5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Monday, October 5, 2020

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1 The City of Framingham’s DPW Department announced paving will be conducted on Union Avenue (between William Welch Way and Beech Street), Lincoln Street (between Evergreen Street and Union Ave.), Pearl Street (between Lincoln Street and Franklin Street), and the Franklin Street intersection at Pearl Street. Detours will be in effect, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please seek an alternate route. No on-street parking will be allowed where signs are posted. Expect delays at times.

For more road construction projects in the City, click here.

2. The Framingham Water Department will begin conducting its autumn water main flushing starting Monday, October 5.

Water main flushing will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in residential areas and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., in business areas. The purpose of the program is to improve drinking water quality for residents and businesses in Framingham

For a list of roads & streets scheduled for this week, click here.

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

  • Framingham City Council: Planning & Zoning Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham Board of License Commissioners at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham City Council: Environment & Sustainability Subcommittee at 7;15 p.m.

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

4. The Framingham Public Library hosts a presentation on Black composers who have influenced classical music tonight at 7 p.m.

The event is hosted by Ashleigh Gordon. Tonight’s topic is The Power of Her Voice: women composers, past and present, in classical music.

Gordon is co-founder, Artistic/Executive Director and violist of Castle of our Skins, a Boston-based concert and educational series devoted to celebrating Black Artistry through music. Along with receiving a Master of Contemporary Music degree from the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA), Ashleigh received degrees in viola performance from the New England Conservatory and Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music.

Please email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com for an invitation and link to these Zoom sessions.

5. Framingham Health Director Sam Wong wants every resident to get tested for the coronavirus. Framingham is still a Framingham Still High-Risk COVID Community; Marlborough & Holliston Joins Red List

There is a drive-thru free COVID testing site is available for all residents at Walsh Middle School in Framingham from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open every day but Sundays.

There is a walk-up free testing site at SMOC HQ at 7 Bishop Street from 3 to 6 p.m.


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