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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Mayor to Speak to HRC About Senior Services

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold another public hearing, on Monday, June 8, 2015, at 6PM, in the town hall meeting room, on the need for a new senior center.  The guest speaker of the commission will be Mayor William Martin.

Human Rights Commission To Look at Senior Services

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 6PM, in the town hall meeting room, on the need for a new senior center. The guest speaker will be Hope Macary, Director of the Greenfield Council on Aging.

Human Rights Commission to Addresses Heroin Crisis

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will be holding a public hearing about the heroin crisis in Greenfield and Franklin County on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 6PM, in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room.  Anticipated topics to be discussed include efforts being made to solve the problem and the proposed Behavioral Health Network recovery center slated for the former Lunt factory complex or an alternative site.  Marisa Hebble, Director of the Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force of Franklin County and North Quabbin, will be the guest speaker.

Human Rights Commission Meeting Monday

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) will welcome State Representative Paul Mark on Monday, March 9th, at 6PM, in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room.   Representative Mark plans to speak about his state education reform bill that is pending in the legislature.  It's a comprehensive higher education reform bill addressing the issues of student debt, lower overall costs, and enhanced funding for the state's public colleges and universities.

Public Hearing Monday on Heroin Crisis

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 9th, at 6PM, in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room, on the heroin crisis in Greenfield and Franklin County, the efforts being made to solve it, and the recovery center being proposed by Behavioral Health Network (BHN) to be located at the former Lunt factory complex.

Second Annual HRC Award Recipient Sought

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission is currently seeking nominations of individuals and organizations for the 2015 Human Rights Award. Nomination forms may be picked up and dropped off at the mayor’s office in town hall during regular business hours or requested by emailing greenfieldhrc@gmail.com for a PDF version. The last date for nomination forms to be accepted is March 15th.

HRC to Hold Hearing on Sick Time Question

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

On Monday, October 20, 2014, at 6PM, in the meeting room at town hall, Greenfield's Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on Massachusetts State Ballot Question #4, which proposes to entitle more employees in our state to the benefits of earned sick time.  Ben Wright, Director of Progressive Massachusetts and a Regional Field Director of the "Yes on 4" campaign, will be the guest speaker and will be available for questions.  The Retailers Association of Massachusetts, who are opposed to Question 4, have also been invited to send a representative.

HRC Weldon House Hearing Resumes Monday

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

On Monday, September 8, 2014, at 6PM, in the meeting room at town hall, Greenfield's Human Rights Commission will resume its public hearing on the Weldon House elevator renovation, the impact of the project on the building's 105 senior and disabled residents, and ameliorative actions being taken while construction is ongoing.  The president and other representatives of Schochet Companies, the owner and manager of the Weldon House, will be in attendance and testifying.

Reminder: Marty McGuane to be Honored Monday

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will formally bestow the first annual Greenfield Human Rights Award posthumously to Marty McGuane, and host a reception for the community and Mr. McGuane's family, on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 7PM, in the Greenfield Town Hall Meeting Room.  All are invited to this free event.

HRC To Hold Hearing On Weldon Elevator Project

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold a hearing, regarding the replacement of the elevator at the Weldon House on High Street, on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 6PM, in the Greenfield Town Hall meeting room.  The elevator replacement at the 109-year-old Weldon House is expected to commence later this month and last approximately two months. The elderly and disabled residents of the Weldon House have been advised that they will have to take the stairs to their upper-floor apartments during this period.

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