This Is Framingham

This Is Framingham
Life in the 'ham

Take out coming soon

December 29th, 2007

Passing by the dearly departed Hurwitz Kosher Meat Market I noticed a “coming soon” sign.  I’m not sure what kind of food JOA take-out will serve.  It would be nice if it’s something I really like but I’ll check it out either way.  I thought it was interesting that on the permit it states there will be 50 seats.  I don’t know how they would even fit 6 seats. There is no mention or permits for the vacant space next door but I guess we’ll see what they have planned. mosquitoes ivermectin resistance

From the archives…

December 27th, 2007

This isn’t too exciting but I’m working on a another post and in the meantime I thought I’d post this.  While going through slides (I did get a projector, thank you Patsy!) I found one of my sister and I in what is the route 30 mall/Filene’s Basement parking lot now.  I have no idea what it was in 1975-76 (when this picture was probably taken).

In the background is the route 30 post office and a sign for Caldor and a place called “Steak & Brew”.  I’m guessing that would be where Bugaboo Creek is now, although I don’t know if Victoria Station was already occupying that space. I wish the Caldor sign had the “rainbow” since that’s what made it so recognizable to me as a kid but maybe this was even before they had that logo? Anyway, it’s kind of funny that the post office looks the same.

Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2007

Have a good one!

Brother can you spare a slide projector?

December 22nd, 2007

 So I thought it would be a nice way to spend day off on Christmas looking at old slides with the family.  They were all excited when I told them I would be picking through the 25 volumes of slide carousels and getting a little trip down memory lane ready.  I thought the old projector I had in my basement was functioning except for a bulb, which arrived from ebay today, only to  find out tonight when I took off the cover to the projector, there was no plug or remote like there was supposed to be.

So now I’m looking to find a projector (and possible extra carousel or two).  I promised my family a slide show and by gum I’m going to give them one! (preferably without renting one for $45 a day) 

If anyone has one I can borrow I will take very good care of it and give it back right after Christmas.  You can email me directly


Pedestrian Improvement Plan Meeting

December 21st, 2007

This is a public meeting for anyone who is interested:

Philbrooke’s Steakhouse

December 16th, 2007

As I do sometimes, I’ll be browsing on Ebay and do a search for Framingham to see if there is anything interesting.  I found a couple of things but I have to day this was an image that I actually thought “Woah” when I saw it.
All the info on the listing for this postcard is just that it was of a place called Philbrooke’s Steakhouse, Framingham MA, from the 60’s.  I would guess it was on route 9 but I guess it could have been be anywhere.

I find the photo interesting because, of course, the shape of the building  but also it makes me curious about the management.  I think it’s kind of funny how they chose this somewhat unflattering angle, exposing the basement door and utility pole almost in the middle of the picture.  Also noted is the unappealing wall of dirty snow in the foreground.  It’s an interesting composition and makes me wonder why they didn’t take a straight-on photo of the front door.  Was there something even uglier directly behind the steakhouse?  Or maybe Ken’s was in the background? Was there a reason why they didn’t wait until spring or pay someone to get rid of the blackened snow for this photoshoot?

Anyway, if anyone ever ate or worked at this place, I’m curious to hear what the inside and overall experience was like at Philbrooke’s Steakhouse.

Danforth Student and Faculty Sale

December 10th, 2007

The Danforth Museum’s school is having a sale of work done by it’s students and faculty.  I went by the other day and saw some great stuff.
The sale is in the school part of the museum (use the side door and go to the second floor) at 123 Union Ave.
Hours are:
Monday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, and Tuesday-Wednesday
Sale Ends Saturday, December 15th
Here’s look at some of the things for sale:

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