Zoo New England!

Let your imagination run wild!  Thank you to our friends at Zoo New England for donating four complimentary passes valid for up to one year.

Commonwealth Zoological Corporation dba Zoo New England (“Zoo New England”) is the private, non-profit corporation that operates Franklin Park in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Zoo New England subsists on earned revenues and state, private, and corporate funding. Its mission is to be a pre-eminent conservator of endangered animal species, and to provide world-class resources for conservation education.

Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the “crown jewel” of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System. The Zoo was founded in 1912 and was managed by the City of Boston until 1958, when the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), a state agency, assumed management. The MDC managed the Zoos until 1991, when Governor William Weld signed legislation to create the private Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (CZC). In July of 1997 the CZC changed its name to Zoo New England to reflect the changing image of the Zoos.

Franklin Park Zoo is located at One Franklin Park Road in Boston. For more information or directions, call 617-541-LION.

Stone Zoo

Stone Zoo, formerly known as the Middlesex Fells Zoo, is located on a 26-acre site near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. Charles Price, Superintendent of the Metropolitan District Commission’s Middlesex Fells Reservation, founded the Zoo in 1905, and in 1969, the site was renamed in honor of Walter D. Stone, a former Zoo Director. In 1991, the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (CZC) was created to maintain care, custody, and control of both Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo. In July of 1997 the CZC changed its name to Zoo New England to reflect the changing image of the Zoos.

Stone Zoo is located at 149 Pond Street in Stoneham, MA. For more information or directions, call 781-438-5100.


Come to our ALL ACCESS party!

On Friday, November 1st, West Hartford Community Television will present “Take 5: An Evening with Friends.” This signature fundraising event at the Wampanoag Country Club will feature fine food, fabulous auction items and a special performance by acoustic guitarist Bob Tomassone.

Our all access party celebrates WHC-TV’s mission to provide an open forum for free speech, community dialogue, cultural exchange and artistic expression. West Hartford Community Television is more than a local community television station, it’s a place where people come together to connect, create and share. We are a nationally recognized community media center, home to three cable channels, an emergency radio station, a dynamic media-rich website and an award-winning community grass-roots journalism project called Be The Media.

Funds raised help support our 17 student video teams and ongoing technology needs. We provide free media tools and training to West Hartford residents.

Thank you for your support of local participatory media!