Author Archives: Jeffrey Roy

Vaccine updates on teachers and local sites

Much has been said about getting students back to school quickly, but it is important that we do so safely. And in that regard, the legislature has been pushing the administration to enhance the safety of the experience by moving … Continue reading

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Latest updates on vaccination rollout

Just finished a meeting with the Secretary of Health and Human Services and here is the latest info on the vaccine rollout: Beginning February 1st, residents age 75 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts. Appointments became … Continue reading

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Bill to Combat Campus Sexual Violence Signed Into Law

On January 12, 2021 Governor Charlie Baker signed an “An Act relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses” into law. The sexual violence bill was pushed for by survivors of sexual assault on campus and aims to provide more … Continue reading

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Police reform bill passes House

On Friday evening (7/24/2020), I joined 92 of my House colleagues in voting for a bill (H.4860) that will create a more modern, transparent and accountable system for law enforcement credentialing and training.  Forty-six states in America certify their police … Continue reading

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Public meeting with the MBTA and Keolis

Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) announced today that he will be hosting a public meeting with representatives from the MBTA and Keolis concerning commuter rail service in our area. The meeting will take place at the Franklin Town Council Chambers on … Continue reading

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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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