1 Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will be in Framingham today to participate in National 2-1-1 Day with the United Way of Tri-County. The Massachusetts 2-1-1 hotline is a centralized hub of information that connects families with community services, including mental health and suicide prevention, education and child care services, emergency and disaster information, veterans’ services and more.
Framingham Source will be attending the event and will have a report with photos later.
2. Last night, Mayor Yvonne Spicer delivered the first State of the City. The 3-minute address highlighted accomplishments from the Town of Framingham in 2017, talked about the transition, and in the final minutes discussed a few goals for 2018.
Today’s column photo from that address. A full report will publish shortly.
3. The Framingham City Council is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 in the Blumer Room in the Memorial Building.
Source will be covering the meeting.
4. FLYERS in action:
- Framingham High boys basketball will host Norwood High tonight at 6:30 at the high school’s gym.
- Framingham High gymnastics team will host Needham at Shen’s Gymnastics Academy in Holliston at 7 p.m.
- Framingham High girls basketball will travel to Norwood and will battle the Mustangs at 6:30 p.m.
- Framingham High girls hockey team tied Auburn High yesterday 2-2
MUSTANGS in action:
- Marian High girls basketball team will travel to Lowell for a game against Lowell Catholic.
5. Yesterday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined 16 other Attorney Generals from across America to express her opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposal to rescind a rule that allows employees to keep the tips they earn. Healey submitted her comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) regarding its plan to repeal a 2011 rule clarifying that gratuities are the sole property of employees, and that employers cannot retain any portion of an employee’s tips.
Under the Trump Administration’s proposed rule change, employers would be allowed to pocket tips earned by employees who are paid the federal minimum wage.
“When customers pay tips, they expect that money to go to workers,” said Healey. “This proposed rule change allows employers to keep all the tips for themselves, tricking customers and depriving low-wage workers of the wages they earn.”
BONUS: Framingham School Commttee is scheduled to meet tomorrow, Feb. 7 at 7 at King Elementary School. It is the Committee’s first meeting on its new Wednesday evening schedule.