Concerned Citizen

Open Issues: 17 Closed Issues: 205 Acknowledged Issues: 47
Watching issues created after: 2013-01-03

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  • 1099-1103 Edgell Road Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    Speeding on Edgell Rd from Nobscot to the Sudbury line is out of control. Not only are cars doing 50mph on Edgell Rd, the trucks are passing through here think its another Rte 9. All the trash trucks going to the transfer station in Marlboro and Hudson fly through here. Not excluding Framingham Town trucks who are some of the biggest offenders. Dump trucks and trailer dumps going back and for to Cavvechio's in Sudbury also including there trucks who get ridiculous in the summer months. Bengal trucking is also a big offender. Everyone knows that nothing is ever, or rarely done about speeding on Edgell Rd. The town and the police just don't care because it would be to much work. Beside, they are always to busy coddling downtown Framingham. Cruises are always sitting,(sleeping?) in Nobscot Plaza or; the bank or the empty bank when they could at least sit on Gibson or apple dor to slow people down. But again, that would be to much work and take away from there down time.
  • 215 Elm Street Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham

    Connect Church is launching its "Framingham Campus" at one of our public middle schools. This is a violation of the mandated seperation of church and state. Sure they may be renting out the school, but they aren't renting out the building for a temporary activity, they are turning a public school into a house of god, and it looks to be regularly, until they collect enough money on sundays to build their own building. So additionally it is likely that they are renting out a school for a commerce activity. I cannot say for certain if this church is for- or not-for profit. But it must be passed along these concerns.

    please consider:

    The use of public schools for religious purposes is so divisive and creates such an appearance of entanglement that it continues to be litigated. For example, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2011 that a school board’s refusal to allow school property for “religious worship” was permissible. Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Educ. of City of New York, 650 F.3d 30 (2nd Cir. 2011). Wrote the appeals court:

    “The performance of worship services is a core event in organized religion. . . . Religious worship services are conducted according to the rules dictated by the particular religious establishment and are generally performed by an officiant of the church or religion. When worship services are performed in a place, the nature of the site changes. The site is no longer simply a room in a school being used temporarily for some activity. The church has made the school the place for the performance of its rites, and might well appear to have established itself there. The place has, at least for a time, become the church." Id. At 41.

    The Court also ruled:

    “The Board could also reasonably worry that the regular, long-term conversion of schools into state-subsidized churches on Sundays would violate the Establishment Clause by reason of public perception of endorsement. . . . The possibility of perceived endorsement is made particularly acute by the fact that [public] schools used by churches are attended by young and impressionable students, who might easily mistake the consequences of a neutral policy for endorsement." Id. At 42. (By the time of the decision, the church had been meeting in the school without paying rent for nearly nine years)

    The Supreme Court let the decision stand, denying certiorari without an opinion. Bronx Household of Faith v. New York City Bd. of Educ., No. 11-386, 2011 WL 4479210 (U.S., 2011).

    Although the court did not rule that it was unconstitutional for a religious group to rent a public school, the court did decide that public schools could constitutionally prohibit “worship services” on school grounds. This case allows schools to refuse to rent to churches for the purpose of holding church services at the school.

  • Sloane Drive Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham

    Hello - there has been a great deal of interest expressed by the Sloane Dr population of getting natural gas installed on our street. Through extensive research and communication with Eversource, we've learned there is a natural gas hook up on the intersection of Arbetter and Sloane. As a community we are asking for assistance from the town of Framingham to extend the gas line to the remaining homes on Sloane. It would be greatly appreciated if someone can contact me for further discussions. I can be reached by phone or email at 508-808-3015 or nicholas.mancini15@gmail.com

    As always, thank you in advance for your time.

  • Juniper Lane Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham

    Hi, I would like to know why the trash is not getting picked up at Juniper lane, Framingham after a holiday or a snow emergency after we have pushed back by one? Today is the second time this happened, the recycling was picked up, but the trash was not.

    Thank you

  • 169 Concord St Framingham, MA 01702, USA - Framingham
    I would like to know the procedure how to apply for copy of birth certificate of my daughter born in Framingham metro west hospital. Currently I am residing in Mooresville, NC 28117.
  • 169 Concord St Framingham, MA 01702, USA - Framingham
    I am looking to get certified date of birth certificate of my daughter born in Framingham ( Metro west medical center). Can I apply online or is there any link to place my request?
  • Pothole Archived
    16 Parmenter Road Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    There are several potholes on this Parmenter road in Framingham.
  • 454 Water Street Framingham, MA - Framingham
    I was terminated from my employment at the Framingham Public Schools after an investigation that I created a hostile environment with a teacher by raising a topic that was not considered appropriate during a lunch break in which no students were present. I believe it is my right as a former employee to have a copy of the Human Resources investigation report. Emailing requests to those individuals who would expedite delivery of the investigation report to me, I have not received a promising response, suggesting possible retaliation for asserting my right (i.e. I was told my request would be forwarded to the Chief Human Resources Officer by the Staffing Manager, the Chief has not responded at all to my email messages); I suspect the Human Resources Department is secretly censoring the investigation report to conceal potential discrimination violations. I politely request a copy of the investigation report from the Human Resources Department of the Public Schools, which I believe it is my right to have. Please correct me if a public institution reserves the right to secretly censor a report regarding their decision to terminate me. It is my opinion that adequate training would have better informed me of what was expected of me; I was only offered Conflict of Interest training and a digital Handbook, which was quite minimal for the expectations I was held to as a substitute, namely that of a teacher.
  • 19 Rons Way Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    Residents at 19 Ron's Way, Framingham, burn wood in their backyard for many hours per night most weekends. The smoke from these fires permeates the surrounding neighborhood and infiltrates other homes. My family members with asthma and allergies are severely affected by this, and we are no longer able to keep our windows open on warm weekend nights (and we have no air conditioning!). According to the Massachusetts Open Burning Law (310 CMR 7.07), "open burning, including fire pits, must be done without causing a nuisance."
  • 162-202 Massachusetts 126 Framingham, MA 01702, USA - Framingham
    Street light at Sanger/Concord Street intersection was struck by snow plow. Unsure if light still works, but housing has fallen away, leaving wiring exposed to elements. In current state the light fosters an ugly north entrance to Downtown Framingham.
  • 135 Potter Road Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    My mailbox was knocked down by plow on 1/26 (the original blizzard). The address is 135 Potter Road in Framingham. What steps do I need to take to have it replaced/repaired? Who does a claim get sent to? Thanks, Mike
  • Streetlights Acknowledged
    51 Flanagan Drive Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    please fix streetlight between 51 and 53 flanagan drive in framingham, its very dark and unsafe. thanks Debbie Feitler 51 Flanagan drive