Friday, August 5, 2011
Silicon Valley may be #1 but Framingham is #3, according to Forbes magazine when it comes to Geekville USA
Friday, August 5, 2011
According to Forbes magazine, and the National Science Foundation, Framingham is one of the top 3 "geekiest" cities in America. The magzine ranked the top 20 cities in the United States by the percentage of workers with jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Silicon Valley, San Jose, Calif., is the geek capital of America, with 18.2% of the workforce employed in tech or science jobs. In third place is Framingham, where 16.6% of workers are science and math geeks. Framingham hosts the corporate headquarters of the consumer electronics maker Bose and the office supply chain Staples, and a sizable Genzyme research center, reported Forbes magazine. To read the full report visit: http://blogs.forbes.com/williampentland/2011/…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Christine Putur will have global responsibility for information technology strategy and execution. She will report to John Mahoney, Staples vice chairman and chief financial officer.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
press release from Staples Inc. Staples, Inc., headquartered in Framingham, promoted Christine Putur to chief information officer. In her new role, Putur will have global responsibility for information technology strategy and execution. Putur will report to John Mahoney, Staples vice chairman and chief financial officer. “Chris has demonstrated great leadership at Staples,” said Mahoney in a press release. “She has deep knowledge of our customers and company with proven ability to align information systems to business goals. Chris will drive the IT organization as an important part of our success in the years to come.” Putur joined Staples in 1999, and has since held various leadership roles on the company’s e-commerce, technology strategy…
Friday, July 8, 2011
The Master Plan was discussed Thursday night. Concerns about changing lot sizes and cluster zoning were raised. Planning Board is looking at a public hearing date at the end of July.
1. Town Planner Jay Grande discussed the Master Plan, proposing a series of public meetings about the plan. He would like to invite the Cecil Group to a meeting in July, where the consultant could answer questions from the public. He also said he hopes to discuss the recent Master Plan questionnaire and how it relates to the Master Plan. The vice president of the Agricultural Advisory Committee spoke to the Board, expressing concerns about the Master Plan, including changes to lot sizes and cluster zoning proposals. Grande said there have been similar concerns voiced in two letters the Board received. The Board agreed there may be misunderstandings about the intent of the Master Plan, and that it needs public clarification. “The Master …
Friday, June 17, 2011
More than 100 Staples Employees Participate in United Way Day of Caring on Thursday.
More than 100 employees from Staples, Inc.’s Staples Brands Group Massachusetts and China locations participated in a United Way of Tri-County Day of Caring event at the new Pearl Street Cabinet and Café yesterday, June 16. The United Way’s new Pearl Street Cabinet & Café will be a combination of a non-emergency food pantry and congregate hot meals program available to the Framingham community. It is located at the former registry building on 10 Pearl St. The United Way hopes to open this facility to community members by Fall 2011. Jen Maseda, vice president of community resources at the United Way, greeted the Staples associates, thanked them for their time, congratulated them on Staples’ 25 year anniversary, and commended the group on …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Framingham State University, for the first time, hosted a regional competition for the Special Olympics.
More than 200 MetroWest athletes competed in the first-ever Special Olympics MetroWest School Day Games at Framingham State University earlier this month. Organizers hope this will become an annual event between Special Olympics Massachusetts and Framingham State University. The May 5 event began with an opening ceremony, complete with a torch lighting. Afterwards students from Framingham, Natick, Marlborough, Northborough, Westborough, Southborough and other communities participated in several track events including a 100-yard dash, a long jump and a softball toss. Ten schools sent 225 athletes to the competition. Each athlete competed in two events plus a relay. Some of the athletes qualified for the next competition Father's Day …