Monday, June 3, 2013
Sunday's ceremony celebrated the class of 2013.
Area residents endured an exeptionally hot day in early June to watch the senior class from Framingham High School complete the commencement ceremony that marked the end of 12 years in the Framingham education system. Did you get some nice pictures, yourself? Share them with us by clicking the "upload photos and videos" button.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Early Saturday morning about 19,000 customers in Natick and Framingham were without power.
NSTAR says a "lightning arrestor failed at its Speen Street substation" causing 19,000 customers in Framingham and Natick to be without power early Saturday morning. A lightning arrestor is used in a substation like a surge protector is in your home. A lightning arrestor is a protective device that limits surge voltages due to a lightning strike or an equipment fault. At one point, about 25 percent of Framingham and more than 40 perent of Natick was without power. Customers were without power for as short of time as 20 minutes to about 3 hours, according to NSTAR. The first reports of the power outage came about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. Most of Route 9 in both communities was without power. AMC Theatre also lost power, according to Framingham …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
And it's not all about Paul Revere - hear about the ride of William Dawes, as told by Lancer Andrew Tobin, too.
Tomorrow, for many in Framingham, it is Marathon Monday, but it's also Patriots Day. And for the 236th time, there will be a re-enactment of the ride of Paul Revere and of fellow Patriot William Dawes, whom some may not know also rode that historic evening. The famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem recounts a historically-inaccurate account of the ride of Paul Revere. It also forget to note the ride of Dawes. During the Patriot's Day activities in Lexington today, Andrew Tobin of Franklin will recite a poem to remind the public of Dawes' place in history. Tobin, a member of the National Lancers, headquartered here in Framingham, will portray Dawes in a play in Lexington today. Tobin gave Framingham Patch a reading of his Dawes poem. (…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
More than 1,000 area residents viewed presentations from Framingham's young students on a wide range of problems and ideas.
Answering questions such as "how does an airplane work" and "why is diabetes to hard to cure," 300 Framingham Elementary and Middle School students presented projects at the town's 15th annual iNight on Monday. The event had multiple goals for its participants including providing real-world experience and helping students meet those with similar interests, Diane Modest, the event's director, said. Students investigated questions of their choice before Monday's iNight and presented the results to more than 1,000 attendees.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Headquartered in Framingham, the American Career Institute abruptly shut its doors and ushered students and teachers out of all of its buildings across Massachusetts.
Headquartered in Framingham, the American Career Institute abruptly closed all of its locations across Massachusetts and the United States today, Jan. 9, unable to get credit to continue operating. "Regrettably, American Career Institute is being forced to close on Jan. 9, 2013. The owners had to make the difficult decision to close the school due to its recent and unanticipated inability to access additional credit from the school's lenders. Without access to this credit, ACI is not able to continue operating," stated the Newbury Street business in a letter to students. Student Haley Dutchka wrote on the Framingham Patch Facebook page "I sat in class today taking a final. My second month in school at ACI. I stayed after to take a makeup …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Photos from the Thanksgiving rivalry game between Framingham and Natick.
Troy Flutie, the Quarterback of the Natick Red Hawks let his team to victory over Framingham during their annual Thanksgiving rivalry game on Thursday. The final score was 26-14.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Share your photos from the game here.
Led by Quarterback Troy Flutie, the Natick Red Hawks defeated Framingham in their annual Thanksgiving day rivalry game. The final score was 26-14. We will have more photos for you from the game tomorrow. But for now - do you have any photos from the game to share with Patch? Click the share button to the left and show your shots with your neighbors.
Friday, November 2, 2012
A Framingham man is leaving very early Saturday morning for New York to help his brother with the cleanup of his flooded home; and wants to bring warm clothing to those in need.
Adam Zahler of Framingham is traveling to Staten Island Saturday. He plans to help his brother "with the cleanup of his flooded home." Zahler said his brother tells him "people there need warm clothing, particularly coats and baby clothes. The weather is getting cold and there are many without power." If you have coats, warm clothing and or baby clothes please drop off on Zahler's porch tonight or very early Saturday morning. "My vehicle is not large, but I will take what I can," said Zahler. "My brother and his wife are okay and have a place to stay, though most of their belongings, other than what is in the bedrooms, is ruined. He knows people who are hurting, I think, and we'll try to get some clothing to them and to a shelter." Zahler …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Early on in the episode Sister Jude and Sister Mary Eunice read a newspaper from 1949 with the headline "Framingham Girl Missing." The reference set off a tweeting frenzy in MetroWest.
Wednesday night, Framingham fans of the FX TV show American Horror Story: Asylum might have gotten goosebumps when they saw the Town of Framingham featured in the Halloween episode. In its second season, American Horror Story's plot takes place in 1964 in an institution for the criminally insane. The episodes tell the stories of patients, doctors and nuns in the asylum. Famed actress Jessica Lange portrays Sister Jude, a sadistic nun, who runs the asylum. And in the Halloween episode entitled Nor'easter, a violent storm hits the asylum. (Very ironic for this week.) In this Halloween episode (#3 of the season) Sister Jude is haunted by her past and a group of patients plan an escape. Early on in the episode, Sister Jude and Sister Mary …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Four in New Hampshire have now contracted the fungal meningitis linked to steroids from a Framingham pharmacy.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Add four patients to the total of people who have contracted fungal meningitis linked to steroids distributed from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, according to the Boston Herald. Earlier in October, the New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. announced a recall of all products currently in circulation that were compounded at and distributed from its facility in Framingham. The four, who are from New Hampshire, are between the ages of 40 and 60, and being monitored and receiving medical care. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 people died and 197 have gotten sick in 13 states from the steroids.