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Week in Review: Car Crashes, New Beauty Store Coming to Patriot Place, Turf Field Funding and More

A recap of this week's headlines from Dec. 2-7.

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:

A Closer Look at Proposed Funding for Foxborough’s Turf Field Project

When voters review the proposed community turf field project at the Dec. 11 Special Town Meeting they will be deciding whether or not to appropriate $125,000 from the town’s Overlay Surplus account and use the remaining $1 million from the high school renovation project to help fund the $1,619,000 of the project.

"Basically, we are looking at $430,000 between donations, in-kind services and the NFL grant," said Foxborough Schools Business Manager Bill Yukna. "We are looking at $1 million that is the current balance of the high school renovation project, which the town has already funded and appropriated."

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Foxborough Official Assures Alleged Abuse Victims Town will Not Fail Them Again

Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis told the alleged sexual abuse victims of William E. Sheehan Jr., a former Foxborough educator and town employee, that the town is “turning over every stone and file cabinet” in search of the truth and will not fail these individuals again.

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Motor Vehicle Crash on East Street Sends 2 to Hospital

Two elderly people were transported to Norwood Hospital Monday afternoon with minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident near 164 East St. Foxborough.

“Injuries did not appear to be life threatening,” Foxborough Fire Captain David Healy said. “We had to extricate two parties – one from each vehicle. … They were both conscious and alert and both are being transported to Norwood Hospital for further treatment.”

Healy said Foxborough fire received a call for a two-car motor vehicle accident with injuries and airbag deployment around 12:19 p.m. Monday from an off-duty firefighter.

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Foxborough Man Arrested for OUI 2nd Offense Following Crash in Norton

Norton Police arrested Foxborough resident James Doherty, 65, and charged him with OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle following a Sunday morning motor vehicle crash that injured a Norton woman, according to police.
On Sunday, Dec. 2 at 12:20 a.m., Norton police and fire responded to the area of 81 Cobb St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash, according to police. The operator of the vehicle, Doherty, attempted to negotiate the sharp turn on Cobb Street, but lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. A 58-year-old female rear passenger from Norton was transported to Sturdy Hospital by the Norton Fire Department for non-life threatening injuries. No other occupants in the vehicle were injured.

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New Beauty Store Coming to Patriot Place

ULTA Beauty, the country’s largest one-stop retailer for beauty products and services, plans to open at Patriot Place in Foxborough by Summer 2013, according to a press release Monday.
 
The 10,000-square-foot beauty store in Patriot Place’s South Marketplace will be ULTA Beauty’s eighth Massachusetts location. It will offer more than 20,000 products across a variety of categories, including cosmetics, fragrance, hair care, skincare, bath and body, and salon styling tools. The store will also include a full-service beauty salon.

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Victim at Fusion 5 in Foxborough

Grant A. Phillips, 30, of Hyde Park was arrested by Foxborough Police Monday night and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), assault and battery and disorderly conduct after allegedly getting into a fight with a Walpole man at Fusion 5 on Route 1 in Foxborough.

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REPORT: Foxborough Ranks Eighth Among Most Expensive Towns in Area

According to the Boston Business Journal, Foxborough compares favorably to some of its neighboring towns in terms of commercial industrial tax rates, ranking as the eighth most expensive town compared to Sharon, Mansfield, Wrentham, Norfolk, Norton, Franklin, Easton, Plainville, Norwood and Brockton.

In November, Foxborough's Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 in favor of keeping a split-tax classification rate for the second straight year.

The new tax rate, which shifts just over 1 percent of the burden to local businesses, will increase residential taxes by six percent or roughly an increase of just over $300.

The new residential rate per $1,000 valuation is $14.54, up from last year's $13.73, which ranked eighth among 11 towns in the area. The new business rate is $15.13 per $1,000 valuation, up from $14.86 last year.

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Kamper’s Kitchen at Normandy Farms Ordered to Address 17 Food Code Violations

Kamper's Kitchen, located in Normandy Farms at 72 West St. recently met with Foxborough's Board of Health to address 17 food code violations, two of which were considered to be "critical," according to Foxborough Health Director Pauline Clifford.

Ownership of Kamper's Kitchen and Normandy Farms met with Foxborough's Board of Health on Nov. 19 following two health inspections in August that yielded violations related to improper segregation, improper hot holding/heating and cross-contamination of goods and supplies.

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Foxborough Police Chief Expects Medical Marijuana to ‘Escalate Criminal Activity and Dangerous Behavior’

Foxborough Police Chief Edward O'Leary says despite the recent approval of medical marijuana in Massachusetts he will not be an advocate for a medical marijuana facility coming to Foxborough and believes medical marijuana will “escalate criminal activity and dangerous behavior.”

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Town Manager: Adding Police Officers ‘Enormous Priority’ in FY14 Budget

Foxborough Town Manager Kevin Paicos told selectmen Tuesday he is "desperately trying to [find funds for additional police officers] in the context of a [FY14] budget that's already very tight" because it is an "enormous priority."

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Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen chose not to follow the recent actions of several towns in the area and join Walpole’s lead in requesting a delay in the implementation of the “medical marijuana law,” which is set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013.

Selectmen agreed to take no action on Walpole’s request to send a letter to the town’s legislative delegation seeking support to pass legislation that would delay the effective of the medical marijuana law.

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Turf's Up Provides Informational Brochure on Community Turf Field Project

Residents will decide whether or not the town be getting a turf field at Foxborough High School when they vote on Article 6 at the Dec. 11 Special Town Meeting. Turf's Up has submitted an informational brochure to answer questions about the project.

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Chesney Adds Second Show to 2013 Country Fest at Gillette Stadium

Country music star Kenny Chesney is returning to Foxborough for two nights in 2013, announcing he will add a second show in August at Gillette Stadium as part of his "No Shoes Nation" tour.

Chesney, along with several other country music stars, will be in Foxborough on Aug. 23-24, 2013 for the 10th annual New England Country Music Festival, better known as "Country Fest."

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A tractor-trailer rollover in Mansfield Wednesday spilled syrup across 495 South, blocking two lanes and causing delays in Foxborough.

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Joe Andruzzi Foundation Raises $500K at New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala

Gillette Stadium was filled with laughter and inspiration Monday night, as Boston sports stars and celebrities gathered in Foxborough to help three-time Super Bowl champion Joe Andruzzi raise money for cancer patients and their families.

The fifth annual New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala raised a record-breaking $500,000 for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, with all proceeds dedicated to helping families cover household expenses during cancer treatment, as well as funding pediatric brain cancer research at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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American Red Cross Collects 771 Units of Blood in Foxborough

Foxborough is a town known for its volunteerism and community spirit so it comes as no surprise that last Saturday's "Mega" Blood Drive at Gillette Stadium was an overwhelming success.

The American Red Cross collected 771 units of blood in Foxborough last Saturday - the most ever collected in six years of the Gillette Stadium event. Those units, according to the American Red Cross, could help up to 2,313 patients in need.

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PHOTOS: Foxboro Jaycees Deck the Common with Holiday Cheer

With snow lightly falling, the Foxboro Jaycees welcomed the holiday season to Foxborough with its annual Decorating the Common.

The Jaycees decked the Common in lights, garlands, bows, wreaths, and set up the Nativity Scene inside the Gazebo.

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Ironman and American Red Cross spokesman Brian Boyle visited Foxborough High School to speak with students during an assembly last Friday to promote the blood drive and encourage students to give blood and save someone's life ... like his. Boyle's message was about beating the odds, overcoming adversity and making a difference by giving blood and saving a life.

On Saturday, Boyle attended the "Mega" Blood Drive in town at Gillette Stadium's Putnam Club. He gave blood and encouraged others to do so. Boyle says he represents the many blood recipients whose lives have been saved in part due to Red Cross blood donors. 

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PETA Ranks Gillette Stadium Second on 'Top 5 Vegetarian Friendly NFL Stadiums' List

New England Patriots fans weren’t the only ones who noticed when Gillette Stadium announced this year that it had revamped and rebranded each of its 38 permanent concessions stands.

With the new menu offerings, PETA Prime, a website from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has ranked Gillette Stadium second on its annual list of vegetarian friendly stadiums.

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Trader Joe's Recalls Frozen Chicken and Rice Meal

The grocer, with a location in Foxborough, has voluntarily recalled 240 cartons of a frozen chicken and rice meal due to possible listeria contamination.

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