Wednesday, May 22, 2013
NMTW, which stands for Northern Massachusetts Telephone Workers, has grown vastly since it was founded in 1922.
NMTW Community Credit Union, which has an office in Framingham, will change its name to Align Credit Union in September, according to a press release issued late Tuesday afternoon. Over the next few months, the credit union will begin the process of transitioning to the new name. NMTW, which stands for Northern Massachusetts Telephone Workers, has grown vastly since it was founded in 1922 to serve the financial needs of area telephone company employees. After being granted a community charter in 2005, NMTW membership is now open to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in communities in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. “First and foremost, our name is truly the only thing that is changing and we are not being bought …
Friday, May 10, 2013
“Your proposal may be great but not here. Not in this neighborhood,” said David Levin, vice president of the Fiddler’s Green Homeowners Association.
More than 100 residents strongly pushed back against a plan by Waltham-based health care company to turn the former Marist Retreat Center into a treatment facility for people suffering eating disorders. Walden Behavioral Care’s proposed treatment center concept was scoriated by neighbors who cited concerns about safety of their children who might be exposed to patients of the treatment center; an anticipated increase in traffic; possible decline in home values; and a general change in character of the residential neighborhood. “Your proposal may be great but not here. Not in this neighborhood,” said David Levin, vice president of the Fiddler’s Green Homeowners Association. “When all is said and done this is a residential neighborhood. Use …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Owner Corbit Larson has owned the music store since 1980.
Friday, April 26
The year 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Centre Music House. Originally known as the Eli Rabkin Drum Studio, the music store became Centre Music House with a change in ownership in 1973. Owner Corbit Larson has owned the music store since 1980.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
MetroWest Place, the iconic five-story glass top office building in Framingham, sold last week to a New Jersey firm.
A five-story office building, formerly occupied by Genzyme Corp., was sold to a New Jersey firm. The broker told the Worcester Business Journal that the company is planning a major expansion and plans to renovate the building, known as MetroWest Place. The iconic glass top building was sold to Normandy Real Estate Partners for $5.5 million, according to the broker, Richards Barry Joyce & Partners. The seller was Crosspoint Associates of Natick. The property is located near 9/90 Corporate Center and The Framingham Technology Park. Genzyme had occupied the 95,000 square-foot office building until 2012.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A Saxonville restaurant in Framingham announced today, on its Facebook page, it is closing.
LandoZ Homewtown Grille, which just opened last year, is closing. On its Facebook page the owners wrote: It is "with great sadness that the Lando Family has to close the doors due to unforeseen medical reasons. We can't thank all of you enough for making our short, but exciting run, a successful venture. We only wish we could continue to hold on till it really picks up however we just can't manage. THANK YOU especially to the best staff an owner could ask for. It's time to move on and get back to being healthy again." LandoZ has its grand opening in 2012 on Jingle Bell Day.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Framingham Auxiliary Police, which is recruiting new members, made a presentation to Selectmen, and 3 items you missed from Tuesday's meeting.
The Framingham Auxiliary Police provided more than 4,000 hours of support to the town last year at community events and during storms, all at no cost to the community, Framingham Selectmen learned Tuesday night. Auxiliary Police Captain Mark Spigel said auxiliary officers helped dig out cruisers during snow storms, provided child fingerprinting services and performed crowd and traffic control at road races, concerts and other events. "I guarantee the town doesn't know how much work you do for the town and at no cost to the town," said Chairman Charles Sisitsky, who had invited Spigel to speak to the board. Framingham Deputy Police Chief Steven Trask called the auxiliary force "the town's hidden jewel" and said it provides important …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A Route 9 restaurant in Framingham is undergoing renovations; and will re-open under a new name, with open-air dining, when weather permits.
In August 2012, Joseph Zhang purchased Chef Orient on Route 9 in Framingham. This month, Zhang announced the restaurant would undergo renovations and will re-open under the name Samba West. Zhang is also the owner of Samba Steak & Sushi on Route 9 in Framingham. Samba West, says Samba's Facebook page, will be a "Chinese, Japanese, Thai cuisine sports bar." Tuesday night, Framingham Selectmen unanimously approved the proposed renovations to the restaurant property. Selectmen (3-0) also approved an entertainment license for a DJ and karaoke for Samba West. Attorney Peter Haranas, representing Zhang, said most of the renovations were cosmetic in nature. He said the amount of seating would not change. One major change involves removing part of…
Monday, March 18, 2013
The owner of a Waltham Mexican restaurant plans to open a second location in Framingham on Route 9.
The owner of a Waltham Mexican restaurant plans to open a second location in Framingham on Route 9. Carlos Olmedo, whose family owns and operates Taqueria Mexico in Waltham, said he plans to open a second location at 250 Worcester Rd. The restaurant will occupy the former Top Shelf Restaurant location and the space currently occupied by PC Healthstop, which will be moving across to the street to 255 Worcester Rd., said Marlene Aron of Metrowest Commercial Real Estate. Aron and Fara Khedmaty of Metro Business Brokers, represented the owner of the building, who owns PC Healthstop. Olmedo told Framingham Patch "We have been in business about 25 years. It all started with my grandparents when they came to the states, looking for a better life…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sen. Spilka has joined the firm’s corporate and business law department in the Boston office.
Day Pitney LLP announced Massachusetts State Senator Karen E. Spilka has joined the firm’s Corporate and Business Law department in the Boston office as of counsel. Spilka has been a state senator for the 2nd Middlesex and Norfolk District in Massachusetts since 2005, and represents Framingham. She was recently appointed Senate Majority Whip and serves as Senate Chair of both the BioTech Legislative Caucus and Tech Hub Legislative Caucus. She is also currently on the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and STEM Goddard Council. She was instrumental in the passage of legislation on clean energy and broadband and is the chief author of major economic development and regulatory reform legislation. She also recently served as Senate Chair of …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Paula Ferrazzi Swift was award 2 judges choice, 3 blue ribbons, 2 red ribbons and the Kodak award at the Professional Photographers of Massachusetts photographic competition.
Framingham photographer Paula Swift, owner of Paula Swift Photography, Inc. located in Fountain Street Studios in South Framingham, won eight awards at the Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts 2013 Convention last month held in Plymouth. Swift received the prestigious Kodak Gallery Portrait Award for her work title “Who’s Walking Who?. The photo also was awarded a Judge's Choice award. The Framingham resident also received a Judge’s Choice Awards on a photograph titled “Unknown Artist” and a blue ribbon for a photograph titled ”Running on Empties. All three photographs of those prints were captured in Framingham. Swift received two red ribbons on photographs titled “Frozen Sands” and “One for me, One for you”. The …