Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement about the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms across much of southern New England Tuesday afternoon.
Enjoy this beautiful day while it lasts. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement, warning of the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon. According to the statement, the conditions will exist between now and 4 p.m. Tuesday, created by a cold front that is moving south. "Some of the storms may produce strong, damaging wind gusts and hail, in addition to lightning and heavy rainfall," the statement said. The region affected includes most of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, but especially near the Mass Pike.
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact Framingham Patch editor Susan Petroni at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-202-5597.
We've chosen our winner.
Readers since last week have been uploading dozens of cute photos in our weekly contest. After much deliberation, we've chosen our winner: "too cool for the beach," uploaded by Christel. Congratulations, Christel, and thank you to all who entered! Christel, we'll be emailing you to make arrangements for your $25 gift card.
Framingham Downtown Renaissance hosted a pop art show last weekend in the Bullard Building.
Framingham Downtown Renaissance hosted a pop art show last weekend in the Bullard Building. On Friday night, there was a very successful opening night reception for the ArtPop 2013 Transit show. There was tapas by Foodie Cafe and lager tasting by Jack's Abby Brewing. Artists that participated included: Framingham Downtown Reniassance called the event the "beginning of a new groove for Downtown Framingham." Thanks to artist Jorie Anderson for the photos in this slideshow.
The Framingham resident earned a Masters in Education.
On Saturday, May 11, Keene State College's Commencement honored its biggest-ever graduating class. A total of 1,219 degrees were awarded to 1,146 students. This year's graduates included Michelle Guardiani of Framingham, who earned a Masters in Education. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was the keynote speaker, sending off the class of 2013. Margaret Russell Ramsay, Keene State College alumna of 1956, former NH House representative and dedicated volunteer with Keene State and the State of New Hampshire, received the Granite State Award. The Honorary Doctor of Science was presented to Dr. Fernand Prevost, Keene State alumnus of 1957 and influential contributor to mathematics education in New Hampshire. Both recipients spoke during the ceremony. …
Framingham School Committee unanimously approved the 2013-14 school calendar, including increasing the number of professional development days for teachers and early release days for middle school students.
Framingham Public School students will get four weeks of vacation next year instead of three, after the Framingham School Committee unanimously approved the 2013-14 school calendar Monday night. With Christmas 2013 falling on a Wednesday, Framingham Educational Operations Director Sonia Diaz proposed schools close on Friday, Dec. 20 and not re-open until Monday, Jan. 6 2014, a 2-week break. School Committee approved the recommendation. The 2013-14 school calendar also has both a February and April vacation scheduled; so parents would have four weeks of vacation during the year not three. School Committee member Andy Limeri said he was concerned with the two week break in December-January. He said it may be difficult for single parents and …
Framingham Town Meeting continues tonight, PMC Kids Race raises $7,000, School Committee approved Farley lease and Vilari's Family Martial Arts offering free 60-minute mind-body workout all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. The first-ever PMC Framingham Kids Ride raised more than $7,000 for the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Organized by Framingham High School Senior Michael Berkson, the event was held Sunday morning. Click here to see a slideshow of more than 125 photos. 2. Framingham Town Meeting resumes tonight at 7:30 in Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building. Framingham Patch will be live blogging. To see what you have missed since Town Meeting began, check out our live blogs from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7 and Day 8. 3. Framingham Selectmen are scheduled to meet before Town …
Framingham State University has agreed to donate sections of a white oak on campus to Plimoth Plantation to help repair Mayflower II.
Framingham State University has agreed to donate sections of a large white oak on campus to Plimoth Plantation to help repair Mayflower II, a full-scale replica of the original Mayflower that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. The University was already planning to remove the tree this summer to make room for a new science building that will provide students with access to 16 state-of-the-art laboratories. The project is being undertaken by the Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance. “We’re thrilled that this beautiful tree is being put to good use and will live on as part of Mayflower II,” said Framingham State President Timothy J. Flanagan. “Plimoth Plantation is a wonderful living museum that provides …
NASA astronaut Story Musgrave will give a free multi-media talk at Framingham State University at 7 p.m. on May 22.
Framingham State University will host former NASA astronaut Story Musgrave tomorrow, May 22. In the morning, he will meet privately with students from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Partner High Schools, MassBay Community College and Framingham State University students. In the evening, the public is invited to hear his free multi-media talk. The discussion, titled Education: Preparation for the Unknown and Unexpected willl take place at the Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for more 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger's first flight, was a pilot on an …
The following information was supplied by the Framingham Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Friday, May 10: 3 arrests and 10 crashes 12:42 a.m. Report of a suspicious motor vehicle at Pearl St. Garage. Framingham Police removed the vehicle. 7:46 a.m. Report of a motor vehicle broken into at 47 Saxony Rd. 9:39 a.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at 354 Waverley St, with no injuries. 9:55 a.m. Police arrested at her residence Jessica M. Clark, 25, of 36 Clark St. of Framingham. Charged on a warrant. 10:21 a.m. Suspicious activity reported at General Chemical, 133 Leland St. 11;11 a.m. Hit & run crash reported at Chicken Bone, 358 Waverley St. 11:33 a.m. Disturbance reported at MetroWest Medical Center, 115 Lincoln St. 11:44 a.m. Hit & run crash reported at 83 Concord St. 1:04 p.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at Cochituate Rd …