Friday, May 24, 2013
Massachusetts also largely supports Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Bay Staters like Hillary Clinton and support same-sex marriage, but nothing compares to their love of Red Sox Manager John Farrell. The Sox manager received the lowest disapproval percentage in Public Policy Polling history – even better than Abraham Lincoln, Mother Theresa and Santa Claus. What a difference a year makes for the Sox. The team’s hot start has 27 percent of those who took the survey predicting a World Series. Only 3 percent said the Sox will not make the playoffs. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed said Farrell is doing a good job. Only 1 percent disapproved of Farrell’s work this year. This is the lowest disapproval rating Public Policy Polling has ever seen. In comparison, in a national poll in November, Lincoln was …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Autumn Buxton has been named a Pedal Partner of the 34th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge and will be honored at Fenway Park tomorrow, May 19.
Autumn Buxton of Framingham has been named a Pedal Partner of the 34th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge and will be honored at Fenway Park tomorrow, May 19. As a PMC Pedal Partner, Autumn, who is just 22 months old, will be matched with a team of cyclists who will ride in the August event in her honor. A vital part of the PMC weekend, Pedal Partners inspire more than 5,500 cyclists as they ride up to 190-miles across Massachusetts to raise money for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Autumn, 22 months old, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012 and is being treated at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. The PMC Pedal Partner program, now in its 13th year…
The Boston Athletic Association has invited more than 5,000 runners to take to the course again next year.
It's been just more than one month since the Boston Marathon Bombing and today the Boston Athletic Association announced that runners who were unable to finish will be invited back to the start line. "The opportunity to run down Boylston Street and to cross the finish line amid thousands of spectators is a significant part of the entire Boston Marathon experience," Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director, said. According to the B.A.A. there are 5,633 runners that started the race and made it past halfway who have been invited back for the race next year on April 21. "We want to thank our participants for their patience as we continue to work through the details of arranging this accommodation for them, and we ask for continued patience from …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
With a win over rival Newton North, the Framingham High girls softball team improved their record to 15-2, and remain in first place in the Bay State Conference with 3 games remaining in the season.
Written by Erin Powers On a day dedicated to honoring the seniors, the Framingham High softball team took a key step in its quest for the Bay State Conference title with a win over visiting Carey Division rival Newton North. The Tigers took a one-run lead into the sixth inning when the Flyers’s bats came alive. Senior catcher Gia Ferreira (3 for 3) ignited the Flyers’s offense, hitting a 1-out double. Junior Cassie McKinnon, running for Ferreira, moved to third on a fielder’s choice hit by junior second-baseman Leslie Ferreira. With runners on the corners, junior pitcher Jess Proia worked through a several pitch at bat before rocketing a triple to centerfield, scoring McKinnon and Ferreira. Proia then scored on an RBI single from …
Solid pitching and timely hits secured the two victories for the Flyers.
Last Thursday, the Framingham High School freshman baseball team defeated Milton 4-2, behind a solid, 7-inning pitching effort by Nick Benoit and the timely hitting by Chris Grome & Jamie Brigham. Also last week, the Framingham High freshman baseball team defeated Braintree 5-4. AJ Tunno started the game on the mound but had to be removed after the first inning due to a back strain. Lefty Evan Pasewark, then righty Jeff Oberg took over on the hill. Offense came from Cam Klein, Christian Seariac and Brigham. Thanks to Charlie Pasewark of Photography in Motion for the slideshow of photos.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A memorial celebration of Robert Jachowicz's life will be held Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Eagles on Park Street in Framingham.
Robert Joseph Jachowicz, age 84, died peacefully Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home in Framingham. He was the husband of 63 years to Phyllis M. (Rosicky) Jachowicz, also from Lynn. He was the son of the late Joseph and Emily (Lovely) Jachowicz. He was a graduate and standout football player at Lynn English High School and won a four-year full scholarship to the College of the Holy Cross, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Jachowicz had an extensive, fulfilling career in Framingham as an educator, coach and artist. Following college he began teaching and coaching in the Framingham School System as an 8th grade teacher at the Framingham Middle School, now the Danforth Art Museum. He worked for more than 40 years at Framingham High …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Boston Whitecaps competed at Bowditch Field on Mother's Day, defeating a team from Washington DC to stay undefeated in the inaugural Major League Ultimate season.
During the inaugural season of Major League Ultimate, the Boston Whitecaps competed at their home field in Framingham on Sunday against the DC Current. Ultimate is a sport similar to soccer during which players try to pass a Frisbee toward end zones to score. The Whitecaps defeated the Current 24-13, putting the team at 4-0 in their first season. The next home game for the Boston Whitecaps is May 18 at Bowditch Field.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Ultimate Frisbee, a carnival, gallery arts show and a concert all feature in today's mother's day 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. Happy Mother's Day! 2. Temple Israel of Natick is hosting a Mother's Day Family Concert w Mama Doni! at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10. 3. Bowditch Field is the home of Massachusetts' newest professional sports team the Boston Whitecaps, an ultimate Frisbee team. The Whitecaps will take on the Washington DC Current at 1 p.m. Tickets are $16. 4. Today is the final day of the carnival sponsored by the Framingham Rotary Club. The carnival will be open from noon to 6 p.m. at Pinefield Shopping Center in Saxonville. 5. Spent some time this afternoon strolling through the 8x8 All-Members’ Show at Fountain…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Andrew Roschen set the Framingham High School record in the javelin and qualified for the state tourney. He also won the long jump and finished second in the 100 meter race.
Framingham High boys track team lost to Needham 80-51. We had some "great performances in a losing cause," as we rested some of our distance athletes for states and Thursday's meet against Milton," said Framingham High boys track head coach Chris Collins. Senior captain Andrew Roschen had a great meet. He set a Framingham High School record in the javelin with a throw of 160 feet. The throw also qualified him for the state tourney. Roschen won the long jump with a leap of 20-feet, 2.5-inches. The leap qualified him for the state. He also finished second in the 100 meter with a run of 11.7 seconds. The Flyers won the 4X100 relay in 49.4 seconds with Brian Bilodeau, Rob Blake, Matt Scrantona nd Chris Bloomingdale. Senior captain Andrew …
Framingham High softball team is scheduled to take on Walpole today, May 8 at 3:45 p.m.
UPDATE: 4 p.m. Today's game has been postponed due to the weather. *** The Framingham High Softball team is now 12-2 on the season. The Flyers are in first place in the Bay State League, after defeating Needham 4-0. This was a closely contested game through four innings with Framingham holding a 1-run lead from the first into the fourth inning. Both offenses faced pitchers who were hitting their spots and forcing batters into pop flys and grounders for the first few innings of this one. Framingham finally opened things up in the top of the fifth inning sending 6 batters to the plate and getting 3 runs across home plate to open their lead to 4-0. Needham started off their six inning with a HBP baserunner and a walk but couldn't take …