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Two locals recognized for manufacturing

Two area manufacturers, Dell Technologies and E.Parrella Company, Inc. (EPCO), each received a Manufacturer of the Year award at a State House ceremony on Tuesday. The companies were nominated by State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy and State Senator Karen E. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Students Score among World Leaders on PISA Reading, Science and Math Tests

Massachusetts students’ reading and science scores place the state in a league with the top-scoring nations in the world. These results are evidence of what many of us already know: Massachusetts schools offer a world-class education. If Massachusetts were a nation, … Continue reading

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New law requires posting of legal notices online

In July, Governor Charles Baker signed into law H1566, An Act relative to electronic publication of certain legal notices. The bill was filed by Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin) in January 2015 and was enacted by the House and Senate … Continue reading

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House passes act relative to transgender discrimination

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the Massachusetts’s House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass H4343, An Act relative to transgender anti-discrimination. With this vote, the House solidified its role as a civil rights leader and passed legislation that provides equal … Continue reading

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Detox unit at Essex jail provides hope

Rep. Roy joined several SAFE Coalition members for a tour of the Essex County Correctional Facility with prison officials, Wrentham District Court probation officials, and officials from Norfolk County Sheriff’s office. Sheriff Frank Cousins began the tour with a presentation … Continue reading

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MGH’s Dr. John Kelly talks opiates at S.A.F.E. coalition meeting

Dr. John Kelly, Harvard professor and Massachusetts General Hospital addiction expert, spoke at our second S.A.F.E. coalition meeting about the mechanisms of, and strategies for, combating and de-stigmatizing substance abuse disorders. You can view the video of his presentation by … Continue reading

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Cooking with the Franklin legislative delegation

There is an old saying attributed to Otto von Bismarck that “to retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.” When we make sausages or laws, we generally like the outcome, but we don’t … Continue reading

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Time capsule to return to State House cornerstone

Next Wednesday (June 17) an elaborate production will take place in front of the State House, when a 220-year-old time capsule will be cemented into the building’s cornerstone for the third time. The pomp and circumstance, featuring remarks by Gov. … Continue reading

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Franklin Community Coalition to meet on June 30

A few weeks ago, the Franklin Town Council hosted a thoughtful discussion on the opioid epidemic. While I was pleased to be a part of that discussion, it was unsettling to see the damage that is wreaking havoc on people … Continue reading

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House passes FY16 budget

Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass its FY16 budget which emphasizes economic growth through investments in multiple areas including education and local aid, reform to the state’s transportation system, and … Continue reading

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