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Framingham After Dark - Friday June 3, 2011

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 3:20 pm on June 3, 2011
Framingham After Dark

Things to do in Framingham, MA after the sun goes down!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Looking for some great live entertainment? A free movie? Something to do besides wander the mall? We've got a few suggestions for things to do tonight that include four live music venues and a movie at the main library. Here's the details...

Local favorites since the late 70's The Back Pages Band featuring Doug Betschart and Inky Fair, (formerly of Fair, Yates & Betschart), will be playing at Nobscots Cafe from 9:00PM 'til closing. For great live ...[read more]

Framingham, MA - FY2011 Cherry Sheet

Filed under: Politics,Schools & Education by News Staff at 2:36 am on August 19, 2010

[graphic] FY2011 Framingham, MA Cherry Sheet - State Aid figures.

Will state aid will pay for state mandates?

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Each year the Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue produces "estimates" of how much state aid each city and town will get for the upcoming fiscal year, (along with any assessments which reduce aid payment from the state).

Known as the "cherry sheet" for the color of paper it was originally printed on, the state now publishes these state aid estimates online.

Below is an HTML version of the cherry sheet for Framingham for fiscal Year 2011, (it was published by the state on July 1, 2010).

The first page lists estimated receipts, (state aid to be paid to Framingham); ...[read more]

Summer 2009 Library Hours

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 8:57 pm on July 27, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - As in summer's past, the Framingham Public Library and the McAuliffe Branch are modifying their hours during July and August.

McAuliffe Library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is closed Saturdays and Sundays. NOTE: McAuliffe is never open on Sundays during the school year.

The main library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Closed on Sundays until October 4th, 2009.

This is not the first time that the main library has curtailed the Saturday hours during the summer. Some patrons may remember summers when the library closed at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Usually the main library reopens on Sundays after Labor Day, but due to budget restraints, Saturday hours were reduced and the date for resumption of Sunday afternoon hours was pushed back.

On Friday, August 7th, both libraries will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:3 p.m. They are closing early for staff development. Visit for more info.


Godzilla Returns to Framingham

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 5:04 pm on July 2, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Godzilla returns to Framingham July 1st – August 31st.

After the success of last years "Celebrating 50 Years of Godzilla" Exhibit at the Framingham Public Libary, Godzilla fan and graphic artist Andrew Wong is back to share his passion for Godzilla & Japanese Special Effects series with fellow Fans and the Framingham Community.

Wong is presenting not only extensive exhibits of his Godzilla collection, but also organizing a film festival and a free event with a costume contest and video game competition.

This will be the first Ultra G-Con event held in MA. The event is free, non profit and designed to share and expose the Kaiju Eiga (Monster Movie) & Tokusatsu(Special Effects) genre to future generations of fans.

Wong has created a website dedicated to his collection and exhibition at:

Visit his website for information about the exhibit, convention, and other Godzilla related happenings at the Framingham Public Library this summer.


Library Celebrates 150 Years This Weekend

Filed under: Uncategorized by News Staff at 9:38 am on April 28, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Public Library is capping a year of special events, with a special weekend of activities as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Activities on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30th include puppet shows, Dixieland Jazz, storytelling, and an appearance by mystery writer Robert Parker.

For details, and times, go to the Framingham Library's website:



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