Thursday, November 29, 2012
On the radio for more than 60 years Pearl Oliva will be given a lifetime award this weekend, children's chorus concert, Dunkin Donuts job fair today and Framingham garden Club's Winter Green Sale begins tomorrow.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Parents: Today is an early release day for Framingham Public School elementary students. The main Framingham Library is holding an early release day Book Bingo at 3 p.m. 2. Dunkin Donuts at 334 Waverly St. is holding a Job Fair at 10 a.m. 3. On the radio in Framingham for more than 60 years Pearl Oliva will receive a lifetime achievement award this weekend at an event sponsored by Langer Broadcasting Company (WSRO 650). Oliva is the voice of Framingham's Italian-American community, a show started by her dad Guido Oliva, which airs on WSRO Radio 650 AM. She appeared on the show as a child, and…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Framingham-based WSRO is the top Portuguese language radio station in America and Tuesday, it expanded its reach, with the help of Governor Deval Patrick.
Framingham-based WSRO 650 is the only Brazilian station in the United States airing full-time programming that caters to Portuguese-speaking listeners. Tuesday, the radio station expanded its reach to even more listeners, with the help of Governor Deval Patrick. The expansion will allow those all over New England and New York to hear the station's programming. Prior, it could reach Boston-area listeners but not those in the western part of the state. Under the direction of station manager manager Ilma Paixão has become the top Portuguese language radio station in America. Located on Mt. Wayte Avenue, WSRO, with its new live streaming (and mobile app) has been able to reach listeners in New York, New Jersey, Florida and even listeners in …
Governor Deval Patrick honored Framingham legend Pearl Oliva Tuesday.
Framingham resident Pearl Oliva, who has broadcasted her weekend show Guido Oliva Italian Hour on WSRO for 62 years, also recently celebrated her 92nd birthday. Her father started the show in 1950 to honor the Italian community and to bring the classical culture of their Italian ancestors to the new Italian-American immigrants settling in Framingham. Tuesday, Governor Deval Patrick helped Oliva celebrate both milestones at a celebration in Framingham. Today, the Framingham area and the immigrants have changed. Framingham is home to one of the largest concentrations of Brazilians in America. WSRO broadcasts almost all of its programming in Portuguese. Oliva's show, which features both English and Italian languages, is a lone exception.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
In an interview at Framingham’s WSRO, Patrick reveled some of the
accomplishments his 50-man delegation was able to accomplish during their five-day mission to Brazil.
As Governor Deval Patrick wrapped up his trip to Brazil Friday, he gave a live interview from Brazil with Framingham’s WSRO 650 AM. Speaking directly from Rio de Janeiro, Patrick said in his five-day trip, where he visited Brasilia and São Paulo, he had the chance to meet with business men, educators and through the Museum of Fine Arts with some cultural figures. “You can tell this is one of the most dynamic cultures in the world,” said Patrick at “Vem Viver” a Portuguese-language radio show. Framingham has the largest Brazilian population in New England. This was not Patrick’s first visit to Brazil. While working for the private sector, he visited Bahia when his daughter was taking a scholarship at the Northeast region of the South …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Brasileiro que faleceu em acidente de carro na véspera do Dia de Ação de Graças, era de Forquilhinha, Santa Catarina.
A comunidade brasileira de Framingham e Natick ainda procura respostas que expliquem a morte de Ricardo Koga Júnior, mas conhecido como Júnior. O Framingham Patch teve acesso à víuva de Júnior, Daniela Barden, que está grávida de 8 meses de um menina que vai se chamar Davi. Daniela confirmou que o seu marido saiu de casa na noite de quarta-feira, e pegou carona com os amigos par air a uma boate em Boston. Já de madrugada ele foi trazido de volta para casa, no condomínio Georgetown Apartments. Mas de acordo com a viúva, ele não teria entrado em casa. Júnior pegou o seu carro, um Chrysler, modelo 300, e saiu novamente, de acordo com amigos, em direção a uma festa. Por volta das 3:10 da manhã, de acordo com a polícia, Júnior teria perdido …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Delegation of more than 50 Massachusetts professionals will accompany the Governor
when he visits three Brazilian states next month. Framingham Patch was at the press conference in the governor's office Wednesday.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick unveiled Wednesday the details of his trading mission trip to Brazil. Patrick is following the footsteps of 15 U.S. Governors, including Rick Scott, of Florida, and Tim Pawlenty, of Minnesota, who visited Brazil in the past three years. Called Innovation Economy Mission, the Governor will visit Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, and companies and universities in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo between Dec. 4-9. “The trip will be focused on creating jobs in Massachusetts in life sciences, information technology, clean energy, and education,” said Patrick during a press conference held at the Governor’s office Wednesday. There will be three delegations going to Brazil, the government delegation with the Governor …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Only about a dozen parents attended a Framingham Board of Health meeting about a chemical plant, that is located next door to their child's elementary school. Other parents are very concerned.
The emotions of parents of whose children attend Woodrow Wilson Elementary School range from apathetic to panic, when it comes to the school's neighbor General Chemical. Rosana Souza, a Brazilian mother of a third grader at Wilson Elementary School, speaks little English. “I was told that the whole school was contaminated. I called a teacher and she told me if that were the case, she wouldn’t be working there,” said Souza in Portuguese. Monday night at a hearing attended by more than 100 people Framingham Health Director Ethan Mascoop restated the school is safe. The air quality is tested very regularly, he added. Mascoop, who spoke for over an hour at Monday night's Board of Health hearing, presented a series of safety violations he …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Rádio WSRO lidera os esforços para manter famílias informadas e seguras
A comunidade brasileira de Framingham recebeu a notícia da chegada do furacão Irene com reações divergentes. Enquanto alguns, como o pastor Geraldo Talhadas, se mostraram preocupados com a segurança dos fiéis das mais de 15 igrejas brasileiras, nem todos imigrantes tentaram se preparar antes da chega das tempestades. Hoje no Smart Market, supermercado brasileiro de Framingham, nenhum dos artigos de primeira necessidade numa emergência, como leite, água e pilhas, faltou nas prateleiras do mercado. “Brasileiros não têm tradição de se prepararem para desastres naturais como o Irene,” disse Alceu Venturoso, co-proprietário do Smart Market, que também serve à comunidade hispânica local. “Alguns até comentam que isso (o furacão Irene) não …
Not used to hurricanes, the Brazilian population was not heading the warnings of Irene and taking precautions. To get the word out, a Framingham-based Portuguese radio station held an hour-long show about Irene.
Framingham's Brazilian community wasn't really believing the hype about Irene. At Smart Market, a Brazilian supermarket at 195 Hollis St., none of the emergency essential items, such as milk, water and batteries, flew from the shelves. “Brazilians don’t have a tradition to prepare for a natural disaster such as Irene,” said Alceu Venturoso, co-owner of Smart Market, who caters to the Brazilian and Hispanic populations. “Some comment that it’s (Irene) not so terrorizing. But I believe they don’t follow the American media.” Venturoso said Saturdays’ sales are usually higher than normal, but today’s sales are slimmer than in previous weeks. It looks like a normal rainy week day, he said. It is not that Brazilians are unaccomstomed to natural …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Framingham radio station WSRO 650 AM plans to launch a mobile station and build new studio.
Framingham’s WSRO 650AM celebrated its sixth anniversary since it became a mainly Portuguese language station. In honor of the event the radio station held a traditional Brazilian-style BBQ for its staff and listeners on Saturday. More than 300 listeners showed up to meet the station’s 40 Brazilian talk-show hosts. People mingled amongst the talk-show stands and kids jumped on a bouncy house. WSRO’s programming is 90 percent Brazilian. The station also broadcasts one Italian show and a show in English by Kevin Trudeau on Sunday nights. About 50 people are on the station’s waiting list to host a show. “It may not be the answer you want to print, but honestly, somebody walked in and asked if they could do a Portuguese language show. I said: …