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Mystery Unfolds from Saxonville Civil War Era Envelope

Filed under: General Interest,Politics by Randy Harris at 1:36 am on September 28, 2011
Civil War Era Postal Cover Mailed to Saxonville, Mass.

Seymour & Blair Civil War era postal cover mailed to Mr. John Lewis, Saxonville, Mass. is one of only two known to exist. (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE)

FRAMINGHAM, MA -After ten days on the online auction site eBay, an envelope mailed over 100 years ago to Saxonville sold for $688.76 to the high bidder.

The envelope, or "cover" as it's more accurately called by philatelic collectors, bears a patriotic image of Horatio Seymour and Frank P. Blair campaigning for President and Vice President of the United States in the election of 1868.

Seymour lost the election to Ulysses S. Grant.

The cover had been mailed from Auburn, Mass to a "Mr. John Lewis, Saxonville, Mass." in the 1890's, (as noted in the auction listing -- the date is uncertain as ...[read more]


Framingham Fire and Police Search River for Missing Woman

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 5:52 pm on September 24, 2011
FFD / FPD missing person water search, September 24, 2011

Framingham Police Sgt. Michael Loughman secures scene as Fire Fighters from Framingham Station 2, Engine 2 prepare launch for missing person water search on Centennial Place. (September 24, 2011)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - At approximately 2:45p.m., Saturday September 24, 2011, members of the Framingham Fire Department, from Engine Company 2, Station 2, (the Watson St. Fire Station), along with Framingham Police search and rescue began a search of the Sudbury River, reportedly looking for Susan Bamvakis, a 50 year old woman had gone missing earlier this week.

On Friday, Framingham Police issued a "Reverse 911" call to area residents asking that they notify police if they spotted Bamvakis who suffers from bi-polar disorder and can not take care of herself.

The call informed residents that Bamvakis was last seen wearing a brightly colored shirt, black stretch pants ...[read more]


Storage Auction in Saxonville Friday Sept. 23rd

Filed under: General Interest,Legal Notices by News Staff at 1:41 am on September 22, 2011
ExtraSpace Storage, Framingham, MA

ExtraSpace Storage is located next to the Roxbury Carpet Mill Building at 1590 Concord St., in the Saxonville area of Framingham, MA.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - ExtraSpace Storage will be auctioning off several storage lots, and "the personal goods stored therein", on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM at their 1590 Concord St., Saxonville  location.

According to a public notice ExtraSpace will sell the items to satisfy liens, they will be selling the following lots which may include, but are not limited to; general household items, furniture, boxes of personal property, clothing, electronics, appliances, etc.

Unit Numbers - Owner Names:

  • Unit C326 - Herbert Mack
  • Unit F103 - Marc Mariano
  • Unit G107- Jose Duarte
  • Unit H117 - Marjorie Kaplan ...[read more]

What's Next for Nobscot Shopping Center?

Filed under: Business by Randy Harris at 2:32 pm on September 18, 2011
Framingham, MA - Nobscot Shopping Center / Countryfare Star Market, vacant property, September 2011

Nobscot Shopping Center's Countryfare Star Market has been vacant for most of the past decade. Mall owner Centercorp Retail Properties, Inc. recently announced plans to refurbish the property and hire a new leasing agent to attempt to revitalize the strip mall. (Photo taken September 3, 2011)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - After we ran an article on September 13, 2011, "Centercorp to make Nobscot anouncement October 1st", Framingham resident Beth Escobar, (who had been in contact with Centercorp Retail Properties, Inc. Property Manager Terri Desjardins), leaked the news that the company now intends to fix up the Nobscot Shopping Center property and hire a new leasing agent in hopes of getting new tenants to lease the now mostly vacant strip mall.

The news was then leaked to the Nobscot Neighbors group, and to the Metrowest Daily News, and since then ideas and suggestions have been swirling around on a Nobscot email list about what types of stores local residents would like to see in the plaza.

After reading several of the ideas -- which consisted mostly of thoughts about what chain or specialty  grocery store may lease the vacant former Countryfare / Star market, (which is the largest retail space on the property), and hopes that CVS would ...[read more]


Framingham Photo Contests

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 11:21 pm on September 16, 2011
Framingham Photo Contests

Enter one of the Framingham Photo Contests going on now!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - There's still time to enter two photo contests that are taking place in Framingham. The photos for one contest must be shot in the greater Saxonville area, and the other requires the photo be taken at the "Garden in the Woods" botanical garden located in the Nobscot area of town.

Saxonville Photo Contest

The Friends of Saxonville and a local realtor are sponsoring a contest for photos taken within the greater Saxonville area. The contest is open to amatuer photographers of all ages and First Prize is $100, Second Prize is ...[read more]


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