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Framingham and Holliston to Sign Community Compacts

Filed under: Politics,Public Meetings,Technology by News Staff at 4:04 pm on February 14, 2016

[photo] MA Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Chair, Community Compact Cabinet

MA Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Chair, Community Compact Cabinet

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will join officials from the Town of Framingham, (and officials from the Town of Holliston), in the Ablondi Room of the Memorial Building located at 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA to sign a Community Compact.

The Executive Branch and the Town of Framingham’s Community Compact is a commitment to the implementation of new “best practice initiatives” in the categories of Information Technology: Transparency and Education; Administration and Finance.

The Community Compact provides municipalities with incentives for state grant funds and technical assistance to refine and implement best practices in a Community’s chosen areas. The Town of Framingham’s information technology initiative is a two-tiered approach to create financial transparency: ...[read more]


Access Framingham (AF-TV) Open House November 10th

Filed under: Arts / Culture,Technology by News Staff at 12:45 am on October 26, 2012
Access Framingham (logo)

AF-TV, Public Access Television in Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Access Framingham invites Framingham residents to an Open House from 1:00-5:00pm on Saturday, November 10th, 2012. All are welcome!

Access Framingham is located at the rear of the Fuller Middle School, at 31 Flagg Drive in Framingham, MA.

As part of the festivities, attendees can record a free DVD with holiday wishes for family and friends, and/or record a holiday greeting from your family to be telecast on AF-TV’s cable channels and website.

Food, Fun, Live TV, and More!

Stop in to meet the on air personalities and producers who entertain and inform you on the dozens of shows produced at AF-TV: shows like ...[read more]


Registration Open for Video Production Summer Camp

Filed under: Technology by News Staff at 2:59 am on May 15, 2012
Access Framingham (logo)

AF-TV is the public access television station in Framingham, MA.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Access Framingham, (AF-TV), the local public access television station is now accepting registrations for a new 2012 Summer Video Production Camp.

AF-TV will offer a new Video Production Camp to young people ages 10-12. The camp session will run daily from 9:00am to 12:00 noon daily starting Monday, August 13th, 2012 through Friday, August 17, 2012.

Campers will work together to develop and produce an original program. Every child will have a hands-on experience with studio cameras, microphones, control room switcher, graphics and audio.

Students interested in video production, editing, and writing are strongly encouraged to participate. The final project will be played ...[read more]


FPAC-TV Unveils New Name and Logo

Filed under: Technology by News Staff at 9:01 pm on September 19, 2011
Access Framingham (logo)

FPAC-TV rebrands itself as ''Access Framingham'' and will use new logo (above) and new website address: www.accessfram.tv

FRAMINGHAM, MA - At Monday night's Annual Meeting of Framingham Public Access Corporation, FPAC members heard about the successes of the past year and challenges to come for Framingham's Community Media Center. Then the board and staff added a surprise announcement.

Beginning this week, FPAC will operate with a new name and logo, one that FPAC officials believe will reflect the organization's mission to engage, serve, and enrich the community by developing programming by and for the people of Framingham, providing educational opportunities, and facilitating the exchange of information through traditional and new media.

The new name for the five-year-old organization will be "Access Framingham".

Access Framingham will remain committed to the promise of ...[read more]


AOL Attempts Comeback as "Patch"

Filed under: Business,Technology by Randy Harris at 4:12 pm on November 11, 2010
Framingham Patch

Why is ''Patch'' trying to get people to believe they are a local website and hiding the fact that they are AOL ?

FRAMINGHAM, MA - AOL, the online service that so many people loved to hate, is rearing its ugly head again.

AOL, a company whose corporate ethics are virtually non-existent has been the object of thousands of consumer, employee and investor complaints and lawsuits due to; unfair consumer practices, consumer privacy violations, unfair labor practices and securities law violations.

The company was been the target of (and lost) one of the largest class action lawsuits in history.

One class action lawsuit should be of particular interest to anyone considering "volunteering", "contributing", or responding to offers for paid work at AOL's Patch. That lawsuit had to do with thousands of people who were effectively unpaid or underpaid "employees" of AOL -- although the company called them "community leaders" and denied they worked for AOL.

We've created a spoof / satire version of Framingham Patch which contains ...[read more]


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