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FREE Kids Nature Activities at Cochituate State Park (July 2014)

Filed under: Arts / Culture,General Interest by News Staff at 2:10 pm on July 7, 2014
Cochituate State Park

There's lots to do at Cochituate State Park!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Between the towns of Framingham, Wayland and Natick, MA, Lake Cochituate offer many recreational summer activities including swimming, boating and fishing.

Many locals may not realize that just a few hundred yards east of the Framingham/Natick town line, (on Rt. 30), the beach, picnic area, boat launch, snack bar and canoe rental shop are in "Cochituate State Park", which is part of the Massachusetts State Park system and operated by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.

Throughout the months of July and August, (Tuesdays-Saturdays), the park provides fun, educational, and FREE summer activities for kids and families!

Most of the activities have a different theme each week, so ...[read more]


Summer Stuff To Do (for Bored Kids)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 11:59 pm on July 6, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - During summer vacation many parents may be hearing the all too familiar "I'm bored" from their school age progeny.

Hey Ma! I'm bored!In these "difficult economic times" things to do that are are free or only cost a few dollars -- and don't require excessive driving can help stretch the family budget between trips to Six Flags, Canobie Lake Park or other New England area day trips.

For activities in the list that require traveling in town -- consider having kids go places on MWRTA routes.  Older kids can walk to a neighborhood bus stop, and go by themselves -- relieving their parents of driving duty -- and helping reduce local daytime traffic.

Things to do in Framingham in the Summer:

  • Make some Sidewalk Chalk and color on the driveway, a concrete deck or the sidewalk with colored chalk.  If you find a big enough area, you can use the chalk to make a bike riding course or ...[read more]

Traffic Alerts / Road Construction - May 12th-16th, 2014

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 9:24 am on May 9, 2014
Signs near road construction work advise drivers to Be Prepared To Stop in Framingham, MA.

"One Lane Alternating Traffic Pattern" means drivers should be prepared to stop and wait while traffic is allowed to pass from the other direction near some roadwork projects in Framingham.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Roadwork on several major projects in town will continue this week.

Construction activities are scheduled to take place daily (Monday through Friday) between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, (North Concord St. work will start after 8:30am to reduce morning rush hour traffic).

Use caution and expect delays while traveling in the area.

The Town of Framingham Department of Public Works / Highway Division / Capital Projects website offers residents and visitors to Framingham helpful information about current and upcoming construction projects.

You can view up to date traffic alerts, maps of project work sites and traffic detours, and sign up to receive email alerts for all or any of the currently listed projects, (see link below for more info).

Email traffics alert for the week of May 12th - 16th, 2014 indicates that: ...[read more]


MBTA Seeks Public Input for Expanded Framingham / Worcester Commuter Rail Service

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:04 pm on September 6, 2013

MBTA logoFRAMINGHAM, MA - The MBTA is seeking public input as new schedules for the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line are being developed as part of a planned expansion of service coming this fall.

The increase coincides with the change in the line's management from CSX to complete MBTA control which plans to prioritize customer needs.

With 13,000 customers riding the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line every weekday -- and growing -- this expansion will build on the additional peak train departures introduced last fall and spring. Additional planned improvements to ...[read more]


FREE Kids Summer Activities at Cochituate State Park

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 10:22 am on June 30, 2013
Cochituate State Park

There's lots to do at Cochituate State Park!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Between the towns of Framingham, Wayland and Natick, MA, Lake Cochituate offer many recreational summer activities including swimming, boating and fishing.

Many locals may not realize that just a few hundred yards east of the Framingham/Natick town line, (on Rt. 30), the beach, picnic area, boat launch, snack bar and canoe rental shop are in "Cochituate State Park", which is part of the Massachusetts State Park system and operated by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, ("DCR").

Throughout the months of July and August, (Tuesdays-Saturdays), the park provides fun, educational, and FREE summer activities for kids and families!

All programs are ...[read more]


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