often had to be defended with pens and pistols. In his book Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812, author and … Continue reading

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Resources on mosquitos and EEE

Much has been written and said about mosquitos and EEE over the past few weeks and our office has been staying on top of the issue with regular updates from the Department of Public Health (DPH). Mosquito control activities are … Continue reading

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Jennifer Knight-Levine Honored As 2019 Unsung Heroine

Jennifer Knight-Levine was honored Tuesday as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2019 class of Unsung Heroines. Jennifer was nominated by Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) because of her years of dedicated service and for her … Continue reading

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Rep. Roy Named to Harm Reduction Commission

Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin) was named to the Harm Reduction Commission by House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Rep. Denise Garlick, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. The commission was included as part of … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Cultural Council Conducts Site Visit For Proposed Franklin Cultural District

The Town of Franklin hosted the Massachusetts Cultural Council for a site visit of the proposed Franklin Cultural District on September 20, 2018, the last step in the process to establishing an official, State-designated Cultural District in Franklin. The Franklin Cultural District (FCD) will … Continue reading

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Rep. Roy reflects on 190th Session accomplishments

The Legislature marked the end of a productive 2017-2018 legislative session, passing major bills relating to criminal justice, civics education, gun safety, substance use disorder, women’s rights, economic development, veterans’ benefits, consumer data protections, and energy and the environment. “It … Continue reading

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FBRC recommendations implementation

The Massachusetts House of Representatives has been very active in trying to address issues raised by the Foundation Budget Review Commission (FBRC) about education spending. In fact, on July 10, the House voted 143-0 to approve a bill addressing the … Continue reading

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