UPDATED: 5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Wednesday, September 9, 2020


1 September 6-12 is National Waffle Week.

2. The Framingham Public Schools began Chromebook distribution yesterday at BLOCKS & Barbieri Elementary yesterday, September 8 in anticipation of the first day of remote classes on September 16.

Chromebook distribution continues today at Brophy, Dunning, McCarthy & Wilson elementary schools. K-2 is 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 3-5 is noon to 3 p.m. There is an evening distribution from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

3. CITY of FRAMINGHAM meetings (all are remote unless noted):

  • Framingham Cultural Council at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Zoning Board of Appeals at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Historical Commission at 7 p.m.

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

4. Last month, Framingham was one of nine communities in the Commonwealth declared a high-risk coronavirus community, with a rating of 8.7. Last week, the State released its new ratings and Framingham had increased to 10.9 and has the 6th highest rate of infection in the state,

A drive-thru free COVID testing site at Staples HQ in Framingham opened last week and is free to anyone today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a walk-up free testing site at SMOC Headquarters on Bishop Street today from 3 to 6 p.m.

The Mayor met with the Baker-Polito Administration on 10 a.m. Friday to work to get additional resources to help the City of Framingham battle the virus. Framingham is 12th in state for cases and ranks 6th in the state for the infection rate at 3.46%.

The Spicer administration has released no information on the meeting. New data from the state will be released tonight.

5. Framingham Business Association will hold a virtual meeting today at noon.


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