Week in Review: Kraft Group Asks Town for Support, Local Girl Helps Police Catch B&E Suspect, Remembering 9/11 and More
A recap of this week's headlines from Sept. 8-14.
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 on Foxborough Patch:
In an open letter to the town, The Kraft Group asks residents to let their elected officials know if they support the Town and The Kraft Group working together "to do more for Foxborough."
Haley Anderson, an _Ahern Middle School student and her brother, Casey, were walking home from school Tuesday afternoon when they saw the side door to their 61 Mechanic St. residence "destroyed," according to Foxborough Police reports.
A panicked Haley quickly called her mother, Jobina, at the Igo School followed by 911. Foxborough Police arrived on scene shortly after 2:37 p.m. and thanks to Haley's prompt action, were able to locate and arrest the breaking and entering suspect at another residence on Mechanic Street, according to police reports.
Daniel F. Callahan, 30, of 8 Crysal Dr., Kingston, was arrested on scene and charged with two counts of breaking and entering daytime for felony, larceny from building, larceny of drug, two counts possession of Class C drug, possession of Class B drug and two counts of wanton destruction of property over $250.
It's been 11 years this Tuesday since Foxborough resident Mike McGinty was tragically taken from his family and community during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Since that tragic day, however, McGinty's memory has lived on in community spirit, pride and volunteerism, highlighted by the event, McGinty Family Fun Day, which was held this past Saturday on Foxboro Common.
And with the sun shining brightly on a day that many meterologists said would rain, McGinty's wife, Cindy, knew her husband had something to do with the favorable change in forecast.
"I asked how we got this great [weather Saturday] and [Cindy] said, ‘this is Mike ... he did this for sure,’" said Fox 25 news anchor Maria Stephanos, a Foxborough resident and guest speaker at Saturday's event.
I visited Foxborough’s 9/11 Memorial outside of the Public Safety building Tuesday to remember those who died on Sept. 11, 2001 and to quietly reflect on what had occurred that day.
It was my first time visiting the memorial and reading the messages from each monument.
Foxboro Never Forgets and the many volunteers who worked on this memorial did an amazing job as reading through the messages and looking at the two granite towers took me right back to that day and gave me a place to reflect and pay tribute to those who lost their lives.
Thank you for that.
I wrote down some of my recollections from Tuesday's visit and decided to share them with all of you …
Christopher Knight, the 12-year-old boy struck by a landscaping truck on Baker Street while riding his bicycle in August, was released from Tufts Medical Center Thursday as he continues to recover from serious injury.
With the New England Patriots playing home Sunday (1 p.m. kickoff), Walpole's Board of Selectmen is looking to crack down on taxi and limousine drivers who operate in South Walpole during events at Gillette Stadium.
At the board's Sept. 4 meeting, selectmen discussed ramping up efforts to fine taxi and limo drivers who stop, stand and park in South Walpole - particularly on Water Street, Neponset Street and Washington Street - during stadium events.
“Apparently some of the limo operators and taxi operators thought our temporary no parking signs were a joke. So we spent significant time, police officers and others chasing limos off of Water Street and in the South Walpole area during Country Fest,” said Walpole Town Administrator Michael Boynton.
He said there has been an issue with people parking in the Boyden School and South Walpole United Methodist Church parking lots during stadium events.
Despite losing 22-39 to Oliver Ames Tuesday, Foxborough's Liz Holmes broke the girls' cross country course record at Borderland State Park with a time of 18:54.
Holmes' personal best broke Franklin's Alex Giese's course record of 19:06 set last year.
Visiting North Attleboro scored two first-half goals and added another after the intermission to beat Foxborough, 3-1 Monday at Booth Fields. View scenes from Monday’s match in the article’s photo gallery.
The Foxborough High School boys' soccer team lost to Hockomock League foe Attleboro, 2-0, Wednesday at Booth Field. Check out scenes from the match here.
The Massachusetts State Treasury has identified $60 million in unclaimed property that is owed to hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents. Are you one of them?
Veterans participating in the Ride 2 Recovery Minuteman Challenge stopped by Raytheon Patriots Hall of Fame at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough for lunch Monday.
Pro Athletes and celebrities competed in a bowling tournament at Kings in Dedham Monday to raise funds for “Pitching in for Kids” and Boston Medical Center. Find out which Patriots and celebrities were in attendance for Jerod Mayo’s third annual Mayo Bowl.
Paul Wood, Jr. from Dorchester is headed to London for the New England Patriots game in October against the St. Louis Rams after he was "Caught Cold" by Dunkin' Donuts and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski at Patriot Place Monday.
When the Patriots kick off their home opener on Sunday, Sept. 16, fans throughout the stadium will have accessible Wi-Fi provided by Enterasys, which has overcome previous issues around wireless density and support for mobile devices at NFL-sized venues.
The Wi-Fi network complemented with Gillette Stadium and Patriots apps for iPhone, iPad and Android will provide guests with an unparalleled in-stadium experience, bringing them closer to the action on the field through exclusive access to the NFL Red Zone and real-time stats. Stadium-wide Wi-Fi will also allow fans to access social networks to share their game experience with friends and interact with the Patriots. With the Wi-Fi foundation in place, The Kraft Sports Group is positioned to take advantage of any new content offerings made available by the NFL in the future, which could include exclusive audio and video transmissions from the game.