Boston 25 to host Zip Trip broadcast in Hudson

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HUDSON – Hudson will get a day in the TV spotlight this summer as part of Boston 25’s annual Zip Trip series.

The broadcasts run live from individual communities, showcasing individuals, businesses and other local attractions.

Boston 25 announced its 2022 schedule on Thursday, listing Hudson for an August 12 visit.

“We’re excited to bring Zip Trips back for summer 2022 and can’t wait to see everyone this summer!” the TV station wrote in its announcement.

As Hudson gets set for its day, other area communities have had their moment in front of the camera.

Marlborough was spotlighted in 2017.

Westborough was spotlighted in 2019.

Shrewsbury then hosted a mini-Zip Trip in 2020, though that event featured a scaled down footprint due to COVID-19.

Zip Trip programming most recently took place last year. Once again, though, Boston 25 opted for limited broadcasts aimed at avoiding large crowds of onlookers that traditionally gather at Zip Trip events.

This broadcast will come as Hudson’s downtown area continues to thrive.

The region was recognized as the “Best Main Street in America” late last year through the national “America’s Main Street” contest.

The downtown area then recently celebrated as its last vacant storefront found an occupant last month.

“Hudson has weathered the storm of COVID probably better than other communities,” Hudson Downtown Business Improvement District Administrator Richard Braga Jr. told the Community Advocate last year.

“We lost a few businesses, but we’ve attracted just as many back,” he continued. “The word is out there that we have a good Main Street and a support system for our businesses.”

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