5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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1 DetraPel will be honored with a manufacturing award today after being nominated by State Rep. Maria Robinson. Read more here,

2. For 8 consecutive weeks, the City of Framingham has been a red or high-risk community for the coronavirus. The state announced last week that it would extend free testing in the City of Framingham from October 31 to the end of the year. The City has been in high-risk status since the final week of August. Framingham Health Director Sam Wong wants every resident to get tested for the coronavirus.

The drive-thru free COVID testing site at Walsh Middle School is open today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. However, the site has been shut off early due to capacity issues.

There is also a free testing site at Amazing Things Arts Center on Route 126 from 3 to 6 p.m. It is walk-up only with limited parking.

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

  • Framingham City Council: Finance Subcommittee at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Traffic Commission at 7 p.m.

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

4. There is early voting for the November election today. Click here for more details. The election is one week from today on Tuesday, November 3. Yesterday, the City Clerk announced that there would be 24-hour police watching the drop off boxes in the city for ballots, after an arson attempted at a ballot box in Boston over the weekend.

5. SPARK Kindness, a community convener, educator, and resource dedicated to promoting an inclusive community, is pleased to announce that author and advocate LeDerick Horne will present a free online program Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success. The online program is free and open to all and will take place on today at 7 via Zoom Webinar. Horne is a poet, advocate, and co-author of the book Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success. Pre-registration is required,

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