5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Friday, July 3, 2020

1 Today in 1839, the first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today’s Framingham State University, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with three students.

2. The City of Framingham is observing Independence day today, July 3, as the holiday falls on a Saturday in 2020. Municipal offices are closed today.

According to the Mayor’s public schedule, she has no public events today.

3. The City’s beaches are open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lake Waushakum beach is still closed. The City’s beaches opened on July 1, but Lake Waushakum has been closed since then due to failing a bacteria water quality test. It likely means it will be closed all weekend.

The beaches are free this year and for residents only. beach tag is required for access.

Tag must be reserved ahead of time. If you reserved a tag, and don’t remember which beach or location you chose for pick up contact the Parks & Recreation office.

Beaches will close at 5 p.m. this year, two hours earlier than last year.

For more information on the beaches and hot to get a tag click here.

4. Exhibit A’s beer garden opens today.

5. SOURCE is still accepting applications for summer internships. Deadline to apply is July 7. Internships are unpaid or for credit. Minimum of 8 hours a week. Maximum 20 hours per week. Photography, reporting, writing, or video. Email petronimedia@gmail.com if interested.

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