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Framingham Toy Soldiers Snow People Scavenger Hunt

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 11:35 pm on December 3, 2020

Framingham Toy Soldier Scavenger Hunt (2020)FRAMINGHAM, MA - Avoid cabin fever this holiday season! The City of Framingham Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division have collaborated to create a socially distant scavenger hunt to help locate their lost Toy Soldiers and Snow People.

After a long quarantine nap, the Toy Soldiers and Snow People have come out of hibernation and are wandering around the City. We need your help finding them, to make sure they are ready to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year!

Pieces of the scavenger hunt map will be ...[read more]


Framingham MassPike Exit 111 and Exit 117

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 12:03 am on December 3, 2020
MassPike, Stockbridge to Boston

Listening to James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" upon entry onto the Massachusetts Turnpike, (1994, Wasted Time R at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In the days before GPS, people asking for directions to Framingham from the east or west would be told to "take the Pike and get off at Exit 12 or Exit 13" depending where in Framingham they were going.

"The Pike" as locals call it, also known as the MassPike, (shortened from "Massachusetts Turnpike"), is the portion of U.S. Interstate Highway "I-90", a toll road that runs from the western border of Massachusetts in the town of West Stockbridge to Boston, MA the state capital.

Along with the rest of the MassPike, (and many other highways), the exit numbers are being changed to a uniform numbering system based on mile markers. ...[read more]


Framingham Construction & Traffic Alerts, Week of Nov. 22-28, 2020

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 6:53 pm on November 20, 2020
Framingham Traffic Alerts, Detours, Delays, sign: Be Prepared to Stop

Plan ahead for delays and be prepared to stop as Framingham infrastructure projects are being finished before winter sets in.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham has released the following traffic alerts for the week of November 22nd - 28th, 2020, (note: construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change).

 

Cedar Street - Gas Main Relay - Eversource Gas will continue installing gas service lines on Cedar Street. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.


Cochituate Road/Rt. 30 - Rail Trail ...[read more]


Framingham Cancels Popular Christmas Tree Lighting Event

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 1:17 pm on November 20, 2020

christmas tree, clip artFRAMINGHAM, MA - In past years a town-wide effort was made to bring people together to light the "Official" Christmas Tree in Downtown Framingham.  At past tree lightings, school children would carol on the steps of the Memorial Building, Santa might have shown up riding atop a Framingham Fire Engine, and after the tree lighting children would be welcomed into Nevins Hall for hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes and a chance to spend some time with friends, neighbors and family and maybe have a photo taken with Santa.

In a press release today, The City of Framingham announced it will cancel this ...[read more]


Framingham Receives $475,600 for Remote Learning Enrichment Programs

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 4:02 pm on November 18, 2020

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham has received $475,600.00 for Remote Learning Support Services through the Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.

The purpose of the Remote Learning Support Grant program is to promote and support equitable access to affordable, safe, and supportive environments for children to engage remotely in instructional time during the school day.

The City worked with ...[read more]


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