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FPAC-TV to Run "Democracy Now!" News

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 11:40 pm on July 29, 2011
FPAC-TV to begin airing Democracy Now! news

FPAC-TV to begin telecasting "Democracy Now!" news weekday mornings starting August 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In a press release, Bill McColgan, (Executive Director of Framingham Public Access), announced FPAC-TV will begin carrying the daily, independent, award-winning news program, "Democracy Now!"

According to McColgan, FPAC-TV received a "very large number of requests" from Framingham residents to have the show broadcast on the town's public access station.

The show is scheduled to air weekdays (Monday through Friday) at 8:00 a.m. beginning the first week of August.

The program, which offers "a perspective not seen in U.S.corporate-sponsored [news] media" is hosted by ...[read more]


Common Ground Rocked the Common

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 12:06 am on July 16, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Hometown band "Common Ground" played to a huge audience last night at the Framingham Centre Common.

"Common Ground" plays the Allman Brothers' classic "One Way Out" at Concert on the Green, Framingham, MA, July 15, 2011

Drawing a diverse mix the crowd included families with small children, teens, "twenty-somethings", baby-boomers, empty nesters, retirees and seniors --- all peacefully co-existing for a few hours to enjoy the open-air "Concert on the Common".

Covering tunes from Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Traffic and ...[read more]


The Infractions Funky Music Fills the Common

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 8:54 pm on July 1, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Infractions packed the house in a July 1st, 2011 performance at the Framingham "Concerts on the Green".

Due to rain last week, this was the first night a band played this year in the free summer concert series that's been running on the Framingham Centre Common every year since 1996.

The Infractions "Play That Funky Music"

This was also the first time a new stage, built by students from Keefe Tech was used.

Aside from the music, the crowd was also treated to ...[read more]


Fuller Middle School Students Finalists in TV Ad Contest

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:44 pm on June 2, 2011
FPAC-TV (Framingham Public Access TV)

Fuller Middle Students learning t.v. production in after-school club are finalists in county-wide Public Service Announcement contest.

Framingham, MA - Sixth and seventh graders from the Fuller Middle School who have participated in an after-school program at Framingham Public Access are among the finalists in Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone's new Cyber-Safety PSA Contest.

The youngsters have been learning television production skills under the watchful eyes of Fuller Middle School teacher Patrick Galligan and FPAC's Francesca Cerutti-Harris. The weekly classes have been part of a partnership between the 21st Century After School Programs, the Framingham ...[read more]


Keefe Tech Students Interning at FPAC-TV

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 4:25 pm on May 31, 2011
Keefe Tech / FPAC-TV Interns

Joseph P. Keefe Technical School juniors Brad Naugler of Holliston and Daniel Coelho, Matt Rivers, and Hugo DeAlmeida of Framingham are serving as video production interns at Framingham Public Access Corporation (FPAC).

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Four Joseph P. Keefe Technical School juniors are learning Video Production skills through hands-on experience at their internships at Framingham Public Access Corporation (FPAC).

The internship opportunities were coordinated by FPAC Executive Director Bill McColgan, Keefe Tech Superintendent-Director James Lynch, and School Committee member and FPAC Board of Directors member John Kahn. "We sat down and discussed creating a community partnership between our organizations," said McColgan. "We thought that creating these internship opportunities were a great first step."

Daniel Coelho, Hugo DeAlmeida, and Matt Rivers of Framingham and Brad Naugler of Holliston were chosen as student interns by Keefe Administrators based on recommendations from their teachers.

Keefe Tech School Admissions Counselor Faith Chrisom facilitated the internship schedules, arranging for the students to work in teams of ...[read more]


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