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11 Things You Missed at Tuesday's Selectmen's Meeting

New manager at the Chicken Bone, Centre Pizza moving, new Council on Aging member, Winter Street bridges and Framingham store will buy and sell used electronic equipment.

Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin gave a progress report on the

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will monitor the clean up activities and has the power to shut down the project if there is a threat to public health.

In addition to cleaning buildings and storage tanks, General Chemical will dismantle and remove chemical tanks and remove a layer of concrete from the floors of buildings, rather than simply power washing the surfaces.

The town and concerned citizens are eager to have the work finished by the time classes begin in late August at the neighboring

2) Halpin mentioned he and officials met with the state transportation department to discuss the projects to two Winter Street bridges. The town learned that the project to repair, revamp or replace the bridge over the Sudbury River is scheduled to begin next summer with the possibility of closing the bridge for 90 days. The work is expected to take upwards of six months to complete. The Winter Street Bridge over the railroad tracks project is slated to begin in the fall of 2013. Halpin said talks between the town and MASSDOT are continuing.

3) A town-wide interdepartmental permit review is underway, according to Halpin. The idea is to improve and streamline the varying permitting processes of town departments. Community and Economic Development Director Allison Steinfeld is assisting in organizing the effort.

4) Selectmen approved the appointment of James V. Divver to the . There remains one vacant spot on the council.

5) Acting on a list of election officials supplied by the Framingham Registrars of Voters, the Selectmen approved 24 Democrats and eight Republicans as Election Workers.

6) Selectmen approved a second hand license for Reply’d, of Kendall Street, that will allow the electronics repair shop to buy and sell used and outdated electronic equipment. The owners of Reply’d assured the board that the store would not be acting as a pawn shop and they have the cooperation of the police department to make certain that stolen property does not pass through the store.

7) ’s move to 1255 Worcester Rd. was approved by Selectmen. Centre Pizza will move into the space formerly occupied by Quiznos.

8) Selectmen  approved J. White’s Automotive Sales, Worcester Road, request for a Class II Used Car license with the stipulation that the auto sales function be subject to any previous conditions established by the town.

9) A transfer of all alcohol and restaurant licenses attached to BBRG Operating, Inc. to of Framingham was approved.

10) Selectmen approved a change of manager for the on Waverly Street. The new manager is Kimberly Pirani.

Mark W. McClennan, APR July 26, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Surprised at the move by Centre Pizza. They lose the walk-in traffic from FSU and get a worse parking situation.
Susan Petroni July 26, 2012 at 05:00 PM
@Mark - I was surprised too. My family has picked up a pizza there and brought it to the concerts on Friday nights in the summer. Unlikely to do that with the new location.
Gina Fishman July 26, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Make that three of us surprised by Centre Pizza's move.
Dave Lenane July 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Thats the next poll Patch should do.....Where to buy the Best Pizza....
Susan Petroni July 27, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Dave: It is part of our summer polls. Vote here: http://framingham.patch.com/articles/who-has-the-best-pizza-slice-in-town Voting ends Aug. 17

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