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2010 NORAD Santa Tracker

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 7:34 pm on December 24, 2010
2010 NORAD Santa Tracker

Visit the official 2010 NORAD Santa Tracker.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - It will probably be several hours before Santa makes it to Framingham, or even to the New England coast.

Luckily with the help of NORAD, (The North American Aerospace Defense Command), you can track Santa's progress and see him fly in and out of suburban cities, country towns and rural villages as he makes his way around the world for Christmas 2010.

When we last checked he was in Bignona, Senegal and headed for Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.

We zoomed in on the map to see how many stops Santa had to make and saw ...[read more]


Framingham State Name Change

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 11:06 pm on November 4, 2010
Framingham State College changes name to Framingham State University

Will a degree from Framingham State University look better than one from a mere college? And what to do about those who routinely shorten the name to "FSC" ? , (initials which no longer fit!)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - "Framingham State University" is now the official name of the school which has sat atop Bare Hill since 1853.

The school was originally founded in 1839 as a state-funded "Normal School" to standardize, (or "normalize"), the training of teachers in America.

The Normal School was first located in Lexington and then Newton, MA and after outgrowing both locations moved to Framingham where it has flourished and grown for more than a century and a half.

An act which became effective October 26, 2010 changes M.G.L. Ch. 15A, Sec. 5, and creates sub-sections of the law which in addition to renaming (6) colleges, breaks the state's system of higher education into three segments;

  • (i) the university of Massachusetts segment
  • (ii) the state university segment
  • (iii) the community college segment ...[read more]

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