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Police Substation to Open in old Tripoli Barber Shop Location

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 7:04 pm on March 26, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Monday, March 31th at 1:00 p.m. a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the Town of Framingham, Police Department’s new Tripoli Community Police Substation located at 904 Waverly Street. The new substation will enhance communication and create a community-centered method of policing.

Dennis Giombetti, Chair of the Board of Selectmen, stated: "The opening of a community policing station on this site is an important addition to the neighborhood. Since the Tripoli Barbershop moved to their location a few blocks away I have been working with the Police Chief and Lee Mencoboni, the owner of La Cantina and this property to make it a community policing substation. I am very proud that my last official act as a Selectman will be this ceremony. It merges my long standing efforts to invest in public safety and my love for the neighborhood where my father and I grew up. "

Framingham Chief of Police Kenneth Ferguson commented: "The implementation of this substation is an excellent example of community policing in action, your police collaborating with public and private partners for the betterment of the community."

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Traffic Alerts & Construction Detours (May 14th - 18th, 2012)

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 4:30 pm on May 11, 2012
Framingham Traffic Detours sign

Framingham Road Construction Detours / Alert.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork in town continues this week, (Monday through Friday, May 14th - 18th, 2012).

Delays due to traffic and detours around some of the work sites can add to driving times, so motorists should plan accordingly.

The Town of Framingham's Department of Public Works / Highway Division / Capital Projects website offers residents and visitors to Framingham helpful information about current and upcoming construction projects.

You can view up to date traffic alerts, maps of project work sites and traffic detours, and sign up to receive email alerts for all or any of the currently listed projects.

The email traffic alert for the week of May 14th - May 18th, 2012 indicates that: ...[read more]


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]


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]


Downtown Framingham Traffic About to Get a Little Worse

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 10:13 pm on May 16, 2011
Map of Fountain St. bridge replacement work area in Framingham, MA

The Fountain St. bridge is frequently used to avoid Downtown Framingham and navigate to and from the Merloni Baseball Complex, Loring Arena, Keefe Tech, Fountain Street Galleries, (and other businesses located in the former Bancroft Cap factory), and the surrounding area. Map courtesy of Google Map, http://maps.google.com/

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Long recognized as one of the worst things about Downtown Framingham, traffic along the Rt. 126 corridor through the Rt. 135 intersection and rail crossing is about to get even worse -- temporarily.

Construction is slated to begin June 23, 2011 to replace the Fountain St. bridge which some motorists use as an alternate route to avoid the traffic choked Downtown central district.

MassDOT and its contractor estimate the project will take 97 days and, baring any unforeseen circumstances, the projected bridge re-opening date is set for September 27th, (2011).

The $2.3 million dollar state and federally funded project includes ...[read more]


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