Mural on side of Brothers Marketplace

This is what the mural on the side of the Brothers Marketplace is going to look like, per the plans submitted to the town, that are displayed on an easel just inside the front door of the Town House.  The photo and the intelligence to take the photo are both courtesy of much missed former Medfield Patch editor, par extraordinaire, Theresa Knapp.

photo of mural

Unanimous!

Just like at the special town meeting, the Medfield State Hospital purchase legislation passed unanimously in the legislature.  See the email notice below from Representative Shawn Dooley.
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7/23/2014 6:06PM
Medfield bill
Dooley, Shawn
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I’m sure you heard: Passed unanimously now on way to Governor for his signature.

Sent from my iPhone

 

MSH purchase passed

Both branches of the legislature within the past hour passed the legislation to allow the Town of Medfield to buy the Medfield Sate Hospital site.   John Nunnari tracks things at the legislature for the architects, and has an alert for bill passage (a copy of John’s email trail appears below).  John Harney also had a call from Senator Timilty to advise once the Senate had passed the bill.

Now just the Governor’s signature is needed, and the purchase can then happen soon.


7/23/2014 2:35PM
RE: HB4216
Nunnari, John
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Senate just enacted.

The bill will now be placed before the Governor.

john
From: MassTrac Bill Action Alert [mailto:noreply@instatrac.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:02 PM
To: John Nunnari
Subject: HB4216

HB4216<http://www.instatrac.com/Class_Controller_Main.php?value=219356&type=billma&loadtype=main&email=true&gt; – House Ways and Means – An Act authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain parcels of land in the town of Medfield
Action: 07/23/14 – H – Enacted in the House (148/0)

MSH bill passage can come any day now

Passage of the legislation to allow Medfield to purchase the former Medfield State Hospital site from the state may be passed any day now, but reportedly before the end of the month when this legislative session ends.

Bill Massaro’s emailed status update on the legislation appears below.  John Harney reported to me last night that from his regular discussions with Senator Timilty, that passage can happen any day now, just depending upon the press of the many other bills seeking action before the legislature’s session ends on July 31.


Update from the MA Legislature website this afternoon

 
Date Branch Action
6/23/2014 House Reported from the committee on House Ways and Means
6/23/2014 House Pending new draft of H4107
6/23/2014 House New draft of H4107
6/23/2014 House Ordered to a third reading
6/26/2014 House Read third and passed to be engrossed
6/27/2014 Senate Read; and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
7/21/2014 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass
7/21/2014 Senate Rules suspended
7/21/2014 Senate Read second, ordered to a third reading, read third and passed to be engrossed
7/22/2014 House Emergency preamble adopted
7/22/2014 Senate Emergency preamble adopted

My understanding of engrossment is that it is the final reconciliation of amendments made as the bill progressed through House & Senate.

 

The original draft’s Emergency Preamble had been deleted in error at some point in its earlier progress thru the House.   The  House (Denise Garlick) subsequently amended the bill  to add the Emergency Preamble back in.. According to the MA Legislature website, this was the only amendment made..

 

As I understand the process, next step is preparation of the the legislative document for final pasage.  This passage is via 2/3 approvals in  roll call votes  in the House and Senate.  As reported yesterday, passage could be any day now…

 

Bill

Brothers Marketplace to open 7/30

The new Brothers Marketplace will open July 30, per a press release from them.  I was told by Rob Gregg this morning that the mural on the South Street wall is going to be of a photograph of the Lord’s store from 50-60 years ago with diagonally parked cars.  However, Mike Sullivan told me last week the mural would be of The Emperor Onion Store.  Maybe if the photo is old enough it was The Emperor Onion store – i do not know my Medfield history ell enough to know.

Medfield was originally the first of this new store design for Roche Bros., but the press release says we are their second, so one other one got build out faster.

MSH purchase bill passed

Email this afternoon from Bill Massaro about the special legislation to purchase the former Medfield State Hospital site, which has now been reported out of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, where it had languished for the past month.  It is not clear to me whether the full Senate has voted on the bill, or just the Senate Ways & Means Committee, but the Senate action appears to mirror the House action when it passed the bill, so perhaps it just needs the Governor’s signature.

Next step for the MSH purchase process will be for DCAMM to get to work on preparation of the Land Disposition Agreement between them and the town, which DCAMM had refused to prepare and negotiate until the bill was passed.


Looks like the Medfield Hospital Purchase Bill is finally moving.  From the MA legislature website this afternoon::

Actions for Bill H.4216–MEDFIELD
Date Branch Action
6/23/2014 House Reported from the committee on House Ways and Means
6/23/2014 House Pending new draft of H4107
6/23/2014 House New draft of H4107
6/23/2014 House Ordered to a third reading
6/26/2014 House Read third and passed to be engrossed
6/27/2014 Senate Read; and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
7/21/2014 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass
7/21/2014 Senate Rules suspended
7/21/2014 Senate Read second, ordered to a third reading, read third and passed to be engrossed

Bill

Where in Medfield?

I have been biking instead of running since I hurt my leg, so I cover much more ground and see more interesting things. 

So I am starting a new series to see if people recognize the places.  This first one appears to be the foreign car storage area.  That blue and white one is an Audi.