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Markey awarded Legislator of the Year by Mass Access

Malden, MA – 1/28/11 — In a ceremony in his hometown of Malden, Massachusetts, and in the community center named after his parents, Congressman Edward J. Markey was named “Legislator of the Year” by MassAccess, the state chapter of Alliance for Community Media, for his long-time support of the uniquely hyper-local medium of Public, Educational & Government Access Television in the Commonwealth and across the country.

“For 35 years, Ed Markey has supported the idea and ideals of community TV, and recently renewed his efforts by strongly endorsing the “Community Access Preservation Act”, said Robert S. Kelly, Chair of MassAccess and the Executive Director of NewTV, “and today we wanted to show our collective appreciation of his words and deeds.”

The ceremony was part of the MassAccess Annual Meeting held in the auditorium of the John & Christina Markey Community Center, and covered by Malden Access TV. The event will be cablecast on community TV channels in Massachusetts, across the country, on the MassAccess website and on YouTube.

In accepting the award, Markey said, “We must continue to support, and to fight for the spread of local Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access TV channels. PEG channels are the place where local citizens go to see and hear what is happening in their own community, and respond with their own voices to the needs of their cities and towns. I am honored to receive this award from MassAccess and I look forward to working with them to promote and preserve PEG access channels in the Commonwealth and across the country.”

In his speech, Congressman Markey reminded the audience that “you can’t beg for freedom you have to take it, fight for it”, just as he vowed to fight hard to get the Community Access Preservation Act passed this year.

Mass Access is a volunteer non-profit group comprised of over 180 community media centers in Massachusetts and is part of the Alliance for Community Media ( Mass Access holds educational conferences and technical seminars for community TV staff, board, and volunteers, and the general public. Mass Access has also been involved in setting up a statewide program distribution network to better serve communication needs of state agencies, elected officials, and non-profits. To see a video, go to:


Unfortunately the Warriors did not make it t the post season this year, but some of you may be interested in the schedule for the MIAA Super Bowl on Saturday.  The following is a press release from the MIAA:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In what has become one of the most exciting, action-packed days on the annual New England football calendar, Gillette Stadium will again host six of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) EMass Super Bowls in a single day.

Twelve teams will compete for the Super Bowl title on Saturday, Dec. 4 on New England’s most famous football field. They will be joined by thousands of cheering fans, cheerleaders, school bands and special guests.

The Kraft family, which will donate the use of Gillette Stadium for the fourth straight year, will treat the Super Bowl participants and their fans to an NFL-caliber game presentation, with music and replays on the stadium’s high-definition video boards.

Admission to the Gillette Stadium/MIAA Tournament experience is just $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. The fee includes all day parking, admission to all six games, and a game day discount of $3 at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.


Game times for games 2-6 are approximate, starting 15 minutes after conclusion of previous game

Div. IIIA 9:00 am – Cardinal Spellman vs. Holliston

Div. III 11:00am – Beverly vs. Somerset

Div. IIA 1:30pm – Duxbury vs. Concord-Carlisle

Div. II 3:30pm – Mansfield vs. Reading

Div. I 6:00pm – St. John’s Prep vs. Everett

Div. IA 8:00 pm – Bridgewater-Raynham vs. Gloucester

Tickets and Gate Information

The Gillette Stadium/MIAA Tournament experience admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students, children and seniors. They will be available at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office, located outside the Patriot Place Gate, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. All fans will enter the stadium via the Patriot Place Gate, located near The Hall at Patriot Place and CBS Scene.


Parking is included as part of the Gillette Stadium/MIAA Tournament experience. Fans arriving via Route 495 and Route 1 North should enter the stadium parking lots via the P7 or P8 entrances.  Fans arriving via Route 95 and Route 1 South should enter the stadium parking lots via the P1 entrance. No tailgating will be allowed in the parking lots.

Concessions and Dining

Concessions will be available throughout the day at Gillette Stadium. In addition, Patriot Place features 16 casual to high-end restaurants for pregame meals or postgame celebrations. Visit for restaurant info.

The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon

The award-winning Hall at Patriot Place will offer $3 off admission on Saturday with a ticket to the High School Super Bowls (regular admission to The Hall is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military, $5 for children 5-12 and children 4 and younger are free).

Foxboro Reporter: Verizon, local cable now connected

FCA Channels are now available on the Verizon FiOS Network

Pressure from loyal Foxboro Cable Access viewers may have been a factor in Verizon’s quick hookup of FCA to Verizon’s fiberoptic network.

“We’re excited that Verizon FIOS hooked us up so quickly,” FCA executive director Michael Webber said. “The process from FCA’s standpoint was quick and smooth and we’re real happy with the relationship that’s been established.”

Foxboro Cable Access channels became available on Verizon FIOS last week — in one-third the required time under Verizon’s new cable license with the town.

Read Full Story on the Foxboro Reporter Website

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