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FPAC-TV: Framingham Public Access

  • Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:01:24 +0000
    Hello world! - Welcome to After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions for your first post. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by […]... [read more]

Amazing Things Arts Center (atac)

  • Published: Wed, 09 Feb 2022 21:14:40 GMT
    Taking Action from a Place of Strength - I have important news to share about ātac and our 2021-2022 season. After careful consideration, the Board of Directors and I have...... [read more]

  • Published: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:01:02 GMT
    Public Art: Many Cultures, One Heart - The newly formed Framingham Centre Common Cultural District (FCCCD) is creating a public art project entitled, Many Cultures, One Heart...... [read more]

  • Published: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 14:49:43 GMT
    Reopening and Plans for the Future - It’s hard to believe that a year ago, we still weren’t aware of what was coming. Many of us have lost income, a sense of safety, and most...... [read more]

  • Published: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:00:14 GMT
    Annual Meeting January 27th - Come for the votes and the annual report and stay for the performance with Corey Laitman! I know most of us would prefer not to look back...... [read more]

  • Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 03:29:57 GMT
    Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing - In order to help our community stay healthy and safe, we've offered up our parking lot to the Framingham Board of Health...... [read more]

  • Published: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:44:54 GMT
    "Creating Our Future," tee shirt design contest! - ātac is excited to announce "Creating Our Future," a tee shirt design contest!... [read more]

  • Published: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:39:30 GMT
    Introducing "Process" - Process is a series of talks with artists and performers.... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:00:00 GMT
    We Stand Against Racism - We are being called to examine all of the ways we contribute to systems of oppression and form a plan to create meaningful change.... [read more]

Framingham History Center Blog

  • Published: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 17:09:26 +0000
    Haunted Trolley Tour Success Page - Thank you for registering! Your ticket has been processed and an acknowledgement will be emailed to you shortly. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact… The post Haunted Trolley Tour Success Page appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

  • Published: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:31:08 +0000
    The Three Elms Farm - By Ruthann Tomassini & Jennifer RichardsAugust 8, 2022 Have you regretted not asking your family members about their history when you had the chance? Do you feel that… The post The Three Elms Farm appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

  • Published: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 16:40:42 +0000
    2022 Summer Intern Spotlight - Two Framingham State University students share a behind the scenes look of their summer internship experiences so far. Meet Kasandra Rempelakis and Alex Szarka! Hi! My name is… The post 2022 Summer Intern Spotlight appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

  • Published: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 20:14:36 +0000
    The Military Record of Brigadier General John Nixon - The post The Military Record of Brigadier General John Nixon appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

  • Published: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 20:11:47 +0000
    Zeal for Healing: A Framingham Trait - The post Zeal for Healing: A Framingham Trait appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

Jim Pillsburys Blog

  • Nobscot zoning meeting tonight... it's remote -   Reminder: Tonight's Planning and Zoning Subcommittee will meet (Remote) to discuss the proposed changes to the Nobscot Map. These changes would allow B 4 to be extended into the Residential area along EDGELL and EDMANDS roads and the land between them and LIVOLI. .  This would include Mixed Use i.e higher. "multi-unit buildings" and business/commercial in a current R 4 area and includes a portion of conservation land. You can participate in the meeting by signing on Remote Participat... [read more]

  • More on Nobscot zoning map change -  There are 18 parcels identified in the letter to Phil O from the lawyer representing Steven Cucinatti a real estate professional from Boston under a company called J and Company, who just happened to donate 1000 dollars to Charlie's campaign account in March, even though there is no mayoral election. Not surprising is the amount of out-of-town realtors and developers also contributing to Charlie's campaign account. Now I'm not accusing anyone of anything but it does seem like Framingh... [read more]

  • vacation is over, time to pay attention -  Tomorrow night's CC meeting will be worth getting involved with. The big news is the expansion of the zoning by-law for the developer Steve Cucinatti, cell phone #781-696-4428 who's building the Nobscot plaza community. He is asking to increase the size of the over-lay district to include 12 lots along Edmunds and Edgell and 6 lots along Edgell all of which are zoned B4 zoning. He wants mixed used development in an eligible location as-of-right. Note: It pays to open the proposed map and l... [read more]

The Hamster Blog

  • Final Project Approval Signals the Beginning of the New Nobscot Village - On Thursday, February 27, the Framingham Planning Board voted to approve the long-debated mixed-use development of apartments and retail stores at the Nobscot Shopping Center site on Water Street in Nobscot village. With that vote, the village truly entered a new era of redevelopment, and hopefully, vitality as a neighborhood center.For well over a decade, residents and visitors have shaken their heads while passing by the dilapidated and increasingly vacant strip mall. Why did such a property e... [read more]

  • 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]

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

  • WHAT I WISH I'D DONE WHEN I PASTORED -  "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."  (I Corinthians 15:58)It was over twelve years ago that the little church I'd pastored for over twenty years was closed and I stepped out of full-time ministry and into what some people call "the real world".  During my first two years in "the real world" I struggled with anger, defensiveness, and self-pity.&nbs... [read more]

  • "NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED!" - "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God."  (Micah 6:8)The title of this piece, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"  is something that's frequently proclaimed by radio talk show host Howie Carr.  I'm not sure if Howie originated that saying. but when I was trying to think of a title this seemed like the perfect fit.Some days at my customer service call center job I receive a f... [read more]

  • THE DREAM -  "... your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:" (from Acts 2:17)Some people testify that they dream all the time; they pretty much dream every night.  Others say they almost never dream.  Scientists tell us that most people in fact do dream every night, although many of the dreams are not remembered.  Most nights I experience dreaming.  The overwhelming majority of my dreams are completely bizarre and don't seem to have any rhyme or reason t... [read more]

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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