The Framingham Conservation Commission office is located in room 211 inside the Memorial Building (Framingham…More Town Hall). Created in 1972, the Conservation Commission protects and manages open space in Framingham. The seven-member commission is appointed by Selectmen.
The Commission meets at 7pm on the first and third Wednesdays monthly at the Memorial Building.
The Framingham Government Channel 150 Concord St, Framingham, MA01702 The Framingham Government Channel's mission is to keep residents informed about the the town's programs and…More services. It does this by broadcasting town meetings and hearings, special events, and more. All programming produced by the channel is owned by the Town of Framingham.
This small playground at the corner of Maple and Franklin streets was created when George and Issac Mason, trustees…More of the Mason Trust, donated the land for the playground to the town of Framingham in June 1925. The playground is maintained by the Framingham Parks and Recreation Department.
Besides the basic playground equipment, there's also a basketball net.
Framingham Town Hall: Memorial Building 150 Concord St, Framingham, MA01702 Framingham Town Hall is known as the Memorial Building. It houses town offices, including those of the town manager,…More town clerk, tax collector, assessors, Board of Health, Planning Board, chief financial officer and more. Inside the Memorial Building is also Nevins Hall. The staircase outside plays host to the town's annual holiday celebration, including a Christmas tree and Santa Claus. The main foyer of the Memorial Building is dedicated to Framingham veterans.
Framingham High School, located in the Saxonville section of town, has almost 2,200 students in grades nine…More through twelve. The school's mascot is the Flyers. The school colors are navy blue and white. The school's principal is Michael Welch.
The current high school is the former Framingham North High school. In 1963, the town split into Framingham North and Framingham South high schools. In 1991, the two schools combined again.
About 15% of the students received special education services.
On October 20, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Improving America's School Act in Framingham High's gym.
Framingham Housing Authority 1 John J Brady Dr, Framingham, MA01702 The Framingham Housing Authority aims to provide safe and affordable housing to the families of elderly, handicapped and…More disabled persons living in the town of Framingham. The FHA specifically provides assistance on Section 8 housing choice vouchers, public housing and resident services on homeownership, job training and finanical counseling.
Julian M. Suso has been Framingham's Town Manager since May 2006. The Town Manager position was established in 1996. The Town Manager is appointed by the Board of Selectmen and cannot have longer than a three-year contract.
His duties include appointing the police and fire chief and preparing and submitting an annual operating budget. For more information on the duties read the Town Manager Act of 1996 on the website.
Town of Framingham: Parks & Recreation: Butterworth Courts 262 Grant St, Framingham, MA01702 Butterworth Park is one of Framingham's most historical parks. Mr. Butterworth was one of three famous park…More commissioners (Winch and Bowditch being the others) who helped shape the Framingham park system in the 1920s - 40s. Framingham-Natick Thanksgiving football games were played here in the early 1900s. The park features baseball and softball fields, spectator stands, a playground, basketball hoop and tennis courts.
The Town of Framingham has two libraries, the McAuliffe Branch in Savonville and the Main Library branch in downtown…More Framingham. The library offers more than 500 programs annually and as of June 2008, more than 40,000 residents had a library card.
The Framingham Library System is run by 12 trustees elected for three-year terms. The trustees hold public meetings the second Monday monthly from September through June at 7pm.
Framingham Town Veterans Services 150 Concord St, Framingham, MA01702 The Framingham Town Veterans Services office is located in Room B7 in the Memorial Building (Framingham Town…More Hall). The department is run by Director Peter Harvell. It assists local veterans and their families on benefits and programs available to them, including housing, medical and education. The office also helps veterans with tax exemptions, home loans, counseling and job training.
Town of Framingham Animal Control 50 Western Ave, Framingham, MA01702 Town of Framingham Animal Control is a department of the municipal government. It provides regular patrols, call…More response and the enforcement of state and local bylaws pertaining to animals. It also pursues court complaints, offers daily care for animals and provides animal inspection services. The department is led by director Katherine MacKenzie.
Framingham Planning Board 150 Concord St, Framingham, MA01702 The Framingham Planning Board office is located in room B37 inside the Memorial Building (Framingham Town Hall). The…More Board is comprised of one appointed associate member and five elected members. The Board reviews residential and commercial development proposals. The Board is responsible for reviewing a wide range of residential and commercial development proposals. The Board grants special permits, reviews and approves subdivision, master, and community plans. One of the Board's objectives is to help guide and manage the town's growth. The Planning Board meets weekly at the Memorial Building.
The Framingham Assessor's office, located in the Memorial Building, sets the values on commercial and…More residential properties. These values are used by the town to set the property tax rate. Abatement applications for properties may also be filed at this office. The Framingham Board of Assessors meets Thursdays, except the first Thursday of the month and Thursday holidays, from 7pm to 8pm here in Room 101.
The Town Clerk's office is located inside Framingham Town Hall (Memorial Building), in room 105. The Framingham…More Town Clerk is elected for a three-year term. The current Town Clerk is Valerie Mulvey, who can be contacted at email@example.com.
The office oversees town elections, and handles voter registration and absentee ballots for local, state and federal elections. This office issues certificates and licenses. Residents may pick up a copy of the annual report at this office, too.
Framingham has a Town Meeting form of government. The Town Clerk is responsible for swearing in newly-elected Town Meeting members. (There can be 216 Town Meeting members.)
The Town Clerk, in regards to Town Meeting, is also responsible for maintaining attendance records for Town Meeting members, and supplying town officers, board, and committees with a copy of Town Meeting votes that affect them.
Access Framingham is a non-profit corporation designated by the Town of Framingham to run local television…More programming. Access Framingham is funded by a percentage of the revenues of Framingham's cable providers, as required by their licenses, as well as by individual, family and corporate memberships.The Access Framingham studio is located in the back of Fuller Middle School. It has a ramped entrance-way.
Members of FPAC are trained, given access to recording and editing equipment and can broadcast locally produced shows. Individual members who produce a program for Access Framingham are responsible for program content and retain their copyrights.
Memberships start at $30 a year. Seniors and youths are $15. There are also family, non-profit and corporate memberships available.
Presently, popular shows on Access Framingham include: Political Discussion with Dave Hutchinson, The Audrey Hall Show, and Bate Papo.
Town of Framingham: Reardon Park and Playground Brownlea Rd & Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA01701 Just behind Old Connecticut Path near the Mass Pike overpass sits Reardon Park. With a good-sized playground, baseball…More field, basketball court, and woods on the perimeter, the park is a hidden gem in north Framingham. There is ample street parking, except during Little League games, when spaces are at a premium.
Framingham Centre Common Edgell Rd & Vernon St, Framingham, MA01701 The Framingham Centre Common is an area of lush greens and historic buildings located in the town's center. The location…More plays host to a number of community events, including musical concerts, performance art, markets and more.
Town of Framingham: Temple Street Playground 180 Temple St, Framingham, MA01701 Framingham's Temple Street playground is a small playground off Temple Street, near the Mass Pike. There are swings, a…More jungle gym, a slide, a few benches and an area for children to play kickball.
Town of Framingham: Woodfield Playground Sloane Dr & Gregory Rd, Framingham, MA01701 Tucked between Sloane Drive and Gregory Road in north Framingham is Woodfield Playground. Much of the park is a…More wide-open expanse of grass, suitable for frisbee, touch football, or an impromptu baseball game, although it is not a formal ball field. In a corner of the park are a basketball hoop, playground area, and swing sets.
Town of Framingham: Mt. Wayte Playground Mount Wayte Ave & Chautauqua Ave, Framingham, MA01702 Mt. Wayte Playground set in a residential area of Framingham has swings, a basketball hoop, a jungle gym and a grassy…More field with plenty of room to play frisbee or capture the flag. The park also contains a memorial to Thomas Eames and his family, placed by his descendants, who was a victim of the violence of King Philip's War in 1676.