5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham; Thursday, October 15, 2020

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  1. Framingham Farmers Market will be open today from noon to 5:30 p.m at the Framingham Centre Common. Cousins Maine Lobster food truck will be on site today.

2. Throughout history, great leaders have generated great legends. Tonight, Rabbi Rifat Sonsino, Ph.D, In the Psychology and Philosophy Department at Framingham State University will discuss the cases of Alexander the Great, Moses and King Solomon, and derive practical lessons about dealing with past heroes. The Lifelong Learning Lecture starts at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

3. The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is releasing a report today relating to the child care and education crisis brought on by COVID-19, and its impact on women and working parents in Massachusetts. The report, informed by survey and hearing data, addresses the effects on the status of women across the Commonwealth brought on by the increased burden on women and caregivers. The report will be shared with elected officials along with recommendations regarding policy that would affect positive change on behalf of women and their families during this time.

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

  • Framingham City Council: Ordinance & Rules Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham Disability Commission at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Library Trustees Director Search Committee at 5 p.m.
  • Framingham Planning Board at 7 p.m.

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

5. 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.

The drive-thru free COVID testing site at Walsh Middle School is open today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There is also a free testing site at Amazing Things Arts Center on Hollis Street from 3 to 6 p.m.

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