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Framingham State Men's Soccer Captures 2011 MASCAC Tournament Championship

Filed under: Schools & Education,Sports by News Staff at 4:42 pm on November 5, 2011
Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham, MA - Framingham State University Freshman Bryan DaSilva was selected the Tournament's Most Valuable Player as the top seeded FSU Men's Soccer team defeated second seed Salem State 2-0 this afternoon in the finals of the 2011 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, (MASCAC), Men's Soccer Championship at Maple Street Field.

With the win, Framingham State improves to 8-8-3 on the year and the Rams receive the MASCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships. Pairings and seeding for the NCAA Division III Championships will be announced on Monday. The Rams have made back-to-back appearances in the Tournament Championship game against Salem State and avenged last season's 3-0 loss in the Tournament Final.

Salem State, who is now 12-7 on the year, was ...[read more]


FSU Football Takes Bogan Division in 14-7 Win over Coast Guard

Filed under: Schools & Education,Sports by News Staff at 5:35 pm on October 29, 2011
Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham State University RAMS

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham State University Sophomore running back Melikke Van Alstyne carried 39 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns as the FSU Rams football team clinched its first ever New England Football Conference (NEFC) Bogan Division title with a 14-7 win over Coast Guard on a bitter cold, windy and rainy day at Maple Street Field.

With the win, Framingham improves to 7-2 overall and 6-0 in the Bogan Division, while Coast Guard dropped its fifth game this season by seven points or less as they are now 1-7 overall and 1-5 in the division.

With his 180 yards in the game, Van Alstyne established a new FSU single season rushing mark as he now has 1,399 yards on the season which surpasses ...[read more]


Board of Health Not Chicken to Issue Permit

Filed under: Public Meetings by Randy Harris at 12:40 am on October 26, 2011
After arguing his own case before the Framingham Board of Health, Peter Jacobson proudly displays the permit he was granted to keep six chickens at his Maple Street home. (October 25, 2011)

After arguing his own case before the Framingham Board of Health, Peter Jacobson proudly displays the permit he was granted to keep six chickens at his Maple Street home. (October 25, 2011)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Some might think a Board of Health meeting would not draw much of a crowd, but the Tuesday October 25th, 2011 meeting of the Framingham Board of Health overflowed into the hallway outside the 2nd Floor Conference Room of Town Hall, (the Memorial Building).

Among other issues before the board, an application for a permit to keep chickens was on the agenda.

After a somewhat contentious debate, Peter Jacobson, a Framingham High School Junior was issued a permit keep six chickens at his Maple Street home.

While that would not be any news at all in many parts of the United States, it was a landmark decision of sorts -- and an example of how the average citizen in Framingham -- regardless of age, can be heard and have government address their needs and desires.

In Framingham, the BOH must issue a permit for anyone to keep even one chicken.  Jacobson had submitted an application for a permit to keep six, and included a drawing of coop he plans to build himself.

Although he was accompanied by ...[read more]


Women's Soccer Drops Double Overtime Heartbreaker to Babson College

Filed under: Schools & Education,Sports by News Staff at 7:20 pm on September 17, 2011
Framingham State University, home of the RAMS!

Framingham State University, home of the RAMS!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Babson College senior Lauren Clement (Pittsfield, Mass.) scored the game winning goal with 3:34 remaining in the second overtime as the Beavers defeated the Framingham State University women's soccer team 2-1 in heartbreaking fashion in non-conference action this afternoon at Maple Street Field. With the win Babson improves to 4-1-1 on the year, while the Rams are now 1-3.

The Rams struck first in the 28th minute as they sent a long shot into the box that deflected off the Beaver netminder. Sophomore forward Marissa D’Angelo (Whitman, Mass.) was right there to control the loose ball and tap it into the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

The Beavers had several chances to tie the score late in the ...[read more]


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