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Framingham, MA, United States

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Past articles by Danielle:

Framingham Earth Day Festival draws large crowds

FRAMINGHAM – Lovers of Mother Earth celebrated on the Centre Common Saturday, rocking out to bands and learning more about how to be green.The → Read More

A sweep for Trump in the 5th

NATICK – Normally, outside of party loyalists and political junkies, no one really cares who is headed to a party's presidential convention. After all, the delegates are bound by party bylaws to vote for whomever the voters selected back in the March 1 primary.But with the possibility of a contested convention for the Republicans if no one wins the coveted 1,237 votes needed on the first ballot,… → Read More

Framingham: Town Meeting OKs police, fire budgets

FRAMINGHAM – Town Meeting started working through the town’s new operating budget Thursday after voting to raise the property tax levy by 1. → Read More

Framingham Town Meeting wrestles with budget

FRAMINGHAM – Town Meeting wrestled with two options for a new operating budget Wednesday, further complicated by a $4 million school budget gap. → Read More

Framingham: Selectmen endorse Hicks for fire chief's post

FRAMINGHAM – It was all hail to the new chief Tuesday as selectmen tapped Joe Hicks to lead the Fire Department.Hicks’ family and dozens of his fellow Framingham firefighters filled the Memorial Building’s Ablondi Room and cheered the board’s unanimous decision to confirm Town Manager Bob Halpin’s appointment for the job.Hicks said it “means everything” to have his co-workers there supporting… → Read More

Framingham: ESL motion draws debate

FRAMINGHAM – Town Meeting got tangled up in a debate over illegal immigration Tuesday while considering whether to fund adult English as a Second → Read More

Framingham Charter group on fast track

FRAMINGHAM – The Charter Commission voted Monday to aim at drawing up and bringing a city charter to voters next April.State law allows the → Read More

Framingham Town Meeting starts Tuesday

FRAMINGHAM – A proposed plastic bag ban, fiscal ‘17 budgets and more will be up for votes at Framingham’s Annual Town Meeting, which → Read More

Framingham selectmen cleared in Open Meeting Law complaint

FRAMINGHAM – Selectmen did not violate Open Meeting Law when they cut off a resident for badmouthing a department head, Attorney General Maura Healey’s office ruled.In an April 12 letter of determination, Assistant Attorney General Kevin W. Manganaro wrote that it was selectmen’s call to stop Deborah Butler from criticizing Veterans Agent Peter Harvell during the public participation segment of… → Read More

School for autistic children proposed for Edmands Road in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM – A nonprofit Natick organization plans to build a $5 million school on Edmands Road in Framingham for kids with autism.Realizing → Read More

Resident sues town, claims Framingham ZBA chairman violated conflict of interest law

FRAMINGHAM – A Town Meeting member - and recent candidate for selectman - has sued the town to try stopping a developer from building over-55 → Read More

Mark Wahlberg films scenes for 'Patriots Day' in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM – Claudia Young couldn’t believe it when a Hollywood film studio came knocking on her door, asking if Mark Wahlberg could act out a scene for his new movie "Patriots Day" on her front porch.“I said, ‘My ugly porch?’ the Dyer Street resident recalled with a laugh, but she agreed.Young’s Southside neighborhood had its day in the spotlight Tuesday as Wahlberg, other cast members and CBS… → Read More

'Patriots Day' filming in Framingham Tuesday

FRAMINGHAM - Movie star Mark Wahlberg is in town filming scenes for his new movie Patriots Day, about the Boston Marathon bombings.Wahlberg and scores of → Read More

For many runners, Boston race fulfills a dream

Hot sun slowed some runners in Monday’s 120th Boston Marathon, but large crowds of spectators came out to cheer them on to the finish line.After suffering from heat stroke and collapsing at the end of the 2012 Marathon, Amy O’Leary, 49, of Southborough, was hesitant to run her sixth straight Boston on another warm day.As she entered the Athletes’ Village early Monday morning in Hopkinton and got… → Read More

Special Olympics athletes compete in MetroWest Schools Games

FRAMINGHAM – Hamzah Abidi triumphed over his debilitating diagnosis of Angelman Syndrome Friday by throwing a tennis ball with all his might. → Read More

Loring Arena contractor bids too high in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM – The town’s Loring Arena renovation project is on thin ice after construction bids came back about $1 million higher than → Read More

Samba West in Framingham given 3-day liquor license suspension

FRAMINGHAM – Selectmen hit Samba West with a liquor license suspension Tuesday after police said a customer got drunk at the bar and plowed into the back of a cruiser.In accepting the three-day suspension, Samba owner Joseph Zhang said he took responsibility for his staff over-serving the man last Aug. 22.Zhang said he and the manager of Samba West, 1583 Worcester Road, both tried to stop the… → Read More

Framingham Selectmen want internal candidate for fire chief

FRAMINGHAM – Wanting a fire chief who climbed the ranks here in Framingham, selectmen on Tuesday rejected the town manager’s recommendation → Read More

Framingham Selectmen want internal candidate for fire chief

FRAMINGHAM – Wanting a fire chief who climbed the ranks here in Framingham, selectmen on Tuesday rejected the town manager’s recommendation → Read More

Framingham: Commission begins charter task

FRAMINGHAM – The Charter Commission put Town Manager Bob Halpin on the hot seat Monday as it considered ways to improve Framingham’s form of → Read More