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Framingham Traffic Alerts, Week of April 11-17, 2021

April 10, 2021 (12:39 am EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff
Framingham Traffic Alerts, Detours, Delays, sign: Be Prepared to Stop

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Motorists are advised that there may be construction work being performed during daytime hours on the following roads in Framingham during the week of April 11th through 17th, 2021.

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Framingham Public Libraries to Reopen April 5th, 2021

March 27, 2021 (1:53 am EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff
[photo] Framingham Main Library
Framingham Main Library, Pearl St. entrance.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Public Library has announced it's buildings will reopen to the public April 5, 2021 for "limited browsing and computer use".

Curbside pickups and returns will continue and the majority of public activities and events usually held at the library will continue to be held online (mostly via ZOOM).

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Framingham Toy Soldiers Snow People Scavenger Hunt

December 3, 2020 (11:35 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff

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]


Lester Baker Appointed Framingham Police Chief

November 8, 2020 (7:32 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff

Framingham Police Chief Lester Baker

Framingham Police Department, Deputy Chief Lester Baker appointed to Police Chief position by Mayor Spicer.

Framingham, MA - Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer is pleased to announce that she has appointed Lester Baker, a veteran member of the Framingham Police Department, as the Department's eighth Police Chief.

Before being named Police Chief, Baker served as the Deputy Chief in charge of operations since 2018. He was a Lieutenant 2014-2018, Sergeant 2008-2014, and Patrolman 2003-2008. Baker transferred from the Lexington, MA Police Department as ...[read more]


Framingham Parking Meters Re-Installed Downtown

September 26, 2019 (9:03 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff

photo of digital parking meter

New digital parking meters installed in Downtown Framingham Central Business District.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham has installed 146 new "Smart Parking Meters" in the Downtown Framingham Central Business District.

The new meters replace the old coin-operated ones that were removed for the recently completed downtown sidewalk renovations.

The new meters are smart meters and take both credit cards and coins.

The new meters are located in the Downtown Framingham central business district, on Concord Street, Hollis Street, Howard Street, Park Street and Union Avenue

Metered parking fees are $1.25 per hour or $2 for two hours.

Maximum parking time is two hours.

Framingham will enforce parking Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays and holidays are free.

According to information on the manufacturer's website, (IPS Group), the new M5™ Single Space Meters have advanced capabilities to handle Pay-by-Phone, Token, Permit, optional NFC/contactless payment, as well as software integration for real-time data, Parking Enforcement, Advanced Data Analysis and more. The units can be solar powered and managed via wireless network configuration.

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