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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]


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]


Temple Beth Am Hoop Madness on FPAC-TV

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 5:56 pm on March 31, 2011
TBA Basketball Hoop Madness on FPAC-TV during the month of April 2011

Watch Temple Beth Am Basketball "Hoop Madness" on FPAC-TV during the month of April 2011!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - As basketball fans around the country are focused on both the Men's and Women's NCAA Division I Final Four, Framingham Public Access will be showcasing a little homegrown March Madness.

FPAC-TV is pleased to be partnering with the Temple Beth Am Basketball League this year to present coverage of five boys and girls championship games held recently at Framingham High School.

TBA Basketball involves hundreds of youngsters from the fourth through twelfth grades, and organizers made a commitment this season to ensure coverage of the championship game in each level. TBA volunteers stepped up to cover four of the contests, including both the Boys and Girls B and C Divisions.

FPAC's staff brought in three cameras to cover the ...[read more]


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