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Christmas Services in Framingham (2010)

Filed under: Around Town by Randy Harris at 10:11 am on December 20, 2010
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Merry Christmas to all from Framingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Below is a list of Christmas services, masses and other events held at Framingham churches and houses of worship during the week of December 20th through 26th, 2010.

Armenian Church of the Holy Translators - American Christmas Eve Carole and Prayer Service, (in English), Friday, December 24, 4:00PM.

Crossroads Community Church - Friday December 24, 2010, Christmas Eve Service at 8:00PM.

Edwards Church (UCC) - Christmas Eve Services: Friday, December 24, 2010, 5:00PM Intergenerational Christmas Pageant, 9:00PM Candlelight Service of lessons, carols, and poetry.

First Baptist Church of Framingham - Christmas Eve Worship, Friday, December 24, 2010 at 7:00MP.  Service will include special music and candlelight.

First Parish Framingham - Friday December 24, 2010, Christmas Eve - Traditional Candle Light Service at 5:00PM and 7:00PM. Singing of "the old carols", candle lighting.  (Note: 5:00pm service is more 'small-child' friendly!)

First United Methodist Church - Christmas Eve, Friday December 24, 2010, services at 7:00PM and 11:00PM.

Grace Congregational Church -   Christmas Eve Service with Candles, Carols and ...[read more]


Framingham State Name Change

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 11:06 pm on November 4, 2010
Framingham State College changes name to Framingham State University

Will a degree from Framingham State University look better than one from a mere college? And what to do about those who routinely shorten the name to "FSC" ? , (initials which no longer fit!)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - "Framingham State University" is now the official name of the school which has sat atop Bare Hill since 1853.

The school was originally founded in 1839 as a state-funded "Normal School" to standardize, (or "normalize"), the training of teachers in America.

The Normal School was first located in Lexington and then Newton, MA and after outgrowing both locations moved to Framingham where it has flourished and grown for more than a century and a half.

An act which became effective October 26, 2010 changes M.G.L. Ch. 15A, Sec. 5, and creates sub-sections of the law which in addition to renaming (6) colleges, breaks the state's system of higher education into three segments;

  • (i) the university of Massachusetts segment
  • (ii) the state university segment
  • (iii) the community college segment ...[read more]

Overcoming Food Allergies

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 9:39 pm on March 26, 2010

Twelve-year-old Brett Nasuti's multiple severe food allergies have brought him unexpected fame in recent months. He is the first person to successfully complete a treatment that appears to have eliminated the threat of dangerous reactions that he and his family have ...[read more]


Rte 9 Resurfacing Project / Informational Meeting

Filed under: Public Meetings by News Staff at 7:15 pm on March 26, 2010

MetroWest Growth Management Committee, The 495/MetroWest Partnership and representatives from The Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold an informational meeting regarding the upcoming Rte 9 resurfacing project on Thursday, April 1, at 7:00PM in Framingham Town Hall.

According to MassDOT, the Route 9 resurfacing project in Natick and Framingham has been awarded, a contract signed and a Notice To Proceed issued.

On Thursday April 1 at 7 pm at the Framingham Town Hall, MassDOT representatives will be presenting an update on the Route 9 Resurfacing Project from Walnut Street in Natick to the Framingham/Southborough Town Line.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform town officials, abutters, interested citizens and regional employers about the logistics of the upcoming construction project. Items to be discussed include construction schedule, temporary impacts, and communication procedures.  It should be noted that the majority of construction will be on a night-time schedule, typically from 9:00PM to 5:30AM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MetroWest Growth Managment Committee at 508-881-2924.


MassDOT Forum on Route 9 Resurfacing

Filed under: Public Meetings by News Staff at 8:22 pm on December 7, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - MA Dept. of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Highway Division is holding a forum for businesses that may be impacted by the planned Route 9 Resurfacing Project from the Southborough/Framingham town line to Maine Avenue in Natick.

MassDOT would like to provide the affected businesses with specific background on the project in order to address their anticipated questions on traffic and access to their properties. The forum is taking place on Thursday, December 17th from 8:30 ­ 10:30 AM, in meeting space being provided by the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road in Framingham.

Given the impacts of this project on both Framingham and Natick, if you know of businesses that will be affected, please let them know about the forum.

Jessica Strunkin, Deputy Director of Public Policy & Public Affairs for the 495/MetroWest Partnership is coordinating registration for this event. Please contact her at (774) 760-0495 ext. 103 or jessica@495partnership.org.


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