Friday, March 15, 2013
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office ruled Wednesday that towns can regulate but not prohibit medical marijuana centers in their communities. Here’s what it means for Foxborough.
Unable to ban marijuana treatment centers in Foxborough, the community will need to establish a zoning district to avoid a dispensary being constructed in an unwanted section of town. “What we need to do is address the situation before a business comes to Foxborough to apply for that permit now that [marijuana treatment centers] are legal,” said Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis. … “We need to decide where it is or isn’t appropriate in town and under what circumstances just like any other business.” On Wednesday, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office announced its ruling in a decision regarding a by-law passed by the town of Wakefield. In the decision issued to the town of Wakefield, the AG ruled that the outright ban …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Attorney General Martha Coakley says Foxborough real estate developer Michael Intoccia allegedly took $200,000 in deposits but failed to deliver homes in Bella Estates development.
BOSTON – A Foxborough real estate developer has been sued for allegedly taking more than $200,000 in advance payments for new, single-family homes in Sharon that were never provided, and refusing to return the deposits, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in a press release Monday. The AG’s Office has obtained a temporary restraining order in Suffolk Superior Court against Michael Intoccia of Foxborough, and his companies including Bella Estates Realty Trust, MTI Realty, and Intoccia Builders Corporation, prohibiting them from accepting future deposits for new homes unless the deposits are put into escrow, Coakley said. The order also freezes assets sufficient enough to pay a possible court judgment, and requires the defendants to …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Jan. 8.
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for sunny, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen are expected to hold a liquor license violation hearing at 7:30 p.m. with Waxy O’Connor’s during Tuesday’s BOS meeting. Waxy O’Connor’s allegedly failed an alcohol compliance check in August. The …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Columbia Gas is seeking $29.2 million rate increase, including $100,000 in corporate jet travel. AG Coakley tells the gas company to "fly coach."
Friday, September 14, 2012
The following is a release from Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office. Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office is opposing a proposed $29.2 million rate increase by Columbia Gas after an investigation revealed that the company is seeking to pass millions in unnecessary costs, including more than $100,000 in corporate jet travel, on to Massachusetts ratepayers. Bay State Gas Company d/b/a Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, which provides natural gas service to approximately 295,000 customers across Massachusetts, including Foxborough, has filed a proposed rate increase of $29.2 million. In a brief filed Tuesday with the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), the AG’s Office recommends that the utility company not only be denied the increase…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office informed the town last week it approved the parking bylaw that prohibits parking fees in residential areas during Gillette Stadium events. The bylaw was approved at May’s Town Meeting.
The town of Foxborough is one step closer to enforcing a parking ban in residential areas during Gillette Stadium events as part of a parking bylaw that passed Town Meeting in May. The town received the necessary approval from Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office last week to move forward with its parking bylaw during Gillette Stadium events that exceed crowds of 15,000. In an Aug. 8 letter addressed to Foxborough Town Clerk Robert Cutler Jr. from Assistant Attorney General Margaret Hurley, the town was informed the AG’s Office approved the “amendments to the Foxborough bylaws adopted under Article 24” on the warrant, which was approved, 73-50, at May’s Annual Town Meeting. The bylaw aims to regulate parking for a fee in residential …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
AG Coakley wants utility penalties to go to customers.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
In the wake of major storms last year that left thousands of Massachusetts customers without power for days, Attorney General Martha Coakley is working with the legislature to implement changes to the law that would direct all penalties paid by utilities directly back to impacted customers through rate credits. In a letter to the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy , issued Wednesday, AG Coakley expressed support for a bill filed by Senate Chairman Benjamin Downing (D-Pittsfield) that would require utility companies to implement additional storm-related communications and plan details, and requested that the bill include the AG’s proposed penalty changes. “We believe that customers harmed by inadequate emergency …