Category Archives: Community Press Releases

FHS Parent/Teacher Conferences Announced

Foxborough Public SchoolsFoxborough High School will hold an open house for parent/teacher conferences on November 21st and November 22nd, 2011.

Parents may meet with teachers for five-minute conferences from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. School will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. on both days. Conferences will be conducted on an appointment basis. Parents will be provided with a schedule of their child’s classes, the room location for each teacher and the appointment schedule as arranged by their child. Students will make appointments for parents from Monday, Nov. 14th – Friday, November 18th. This information will be brought home by your son/daughter.

Jeffrey S. Theodoss, Principal, Joseph A. Heinricher, Robert G. Delaney. Vice Principals and guidance counselors will be available for parent conferences. If you desire a conference with your child’s counselor or an administrator, drop in at the appropriate office during the conference hours.

Parents are encouraged to make every effort to attend and to confer with teachers about their children’s progress.

via Foxborough Public Schools Press Release 

Free Legal Clinc

Do you have a legal question or are you confused about a legal issue?

The Bar Association of Norfolk County is sponsoring Free Evening
Legal Clinics as a public service to the community. A panel of attorneys
experienced in all areas of the law will be available for a one on one
consultation with you to discuss your legal questions. All consultations are
strictly confidential. The Free Evening Legal Clinics will be held at
6:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. on Tuesday evenings at the following courts:

QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – OCTOBER 4, 2011
QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – OCTOBER 25, 2011
DEDHAM DISTRICT COURT – NOVEMBER 1, 2011
QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – NOVEMBER 22, 2011
QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – DECEMBER 6, 2011
QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – MAY 8, 2012
QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – MAY 22, 2012
QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – JUNE 5, 2012
QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – JUNE 19, 2012
DEDHAM DISTRICT COURT – JULY 10, 2012
QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – JULY 24, 2012
QUINCY DISTRICT COURT – AUGUST 7, 2012

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
ADRIENNE C. CLARKE, BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORFOLK COUNTY
617-471-9693
WWW.NORFOLKBARASSN.ORG

COMMUNITY PRESS RELEASE

Shop for a Cause – Help HESSCO Elder Services

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT 

Since 2006, Macy’s Shop For A Cause Event has partnered with HESSCO Elder Services and other non-profit organizations nationwide to raise money for ongoing charitable efforts. This is your chance to be part of this monumental event.

Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity to give back to your community and help HESSCO Elder Services. Purchase a $5.00 Shopping Pass for exclusive savings in every Macy’s store and online at macy’s.com on August 27th, and HESSCO will keep 100% of the proceeds. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card.

Shopping Pass entitles bearer to save 25%* all day on regular, sale & clearance items, including home – even save on most brands usually excluded! Save 10% on electrics/electronics, furniture, mattresses, and rungs/floor coverings.

*Exclusions apply. Shopping Pass contains details.

To purchase Shopping Passes and benefit HESSCO’s efforts, you can visit hessco.org or see Mary Raczka at HESSCO, 1 Merchant Street, Sharon.

HESSCO Elder Services is dedicated to finding solutions to help those over sixty take full advantage of their later years. The Agency’s goal is to make it easier for older individuals and their families to access a comprehensive system of health and supportive services. To learn the very latest about services for the elderly in South Norfolk County, call HESSCO at 781-784-4944 or visit www.hessco.org.

 

RMV Customer Service: Expanded Branch Hours

As part of MassDOT’s focus on customer service, the Registry of Motor Vehicles has expanded service hours at several of its busiest branch locations.

The RMV is opening earlier in Lawrence, Worcester, Milford, Brockton and Taunton. These branches now offer license and registration service starting at 8 AM Monday through Friday. The hours for each specific location are:

Lawrence, Worcester, and Brockton – 8 AM to 5 PM Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 8 AM to 6 PM on Thursdays.  Road tests are offered from 9 AM to 5 PM.   Suspension hearings offered between 9 AM to 5 PM Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM on Thursdays in Brockton and Lawrence, and 9 AM to 5 PM on Thursdays in Worcester.

Milford – 8 AM to 5 PM Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 8 AM to 6 PM on Thursdays.  Road tests are offered between 9 AM and 5 PM.

Taunton-8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday.  Road tests are offered from 9 AM to 5 PM.

The Springfield Branch will offer expanded hours beginning in August, with expanded hours to be introduced in Boston and Watertown in the coming months.

The expanded hours provide an earlier service option to customers, and will reduce wait times throughout the course of the day.  While some transactions must be done by visiting a branch, MassDOT RMV reminds customers that most services are available at RMV’s busiest branch- online.

For a complete list of service hours at all RMV locations, as well as a complete list of all the transactions that can be done online, please visit the RMV website at www.mass.gov/rmv.

On the Transportation blog at: http://transportation.blog.state.ma.us/blog/2011/07/rmv-customer-service-expanded-branch-hours.html

Fats, Oils, & Grease Training Session Tonight

FOXBORO, MA: Tonight Foxboro Cable Access will air live coverage of the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Control training event starting at 6pm.  Live coverage will be broadcast on the Education Channel, Comcast 12/Verizon 37.

From the Town of Foxboro Website:
Fats, Oils, and Grease, or FOG, is a byproduct of cooking, food preparation, and clean-up. FOG can be found in meat, shortening, butter, margarine, sauces, and dairy products.

FOG is one of the leading causes of plumbing and sewer system blockages. These blockages will result in costly cleaning of plumbing systems and, in many cases, require replacement of plumbing, septic and sewer system components. A property with a non-functioning sanitary system is considered unfit for human habitation by the Department of Public Health. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention identify over 30 types of diseases that humans can be exposed to when coming in contact with wastewater.

In 2001 the Wall Street Journal released a front page article about the problem the nation is having with FOG management. The report revealed that 75% on the sewer systems in the nation are running at ½ capacity due to FOG and the price to clean these lines out are placed on the taxpayers at $25 billion dollars a year. In 2004 the US Environmental Protection Agency released a report to Congress showing that 47% of all sewer overflows nationwide were caused by FOG.

The problems that FOG causes can remain buried and invisible to us but as the problem worsens it will eventually reach the surface coming in contact with the public and environment creating a serious hazard.

The Foxborough Board of Health has established a FOG Control Program to promote environmental protection, ensure the protection of public health, and support a proactive approach to manage FOG in Foxborough, reducing costs associated with FOG and promoting economic growth.

The Town of Foxborough spans over 20 square miles with 1 square mile being wetland area including 13 public drinking water wells. The Town is 90% on private septic systems with the remaining 10% on town sewer that is treated by the Mansfield Wastewater Treatment Plant. There are about 6,400 residential kitchens and over 150 commercial kitchens in the Town of Foxborough. If all the residents in town kept 1 tablespoon of FOG from going down the drain, that would equal 25 gallons of FOG per day!