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Framingham Board of Health Votes to Rescind Mask Mandates

February 23rd, 2022

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FRAMINGHAM, MA — At a special meeting requested by Mayor Charlie Sisitsky, the Framingham Board of Health (BOH) voted Tuesday to ratify the Mayor’s decision to rescind two Executive Orders mandating masks, effective at 12:01 am on March 7, 2022. The current Joint Executive Order #EO2022-001, designed to decrease the surge of the COVID Omicron variant, has… [read more].


Framingham Board of Health to Meet 2/22/22 to Discuss Vote on Mask Mandate Order

February 18th, 2022

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FRAMINGHAM, MA — At the request of Mayor Charlie Sisitsky, a Special Meeting of the Framingham Board of Health has been posted for February 22, 2022, to discuss the duration of the current Joint Executive Order mandating masks inside public establishments and to potentially vote on a date to rescind the Order. At the Special Meeting, which… [read more].


Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Cancer Causing Impurity

October 19th, 2021

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Batches of Irbesartan Tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. are being recalled due to concern with cancer causing impurities in the medication. Testing of the drug during manufacturing revealed an impurity which called “N-nitrosoirbesartan” which is a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer). Lupin is recalling… [read more].


Framingham Sewer Smoke Testing begins September 1st, 2021

August 27th, 2021

FRAMINGHAM, MA — The Framingham Department of Public Works will begin conducting Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing Wednesday, September 1st, to investigate sources of rainwater and groundwater (inflow and infiltration) that are entering the sanitary sewer system. The entire testing program is expected to take one month to complete and will be conducted by engineering consultant, Weston &… [read more].


Framingham BioTech Company Uses AI to Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

August 6th, 2021

FRAMINGHAM, MA — BERG, a clinical-stage biotech that employs patient biology and artificial intelligence (AI) to research diseases and develop innovative treatments and diagnostics, recently announced the publication of a new study, entitled “Clinical utility of a serum biomarker panel in distinguishing prostate cancer from benign prostate hyperplasia [BPH]” in Scientific Reports. As part of the study,… [read more].


Mosquito Spraying in Framingham Thursday, July 22

July 16th, 2021

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FRAMINGHAM, MA — The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply “reduced-risk pesticide” to control mosquito populations in the City Thursday, July 22, 2021. All spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 p.m. The spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of… [read more].


Framingham Public Health Walk-In Clinic Reopens

July 11th, 2021

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FRAMINGHAM, MA — The Framingham Office of Public Health Nursing Walk-In Clinic, located at 113 Concord Street (diagonally across street from Memorial building), will reopen to the public on Monday, July 12th, 2021. Childhood vaccinations, lead screening, TB testing, and COVID-19 vaccinations (Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer), and more will be available. No appointment is needed…. [read more].


Framingham Mosquito Spraying June 29, 2021

June 25th, 2021

East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project

FRAMINGHAM, MA — The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply “reduced-risk pesticide” to decrease mosquito populations in Framingham Tuesday, June 29, 2021. All spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 p.m. The spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of Woodland… [read more].


Family-Friendly Drive-Thru COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic Saturday, June 19 at Keefe Tech

June 15th, 2021

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Framingham Health Department will host a family-friendly Drive-thru COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic at Keefe Regional Technical High School, 750 Winter Street, weather permitting, on Saturday, June 19th, 9:00am – 12:00pm. The clinic is open to everyone ages 12 and over…. [read more].


Framingham Water Department Receives MassDEP Public Water System Award

June 15th, 2021

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Framingham’s Water Department has received a Public Water System Award from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) for outstanding performance and achievements in the Large Consecutive Community Systems Category for the calendar year 2020. According to MassDEP, the criteria used to select eligible public water systems for this award include excellent water service… [read more].