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Access Framingham Announces New Studio; Members Elect 3 to Board of Directors

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:06 pm on September 23, 2014

Framingham, MA - At Access Framingham's Annual Meeting on Monday evening, (September 22, 2014), attendees heard about the successes of the past year, including a record number of new local productions spotlighting the community, challenges to come for Framingham public access television station and training center, and a very exciting bit of news.

4 Verson Street to be new home to new Community Media Center. (Image obtained from Google Maps StreetView Image archive).

4 Vernon Street in Framingham Centre to house new Community Media Center. (Click image for Google Maps/ StreetView of area).

President Bill Rabkin announced that Access Framingham will move to a new location near Framingham Centre Common, thanks to a new agreement with Gordon Real Estate, owners of the property at 4 Vernon Street which will house this new Community Media Center for Framingham.  Design work is now underway for the new studio facility, and construction will take place in the coming weeks.

Since 2006, when Framingham Public Access Corporation was formed, the Town’s public access studio has been housed in “temporary” facilities at the rear of the Fuller Middle School.

Bill McColgan, Executive Director of Access Framingham, says the organization has greatly appreciated the partnership with the Framingham Public Schools over the years. “We look forward to more ways to collaborate in the future, but we did need to find a permanent home where a state-of-the-art studio could be created.  Working with Jim and Peter Gordon, Access Framingham has now found that home.”

Upon completion of the new facility, Access Framingham will ...[read more]


2014 Framingham Concerts on the Green Schedule

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 7:21 pm on June 2, 2014

FREE Summer Concert Series

JUNE - JULY - AUGUST

Friday Evenings - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Framingham Village Green

Framingham Centre, Massachusetts

JUNE 2014 - FRAMINGHAM CONCERTS

June 20th Chris Anders, (country)
June 27th Three of a Kind, (pop)

JULY 2014 - FRAMINGHAM CONCERTS

July 4th The Tom Nutile Band, (Big Band / Swing)
July 11th Hot Acoustics, (Classic Rock)
July 18th The Reminisants, (Oldies & Rock n' Roll)
July 25th JC & Enfusion, (R&B / Soul)

AUGUST 2014 - FRAMINGHAM CONCERTS

August 1st Metro, (Classic Rock)
August 8th Playing Dead, (Grateful Dead Tribute Band)

~ Bring a blanket or chair. ~


• Restrooms • Food • Concession Stand •


Directions: The "Village Green", (also known as the "Framingham Centre Common"), is located just north of Rt. 9 on Edgell Road. From Rt.9 (East or West), take the Framingham State College / Main St., Framingham Centre exit and proceed north on Edgell Rd. - Village Green is located approximately 1/10 mile from exit. From Sudbury, (Rt. 20), take Edgell Road exit (near Friendly's) and follow south to Framingham Centre. From Downtown Framingham, take Union Ave. / Main Street heading north, cross Rt. 9 and continue approximately 1/10 mile.

Parking: FREE parking is available on-street and off-street, (in church parking lots which surround the Village Green). Please park only where instructed by signs or traffic officers.

Please watch for pedestrians in and around concert and parking areas.

Arrive early for best parking.


For Concert Cancellations & Additional Info

Call: (508)532-5962

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Traffic Alerts & Construction Detours (May 14th - 18th, 2012)

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 4:30 pm on May 11, 2012
Framingham Traffic Detours sign

Framingham Road Construction Detours / Alert.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork in town continues this week, (Monday through Friday, May 14th - 18th, 2012).

Delays due to traffic and detours around some of the work sites can add to driving times, so motorists should plan accordingly.

The Town of Framingham's Department of Public Works / Highway Division / Capital Projects website offers residents and visitors to Framingham helpful information about current and upcoming construction projects.

You can view up to date traffic alerts, maps of project work sites and traffic detours, and sign up to receive email alerts for all or any of the currently listed projects.

The email traffic alert for the week of May 14th - May 18th, 2012 indicates that: ...[read more]


Traffic Alerts & Construction Detours (Jan 9th - 13th, 2012)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 6:33 am on January 9, 2012
Framingham Traffic Detours sign

Framingham Road Construction, Traffic Alerts and Detours for January 9th ­- January 13th, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on in town continues this week, (Monday through Friday, January 9th through January 13th, 2012), with a majority of the work occurring in the Framingham Centre area, along Rt. 9 and Rt. 126.

Delays due to traffic and detours around some of the work sites can add to driving times, so motorists should plan accordingly.

The Town of Framingham's Department of Public Works / Highway Division / Capital Projects website offers residents and visitors to Framingham helpful information about current and upcoming construction projects.

You can view up to date traffic alerts, maps of project work sites and traffic detours, and sign up to receive email alerts for all or any of the currently listed projects.

The email traffic alert for the week of January 9th ­- January 13th, 2012 indicate that: ...[read more]


Traffic Alert: Less Road, Sewer and Bridge Detours

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 2:33 pm on November 18, 2011
Danforth Street Bridge detour, Framingham, MA

Danforth Street Bridge remains closed.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- For the first time this year, there is actually less road work, less sewer construction and should be less detours and traffic delays in Framingham.

With winter coming many of Framingham's capital construction projects will be paving over the work sites that are either completed, or will be put on hold until the spring thaw.

The Fountain Street bridge is no longer on the list!  Work to finish that project has been completed this week and motorists can once again use the bridge.

Night work along Rt. 126, south of Rt. 9 - near Downtown Framingham, construction crews will begin to install crosswalks, (on Concord Street between Gorman Road and Lincoln Street), on Friday, November 18th through Sunday, November 20th during the overnight hours. Construction activities ...[read more]


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