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Franklin Housing Trust Holds Lottery for First Affordable House Purchased

More Properties Being Considered for Purchase, RFP Ends August 22

On July 26, the Franklin Housing Trust held a lottery for the first home it purchased for resale to a first time buyer. The home, on Landry Street, was purchased for over $253K and sold for $160K. According to the Housing Trust, the house will have an affordable rider on it and will always stay affordable, but there is a chance for the buyer to eventually make some money.

36th Annual Feast of St. Rocco to Take Place August 7-10

Hopefully, this year, it won’t rain on Friday, but Feast of St. Rocco organizers Peter Brunelli and Paula Coughlin aren’t worried one bit. They are too busy putting out brochures and ordering food for the 36th Annual Feast, to take place this year August 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Coughlin explains the event began when a priest at the time, Father Guarino found an overgrown statue of St. Rocco and convinced the then pastor to hold a North-End style feast. Nowadays, somewhere between 60,000 to 70,000 people attend the festival each year, says Brunelli.