Monday, May 13, 2013
The brainchild of Town Meeting member Herb Chasan, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new free after school program at the Framingham Housing Authority on Pusan Road.
This week, children who live at the Framingham Housing Authority apartments on Pusan Road, and soon children at Pelham Apartments and Cochituate Cooperative Homes will have a free, 5-day a week after school programming. A ribbon cutting ceremony, with officials and community leaders, was held last week to mark the grand opening of the Hoops & Homework program, the branchild of Town Meeting member Herb Chasan. Town Meeting approved spending $81,000 for the program which is being run by the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, the organization to submit a bid to operate the program. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, officials, including Selectmen Chair Dennis Giombetti, praised Chasan for his idea and his determination to make it a reality for…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Hoops & Homework Advisory Council, with SMOC and other partners, will hold a grand opening of its Hoops & Homework Program at 4 p.m. today, May 8.
The South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), the Hoops & Homework Advisory Council, Pelham Apartments, Cochituate Apartments and the Framingham Housing Authority will hold a grand opening for the Hoops & Homework program today, May 8 at 4 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony from 4-4:30 p.m., followed by a tour of the 9 Pusan Rd. program and a chance to meet the SMOC staff. Hoops & Homework, funded by the Framingham Town Meeting, offers a free afterschool program for children in Precinct 17 in grades kindergarten through five. Modelled after a program at some of the housing authority sites, Town Meeting member Herb Chasan asked a Special Town Meeting to fund the project in three locations in South Framingham, to benefit those …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Today, Jan. 7 the Hoops & Homework Advisory Committee will meet to decide if SMOC will get the contract.
The South Middlesex Opportunity Council was the only bidder for the Town of Framingham's proposed Hoops & Homework program. And today, Jan. 7 the Hoops & Homework Advisory Committee will meet to decide if SMOC should get the 6-month contract. Special Town Meeting in October approved the program, which would provide after-school services for children living in Precinct 17. Town Meeting agreed to spend up to $81,000. Precinct 4 Town Meeting member Herb Chasan submitted the request for the program to Special Town Meeting and the Town of Framingham. SMOC was the lone bidder for the 6-month contract for January to June 2013. The bid did not list a cost. The program is expected to run after school until 6 p.m., weekdays, including the Thursday …
Friday, December 21, 2012
South Middlesex Non-Profit Housing Corp. of Framingham Assessed $10,062 Penalty for Failing to Timely Report, Cleanup Oil Release in Marlborough
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) assessed a $10,062 penalty to South Middlesex (SMOC) Non-Profit Housing Corp., a non-profit corporation based in Framingham, for failing to notify MassDEP of a release of fuel oil to the dirt floor basement of one of its properties, thus to the environment, within the required two-hour time frame, and for failing to conduct cleanup actions in a timely manner after obtaining knowledge of the release. On Feb. 23, 2012, SMOC Housing notified MassDEP that fuel oil leaked from an above-ground storage tank to soils in the basement of the shelter at 57 Mechanic St. in Marlborough. The oily soils were noted by maintenance staff as early as Feb. 17, 2012, but went unabated until …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Four Framingham organizations were awarded: St. Bridget's Food Pantry, Salvation Army, United way of Tri-County and SMOC.
Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, has awarded $78,700 in grants to emergency food programs throughout MetroWest, including four Framingham organizations, through funds raised by the 44th annual Walk for Hunger. The grants will support programs such as food pantries, schools, farms, food banks, food salvage programs, and other community organizations providing hunger relief. Over 43,000 supporters walked to raise money to help the hungry. In the MetroWest area, 22 different agencies will benefit from these grants. Emergency food programs are a vital resource for people who struggle with hunger, something an estimated 750,000 people in Massachusetts experience. Last year, the Project Bread–funded emergency food …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Nine Framingham organizations awarded grants by the Foundation for MetroWest.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Foundation for MetroWest announced Advocates, Inc., Amazing Things Art Center, Bethany Hill School, Framingham Adult ESL, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, JRI Health, MetroWest Legal Services, Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, and South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. of Framingham are receiving grants totaling $68,000 as part of their 2011 grant cycle. The award was madelast week at an event held at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, where a total of $162,000 was distributed to organizations throughout the region. Advocates, Inc. was awarded a $10,000 grant to fund staffing at the Community Counseling Outpatient Clinic. Amazing Things Art Center was awarded a $5,000 grant to support the upgrade of the …