Thursday, January 17, 2013
Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis shared his findings from a recent meeting with the Kraft Group to board members Tuesday.
Despite recent reports to the contrary, Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis dispelled any rumors that a casino in Foxborough will remain an issue until the state’s gambling licenses are issued. “I was told specifically [by the Kraft Group] they are not pursuing a casino in Foxborough despite the recent newspaper articles,” DeVellis told the board at Tuesday’s meeting. In the Jan. 10 Foxboro Reporter article, “Casino still on the radar in 2013,” two selectmen – Mark Sullivan and Virginia “Ginny” Coppola – each expressed personal concerns that last year’s casino issue hasn’t "gone away.” The Kraft Group and developer Steve Wynn suspended efforts to bring forth a casino proposal to Foxborough after Coppola and selectman …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Fourteen heroes from the Newtown, Conn. Police Department, including each of the first responders to Sandy Hook Elementary School, were guests of the Kraft family for last Sunday's playoff game at Gillette Stadium.
It’s been just over a month since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. shocked the nation but the memory of the 26 dead, including 20 children, lives on in Foxborough. The New England Patriots still wear the black-ribbon decals they donned prior to their Dec. 16th game against the San Francisco 49ers for Newtown, Conn. This past Sunday, the Kraft family invited 14 New England heroes from the Newtown, Conn. Police Department to attend the Patriots’ AFC Divisional Round game vs. the Houston Texans. The 14 Newtown, Conn. police officers and first responders responded to one of the worst tragedies in American history as it was unfolding on Dec. 14, 2012. The 14 heroes were introduced on the field prior to last …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the NFL Players Association honored Robert Kraft, Chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots at annual Lombardi Gala on Saturday, Nov. 3.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
WASHINGTON – Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., and the NFL Players Association have selected Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots, as the inaugural recipient of a new joint award. The presentation of the NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award to Kraft took place during the 26th Annual Lombardi Gala Saturday in Washington, D.C. The NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award was established to honor a leader in the sports industry whose life and family have been touched by cancer, and who encourages cancer research, prevention and treatment through awareness and philanthropy. The connection between the NFL Players Association and Georgetown Lombardi has grown in the …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Dan Murphy, vice president of Kraft Group’s Business Development and External Affairs, informed the Foxborough Board of Selectmen Tuesday that the company will no longer be pursuing additional negotiations related to Patriot Place.
After nearly three years and no progress on a comprehensive deal between the town of Foxborough and the Kraft Group to expand Patriot Place, the company has decided to walk away from the negotiating table. “We are unfortunately no closer to a deal than we were three years ago,” said Dan Murphy, vice president of the Kraft Group’s Business Development and External Affairs. … “At this point we don’t want to waste the [Board of Selectmen's] time and don’t want to waste our time and we just don’t see that there is a likely solution so we respectfully ask [the Board of Selectmen] to take no action on the negotiating committee.” The news comes as a disappointment to those in town who were looking forward to future development at Patriot Place …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
A recap of this week's headlines from Oct. 13-19.
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: Selectmen Dissolve Town’s Negotiating Committee with Kraft Group Negotiations between the town of Foxborough and the Kraft Group regarding future development at Patriot Place have been delayed again following Tuesday’s vote by the Board of Selectmen to dissolve the town’s negotiating committee. Foxborough Town Counsel Richard Gelerman advised the board to dissolve the committee, which was appointed by selectmen in September, because it was subject to Open Meeting Law. “Upon direction of Attorney Gelerman, the board rescinded its vote that created the committee with the four…
Negotiations between the town and the Kraft Group continue to be a hot topic with the latest discussion centered on whether talks between the two sides should be done in public session.
Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen has some important decisions to make at its Oct. 30 meeting regarding the status of negotiations with the Kraft Group for future development at Patriot Place. Chief among those decisions will be whether or not negotiations between the town and the Kraft Group should be done publicly. The suggestion was first made by Board of Selectmen vice chair Mark Sullivan after Town Counsel Richard Gelerman informed the board the town negotiating committee it appointed in September was subject to Open Meeting Law because of how that committee was created. To read more on why the negotiating committee was subject to Open Meeting Law, click here. “No disrespect, I got a better idea,” Sullivan said after hearing Gelerman’s …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen, under the advisement of Town Counsel Richard Gelerman, voted to dissolve the town’s negotiating committee with the Kraft Group Tuesday because it was subject to Open Meeting Law.
Negotiations between the town of Foxborough and the Kraft Group regarding future development at Patriot Place have been delayed again following Tuesday’s vote by the Board of Selectmen to dissolve the town’s negotiating committee. Foxborough Town Counsel Richard Gelerman advised the board to dissolve the committee, which was appointed by selectmen in September, because it was subject to Open Meeting Law. “Upon direction of Attorney Gelerman, the board rescinded its vote that created the committee with the four people – Town Manager, two selectmen and Town Counsel – and a fifth person being special counsel due to potential Open Meeting Law issues,” said Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis. Gelerman explained to the board Tuesday that …
Monday, October 1, 2012
As the town and Kraft Group begin to negotiate potential expansion and further development of Patriot Place, we want to know what you would like to see added to the shopping, dining and entertainment complex.
The town of Foxborough has organized a negotiating committee of two selectmen – Mark Sullivan and Lorraine Brue, Town Manager Kevin Paicos and Town Counsel Richard Gelerman to enter talks with members of the Kraft Group on potential expansion and further development of Patriot Place. The Kraft Group has said it would like to add at least two restaurants, a bowling and entertainment complex and a second hotel on its Patriot Place property. Here are more details on those desired additions: A Second Hotel “Our hotel, Renaissance Hotel & Spa, has done very well at Patriot Place,” said Ted Fire, director of construction administration for The Kraft Group. “We’ve had an expressed interest to add a second hotel on the property.” Fire told …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Members of the Kraft Group met with Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen Tuesday to discuss ideas for development at Patriot Place and along Route 1. Following the presentation, selectmen agreed to enter into formal negotiations with the company.
The Kraft Group, at the request of Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen, attended Tuesday’s meeting to explain some of the development ideas it hopes to negotiate with the town for Patriot Place and Route 1. The Kraft Group said in the five years that Patriot Place has been open it has identified what type of business works well in that area – restaurants and entertainment. “We are on the map nationally as a destination for those kinds of uses,” said Ted Fire, director of construction administration for The Kraft Group. “We are being sought by restaurant and entertainment tenants to locate at Patriot Place and we want to build on that strength.” Building on that strength will be The Kraft Group’s focus of negotiations with the town after …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
CBS-4 Boston is reporting that the Kraft Group has purchased land next to where the casino was proposed to be built before the project was halted.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Kraft Group has purchased land next to where the casino was supposed to go in Walpole, according to a report on CBS-4 in million, and paid more than double of what it is worth. While the land was valued at $400,000, the Kraft Group reportedly paid $1.2 million for the property. The sale was completed before the recent Foxborough town election and the announcement of both the Kraft Group and Steve Wynn they weren't going to go ahead with casino plans. Read more about this at http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/05/17/kraft-group-pays-1-million-for-400000-walpole-property-near-gillette-stadium/