5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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  1. CITY of FRAMINGHAM meetings (all are remote unless noted):
  • Framingham School Committee: Policy Subcommittee at 4:30 p.m.
  • Framingham City Council at 7 p.m.

2. According to the Mayor’s public schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer and the City’s Citizen Participation Officer Alaa Abusalah will hold a community Zoom hour to discuss the Framingham Government Academy at 5 p.m.

3. Framingham Health Director Sam Wong wants every resident to get tested for the coronavirus. Framingham is still a high-risk community for the virus, and has been since late August.

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 Amazing Things on Hollis Street from 3 to 6 p.m.

4. Framingham State University is hosting a presentation at 5 p.m. on Centennial Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment

President Stephanie Deeley of the Framingham League of Women Voters will provide a lecture on the importance of the Nineteenth Amendment, which provided women with the right to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920. The wording is simple and straightforward, yet changed the face of elections and voting by guaranteeing that every citizen has a say in our government.

5. 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.

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