Tuesday, June 11, 2013
On Friday, June 7, the Framingham Department of Public Works, in the middle of the night, tested the flood gates in Saxonville at the Sudbury River crossing.
Tuesday, June 11
On Friday, June 7, the Framingham Department of Public Works, in the middle of the night, tested the flood gates in Saxonville at the Sudbury River crossing. Thanks to Selectman Charlie Sisitsky for the slide show of photos!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Framingham Selectman Chair Charlie Sisitsky helped light up the the newest exhibit at the Framingham History Center: Shoppers World 1951-1994 Friday night.
More than 200 people attended the preview opening of Framingham History Center's newest exhibit Shoppers World 1951-1994. Friday night at Edgell Memorial Library. The highlight of the event was when Framingham Selectman Chair Charlie Sisitsky helped light up the old neon sign that stood high above Shoppers World. The sign had been stored in the basement of the History Center, since 1999; but for this special exhibit Malden's Dave Waller, a special effects specialist, and Natick's Jeff Crosby, an electrician, helped restore the sign for Friday night's festivities. The public grand opening of the exhibit is today from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members and free for members and children. The Framingham History Center is offering a…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The average bill will increase less than $9 for 2013, while shifting less of the tax burden to commercial and industrial properties will move that tax rate below $40.
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- Keith Regan
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A divided Framingham Board of Selectmen voted to approve a split tax rate for 2013 that results in a modest increase in residential tax bills and shifts less of the tax burden onto commercial property owners than in past years. By a vote of 3 to 2, Selectmen approved a 2013 residential tax rate of $17.84 per thousand dollars of valuation and a commercial rate of $39.98. The average single family home, valued at $324,152, will see a tax bill of $5,782.87, an increase of $8.92. If a full shift of 1.75 percent had been approved, as in past years, the average single family home tax bill would have dropped by just under $14. Instead, Selectmen adopted a 1.74 percent shift. Selectman Jason Smith called the smaller shift "an investment in …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Mail to the RCN payment office in New Jersey has been delayed for a couple of weeks, which meant some payments were not credited to accounts in time to avoid a late fee with interest, said Selectman Charlie Sisitsky.
Selectman Chair Charlie Sisitsky said he was surprised when he opened his RCN bill last week to see a late charge and interest. He told Framingham Patch he mailed his bill weeks ago. When he called RCN to inquiry, he was told that where his check was mailed - an RCN office in Newark, New Jersey - mail has been delayed for two weeks due to Hurricane Sandy. After discussing the issue with a RCN representative on the phone, RCN agreed to remove the $5 late fee and $6-plus interest on the bill. "Framingham residents, who have RCN, need to check their bills and if there is a late charge and interest, and they mailed their payment in plenty of time, they need to call RCN and ask for it to be removed," said Sisitsky. "It was almost $12. Residents…