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Framingham Residential Real Estate Sales (July 2011)

Filed under: Business,Home & Garden by Randy Harris at 5:55 pm on August 4, 2011
262 Edmands Road, Framingham, MA, (August 2011)

This home at 262 Edmands Road, topped the list of Framingham, MA residential real estate sales for July 2011, selling for $670,225

FRAMINGHAM, MA- There were a total of 57 residential real estate sales in Framingham during the month of July 2011.

Of the properties sold, forty three single family homes were sold at an average sale price of just under $319k, eight condominiums sold at an average price of $112k, five multi-family properties sold at an average of $231k, and one piece of land was sold for $160k.

Sold properties had been on the market for an average of just under three months, except for the land sale -- that property, a 4/10ths of an acre parcel located at 10 Fenwick Street was only on the market for four days, had an asking price of $159,900 and sold for $160,000.

Topping out the single family residence market, a 10-room, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath colonial at 262 Edmands Road sold for ...[read more]


Annie's Book Stop in Nobscot Calls it Quits

Filed under: Business by Randy Harris at 12:24 am on July 29, 2011
Annies Book Stop / Espresso Paulo, Nobscot Shopping Center, Framingham MA, (July 28,2011 photo)

Soon the lights will be out for good at Annie's Book Stop / Espresso Paulo & the Nobscot Gallery in the Nobscot Shopping Center, Framingham MA, (July 28,2011 photo)

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Nobody can blame Paul Ashton, he's made more of an effort than most to keep the small business he operates in the Nobscot Shopping Center alive -- waiting, hoping for an economic rebound, or at least some signs of life.

On Thursday July 28th, Ashton, owner of Annie's Book Stop & Espresso Paulo sent out a press release, regretfully announcing he is closing up shop.

Although he hasn't set an exact closing date, starting Friday, July 29th, he will be holding an "Everything Must Go" sale.

In his press release, Ashton commented, "Obviously I feel quite sad about this. The book store has been in this plaza for over 20 years, and I have owned it since 2000. As other booksellers, both new and used, have found, book-buyer habits have changed significantly in recent years."

Citing recent trends in online shopping, Ashton went on to explain ...[read more]


Common Ground Rocked the Common

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 12:06 am on July 16, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Hometown band "Common Ground" played to a huge audience last night at the Framingham Centre Common.

"Common Ground" plays the Allman Brothers' classic "One Way Out" at Concert on the Green, Framingham, MA, July 15, 2011

Drawing a diverse mix the crowd included families with small children, teens, "twenty-somethings", baby-boomers, empty nesters, retirees and seniors --- all peacefully co-existing for a few hours to enjoy the open-air "Concert on the Common".

Covering tunes from Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Traffic and ...[read more]


Classic Cars Cruise to CJ's Northside Grill

Filed under: Around Town,Business by News Staff at 2:07 am on June 29, 2011
Classic Car Cruise to CJ's Northside Grille in Framingham

The classic cars that made Riley's in Nobscot a favorite Saturday night cruise destination has re-opened as CJ's Northside Grill.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - For nearly a decade, every Saturday night when the weather was nice, antique autos, high performance hot-rods and vintage vehicles cruised to Framingham to meet with other car enthusiasts at a restaurant in the Nobscot section of town.

The restaurant, formerly operated by Joe Breed as "Riley's Roast Beef" is now CJ's Northside Grille -- brought back to life by Framingham natives Chris Gagen and Jamie Anderson.

Chris and Jamie are both Framingham North High class of 1989 graduates and both worked at Riley's when Joe owned the place

Along with the partners, Chris' brother Sean, some cousins and other family members ...[read more]


Framingham After Dark - Friday June 3, 2011

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 3:20 pm on June 3, 2011
Framingham After Dark

Things to do in Framingham, MA after the sun goes down!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Looking for some great live entertainment? A free movie? Something to do besides wander the mall? We've got a few suggestions for things to do tonight that include four live music venues and a movie at the main library. Here's the details...

Local favorites since the late 70's The Back Pages Band featuring Doug Betschart and Inky Fair, (formerly of Fair, Yates & Betschart), will be playing at Nobscots Cafe from 9:00PM 'til closing. For great live ...[read more]


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