Miss anything in Foxborough this week? Here's your chance to sit back and catch up on some Patch. Below is a recap of this week’s biggest headlines:
Saer Sene, a forward for the New England Revolution, appeared in Wrentham District Court last week following his July 24 arrest in Foxborough and addressed the seven charges, according to court documents.
Sene, 27, was arrested following a motor vehicle incident that began on North Street and ended on Washington Street near Patriot Place in Foxborough at 12:33 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, according to Foxborough Police logs. Sene, according to police logs, faced three citations totalling seven traffic-related charges as a result of the arrest.
It took just over six weeks for Foxborough High School to find a replacement for Athletic Director Craig Najarian, who resigned in June after five years at FHS to become the Athletic Director of Holliston High School.
Foxborough Schools Superintendent Debra Spinelli announced Monday night via e-mail that Foxborough High School has hired Caitlin Annicelli Brown as its next Athletic Director.
“Caitlin is a tremendous role model for students both academically and athletically,” Spinelli said in an e-mail to Foxborough Patch Monday night. “She will bring her passion for educating students in the classroom to the athletic program. She is an outstanding communicator who will build strong relationships with a variety of constituent groups to benefit our student athletes. In addition, Caitlin's skills as a teacher leader will be invaluable to our talented coaching staff and to our Administrative Team as a whole.”
The town’s change in trash vendors took effect on Wednesday, Aug. 1 and with plenty of discussion and questions stemming from the change, Foxborough Patch asked the community what it thought about the town’s action. The majority of the voters who participated in Patch’s poll said they opted out of town trash pick up and chose to go with another disposal service. What are your thoughts on the topic?
Mention Trader Joe’s in Foxborough and you’re going to get people excited.
The neighborhood grocery store has created plenty of positive buzz around town since the Board of Selectmen issued it a liquor license on April 24.
“This is the best thing that has happened to Foxborough in a long time,” Foxborough resident Dennis Naughton commented on the July 24 Patch article, “A Closer Look at Trader Joe’s September Opening in Foxborough.”
Other Foxborough Patch readers have shared their excitement of Trader Joe’s arrival on Patch and Facebook, which intensified after the company announced it would be opening at its Patriot Place location on Sept. 7.
The Foxborough Police Department is readying for a busy August featuring several major events at Gillette Stadium that are expected to draw large crowds to the area, beginning Saturday, Aug. 4 with a soccer doubleheader.
Foxborough has seen record crowds attend the start of the New England Patriots Training Camp this summer and Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium was no different.
The Patriots announced shortly after its sixth annual in-stadium practice for season ticket holders and Foxborough residents that 22,633 fans were in attendance – the largest ever crowd for an in-stadium practice. The previous record was set last summer with a crowd of 18,334.
In April, Norton's Brandon Morabito, 10, had a unique opportunity to announce a New England Patriots' draft pick live at Radio City Music Hall.
But when Morabito took the stage and announced the Patriots had selected defensive back Nate Ebner out of Ohio State with 197th pick in the sixth round, the New York City crowd booed him.
Instead of taking the negative reception to heart, Brandon responded with a smile and yelled the pick even louder. As a result, Brandon, his brother, mother and father were invited as special guests to the Patriots training camp and the Norton boy got to meet the player he announced.
“Brandon had an amazing day,” said his father, Mark Morabito. “We sat in the VIP tent and were allowed on the field for the last few minutes of practice.”
Foxboro Federal Savings, located at One Central St., was recently named one of America’s 359 safest banks, according to a report by MSN Money.
The report, which was published on July 13, used a “special metric called the Texas Ratio” to find the safest banks in America.
Out of more than 7,300 banks across the country, only 359 banks, including Foxboro Federal Savings, achieved a perfect Texas Ratio. Of those 359 banks in America, only eight were in Massachusetts while six states, including nearby New Hampshire and Maine, had zero banks make MSN Money’s list.
Longtime Foxborough resident Frank Nicholas “Buzzer” Giordano, 85, died on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the Harrington House in Walpole surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. He was the son of the late Dominic and Mary (Civale) Giordano.
With the calendar turning to August Wednesday there's less than five weeks of summer before Foxborough students, teachers and faculty begin another school year.
The first day of school for students in Foxborough is Tuesday, Sept. 4, after Labor Day. Teachers and administration return on Aug. 28.