Thursday, May 2, 2013
If everything goes on schedule, the new branch library could open in Nobscot by Christmas 2015.
Framingham Town Meeting approved funds for a new $8.6 million Christa McAuliffe Library branch Wednesday night. The Special Town Meeting vote was 149-1. The vote was taken electronically. The vote ended with a very loud and enthusiastic celebration in the back of Nevins Hall. Some in the audience, including Library Trustees, Library employees and residents cheered and even blew noise makers. The vote was eight years in the making for some of them. In 2005, Town Meeting voted down a proposal to build a new McAuliffe library branch. Framingham Patch was live blogging during the Special Town Meeting. You can read the transcript here. Last year, Framingham was awarded a state grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners of $4.2 …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
13th Annual Kite Day on Bose Mountain, informational meeting on McAuliffe Library Branch project, Congressman Ed Markey in town for a rally, 18th Annual Open Studios Weekend and final performance of the Bodies of Work featured 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 13th Annual Kite Day on top of Bose Mountain in Framingham Sponsored by the Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and the Autism Alliance of MetroWest. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per car, which will be collected at the top of the hill heading up the mountain. 2. The special primary election for U.S. Senate is Tuesday and Congressman Ed Markey, who is running on the Democratic ticket will be in Framingham today. Markey, who represents Framingham, will be at his Framingham field office at 303 Worcester Rd. (Route 9) at 6 p.m. for a …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Framingham was one of eight communities awarded grants by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners today.
The Framingham Library Foundation and the Framingham Library Trustees were awarded a $4.186 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners today to construct a new Christa McAuliffe Branch Library in Nobscot. Eight projects around the Commonwealth were awarded general construction grants by the Board of Library Commissioners at its Oct. 4 board meeting. Framingham was the fifth ranked project in the 2010-11 grant round. Framingham was on the wait list the last go round. Library trustees want to construct a 17,000 square foot newMcAuliffe branch library on a parcel of land in Nobscot at 732-746 Water St. This library would replace the existing branch at the corner of Nicholas Road and Water Street. Library Trustee Liz …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners are scheduled to meet Thursday to vote on funding of projects; Framingham was on the wait list last year.
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners are scheduled to meet today. Framingham Library Trustees are hoping the Commissioners will vote to fund their library project - to build a new Christa McAuliffe Library branch in Nobscot. Last year, Commissioners awarded more than $25 million to 8 projects. Framingham was placed on a wait lisit for funding. Framingham is #6 on the list and is hoping to receive more than $4 million from the state towards the construction of a new library branch.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The Framingham High boys varsity hockey team will skate against Newton North High tonight at 5 at Loring Arena.
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. The main Framingham Library is hosting a Valentine’s Day open craft from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. And the McAuliffe branch library is holding its Drop-In Valentines Day craft from 10 a.m. to noon. 2. Framingham Taxpayers Association is holding an emergency meeting today at 12:30 p.m. at the main Framingham Library. 3. Tonight is the final performance of 42nd Street at Walsh Middle School. More than 100 students are in the show that starts at 7. Tickets, $10, may be purchased in advance online at www.ticketstage.com. Seats are assigned this year. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Framingham …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
CFO Mary Ellen Kelley said the proposed drastic cuts would only decrease the average taxpayer's current tax bill by about $60.
Drastic cuts could be coming in the 2013 fiscal year budget, if a 0% levy or a 1% under ride were imposed, according to Chief Financial Officer Mary Ellen Kelley. Those cuts could include closing a fire station, closing the recycling center, cutting back solid waste collection to every other week, closing Loring Arena, closing the main library on weekends, closing the branch library, and closing the senior center. This would be in addition to any Framingham Public School administration budget cutbacks. Despite steep reductions in town services, cutting the budget in that way would only decrease the average taxpayer’s current tax bill by about $60, Kelley said. Kelley presented a report to the Selectmen on the preliminary operating budget …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Town of Framingham has created the following cooling stations for any residents trying to get a break from this heat.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Today, July 21 · Framingham Town Hall (Memorial Building) will be open until 11 p.m. · Callahan Senior Center will be open until 8 p.m. · McAuliffe Branch Library and the Main Library will be open until 9 p.m. Friday, July 22 · Framingham Town Hall (Memorial Building) will be open until p.m. · Callahan Senior Center will be open until 8 p.m. · McAuliffe Branch Library will be open until 5 p.m. and the Main Library (Costin Room) will be open until 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
"We are optimistic that our project will receive state funding in a couple of years as more funds become available. Last time we were number 39 out of 39, and we eventually did receive state funding," said Library Trustees Chair Ruth Winett.
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners voted today, July 14 to place Framingham Public Library's McAuliffe Library Branch project on a waiting list for a library construction grant. The Framingham project is #6 on the wait list. The McAuliffe branch is on a waiting list for a provisional library construction grant. The grant is part of the Commissioner's Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program, which helps libraries across the state meet the growing demand for library services with expanded and improved library facilities. Twenty-eight libraries completed the grant round process. Through a rigorous review process, eight projects have been awarded provisional grants and fifteen projects have been placed on a waiting list…
Monday, June 13, 2011
Speakers include Grace Corrigan (Christa McAuliffe's mother), architectural historian Amy Finstein and library trustee Sam Klaidman.
Discover Nobscot's history and how the proposed new McAuliffe library branch will fit into the neigborhood's future at a free lecture presented by the library's trustees Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage at Framingham. Speakers include Grace Corrigan, who will speak about raising her daughter astronaunt Christa McAuliffe in Nobscot/Saxonville, and what the library meant to her. Architectural historian Amy Finstein will detail the history and evolution of the Nobscot neighborhood and library buildings in the area. Library Trustee and chair of the building committee to build a new McAuliffe library branch Sam Klaidman, who will describe the proposed new library design and layout. The lecture will be held across the street from the …
Library expects to have a new air conditioning compressor installed by Wednesday. Good news is that temperatures are not expected to exceed 70 degrees until Thursday.
In the midst of temperatues in the 90s and high humidty, the air conditioning compressor at the McAuliffe Library branch failed on Wednesday, June 8. Unrepairable, a new compressor needed to be order. The library posted on its Facebook page it may need to close the library after noon on Thursday, if temperatures continued in the 90s. But with Mother nature cooperating, the library remained open on Thursday until 9 p.m. and has continued to operate during normal posted hours. Library Director Jeanne Kelley said a new AC compressor will be delivered to McAuliffe Branch on today (Monday) and will be installed on Tuesday or Wednesday. Weather reports are calling for temperatures to remain below 70 degrees through Wednesday, that's good news …