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Memorial Building Summer Meetings Move to Callahan

Filed under: Public Meetings by News Staff at 1:53 am on June 8, 2010
PHOTO: Framingham, MA, Town Hall / Memorial Building

Framingham's Town Hall, the Memorial Building

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Town Manager's Office has announced that all public meetings normally scheduled at the Memorial Building, (Town Hall), will be held at the Callahan Senior Center for a period estimated to last up to six weeks beginning June 21, 2010.

The Callahan Senior Center is located at 535 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, (approximately 1.1 miles north on Union Ave from the Memorial Building).

Board of Selectmen and Planning Board meetings will not ...[read more]


Free Homebuyer Fair at Nevins Hall

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 10:31 pm on May 18, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - A free Homebuyer Fair will be held Monday, May 22nd, 2006 6:30-8:30 PM, Nevins Hall, in the Memorial Building, 150 Concord St, Framingham.

The Framingham Fair Housing Committee, in conjunction with the Metrowest Daily News, is inviting all interested prospective homebuyers to a free informational event presenting information that will walk you through home-buying basics. Area resource businesses and services will be on hand to assist you with questions, and help you begin or continue the process of preparing for a home purchase. One-on-one consultations are available.

There will be basic information for first time homebuyers, links to additional resources, and information in Spanish and Portuguese. Resources will include: Banks, Credit Unions, Realtors, Home Inspection Services, Moving Companies, Pest Control Services, Legal Advice, and Public Financing. Considering buying a house and need help or advice? They'll give you information that will help you get started, and get you into your own place.

For more information, contact Framingham Fair Housing 150 Concord Street Memorial Building, Framingham MA (617) 889-7781, ask for Cindy Higgins OR (508) 620-4852, ask for Beverly Kaplan.

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Memorial Building Rotunda Skylights Restrored

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:19 am on October 17, 2004

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Skylights in the lobby of the Memorial Building which houses a Veteran's Memorial will soon be uncovered as part of a renovation project.

Another project inspired by Framingham Town Owned Building's Director Jim Egan who found the tar-papered and painted skylights and worked to get the project rolling to restore the hall's entrance to it's pre-WWII glory.

The skylights were covered up in 1942 per order of the governor as part of a blackout operation during WWII.

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April Fool's Blizzard of '97

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 11:49 pm on April 1, 1997

FRAMINGHAM, MA - After an unusually warm winter, with little snow, people were a little amused when, during the last days of March, meteorologists started predicting a blizzard would hit the area.

[PHOTO] April Fools Blizzard, 1997, Framingham MA

Just the day before this photo was taken people were seen walking around downtown in t-shirts and shorts, but during the storm it was necessary for plows to pile 8-10 feet of snow in the rotary in Memorial Square to keep roads clear and traffic moving. (photo by Randy Harris)

It wasn't Yankee humor, but the weather forecasters did have the last laugh when rain, then sleet, then snow, snow, and more snow buried the town in 24" of the heavy wet stuff during the record setting single-day storm.

[PHOTO] Winter St. Dam, April Fools Blizzard, 1997, Framingham, MA

Warm temperatures returned almost immediately after the storm causing such fast melting snow and runoff that the ground vibrated as water pounded over the falls on Winter St. (photo by Randy Harris)

As luck had it, town elections, originally scheduled for April 2nd had already been moved up to April 8th.. this was done because Framingham Public Schools were on vacation for the week, which also lessened the impact of the storm--- school kids were home to enjoy the snow without adding snow days to the end of the school year.

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