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Framingham Tax Bills Delayed, State Late Approving Rate

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 11:10 pm on January 21, 2021
Framingham's Town Hall, the Memorial Building is located at 150 Concord Street in Downtown Framingham.

Framingham's City Hall, ("The Memorial Building"), is located at 150 Concord Street in Downtown Framingham.

FRAMINGHAM, MA  - Long time property owners in Framingham were starting to wonder why no quarterly tax bills were showing up in their mail.  In response, the City released a statement concerning "City of Framingham Tax Bills".

In it, the explanation was, "The City of Framingham’s Real Estate and Personal Property bills will be delayed. The reason for this delay is because the State of Massachusetts has not approved Framingham’s tax rate. We are anticipating more information by the end of January. When the bills go out, the third and fourth quarters of Fiscal 2021 will be due on May 3, but they can be paid before the May 3 deadline." ...[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]


Area Residents Feel Cape Earthquake

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 2:58 pm on November 8, 2020
USCS / NEIC Earthquake Map, Buzzards Baay, November 8, 2020.Map

USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) "Felt It" Map, of Buzzards Bay MA earthquake, November 8, 2020 at 9:10am.

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Did you feel mild ground shaking this morning?   Thousands of residents of Massachusetts, in areas from Cape Cod to Metrowest to the Berkshires and into Connecticut reported feeling light tremors to The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The USGS reported a 4.0 magnitude earthquake occured ...[read more]


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