5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Thursday, February 8

1  District 3 City Councilor Adam Steiner and At-Large City Councilor Cheryl Tully Stoll will hold office hours at the Memorial Building in room 113 today from 3 to 5 p.m. No appointment is needed.


2. The Framingham Library will host a free performance by Marc Berger tonight at 7 in the Costin room at the main library on Lexington Street. Berger has performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival, and showcased at the 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. He has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song, “The Last One,” was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for more than 20 years. His current release, RIDE, presents ten cinematic recordings capturing the vastness and romance of the American West. Refreshments will be served.



3. FLYERS in action:

  • Framingham’s co-ed wrestling team travels to Natick for a battle with the Red Hawks tonight. Both teams are 8-1 in the Conference and the winner will determine who owns the Bay State title. Meet starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Girls indoor track team is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today.


MUSTANGS in action:

  • Marian High’s indoor track teams will compete in their championship meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston this afternoon.


4. The Framingham School Committee’s new subcommittee on finance and operations is scheduled to meet today at 6 p.m. in room 103 at King Elementary School. On the agenda is an item on the hiring for a Framingham Public Schools Executive Director of Finance and Operations to replace Ed Gotgart, who will retire at the end of this school year.


5.  CITY OF FRAMINGHAM meetings:

  • Framingham Planning Board is scheduled to meet today at 7 p.m. in the Ablondi room in the Memorial Building.
  • Framingham Assessors are scheduled to meet today at 5:15 p.m. in the Memorial Building. Click here for the agenda
  • Framingham Human Relations Commissionis scheduled to meet at 7 in the Memorial Building. On the agenda is a possible name change.


BONUS: The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present a talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, entitled, “American Empire’s Descent into Dystopia,”  tonight from 7 to 9 at the Ashland Library at 66 Front Street. The event is free and open to the public.

In a recent talk at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, author, activist, seminarian and former New York Times war correspondent Chris Hedges asserts the U.S. empire is in terminal decline and predicts the unraveling will come quickly. Quoting from Alfred W. McCoy’s most recent work, “In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power,” Hedges traces the decline to the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. Promising to spread democracy and prosperity and be greeted as liberators by grateful populations, the wars created power vacuums and recruits to radical Islamic movements that spread all over the Middle East and beyond. The wars have drained money needed in this country for infrastructure and education. There is not much time, Hedges asserts. If we are to be saved, he tells the Sanctuary audience, it will be by groups like you.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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