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Attorney General OK's Downtown Framingham Rezoning Plan

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 4:36 pm on February 10, 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today approved plans by the Town of Framingham to rezone its Central Business District, Downtown Framingham. The rezoning plans were approved on October 21, 2015 by Special Town Meeting members. Town officials see the rezoning as critical to encouraging transit-oriented development (TOD) in Downtown Framingham, and will move their efforts forward to encourage this kind of residential development.

“Downtown Framingham is poised to reclaim its title as an important walkable, urban center for economic development in MetroWest and Greater Boston,” said Charlie Sisitsky, Chair of Framingham’s Board of Selectmen. “The Town of Framingham is excited to offer in Metrowest an urban living experience to people who may be attracted to the Town’s small-town atmosphere and convenient proximity to Boston. We anticipate ...[read more]


Jack's Abby Brewing Plans for Expansion

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 12:17 pm on December 17, 2014
Jack's Abby Brewing (2012) Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler

Brothers Eric,  Jack and Sam Hendler of Jack's Abby Brewing, (framingham.com File Photo)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Today, Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler, co-founders and owners of Jack's Abby Brewing, announced plans to build a significantly larger brewery at 100 Clinton Street, occupying part of the former Dennison Mfg. complex in downtown Framingham.

The expansion will allow the brewery to increase production capacity, warranted by a rise in demand for the beer in its home state, as well as expanded territories such as Connecticut, upstate NY and Vermont only a few short years after the brewery's August 2011 official grand opening.

The new 67,000 sq. foot space (up from the current brewery's 12,000) will feature state-of-the-art brewing equipment including a canning line and a 60 bbl brew house for initial brewing capacity of 50,000 bbls annually, with opportunity to scale up to 125,000 bbls.

"We've developed a great relationship with the town of Framingham over the past three years and couldn't be happier that we found a location for the brewery that meets ...[read more]


Police Substation to Open in old Tripoli Barber Shop Location

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 7:04 pm on March 26, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Monday, March 31th at 1:00 p.m. a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the Town of Framingham, Police Department’s new Tripoli Community Police Substation located at 904 Waverly Street. The new substation will enhance communication and create a community-centered method of policing.

Dennis Giombetti, Chair of the Board of Selectmen, stated: "The opening of a community policing station on this site is an important addition to the neighborhood. Since the Tripoli Barbershop moved to their location a few blocks away I have been working with the Police Chief and Lee Mencoboni, the owner of La Cantina and this property to make it a community policing substation. I am very proud that my last official act as a Selectman will be this ceremony. It merges my long standing efforts to invest in public safety and my love for the neighborhood where my father and I grew up. "

Framingham Chief of Police Kenneth Ferguson commented: "The implementation of this substation is an excellent example of community policing in action, your police collaborating with public and private partners for the betterment of the community."

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Women's Comedy Ensemble Featured at Amazing Things

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 4:29 pm on October 21, 2013
(photo)  Cheryl Perreault, Liz Appleby, Dianne Bilyak and Deborah Rocha

Women's Comedy ensemble: Cheryl Perreault, Liz Appleby, Dianne Bilyak and Deborah Rocha.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Cheryl Perreault, Liz Appleby, Dianne Bilyak and Deborah Rocha came together when they met at The Mouth, a forum for women performers, poets and writers created by Liz Appleby.

Discovering they could make each other laugh uproariously, they decided to pool their talents and create a fluid, humorous reflection of the world from their unique points of view.

On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013, the ensemble will be featured at the Amazing Things Comedy Mique Show in a set entitled, "I'll Give You Something to Laugh About",  a product of their collective talents told in poems, stories and ...[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]


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