Welcome to Framingham Patch
What you can expect from Framingham's new online daily news site, its editor and our team of writers.
Framingham Patch is a hyperlocal, online, daily news site covering Framingham, and only Framingham. Think of us a "green newspaper," as we will not print on paper. We aim to be your one-stop for everything Framingham.
Framingham Patch is an interactive news site. We encourage you to create a free Patch account. Read our news stories and feature articles. Make comments.
Check out our calendar to find places to go and things to do. Our Calendar Editor Kristen Nason is a life-long Framingham resident. She will be adding events daily, but if you don't see an event listed, we invite you to add it or send it to her at email@example.com
Post a birth, engagement or a wedding announcement. Send us news on your daughter making the honor roll or your son making the Dean's list. Thank local businesses that donated to a PTO event or thank volunteers who gave of their time. We want this to be your site too!
Browse our comprehensive business and community directory. Search for a restaurant by category or discover where you can donate items to a charity. Find a time for a service at a local church or the hours of a Framingham business.
Business owners, you can "own" your Patch listing. Once claimed, you can upload photos, highlight a new product, announce a new menu item, list events, etc.
We are new, so we understand it will take some time to warm up to us. We want to earn your respect, as a trusted news source in town.
As for me, I have been a journalist since I was 16. I have worked at weeklies and daily newspaper all over Massachusetts. I have won many individual awards and contributed to numerous staff awards. Awards are nice. As editor of Framingham Patch, I am not out to win any awards - my goal is to cover what Framingham residents do and care about every day. We want to get the story and get it right. No story is "too small." And since we don't print on paper, we always have space for your news, every day.
Myself, and a team of Framingham residents and experienced MetroWest journalists will be at Town Meeting, and Selectmen and School Committee meetings; but you'll also find us at a pancake breakfast, a local fair, on the soccer field, at a school play or at a parks and recreation program.
In fact, Framingham Patch has been covering these type of events even before our launch. Check out our slide shows of events we've covered on Facebook. Become a fan of Framingham Patch on Facebook. Tag yourself and friends in our photos. Comment on our posts. Initiate discussion on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter @FraminghamPatch, for the latest news updates.
The opportunity to cover the community I live and raise a family in, is the main reason I decided to return to community journalism. My husband and I live in Framingham. Our daughter attends a Framingham Public School. We are frequent visitors to the library and participate in several Parks and Recreation programs. We love exploring Cushing Memorial Park and Garden in the Woods.
Framingham is a great community to live in. It has a diverse population, numerous restaurants, a vibrant arts scene, active parents in the school system, and lots of community resources.
Since Framingham Patch is your news site, feel free to upload photos of your holiday celebrations, a score of your child's youth hockey team, a PTO fundraiser or a video of a church play. Ask and answer questions in our Q&A section.
Patch strongly believes in the importance of volunteering. There are numerous organizations in Framingham that need your help. I volunteer with with my daughter's PTO, Framingham Girl Scouts and other organizations in town. Check out our Volunteer listings to learn how you can lend a hand. Add volunteer opportunities.
Finally, feel free to call me at 508-202-5597 or drop me an e-mail at Susan.Petroni@Patch.com. I welcome story ideas, news tips, letters to the editor, and even complaints. Visit Framingham.Patch.com daily and sign up for our newsletter on the site too.