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Framingham Traffic Alerts (August 8th - 12th, 2011)

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 6:09 pm on August 7, 2011
Construction workers install sewer mains near Framingham Centre Common, (August 2011)

Sewer main installation near Framingham Center Common is part of 2-year project to update sewer system and prevent waste from overflowing into the Sudbury River which runs behind Auburn St. and continues north-east along Central St.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, August 8t through August 12th, 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 work sites and traffic detours, and sign up to receive email alerts for all or any of the currently listed projects.

The email traffic alert for the week of August 8th - 12th, 2011 indicates that: ...[read more]


Framingham Traffic Alerts (July 18th - 22nd, 2011)

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 12:43 am on July 17, 2011
Framingham Traffic, Be Prepared to Stop

Construction crews have placed these signs in several locations on and around ''A'' Steet and Concord St. near the Framingham High School where a major sewer project frequently brings traffic to a standstill.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, July 11 through July 15, 2011).

Major delays due to backed up 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 18th through July 22nd, 2011 indicate that: ...[read more]


Framingham Blazers Summer Band

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Randy Harris at 3:48 pm on June 17, 2011
Bass drum from the original Framingham Blazers Band

Bass drum from the original Framingham Blazers Band

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Under the direction of Mr. Brian Cervone, band director at Framingham High School -- and in association with the Performing Arts Center of Metrowest, The Blazers Band is being revived as the Framingham Blazers Summer Band.

Participation is open to musicians in grades 8-12 as well as adults. Those who play wind instruments, percussion, and string instruments are encouraged to sign up.

Rehearsals will be at PAC, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and occasional Tuesdays, starting June 22nd, 2011. There's still time to register, and it's free!

History of the Blazers Band

Founded in 1960 in conjunction with the Framingham Parks & Recreation Department, The Blazers Band was Framingham's hometown band throughout the 1960's, 70's and 80's .

Mr. Paul Bordeleau - Founder of Framingham Blazers Band

Mr. Paul Bordeleau, Framingham Blazers Band, Founder and first Musical Director, (1980's photo)

Founder and first musical director, Mr. Paul Bordeleau, was a teacher at Framingham's now-defunct Lincoln Junior High School and wanted a way for Framingham kids to continue practicing and playing their band instruments after the school year ended.  In 1963, when the newly constructed Framingham North High School was built, Mr. Bordeleau became the school's first band director.

The Blazers Band was a family oriented organization -- a group of Framingham ladies sewed the red and white striped blazers that band members wore, and decades of Framingham families supported the band and participated in band activities.

The organization grew to include the marching band, a color guard, jazz band, a stage band that performed "Big Band" style,  and of course -- The Blazeretts, a troupe of baton twirlers in matching red and ...[read more]


West Side Story at FHS

Filed under: Arts / Culture,Schools & Education by News Staff at 2:58 pm on May 3, 2011
West Side Story Poster

West Side Story at FHS, May 12th, 13th and 14th, 2011 - Order Tickets Online now!

FRAMINGHAM, MA -The Framingham High School Drama Company will be performing West Side Story on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.

All performances will be held in the FHS auditorium, 115 "A" Street, Framingham, MA. Tickets prices are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.  Advance tickets may be purchased online at: www.ticketstage.com

West Side Story, which is a liberally interpreted 1950's version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, originally opened as a Broadway play on September 26, 1957 for a run of ...[read more]


Coupon Class for a Cause: How to Shop for Free

Filed under: Schools & Education by Randy Harris at 10:01 pm on April 4, 2011
How to Shop for Free, by Kathy Spencer (book cover)

"How to Shop for Free", book by Kathy Spencer with Samantha Rose.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Kathy Spencer, author of the book "How to Shop for Free" will be presenting her money saving "Coupon Class for a Cause", Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 7:00pm in the Framingham High School Auditorium.

A portion of proceeds from event to benefit the FHS Class of 2013 and FHS Class of 2014.

Learn how Kathy, a Boxford, MA mother of four feeds a family of six at an average cost of $4.00 per week.  The Coupon Class for a Cause will teach you how to find the best savings and combine them with store promotions, coupons, rewards programs, and store credit to get almost everything on your shopping list for free!

Kathy has appeared on ABC news with Diane Sawyer, Inside Edition and was featured on the front page of the Boston Globe recently.

Aside from the regular Sunday paper coupon ...[read more]


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