Thursday, June 6, 2013
Koutoujian discussed the roles the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and Special Operations Unit played in the response to the Boston Marathon attack and the subsequent suspect search in Watertown.
Thursday, June 6
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian was in Framingham Monday to address members of the Rotary Club during their regular weekly meeting. “I want to thank the Rotary Club for allowing me to speak about the great work of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office,” said Koutoujian. “I am extremely proud of the work our uniformed and civilian personnel do on a daily basis.” Koutoujian discussed several topics with the Rotarians including the roles the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and Special Operations Unit played in the response to the Boston Marathon attack and the subsequent suspect search in Watertown. He also talked about programming for the public and inmates, as well as the history of the Office, which was established in 1692.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Watch the Framingham Rotary Auction show on AF-TV, Framingham Teachers Association expect to attend School Committee meeting to discuss lack of contract, Selectmen meet tonight and more 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. Hundreds of members of the Framingham Teachers Association, and parents, are expected to attend the Framingham School Committee meeting tonight at 7:30 in the King Building. The teachers and parents plan to speak on the lack of a contract. Framingham Patch will be at the meeting. 2. Framingham Selectmen are scheduled to meet tonight at 7 in the Memorial building. On the agenda is a license for Outback Steakhouse and a discussion about the McAuliffe branch library project. 3. The Framingham Rotary Internet Auction is LIVE tonight on Access Framingham (AF-TV) at 7:30. Tune in to see auction …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Club President Mark Lawless: "Each of them is truly making a difference, and we are proud to support their missions and projects benefiting so many people in the Framingham and MetroWest communities."
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Rotary Club of Framingham presented grants totaling $12,000 to 23 community non profits at the club’s awards luncheon on April 30 at Ken’s Steak House. Presenting the awards, Club President Mark Lawless said: “The Framingham Rotary grants are awarded annually following a careful evaluation of the organizations and their intended use of the funds. We are pleased to provide grants to each of these selected organizations for the excellent work they are doing in our communities. Each of them is truly making a difference, and we are proud to support their missions and projects benefiting so many people in the Framingham and MetroWest communities.” The Rotary grants went to: A Place to Turn; Advocates; Amazing Things Arts Center; Bethany …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Attendees to the Civil War Encampment site Saturday can meet with Abraham Lincoln, have a photo taken and strike up a conversation.
Attendees to the Civil War Encampment site Saturday can meet with Abraham Lincoln, have a photo taken and strike up a conversation. The entire weekend is sponsored by the Framingham History Center, with support from Framingham Co-operative Bank. At 10:30 a.m., the actor portraying President Lincoln will do a review of the Troops at the encampment site on the Framingham Centre Common. The encampment will be open to the public Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set up will take place Friday night from 4-9. The encampment is free. Other activities may require the purchase of a button for admission. Button is $5 per person or $20 per family. *** Lincoln Facts:
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Framingham 7th grade football team will compete in the American Youth Football national playoffs today. If they win today, they will battle for third place nationally on Friday.
Our daily morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. The Massachusetts and New England Champion 7th grade Framingham Flyers football team will compete again today at noon in Florida, as part of the American Youth Football national playoffs. The Flyers lost a heartbreaker in the opening round on Monday. If the Flyers win today, they will play for third place nationally on Friday. Framingham Patch will post updates from the game on its Facebook page and on Twitter. 2. Framingham State University held a memorial service Tuesday night for Ashley M. Donahue, of Bridgewater, who died on Saturday morning when the car driver by…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The Framingham Interfaith Clergy Association will hold its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service tonight at 7:30 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Our daily morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. The Framingham Interfaith Clergy Association will hold its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service tonight at 7:30 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The public is invite to this free event. Leading the service will be Rev. Donald Hegeman, who is the new pastor at Wesley United Methodist Church. There will be readings and prayers from various faiths. A choir from St. Stephens will sing a Spanish anthem. The youth choir from Temple Beth Am will sing in Hebrew. A reception follows the service. 2. As Framingham Patch reported yesterday, the Fountain Street bridge opened …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A Natick food pantry received 20 bags of food from the Rotary Club of Framingham.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Rotary Club of Framingham collected and donated 20 bags of food to the A Place to Turn Food Pantry in Natick this week. A Place to Turn provides two weeks’ worth of groceries to almost 8,000 people a year, mainly from the Natick and Framingham communities. “Fifteen families typically visit us each day,” said Joanne Barry, executive director of A Place to Turn. “Summertime is a particularly difficult time for us, and inventory can sometimes run low, so this donation couldn’t come at a better time.” The Rotary Club of Framingham conducts community service, supports local organizations and provides scholarships to high school seniors throughout the MetroWest area. Tom Sturiale, president of the Rotary Club of Framingham, said in a …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Interact Club from Fuller Middle School and the Rotary Club spruced up Simpson Park over the weekend.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Interact Club of Framingham, a new community service group based at Fuller Middle School, teamed up with the Rotary Club of Framingham to clean up Simpson Park over the weekend. More than 30 volunteers pruned bushes, raked garden beds and spread mulch at the Central St. park, under the supervision of Framingham Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, May 21. “It’s a wonderful partnership,” said Rotary Club President Tom Sturiale. “The kids are excited about getting involved in the community and the Interact Club will be a great vehicle for them to do that. The Rotary Club looks forward to working with them on more and more projects in the coming years.”
Friday, December 31, 2010
Framingham Patch is honoring Deputy Police Chief Craig Davis as the man who made a difference in Framingham in 2010 for his "innovation," volunteerism and "compassionate justice."
Anyone who knows Deputy Chief Craig Davis will tell you that in his oath to protect and serve, he goes above and beyond. Deputy chief since 2001, Davis has been with the Framingham Police Department for 26 years and has garnered numerous accolades along the way. From his devoted work with the Boy Scouts of America and the Rotary Club, to his creation of a first-of-its kind Jail Diversion program which helps people with mental illness avoid jail time, Davis's work has made him somewhat of a local hero. These are the reasons why Framingham Patch named Davis as the 2010 Man Who Made a Difference in Framingham. "He's nothing less than an exceptional police officer," said Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl, who has worked with Davis since …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
School Committee, Rotary Auction, Selectmen and Jazz Jam tonight.
1. The Framingham Rotary Club will hold its 39th Annual Auction tonight. Live bidding will be televised on Comcast Channel 9, Verizon Channel 43 and RCN Channel 3. 2. Selectmen are meeting tonight at 7, inside the Memorial Building. On the agenda is the 2011 tax rate among other items. 3. Framingham School Committee is meeting tonight at 7:30 at the King Building. On the agenda is busing, budget and bullying. 4. The Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Plymouth Church from 2 to 7 p.m. 5. It's Jazz Jam at the Amazing Things Arts Center tonight from 8-11. Tonight's featured act is saxophonist Daryl Lowery. Born in NYC, he came to Boston to study at New England Conservatory. He has recorded with and/or performed with Dizzy …