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Amazing Things Arts Center

Framingham History Center Blog

The Gatepost - FSU Student News

Jim Pillsburys Blog

  • the Globe sues the MSP over record requests being denied - In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court, the Globe is claiming the MSP have ignored deadlines for producing public records, even though the public records officer ruled that the MSP must turn over requested records. The lawsuit focuses on three public records requests made by the Globe during the past year-and-a- half. One request was to get the names, rank, job title, departure and termination date along with discharge status of all employees who left the MSP since 2017. Anot... [read more]

  • Finally... Beacon Hill looks into the MSP scandals - On Wednesday the Joint Committee on Public Service asked Colonel Mason and Trooper Corey Mackey, president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM) how the fraud has continued and how long it has been going on. The union's vice president Trooper Patrick McNamara told the committee chair Barry Finegold it's the work of a few bad apples. Governor Baker is proposing a bill that would allow the department to punish troopers swiftly and would allow the Governor to pick the agencies ... [read more]

  • MCI will close it's doors -  From the Commonwealth Magazine Sarah Betancourt Feb 25, 2020 GOV. CHARLIE BAKER’S public safety secretary confirmed on Tuesday that MCI-Framingham, the oldest women’s penitentiary in the country, will be shuttered and prisoners eventually relocated to the Bay State Correctional Center in Norfolk. The disclosure by Thomas Turco, at a hearing of the House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, comes after months of questions from advocates, attorneys, and prisone... [read more]

The Hamster Blog

  • City Council Ushers In a New Era in Nobscot Village With Approval of Zoning Change - Just after 9 p.m. last night, Framingham's City Council voted unanimously, 11-0, to approve the new B-4 Village Zoning District bylaw for Nobscot.For the people that filled the Blumer Room in the Memorial Building for the City Council meeting, it was the culmination of years of effort by city officials, residents, and property owners, often filled with rancor, disagreement, debate, and ultimately, compromise. For a zoning change that was thought to have little chance of receiving the necessary t... [read more]

  • Saxonville Mills Embraces the Community and the Future While Still Preserving the Past - The Saxonville Mills, one of Framingham's strongest remaining ties to its industrial past, has been an integral part of the north side community for nearly two hundred years. Some recent changes have greatly strengthened its relationship to the city's residents.This past weekend, I attended the open studios event at the mills. Unlike the open studios of past years, when I first moved to Framingham nearly twenty years ago, the last couple have provided access to not only the long-time artist stud... [read more]

  • Two Open Space Victories for Northwest Framingham - In the past several weeks, our city, specifically the semi-rural northwest quadrant, has seen two important events regarding both the protection and use of open space.First, on June 27, Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT), a local land trust, announced that they had raised enough money to close on the purchase of Wayside Forest, two parcels totaling 52 acres on Wayside Inn Road.Then, on July 1, the Metro West Daily News reported that Baiting Brook Meadow Farm on Nixon Road received planning board appr... [read more]

Pedestrian Friendly (blog)

Holmes & Company - Rick Holmes' Blog

Historic Framingham (blog)

  • Alexander Rice Esty - Alexander Rice Esty (1826-1881) was an American architect. He was born in Framingham and attended school at the Framingham academy on the town centre. Among other things, he designed the Moses Ellis house/building, home of the Summit Montessori school. He is buried in the Edgell Grove cemetery.... [read more]

  • Moses Ellis house - Unfinished digital drawing/painting of the Moses Ellis house.The Moses Ellis house is located at 283 Pleasant Street in Framingham. Moses Ellis had this Italianate style house built circa 1865 on land previously owned by William Buckminster. It was designed by none other than famed local architect Alexander Rice Esty. It is now the home of the Summit Montessori School.Moses Ellis made his fortune back in San Francisco as a merchant during the Gold Rush.... [read more]

  • Pike-Haven house - The Pike-Haven house sits at the corner of Belknap Rd and Grove St and marks the beginning of what is known as Pike Row (Belknap Rd to Brook St via Edgell Road). It is the only still standing house in Framingham that predates the incorporation of Framingham as a town. Jeremiah Pike built the house ca 1697 and his direct descendants (son, grandson, and great grandson) including Gideon Haven lived there, hence the name Pike-Haven for the house.... [read more]

The Blog of Bob Baril

  • RAUL RODRIGUEZ'S REVOLTING REALITY - "Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die.  Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy."  (Proverbs 31:8-9 New King James Version)Exactly one week ago today, I heard a true story on a radio broadcast that upset me to the core of my being.  I have no words to express the sadness and bewilderment I felt after hearing of Raul Rodriguez's plight.  His "revolting reality" (my words) has been going on for al... [read more]

  • SHOULD RUSH LIMBAUGH HAVE RECEIVED THAT PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL? - "Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all."  (Proverbs 28:5 New King James Version)Last Monday afternoon (February 3, 2020) I saw a post that a Facebook friend had shared;  it indicated that Rush Limbaugh announced he has Stage 4 lung cancer.  That news stunned and saddened me.  A couple of hours later I saw a post on Facebook from Franklin Graham saying he'd be praying for Rush and inviting people to post comments.  Thousands of com... [read more]

  • DON IMUS' DEATH - "AWFUL NEWS" - "A time to be born, and a time to die; ..."  (from Ecclesiastes 3:2)I heard the news last night (December 27, 2019) that retired radio personality Don Imus had died at a College Station, Texas hospital earlier in the day.  I may be taking a risk in admitting this, but I was a regular listener to the Imus in the Morning radio show for many years and a fan of Don Imus and his cast of characters who joined him every weekday morning.  I remember the first time I listened to Imus in th... [read more]

Sarah in the Ham

Framingham High School Photo Blog

Nature of Framingham

  • First Flowers of Spring - I haven't posted to this blog for a long, long time, but I wanted to keep up the tradition of posting a picture of the first flowers to bloom here in my part of Framingham, Massachusetts.  Here they are!  March 29, 2014! Yay!... [read more]

  • Goliath Heron! He's a GIANT HERON! - This magnificent creature is the largest heron in existence today. We saw this one in Zambia.  It is a Goliath Heron, presumably named after the giant named Goliath from the bible,  Pete caught sight of this guy, and I'm frankly surprised that my photos came out as well as they did, considering that we were in a boat at the time.Check out that bill!  It's massive!  This bird stands nearly a foot taller then the Great Blue Heron, and has a wingspan of 7 feet or more.  It'... [read more]

  • When you hear hooves - think ZEBRAS! - No one could resist getting excited at the sight of a baby zebra!  They are so cute and cuddly looking that they look more like stuffed animals than wild animals!  (By the way, if you are reading this and saying zee-bra, you are pronouncing it wrong.  In Botswana and Zambia, the last letter of the alphabet is pronounced "zed".  The word Zebra should rhyme with the word Debra).We saw a LOT of zebras in Botswana and Zambia, and eventually they became so familiar that they hardl... [read more]

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