FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Source, a 24-hour, 365-a-day-a-year community news site, celebrated its second anniversary with a fundraiser for Daniel’s Table in Framingham, earlier this summer.
The celebration raised more than $2,000 for Daniel’s Table, a nonprofit organization in Framingham looking to end food insecurity.
“I have known Dave and Alicia, before they ever came to Framingham,” said Source Publisher and Editor Susan Petroni. “So instead of just celebrating Source’s anniversary, I decided to hold a fundraiser where all the proceeds benefited an organization that gives back to South Framingham, where Source is based.”
Framingham Source, which began publishing on April 13, 2016, has a focus on the Framingham community, schools, and government, but the site has a MetroWest flavor when it comes to restaurants, things to do, and businesses.
The goal is to publish news you need and can use daily. We publish breaking news information, cover school and PTO events, attend government meetings, and report on quality of life issues, like crime and traffic.
“When Source launched, I made the decision to make it free to everyone who live in the community. I understand there are people who are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and they should not miss out on important information because they can not afford a news subscription. There is no paywall on Source. Every report is free to read at www.FraminghamSource.com,” said Petroni, who has worked as a journalist since high school. (Read her bio here.)
Monthly, more than 55,000 unique users visit Www.FraminghamSource.com, according to Google, which has certified the Source news site.
Framingham Source offers a free daily newsletter to subscribers. Join the newsletter by clicking here. There are more than 5,000 subscribers.
But monthly, it is local advertisers who allow Source to maintain publishing for free.
Without the support of local businesses and organizations advertising on Source, the news site would not be able to publish 24-hours-a-day, every day of the year!
To celebrate our 2nd anniversary, Source launched Ashland and Natick tabs on the main news site, and Facebook pages dedicated to Ashland and Natick news in April. The goal is to eventually launch news sites for both communities, supported by local advertising.
“Finally, I want to thank every reader who has texted a news tip, sent a message on Facebook, commented on a Source report on social media, or emailed a photo or press release. Your support is what makes Framingham Source the best source of news in the City of Framingham,” said Petroni. “Please continue to email at editor@FraminghamSource.com or text at 508-315-7176 anytime.”
Access Framingham, a Source media partner, published a report on the fundraiser. watch it below.