A note from Rep. Robinson,

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying the summer weather (climate change notwithstanding). It's been a busy few months with hearings on legislation at the State House and plenty of local events and activity. I'm pleased to report that the Legislature finally finalized the FY2020 budget, which includes funding for water chestnut removal in the Sudbury River, the homework center at the public library, Framingham FORCE, and other local organizations. It's been a true joy to work with our Metrowest colleagues on this and other projects. I'm most proud to report that I'm the House Metrowest representative on the major forthcoming I-90 Allston Multimodal project, which could bring significant headache to our region. Representing you all is a joy and a privilege.

Maria Robinson

Framingham Residents and Teacher Named 'Unsung Heroines', June 20th
The three women were honored on Beacon Hill by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

“The 'Unsung Heroines' ceremony was created to honor women across the Commonwealth who act as positive change-makers in their community and beyond… Maria Barry is an advocate for the Framingham Public Library and was recommended by Rep. Maria Robinson… In her recommendation for Barry, Rep. Robinson said, "With Maria's leadership and willingness to put others' needs first, the Framingham Public Library is fortunate to be able to provide essential programs that benefit the entire community." (Mercado)

Sen. Rausch and Rep. Robinson Secure Key Vote on Building Energy Efficiency Bill, June 28th

Senator Rebecca Rausch and Representative Maria Robinson filed a new bill to address climate change and energy consumption… On June 27, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy issued a favorable report on S. 2011, a bill to create energy efficiency standards and reporting requirements for large buildings." (Framingham Source) "Upon passage, Massachusetts would be the first state to adopt building energy performance standards a perfect opportunity for the Commonwealth to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintain its status as a leader in the area of energy efficiency,” said Rep. Robinson 
Water Chesnut River Cleanup
Rep. Robinson along with the Sudbury Valley Trustees, Friends of Saxonville, and dedicated volunteers gathered on Saturday, June 22nd to
hand pick water chestnuts from the Sudbury River. Water Chestnuts are an invasive aquatic plant that form dense shrubs in the water and on shorelines, they can be extremely damaging to their surrounding environment.
Commuter rail discussion with Keolis GM
Keolis GM, David Scorey, spoke about issues with on the Framingham/Worcester, Fitchburg, and Franklin lines as well as planned improvements. Keolis currently operates a number of Commuter Rail trains. "Scorey said that trains often break down and it takes time to fix the situation. Additionally, delays can also occur because the Commuter Rail shares lines with Amtrak and freight railroads, and may have to yield to another train."
Unfairhikes Day of Action, July 1st
Rep. Robinson's legislative aide, Shannon, along with Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis gathered at the Framingham Commuter Rail Station to speak with constituents about their experience riding the T and discuss the 6% fare hike on subway and commuter rail passes effective July 1st.
Congratulations to Girls Scouts or another Community Group

Framingham Farmers Market
Thursdays, 12 pm - 5:30 pm, 2 Vernon Street

Summertime on the Centre Common
Thursdays July 12th - August 9th

Drop-in Resume Help
Tuesdays, 10 am, Framingham Public Library

"Get FREE expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies on Tuesday mornings from 10am-12:30pm.. Drop-ins only on a first come first served basis. Please call 508-532-5570 x4361 for more details."

Concerts on the Green - Tom Nutile Big Band
Every Friday

"The concert series will be held every Friday evening,  June 21 - August 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the Framingham Village Green (Edgell Road and Oak Street, Framingham)."

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Framingham MA, 01701
617-722-2140 ext 7753

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