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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]


2011 Framingham Public Beach Info

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 3:47 am on June 17, 2011
Framingham Public Beach Info (2011)

Click on image (above) to view/print the 2011 Framingham Public Beach info.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Within the The Town of Framingham there are three public beaches that are maintained and staffed by the Park & Recreation Department.

For the 2011 Season the beaches will be open Thursday, June 23rd and remain open through August 18th, 2011. All three beaches are open from 10:00 a.m. 'til 7:00 p.m. daily, (7 days a week).

Day passes are available at the beaches. Fees are $3 for residents or $6 for non-residents. If you do not have proper identification, you will be charged the non-resident fee.

Seasonal passes are available for $15/yr per resident, ($30/non-resident). Family rates for up to (6) members* who are directly related and reside at the same address are available for $40/yr per resident family or $70/yr per non-resident family are ...[read more]


Callahan Happenings for April 2010

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 8:40 pm on March 29, 2010

STAYING HEALTHY! STAYING FIT! Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Callahan Center. This program is offered at 3:00 pm for men, & 4:00 pm for women. The topic of this month's program will be ...[read more]


Mobsters of Framingham Auditions February 10

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 6:05 pm on February 7, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Community Theater is seeking 14 actors (5-7 women, 7-9 men) ages 18-adult for its original mystery dinner theater production, The Mobsters of Framingham--Mystery Dinner Theater You Can’t Refuse. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 7:00 PM, at the Performing Arts Center of ...[read more]


DCR SPONSORING PUBLIC FORUMS

Filed under: Public Meetings by News Staff at 1:47 pm on January 24, 2010

METROWEST, MA - The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is sponsoring five public forums in February to discuss draft recommendations on the future stewardship and management of forest lands within the Massachusetts state parks system.

The upcoming public forums will be at the following dates, times, and locations:

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Westborough Public Library
55 West Main Street, Westborough
(Snow date: Tuesday, February 16)

Saturday, February 6, 2010 -10 a.m.- Noon

North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, North Adams
(Snow date: Saturday, February 13)

Saturday, February 6, 2010 -2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Berkshire Community College
Melville Hall Room 201
1350 West Street, Pittsfield
(Snow date: Saturday, February 13)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 -5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Jones Library
43 Amity Street, Amherst

Thursday, February 11, 2010 -5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Taunton Public Library
12 Pleasant Street, Taunton
(Snow date: Thursday, February 18)

DCR began the Forest Futures Visioning Process last spring to determine how best to manage the myriad public benefits and values of forest land within the agency's parks system,

including recreation, tourism, aesthetics, renewable forest products, habitat diversity, and landscape ecology, and how to strike the appropriate balance among them.

The process has several components, including the formation of an advisory group of stakeholders and the Technical Steering Committee. The Technical Steering Committee,which includes academics, practitioners, and scientists, is developing the draft recommendations with input from the public and the stakeholders.

"We are committed to having an open, wide-ranging, public conversation about forests in Massachusetts," said DCR Commissioner Richard K. Sullivan Jr. "We had three public forums and forest tours over the summer, and we look forward to the Technical Steering Committee's recommendations and hearing public comment."

DCR contracted with the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution & Public Collaboration(MODR) at the University of Massachusetts in Boston to develop a design for the public process, act as facilitators throughout its implementation, and ensure that the discussion and processes are unbiased.

The Technical Steering Committee is composed of 11 individuals who have a high level of expertise in the issues, trends, and best practices of forest conservation and ecology, landscape ecology, natural resource economics and law, recreation, silviculture, aesthetics, watersheds, and wildlife habitat.

The draft recommendations will be posted soon on the DCR website, WWW.MASS.GOV/DCR The public is encouraged to review the recommendations and comment on them by email to MODRDCRFFVP@umb.edu. The Technical Steering Committee is expected to make its final recommendations to DCR in late winter 2010.

For more information on this public process, visit: http://www.mass.gov/dcr

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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees 450,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways. Led by Commissioner Richard K. Sullivan Jr., the agency's mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit www.mass.gov/dcr. Contact us at mass.parks@state.ma.us.


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