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VIDEO: 5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Thursday, July 26

1 Senator Karen Spilka, who was first elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 2004, will be sworn in as the Commonwealth’s senate president today at the Massachusetts State House.

Spilka, a Democrat, lives in Ashland and represents the communities of  communities of Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick.



2.  According to Mayor’s public calendar on the City of Framingham’s website,  Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events.

Yesterday, the Mayor attended the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s monthly mayoral meeting in New Bedford from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Framingham Chief Operating Officer Thatcher Kezer III spoke about the importance of Mayor Spicer attending these meetings, when he filled in for her at the retirement reception for City Clerk Valerie Mulvey  Wednesday afternoon.



The Mayor also did an interview last night with Jon Fetherston of All Politics is Local, a show aired on WACA, Ashland’s cable access TV station.

Column photo courtesy of Fetherston, from last night’s interview



3. City of Framingham meetings:

  • Framingham Planning Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. in the Ablondi room in the Memorial Building
  • Framingham Disability Commissionis scheduled to meet at 7:15 p.m. in the Blumer room in the Memorial Building


4.  Learneds Pond is closed to swimming until further notice, due to high bacteria counts. The City’s two other public beaches will be open today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.




5. There is a performance of Newsies at Regis College tonight at 8. Several Framingham residents have ties to the Weston Drama Workshop production. Tickets will be sold at the door.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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