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Framingham's Immigrant Problem

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 6:51 pm on April 28, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham has a problem. And, the town is not alone in this problem -- people all over the state and the country are complaining about the same thing -- those "damned immigrants".

It isn't a new problem -- it's been going on for many years. Just the names called and words used [to describe "the problem"] are different.

In our new politically correct world, it's considered very un-PC to express dislike for a race or class of people using words we might prefer if we knew they would not hear us.  Instead we say things like "based on immigration status" or "because they don't speak English", or "because they probably get welfare and foodstamps". ...[read more]


Explore the Culture & Food of Brazil Sat. Nov. 7th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 4:50 pm on November 6, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - MicroTourism Event: Explore the Culture & Food of Brazil -- Saturday November 7th, 2009 starting at the Framingham Public Library come join us and experience a fabulous afternoon with Brazilian music, food and popular culture.

We are going to feature the famous Capoeira a unique mix of martial arts, music and dance at Framingham Public Library at 2pm. You will also learn some useful Portuguese expressions. Then, Brazilian guides are going to take the group on a short walk to visit the Old Station at Downtown Framingham for a blend of Brazilian culture, music and food.

Bring your famly and friends.  This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Program:
2:00 pm - Introducing the Brazilian Culture

  • Learn some Portuguese expressions
  • Watch a Capoeira Performance

3:00pm - Brazilian Food & Music

  • Visit the Old Station at Downtown Framingham
  • Taste some FREE Brazilian food at Cafe Belo
  • Listen to Bossa Nova music
  • Practice your Portuguese Brazilian

4:00pm  - Guides will bring participants back to the library

  • Event ends.

For more information, please visit www.framinghamlibrary.org or call Michelle at (508) 5325570 ¨C Extension 4347.


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