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Framingham Police Seek December 2020 Shooting Suspect

Filed under: Legal Notices by News Staff at 4:54 am on February 17, 2021
Framingham Police, Wanted Photo: Axel Mercado 2/17/2021

Axel Mercado, suspect wanted by Framingham Police for Attempted Murder and Weapons Charges. (2/17/2021)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Police Department has issued warrants for a suspect involved in a shooting in Framingham in December of 2020.

The suspect,Axel Mercado, age 40, of Roslindale, MA is wanted for Attempted Murder and Firearms charges.

Mercado was arrested in December of 2020 by Framingham Police in ...[read more]


Lester Baker Appointed Framingham Police Chief

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 7:32 pm on November 8, 2020
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]


Police Substation to Open in old Tripoli Barber Shop Location

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 7:04 pm on March 26, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Monday, March 31th at 1:00 p.m. a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the Town of Framingham, Police Department’s new Tripoli Community Police Substation located at 904 Waverly Street. The new substation will enhance communication and create a community-centered method of policing.

Dennis Giombetti, Chair of the Board of Selectmen, stated: "The opening of a community policing station on this site is an important addition to the neighborhood. Since the Tripoli Barbershop moved to their location a few blocks away I have been working with the Police Chief and Lee Mencoboni, the owner of La Cantina and this property to make it a community policing substation. I am very proud that my last official act as a Selectman will be this ceremony. It merges my long standing efforts to invest in public safety and my love for the neighborhood where my father and I grew up. "

Framingham Chief of Police Kenneth Ferguson commented: "The implementation of this substation is an excellent example of community policing in action, your police collaborating with public and private partners for the betterment of the community."

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2013 - Framingham Earth Day Festival - April 27th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 8:52 pm on April 16, 2013

Framingham Earth Day, April 27th, 2013

FRAMINGHAM -- With more than 80 displays, attractions and vendors, the Framingham Earth Day Festival is poised to deliver the green-living message to hundreds of environmentally attuned families this month.

The festival kicks off activities at 11 a.m. on the Framingham Centre Village Green, Edgell Road, Saturday, April 27 and continues to 3 p.m. In the event of stormy weather with heavy rains, the Festival will be moved to Framingham High School. If in doubt, check the Earth Day Website the day of the event.

With food, music, recycling, composting, kids’ activities, artisans and eco-friendly products and businesses, the third annual festival promises to be larger and more diverse than previous years.

“We want the Festival to be a chance to join together as a community, support local businesses, learn about how we can green-up Framingham, and have fun,” said Framingham Earth Day Festival President Donna Kramer Merritt.

The Festival will be an opportunity for area ...[read more]


Obama's Uncle Says Cops Had No Right to Stop Him

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:19 pm on November 18, 2011
Obama's uncle arrested in Framingham (Aug 24, 2011)

Mugshot: Onyango Obama, 8/24/2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - President Obama's uncle, Onyango "Omar" Obama, who nearly hit FPD Officer Val Krishtal and was subsequently arrested for OUI near the Chicken Bone Saloon in Downtown Framingham on August 24th appeared in court this week for a status hearing on the OUI charge.

"Uncle Omar" as the President refers to him in his book, "Dreams From My Father", is an illegal alien, ordered to leave the U.S. two decades ago, but somehow managed to remain in the country, get a social security number, get a job, (at Conti's Liquors on Concord St. n Framingham), and quietly go about his life in Framingham.

At the status hearing this week, Onyango Obama's lawyer, Atty. P. Scott Bratton told Judge Robert Grecco that he would be filing a "Motion to Supress", claiming the police did not have probable cause to pull his client over in the first place.

Among other things, what the attorney would be seeking to suppress is the 1.4 breathalyzer results, (nearly twice the legal limit), and all other ...[read more]


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