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 …
Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin says he is "very dissatisfied" that NSTAR did not meet its deadline to restore all customers with power and its is "unforgivable" what is happening on McAdams Road.
UPDATED 4:10 p.m. McAdams Road residents now have power and soon heat, as NSTAR was making the final connection for a home at 3:50 p.m. Friday, as Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin watched the crews work. He said they had cleaned up the wires and the mess, and was connecting the final home on the street. Halpin called Framingham Patch to report that the McAdams road sitiation, which he called "Unforgivable" earlier today had finally been fixed; but he reiterated he was still not happy with NSTAR's efforts, specifically with that road. Framingham Patch is also happy to report that Tastings Caterers had power restored just before 4 p.m. too Halpin said residents in the 900 range of Grove Street also had their power restored, after having …
As of 1:30 a.m. Friday, NSTAR says just 67 customers are without power in Framingham but one of them is Tastings Caterers, who says without electricity three weekend weddings will be ruined.
UPDATED: 4 p.m. John Zahner of Tastings Caterers tells Framingham Patch he just got power 5 minutes ago. *** At 10:45 a.m. Tastings Caterers is still without power. "We just found a freezer truck that will rent to us from Lake Boone Ice. Another vendor friend of ours that is coming through to help save the food we have in the freezer. We haven't opened it since the storm, so hopefully it will work out. We are doing triage on the kitchen right, now. This is ridiculous," said Sue Zahner, still without power. "Terrible treatment from NSTAR!" *** As of 1:30 a.m. Friday, NSTAR says just 67 customers are without power in Framingham, but one of them is Tastings Caterers, who says without electricity three weekend weddings could be ruined. "This …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
In May, NSTAR's tree cutting devastated a neighborhood. NSTAR's lack of a response to downed trees and wires post Sandy now angers that same neighborhood.
Updated at 2:30 p.m. with quote from Town Manager *** The Oaks Neighborhood, which was the first neighborhood in Framingham, unhappy with tree cutting by NSTAR, may not have trick or treating tonight due to downed trees and wires. Oaks Neighborhood resident Chris Jones tells Framingham Patch "there are two trees down across Bellefontaine Avenue effecting multiple residents in the Oaks neighborhood. The very same neighborhood that was affected by NSTAR in there clear-cutting actions." "The trees have taken down wires, in which no one has addressed as being live or not, not since this morning at least," said Jones. "Obviously with the multiple outages etc, NSTAR, as well as the subcontractors, all have their hands full," said Jones. …
The flag on the Framingham Centre Common, the day after Hurricane Sandy.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Thanks to K Dresser, for these photos of the flag on the Framingham Centre Common, the day after Hurricane Sandy.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Several major intersections in town have no lights and this signal at Waushakum and Route 126 is not exactly helping motorists.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Post Hurricane Sandy, several major intersections in town have no lights and this signal at Waushakum and Route 126 is not exactly helping motorists. Thanks to Framingham Patch reader Nancy Littlefield for sending us this photo.
Framingham Town Manager's office confirmed that the town will not go against tradition, and trick or treating will stay on Halloween night.
Framingham Town Manager's office confirmed that the town will not go against tradition, and trick or treating will stay on Halloween night. Framingham, unlike some communities in MetroWest does not set trick or treating hours. It is at the parents' discretion. Typically, families go out at dusk and finish by 8 p.m. This will be the second year in a row that trick or treating will happen with some residents without power. Last year, there was 5-6 inches of snow and 17% of the town was without power after the Snowtober storm. As of 2 p.m., 5% of Framingham is without power due to Hurricane Sandy.
Curbside trash, recycling and yard waste collection will resume Wednesday, following a delayed schedule.
Curbside trash, recycling and yard waste collection will resume Wednesday, following a delayed schedule. Tuesday collections will occur Wednesday, Oct. 31 Wednesday collections will occur Thursday, Nov. 1 Thursday collections will occur Friday, Nov. 2 Friday collections will occur Saturday, Nov. 3 The Town of Framingham Department of Public Works is continuing to clear trees and roadside debris; street sweepers will be deployed to assist in clearing debris from the road surface. To report fallen or damaged trees please call the Town of Framingham Highway Department at 508-532-6030.
Schools are closed; Town of Framingham municipal offices are not expected to open until noon Tuesday.
UPDATED: 9 p.m. NSTAR Reporting 1,380 customers with out power, still estimated at 5% of the town. *** 5:30 p.m. NSTAR reporting 1,585 customers without power. At 4 p.m., NSTAR reporting 1,523 customers without power or still 5% of Framingham. At 2 p.m. NSTAR reporting 1,461 customers without power or about 5% of the town. At 11 a.m. NSTAR is reporting 1,576 or 5% of the town without power. At 7:45 a.m. NSTAR Reporting 1,471 customers in Framingham without power or about 5% of the town. As of 1:30 a.m., NSTAR was reporting that 6% of Framingham, or 1,771 customers were without power. This was down from a high of 22% at 11 p.m. on Monday. NSTAR reports it has 29,674 customers in the Town of Framingham. As clean up begins today, Framingham …
Hurricane Sandy updates you need to know for today.
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. Framingham Public Schools are closed today; so are most of the private schools. Parents: Mark your calendars the last day of school is now Thursday, June 20, 2013. Framingham State University has cancelled classes and Mass Bay Community College has cancelled classes on the Framingham campus before 4 p.m. ESL classes at Fuller Middle School on tonight have been cancelled. The Framingham branch of the MetroWest YMCA will open at 7:30 a.m., but as of midnight there was no hot water. The Early Childhood Center also will open at the same time. All instructional classes are cancelled through 1 p.m…