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COVID-19: Framingham Closes Schools, Library, Senior Center

March 13th, 2020

illustration of a Covid 19 virus particle

FRAMINGHAM, MA –  Today, the City of Framingham and the Framingham Public Schools announced that effective Friday, March 13, 2020 through Sunday, March 29, the City’s Library, Callahan Center and Loring Arena will be closed to the public, and all Framingham Public Schools will be closed for a minimum of two weeks to help minimize the spread… [read more].

New Sharps and Prescription Drug Disposal Kiosks in Framingham

January 23rd, 2015

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Through a grant received from the Office of Local and Regional Health, the Framingham Health Department will provide residents with a free disposal site for their needles, syringes and lancets and their unused or expired medications. Safe disposal of sharps and prescription drugs is essential in ensuring the health and safety of the community… [read more].

Framingham Recreation Department to Offer Yoga & Zumba Gold Classes

December 23rd, 2014

Zumba Gold Classes from the Framingham Park & Rec. Dept

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Avoid cabin fever this winter! The Framingham Park and Recreation Dept. will be offering a class in gentle, Kripalu style Yoga Class along with a low impact Zumba Gold Class for Adults. In Yoga, students will learn basic postures, gentle stretching, and breathing and relaxation techniques to increase flexibility and strength, reduce stress and… [read more].

Mosquito Control by Helicopter in Framingham

April 18th, 2014

East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project

Framingham, MA – The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over wetland areas located in Framingham. Wetlands currently being evaluated for this application are located by Angelica Dr., Callahan State Park, Fairbanks Rd. and Palmer Rd. The application will take place between April… [read more].

Free Flu Clinics for Framingham Residents

October 25th, 2013

Framingham Public Health

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Framingham Health Department will be offering influenza (FLU) vaccine to Framingham residents. Flu shots and flu mist will be available. There is no charge for vaccination, but please remember to bring your health insurance and/or Medicare card with you. FLU Clinics will be held at the following locations, on the following dates: At… [read more].

2nd Annual Ride for Food - Sept. 15th, 2013

August 19th, 2013

2nd Annual Ride for Food - Sunday September 15, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Before Framingham had the Pearl St. Cupboard & Cafe, (a food pantry which opened in the former DMV Office in Downtown Framingham), many hungry Framingham residents already had a place to turn — literally… Even today, Joanne Barry, Executive Director of “A Place To Turn”, an emergency food pantry in Natick tells us, “our… [read more].

FREE Lunch, (Kids 18 and Under)

June 29th, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA – With school out, some kids are left wondering what to do for lunch. In cooperation with the USDA Summer Food Service Program, The United Way of Tri-County will be providing free lunches to children throughout summer vacation. Starting on Monday, July 1st, lunch will be served at Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe from 11:30… [read more].

2013 Boston Marathon Photos

April 15th, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA – April 15th has more meaning than “tax day” when it falls on the third Monday in the month of April. “That Monday” has been marked on calendar since 1897 as the day of the running on Boston Marathon. Thanks to Framingham photographer Wayne Dion, who worked from an aerial position, we’ve got a birds-eye… [read more].

Food Pantry Opens in Former RMV Building

January 9th, 2012

Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe

FRAMINGHAM, MA – After months of stalled permitting, the Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe is slated to open this week in the former Registry of Motor Vehicles, (RMV), building at 10 Pearl Street in Downtown Framingham. Operated by the United Way of Tri-County, the primary function will be to serve as a food pantry which will provide… [read more].

Newswomen Host Framingham Breast Cancer Fundraiser

October 8th, 2011

(photo) Channel 5 - JC Monahan, Kelley Tuthill, Susan Wornick, Bianca de la Garza, Rhondella Richardson in Framingham, MA Oct. 26, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Circle Furniture in Framingham is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with “Circle of Five” – their fifth annual event to benefit the Needham-based Ellie Fund. In honor of the fifth anniversary of Channel 5 Reporter Kelley Tuthill’s breast cancer diagnosis, five newswomen from WCVB-TV5 are starring in this year’s exclusive event on October… [read more].