Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The water contamination may be a result of Hurricane Sandy’s impact.
An Essex County child was hospitalized after drinking contaminated water that was bottled at a Framingham Poland Springs plant. According to a release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the water had been bottled in containers that were previously used to transport gasoline. “After Super Storm Sandy struck the eastern seaboard in October, some gasoline shortages were reported in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and some residents used empty containers such as large water bottles to transport gasoline,” the release said. The contamination could impact three and five gallon containers of water that have been bottled since Nov. 1, 2012. “In the past three months, bottled water companies have detected and blocked from …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Emergency Assistance Award was presented Thursday to Northeast Utilities, NSTAR’s parent company.
NSTAR received a national honorfor its efforts to assist otherutilities in the massive restoration following Superstorm Sandy. The Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Assistance Award was presented Thursday to Northeast Utilities, NSTAR’s parent company, in recognition of the extraordinary work by NSTAR and other Northeast Utilities crews to restore electric service to areas that had been disrupted by the devastating weather conditions. Close to 400,000 NSTAR customers lost service due to the powerful Superstorm at the end of October. Once restoration work for their own customers was completed, NSTAR crew members joined other Northeast Utilities employees in working around-the-clock to assist in the massive rebuilding and power …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny made from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including more than 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. You can watch the show locally on CBS …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Mail to the RCN payment office in New Jersey has been delayed for a couple of weeks, which meant some payments were not credited to accounts in time to avoid a late fee with interest, said Selectman Charlie Sisitsky.
Selectman Chair Charlie Sisitsky said he was surprised when he opened his RCN bill last week to see a late charge and interest. He told Framingham Patch he mailed his bill weeks ago. When he called RCN to inquiry, he was told that where his check was mailed - an RCN office in Newark, New Jersey - mail has been delayed for two weeks due to Hurricane Sandy. After discussing the issue with a RCN representative on the phone, RCN agreed to remove the $5 late fee and $6-plus interest on the bill. "Framingham residents, who have RCN, need to check their bills and if there is a late charge and interest, and they mailed their payment in plenty of time, they need to call RCN and ask for it to be removed," said Sisitsky. "It was almost $12. Residents…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Items can continue to be dropped off at 945 Salem End Rd until noon today, Nov. 10.
Brenda Crawshaw said she has seen a steady stream of cars in her driveway for the last 3 days. Since Framingham Patch published an article letting Framingham know she was coordinating donations for New York/New Jersey victims of Super Storm Sandy, she said boxes after boxes and bags after bags and containers have been dropped off. "I'm so blown away," said Crawshaw. "This is amazing. People are so incredibly generous. Framingham has really come through." People can continue to drop off items at her home at 945 Salem End Rd. until noon today, Nov. 10. Then, the items will be transported to New York and New Jersey. Crawshaw is working with a group called "Massachusetts - New York Relief Runs" to bring much-needed supplies. They're amassing …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Donations may be dropped off at Framingham Self-Storage through Nov. 18.
The West Suburban Chapter Massachusetts Mothers of Twins Association, with generous assistance from New England POD, Framingham Self Storage and Carmel Moversare collecting and sending items to New York and New Jersey locations in need! Julia Russ-Neff, the community outreach chair for the West Suburban Chapter Massachusetts Mothers of Twins Association said donations can be dropped off at: Framingham Self Storage, 160 Fountain St. Monday to Friday: a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m., closed on holidays. (The storage company is located across from Loring Arena.) Donations must be dropped off no later than Nov. 18 and should be limited to the items below. "Please bring items in good/new condition. We will be…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
What is needed: boots, batteries especially C & D, flashlights, hand/foot warmers, blankets, diapers, formula, baby food, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, winter coats, socks, non-perishable foods, shovels
As a nor'easter named Athena hits New York and New Jersey, there are still thousands of residents in those areas some homeless and others in the dark due to Hurricane Sandy. Some have been without electricity and heat for 10 days. Framingham resident Brenda Crawshaw is working with a group called "Massachusetts - New York Relief Runs" to bring much-needed supplies. Crawshaw, who has family in New Jersey (she said they are fine), is the Framingham coordinator for the group. She is amassing supplies for the "poorest and hardest hit communities in New York and New Jersey." What is needed right now are: boots, batteries (especially C & D), flashlights, hand/foot warmers, blankets, diapers, formula, baby food, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here are some stories that have nothing to do with elections.
With all the coverage of today's elections, some of our coverage was pushed off the homepage quickly. We've done a roundup of a few of those in case you missed them. 1. Road Resurfacing on Edgell 2. Restaurant News: FroYo, Upscale Fast Food and a Diner Closing 3. Hurricane Sandy Relief, How You Can Help 4. Photo Contest: Show Us Your Local Sports Shots 5. Shaw's, Star Market Announce Job Cuts
Monday, November 5, 2012
Our employees are helping out, and you can, too
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Monday, November 5, 2012
It has been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol. "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
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 …