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DPW Head Wants Nobscot Chapel Land to Improve Road

Filed under: Uncategorized by Randy Harris at 9:59 pm on November 10, 2011
Nobscot Chapel viewed from Edgell Rd. heading north into intersection.

Nobscot Chapel viewed from Edgell Rd. approaching intersection at Water St. and Edmands Rd. (photo taken Sept. 2011)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - At a Board of Selectmen Meeting on Tuesday November 8, 2011, Framingham Department of Public Works Director Peter Sellers asked Selectmen to postpone any plan to auction off the Nobscot Union Chapel which was recently taken by the town due to unpaid water bills.

Sellers presented a plan to round off the corner of Edgell Road and Water Street where the Nobscot Chapel is located.

Sellers reported that rounding out the final corner of the busy intersection would improve visibility, safety and traffic flow, and noted that the three other corners that make up Nobscot's main intersection have been rounded in the same manner he's proposing.

Sellers claimed that the chapel is not a historic ...[read more]

Brush, Yard Waste and Storm Debris Collection Days

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 10:12 pm on November 4, 2011
Framingham DPW special storm debris pickup day is November 14, 2011.

Framingham DPW special storm debris pickup day is November 14, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - A special curbside collection of yard waste will take place as a result of the October 29th snow storm. Brush, branches, and limbs must be neatly piled curbside by Monday, November 14th, 2011.

The Department of Public Works will make one pass through the Town picking up those materials and will not be able to return to a residence should items not be left out on time. For this one time collection only, it will not be necessary to tie the materials up. However, please keep the area free of vehicles between the hours of 7AM and 7PM so that DPW truck mounted equipment can pick it up.

This collection is for natural vegetation only. Food, trash, construction materials, etc., will not be collected. Bagged leaves will continue to be collected as scheduled throughout the month of November on your regular trash day. In addition, the normally scheduled curbside brush collection will occur on ...[read more]

Second Pre-Halloween Snow Falls on Framingham

Filed under: General Interest,Politics by News Staff at 10:41 pm on October 29, 2011

[photo] Framingham Snow Plow

Snow plow parked, but ready to clean up after Nor'easter predicted to drop two to six inches of snow on Framingham, (Saturday, October 29, 2011).

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Having snow even once in October is pretty rare for eastern Massachusetts, but for the second time in three days, snow fell on Framingham.

As predicted, precipitation moving up the U.S. eastern seaboard combined with low pressure and declining temperatures resulted in a Nor'Easter dropping approximately 3" of wet snow in town between 5:00pm and 10:00pm today, (Saturday October 29th, 2011).

The small amount of snow which fell on Thursday, (October 27th, 2011), did not accumulate on roadways as the pavement was still warm from the day's moderate temperatures.

Today's snow did accumulate -- enough so that snow removal equipment was called out to plow commercial parking lots and some ...[read more]

Hurricane Irene Hits Framingham MA, August 28, 2011

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:21 am on August 29, 2011
Photo - Close up of one of the phone poles on Salem End Road in Framingham, (near Temple Street), which were taken down by a tree blow over by Hurricane Irene, (August 28, 2011)

Hurricane Irene took down utility poles and trees across Framingham on August 28, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - After forming in the Bahamas on August 20th, 2011, then building to hurricane strength and tracking north/northwest along the eastern seaboard of the United States, Hurricane Irene struck Framingham, MA on the morning of August 28th, 2011.

This page contains a timeline of events, photos, videos and information related to Hurricane Irene as she approached and hit the Town of Framingham, MA.

(By the time she hit Framingham, Irene had been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but still caused severe damage and knocked out power and other utilities across the town and region).

Hurricane Irene Timeline:

Friday, August 26, 2011:

  • 12:25 p.m. EST -  At the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, ...[read more]

Traffic Detours for Road, Bridge & Sewer Construction (for the week of July 25th - July 29th, 2011)

Filed under: Around Town by Randy Harris at 11:37 pm on July 23, 2011
Framingham Police Officer Tom McCarthy, traffic detail, (July 19, 2011)

Framingham Police Officer Tom McCarthy controls traffic at the Rt. 30 / Rt. 126 intersection as construction crews work installing sewer mains.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, July 25th through July 29th, 2011).

Delays due to traffic and detours around some of the work sites can add to driving times, so motorists should plan accordingly.

The Town of Framingham's 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 worksites and traffic detours, and sign up to receive email alerts for all or any of the currently listed projects.

The email traffic advisory for the week of July 25th through ...[read more]

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