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2011 Holiday Toy Drives

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 7:04 am on November 20, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Baseball, Framingham Firefighters, Timothy's Toy Box, Operation E.L.F., the US Marines, the MA State Police and countless individuals and organizations work to make sure no Framingham child is forgotten during the holiday season.

We've listed a few of the events going on this week. If you know of other toy drives, charitable holiday parties or other efforts, please use the comment section at the end of the article to let others know!

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Framingham Baseball 9th Annual Toy Drive

On Thursday, December 8th, 2011 from 7:00pm 'til 11:00pm Framingham Baseball will be holding its 9th Annual Toy Drive at  O’Connell’s Pub, 700 Worcester Rd, (Rt. 9), Framingham.  All are welcome! Just bring an unwrapped toy for ...[read more]


Framingham Pharmacy Report Leads to Doctor Indictment

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 6:37 am on September 1, 2011
MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham / Natick (logo)

Dr. Kathleen Porter, who was affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center and had her medical license restricted regarding performing surgery has now been indicted on prescription drug related charges.

FRAMINGHAM, MA --- (Press Release by Middlesex D.A.'s Office) -- A Doctor was indicted today on nine counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.

Kathleen Porter, 59, of Needham Heights, was indicted by a Middlesex grand jury on charges of illegally prescribing controlled substances (9 counts) and furnishing false information in an application.

An arraignment date has not yet been set.

“We allege that Dr. Porter took advantage of her position and completely disregarded her patients’ obvious addictions by failing to address their pain needs in a medically responsible manner,” District Attorney Leone said.  “We further allege that the defendant acted in extremely bad faith, putting multiple peoples’ health in jeopardy by recklessly feeding their addictions with no legitimate medical purpose.”

“A license to prescribe is not a license to traffic in drugs and that is what Dr. Porter is alleged to have done with this indictment. The abuse of prescription ...[read more]


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