Monday, May 20, 2013
Thanks to photographer Kevin Cummings of Cummings Photography for the photos in this slideshow.
Hemenway Elementary School held its annual spring fair Sunday. And after the fair, the Hemenway Elementary PTO held its annual golf ball drop fundraiser Sunday. The janitor dropped the balls from the roof of the school, as the Framingham Fire Department was unavailable and out on a call. Thanks to photographer Kevin Cummings of Cummings Photography for the photos in this slideshow. PTO members feel free to add you photos!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Report of a gas line struck at MCI Framingham just before 9:30 a.m. Monday.
UPDATED at 10:35 a.m. with response from NSTAR *** Framingham Fire and Police responded to MCI Framingham, the women's prison, just after 9:30 a.m. Monday for a report of a gas line struck. An ambulance was requested. NSTAR was sending a crew to the scene. It is unknown what caused the incident. "It was called in to us as a hit gas line," said NSTAR spokesperson Michael Durand. "It's unclear to us as of right now what was the nature of the work being done. The gas has been shut off and our crews will begin repairs shortly."
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Report of a rolled over vehicle on Route 9 in Framingham, just after midnight.
Massachusetts State Police and emergency vehicles responded to a report of a rolled over vehicle on Route 9 in Framingham. The crash happened at 1657 Worcester Rd just after midnight. Framingham Police and Framingham Fire were on the scene. Unknown if there are any injuries.
Monday, May 6, 2013
One of the victims of the fire last week was 35 weeks pregnant and sadly, the other family was no stranger to tragedy.
Last Wednesday, the Framingham Fire Department was battling a house fire at 12 Hallet Rd. in Saxonville, when they received notification of a second house fire at 5 Fairfield Rd. just blocks away. Sadly, both homes were destroyed. Since the May 1 fires, friends, neighbors and strangers have rallied to help both families. First, the American Red Cross provided money and housing. At the Fairfield Road home, one of the fire victims was 35 weeks pregnant, according to the organizations Healthy Families and Jewish Family Network. "While the family is all ok the mom lost everything she had for the baby," said a Facebook post, seeking help for the pregnant woman. The organizations solicited donations to help the mom get some of the basic things …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The dry weather and expected winds on Thursday afternoon makes it's potentially dangerous to perform open burning.
The National Weather Service is warning of an increased risk of brush fires because of the extended dry weather conditions across New England. The Service said the dry weather has created “unsafe burning conditions” with dead grass, leaves and brush at greater risk to catch fire. In addition to the dry conditions, winds may reach 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon, which could cause brush fires to spread. The Service warned that most wildfires start as open burning by homeowners. The Service said those who want to perform open burning must get a permit and: Clear the area around a pile of all flammable material Never leave the fire unattended Have a hose and tools like a shovel or rake Burn only natural vegetative material Call 911 immediately …
The new firefighters will have local training for two weeks before going out on Framingham Fire Department calls.
The Town of Framingham has 10 new firefighters. They were sworn in Wednesday morning by Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey. Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin stopped by to welcome the new employees. Wednesday was their first day on the job. They were having a training session after the brief swearing in ceremony at the Memorial Building. They will start going on calls for the Framingham Fire Department in two weeks. Later, as scheduling permits, they will get additional training at the Massachusetts Fire Academy in Stow. The town was able to hire the new officers, due to retirements. Applicants came from the civil service exam list. The new firefighters are: Luis M Alvarez, Guilherme M. Barroso, Matthew C. Brown, Brendon J. Dobson, Remy Z. Gassel…
Framingham Fire Department battled two home fires Wednesday afternoon within blocks of each other, which displaced 6 adults and 3 children and 2 dogs.
Framingham Fire Department was battling a house fire at 12 Hallet Rd. in Saxonville, when they received notification of a second house fire at 5 Fairfield Rd. just blocks away. Both fires were reported just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The home on Hallet road is listed to the Bolanes family, which has seen tragedy before. In March 2011, Doug Bolanes, 2007 Framingham High was killed in a car crash in Framingham. And on May 1, 2011, Doug Bolanes Sr. died in a car crash in Ashland. According to Framingham Fire Deputy Chief Paul Barbieri, firefighters saw heavy smoke, quite a bit of fire in the attic and flames on the back porch when they arrived to the scene. Two engines, the ladder and the heavy rescue truck responded to the fire and 15 …
Final Framingham Farmers Winter Market this afternoon, updates on Framingham Special and Annual Town Meeting, Discussion on Framingham Heart Study at JFS lunch at Temple Beth Am and Framingham Fire battled three major fires Wednesday all 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. Today is the final Framingham Farmers Winter Market at First Parish In Framingham from noon to 5:30 p.m. The market takes place in the preschool building (not the church). Free parking. Pictured in today's column is Hedgie's Hot Sauce, which will be one of the vendors at today's market. If you stop by the market, tell them you heard about it from Framingham Patch. 2. The Jewish Family Services Healthy Aging program is holding a Healthy Lunch and Learn titled Lessons from the Framingham Heart Study: How to Prevent your next Heart Attack and Stroke. at Temple Beth Am at noon. William Castelli, M…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Framingham Fire Department has a house fire in Saxonville and a kitchen fire on Fairfield Road.
UPDATED: 4:53 p.m. Firefighters reporting Hallet Road fire knocked down. UPDATED: 4:42 p.m. Scanner reports are saying the Fairfield Road fire is mostly knocked down, but have requested animal control come to the scene. UPDATED: 4:33 p.m. Framingham Fire Department is battling two fires at the moment. Framingham Fire is also at the scene of a kitchen fire at 5 Fairfield Rd. Firefighters requested a ladder to open the roof on arrival at this fire. *** Framingham Fire department is battling a house fire at 11 Hallet Rd. in Saxonville. Heavy smoke was showing from the two-story wood-frame home when fire crews arrived. It is unknown if there were an occupants in the house when the fire broke out. According to scanner reports, a crew is opening…
Massachusetts State Police helicopter spotted the fire from the air.
Framingham Fire has a brush fire with difficult access off Livoli Road in the Nobscot section of town. The Massachusetts State Police helicopter spotted the fire from the air just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Framingham Fire requested a second engine for water supply to battle the blaze. Framingham Patch will update when we know more.