5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Thursday, March 15

1 The Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham will hold its admissions blind lottery this morning at 9 at the school in Framingham. The lottery has been postponed twice due to snow storms. The public may attend.


2. Cameron Middle School students will be holding a walkout at 10 a.m. today.

The walkout will take place from 10 a.m. to 10:17 a.m. Students will be walking a loop around the school building. Staff will be walking with the students and providing supervision.

The middle school’s parking lot will be closed from 10 a.m.to 10:30 a.m.

The walkout was scheduled to be yesterday, but was re-scheduled due to the snowstorm.

Framingham High is looking to reschedule its student-led walkout protest against gun violence in schools to March 21 at 10 a.m.


3.   City of Framingham meetings:

  • Framingham Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building
  • Framingham Fair Housing Committee meeting at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham recreational marijuana task force meeting at 5 p.m. in Blumer room
  • Framingham Assessors meeting at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Building
  • Framingham City Council appointment subcommittee meeting at 6 p.m. at the Memorial Building


4. School-related events and meetings:

  • Framingham School Committee communications subcommittee meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
  • Framingham School Committee racial equity subcommittee meeting at 4 p.m. at Fuller Middle School’s library
  • Framingham High School Council meeting at 6:30 p.m.


5. Framingham History Center will host a book discussion with author Elizabeth Fideler of Framingham on her latest book”Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist.”

Margaret Welch grew up on Beacon Hill and as a child spent summers in the Pearmain House on Wayside Inn Road in Framingham. She resided in Louisburg Square for 60 years and was a quintessential grande dame and relentless activist. Her causes included women’s suffrage, reproductive rights, world peace, and environmental protection.

The talk was originally scheduled for March 8 and was postponed until tonight due to the snowstorm. It will be held at the Framingham History Center on Oak Street from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are still available – $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Books will be available for $15 and signed by the author.

BONUS: Temple Beth Am of Framingham and Congregation B’nai Shalom of Westborough are joining together with Julio’s Liquors to host Iron Chef Rabbi: Secret Ingredient Pesach! with Wine Pairings tonight at 7 in Westborough. Space is limited. Registration fee: $25/person.  Please contact Stacey Wein at 508-366-7191 to register by phone.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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