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Framingham Community Gardeners Meet

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 11:25 am on January 30, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Framingham Community Gardeners will be meeting on the 1st Monday of the month from 6 to 8 pm in the Costin Room of the Framingham Public Library.

Our next gathering will be Monday, February 1st.

Framingham community members and friends will gather to share recent progress toward having a community garden in Framingham in 2010, as well as projects for gardens in 2011.

These different projects range from existing gardens to gardens which are still in the initial envisioning stages. They also vary in terms of location, size and participants. There will be the opportunity to make suggestions, and get involved. Because there are now multiple projects in the works, this monthly gathering will be for networking, coordinating and sharing. Everyone is welcome!

We will also discuss wider initiatives such as the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), which has a chapter in Sudbury and which has provided grant funding for projects like our community garden project.

Feel free to bring children, share a potluck dinner and envision gardening in the Spring sunshine!

You Move Massachusetts MassDOT Forum

Filed under: Public Meetings by News Staff at 3:41 pm on January 16, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is conducting an on-going program of community forums related to the You Move Massachusetts Civic Engagement Initiative.

There will be a forum in Framingham on Tuesday January 26th: Framingham Town Hall (Blumer Room) from 5:30pm to 6:45pm.


I) MassDOT Overview
II) Commuter Rail Update - Acting MBTA General Manager William Mitchell
III) CSX - MassDOT Rail Agreement - Jamey Tesler, MassDOT
IV) Questions & Feedback

If you have questions, please contact:

John Romano
Municipal Affairs Liaison
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Direct: 617.248.2822 | Mobile 617.438.4301

This meeting should be of interest to rail commuters as well as those hoping for improvements to the downtown grade crossing.

Elementary School Reorganization Proposed

Filed under: Public Meetings,Schools & Education by News Staff at 8:25 pm on January 10, 2010

Framingham, MA – Framingham Superintendent of Schools Steven Hiersche presented a school reorganization plan to the school committee on January 5th. Information and a link to view the presentation are available on the Framingham Public Schools website:
The plan suggests reorganizing the elementary schools so that schools are paired and that one serves kindergarten through second grades and the other serves third through fifth grades.

School Officials will field questions and comments from the public about the reorganization at two community forums.

The presentation Format for January 11 (7PM Fuller auditorium) and January 14 (7 PM FHS auditorium) community forums:

Superintendent Hiersche will re-present the information he presented to School Committee on Tuesday, January 5. Translations into Spanish and Portuguese will be available.

Those who have seen the presentation will be able to provide feedback and input, and ask questions in a small group setting. These questions will be compiled and responded to as part of the Frequently Asked Questions.
Feedback on the presentation and plan can be emailed to:

On January 20 the School Committee will continue discussion of the proposed reorganization plan.

There is a discussion group on Facebook at: about the reorganization as well as considerable discussion on the frambors email list which you can subscribe to by emailing:

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