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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."


2013 - Framingham Earth Day Festival - April 27th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 8:52 pm on April 16, 2013

Framingham Earth Day, April 27th, 2013

FRAMINGHAM -- With more than 80 displays, attractions and vendors, the Framingham Earth Day Festival is poised to deliver the green-living message to hundreds of environmentally attuned families this month.

The festival kicks off activities at 11 a.m. on the Framingham Centre Village Green, Edgell Road, Saturday, April 27 and continues to 3 p.m. In the event of stormy weather with heavy rains, the Festival will be moved to Framingham High School. If in doubt, check the Earth Day Website the day of the event.

With food, music, recycling, composting, kids’ activities, artisans and eco-friendly products and businesses, the third annual festival promises to be larger and more diverse than previous years.

“We want the Festival to be a chance to join together as a community, support local businesses, learn about how we can green-up Framingham, and have fun,” said Framingham Earth Day Festival President Donna Kramer Merritt.

The Festival will be an opportunity for area ...[read more]

Obama's Uncle Says Cops Had No Right to Stop Him

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:19 pm on November 18, 2011
Obama's uncle arrested in Framingham (Aug 24, 2011)

Mugshot: Onyango Obama, 8/24/2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - President Obama's uncle, Onyango "Omar" Obama, who nearly hit FPD Officer Val Krishtal and was subsequently arrested for OUI near the Chicken Bone Saloon in Downtown Framingham on August 24th appeared in court this week for a status hearing on the OUI charge.

"Uncle Omar" as the President refers to him in his book, "Dreams From My Father", is an illegal alien, ordered to leave the U.S. two decades ago, but somehow managed to remain in the country, get a social security number, get a job, (at Conti's Liquors on Concord St. n Framingham), and quietly go about his life in Framingham.

At the status hearing this week, Onyango Obama's lawyer, Atty. P. Scott Bratton told Judge Robert Grecco that he would be filing a "Motion to Supress", claiming the police did not have probable cause to pull his client over in the first place.

Among other things, what the attorney would be seeking to suppress is the 1.4 breathalyzer results, (nearly twice the legal limit), and all other ...[read more]

Framingham Fire and Police Search River for Missing Woman

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 5:52 pm on September 24, 2011
FFD / FPD missing person water search, September 24, 2011

Framingham Police Sgt. Michael Loughman secures scene as Fire Fighters from Framingham Station 2, Engine 2 prepare launch for missing person water search on Centennial Place. (September 24, 2011)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - At approximately 2:45p.m., Saturday September 24, 2011, members of the Framingham Fire Department, from Engine Company 2, Station 2, (the Watson St. Fire Station), along with Framingham Police search and rescue began a search of the Sudbury River, reportedly looking for Susan Bamvakis, a 50 year old woman had gone missing earlier this week.

On Friday, Framingham Police issued a "Reverse 911" call to area residents asking that they notify police if they spotted Bamvakis who suffers from bi-polar disorder and can not take care of herself.

The call informed residents that Bamvakis was last seen wearing a brightly colored shirt, black stretch pants ...[read more]

President Obama's Uncle Released from Jail

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 6:44 am on September 9, 2011
Onyango Obama, age 67, Framingham, MA (police photo)

Onyango Obama, Framingham, MA (police photo)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - After being arrested on August 24th, 2011 for nearly hitting a police cruiser and subsequently being arrest for driving under the influence, (DUI), and other driving related charges, Onyango Obama, (age 67), of 37 Charles Street, Framingham made national and international news -- not so much for the DUI charges, but because it turned out that he was in-fact an uncle of the President of the United States.

At arraignment, it was discovered that Obama had an outstanding warrant and was being held on a Federal Deportation Order.

The "big story" was not reported locally until we, (, picked up the news from an Australian newspaper and reported it here.

Today, the Boston Globe reported that Onyango Obama, who has evaded deportation and remained illegally in this country after being ordered to leave nearly two decades ago, has been "quietly" released from jail, and that his current whereabouts are unknown.



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