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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, 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: Thu, 13 May 2021 18:47:11 +0000
    Framingham’s Top 10 Exhibit Sign Up - The post Framingham’s Top 10 Exhibit Sign Up appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 18:27:24 +0000
    Gift Membership Form - The post Gift Membership Form appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 18:23:47 +0000
    New Member Form - The post New Member Form appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 18:19:37 +0000
    Renewal Membership Form - The post Renewal Membership Form appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 17:48:31 +0000
    Gift Membership Success Page - Thank you so much for making it possible for someone to be a Member of the Framingham History Center. We look forward to welcoming them into our dynamic… The post Gift Membership Success Page appeared first on Framingham History Center. ... [read more]

Jim Pillsburys Blog

  • Child tax credit... to many don't know about it -  As some of you who have younger kids, the tax credit checks have already gone out to those who the IRS can recognize from past tax filings. But according to the IRS, some 851 families in 01702 and 403 families are not getting the cash and tax credit. My thought was for the schools who are providing meals to anyone who wants one, ask those who are obviously in need if the parents know how to get the government benefits. At tonight's school committee meeting this will be on the agenda. Adam ... [read more]

  • Body-worn cameras for FPD - IF you feel our cops should be wearing the cameras, write a note to the Mayor and your councilor today. There are no good excuses why our police force should not have this technology. Time grows near for the application to be submitted.  I wrote to the Mayor on 7.14 asking if the city was working on the grant application. I've not heard back.  On a similar note, in Rhode Island, AG Neronha will equip all 1,700 State and local cops with cameras, servers and training over the next 12 to... [read more]

  • Irresponsible parents or just ignorant to the covid facts -   What are parents thinking allowing their own children under 18 years old decide if they want to get the covid shot? Tonight’s covid report says that 99% of all the covid deaths are from people who did not get the shots. Any grand parents or parents care to weigh in? I just don’t get it.  ... [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

  • TRUTH - "Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?..."  (from John 18:38)Here I am on Holy Week 2021.  I remember that a year ago we were immersed in the whole COVID-19 thing, and today it's maybe just a little bit better but it feels about the same.  I'm on a rare day off.  I just came from a dental appointment.  Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment today because I've got a numb mouth and I'm writing a piece which I suppose could generate hostile responses that will at least feel lik... [read more]

  • A TALE OF THREE BILLS -  "... a word spoken in due season, how good it is!"  (from Proverbs 15:23 New King James Version)I'm writing this in January of 2021.  It's only January.  And yet, in some respects it has been such a harsh year.  Last year the hateful posts on the internet and the horrible condescending and patronizing messages from "friends" seemed like they couldn't get any worse.  But they have.  I've cut back on my Facebook posting and commenting.  I took a verbal beat... [read more]

  • AND SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS -  "And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:7)My friend Bill Deery posted something beautiful about John Lennon's song, "So This is Christmas" online this morning.  I added a comment about how much I love that song.  It's been a weird year and it's a weird Christmas.  In eastern Massachusetts we're getting heavy rain and some high winds, and the temperature i... [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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