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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].

Framingham Local Emergency Orders End Saturday May 29, 2021

May 27th, 2021

illustration of a Covid 19 virus particle

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Signaling the start of a return to pre-pandemic normal, yesterday local Framingham officials announced that effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 “local orders” related to COVID-19 State of Emergency are rescinded. Framingham’s local COVID-19 orders are being made consistent with orders issued by MA Governor Charlie Baker, MA Dept. of Public… [read more].

Dr. Monifa Charles Appointed Framingham Public Health Director

May 24th, 2021

Framingham Town Hall (Memorial Building)

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Dr. Monifa Charles, DHSc, MSP, MPA, has been appointed as Framingham’s new Director of Public Health. Dr. Charles has worked in public health for the last 18 years, most recently working for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Office in Raleigh, where she identified innovative models of care and collaboration in… [read more].

Packaged Single Head Romaine Lettuce Recalled

November 10th, 2020

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Check your fridge!  Massachusetts is one of the states listed in a November 6th, 2020, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) report that Tanimura & Antle Inc., <> a Salinas, California grower is “voluntarily recalling its packaged single head romaine lettuce under the Tanimura & Antle brand, labeled with a packed on date of… [read more].

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

March 13th, 2020

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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].