5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Thursday, November 12, 2020

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1 The League of Women Voters of Framingham will host a panel discussion on COVID-19, focusing specifically on the impact on young people tonight, November 12. Panelists include Framingham Health Direct Sam Wong, Framingham Superintendent of the Framingham Public Schools Bob Tremblay and Framingham Youth Council Chair Isabella Petroni. The free Q&A event will start at 7 p.m.

Speaking of COVID, there is a free drive-thru COVID testing site at TJX Headquarters, off Route 30, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be open Mondays through Saturdays in November. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has hired Fallon Ambulance to run the testing site as part of the state’s Stop the Spread campaign. There is also a free testing site at SMOC HQ at 7 Bishop Street from 3 to 6 p.m. It is walk-up only with limited parking.

2. District 4 City Councilor Michael Cannon, chair of the Framingham City Council’s Economic Development subcommittee has “invited Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy to speak at the next subcommittee meeting tonight on Zoom at 7.

“Secretary Kennealy will provide an update on the recovery and answer questions,” said Councilor Cannon. “I’ve extended the invitation to the Framingham Business Association, Downtown Framingham Inc., the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, Framingham’s EDIC, and of course, the public is always welcome to participate.”

3. Other CITY OF FRAMINGHAM meetings (all held virtually):

4. The City of Framingham Department of Public Works will host a virtual public meeting via Zoom tonight at 6. to discuss the 35% design plans for proposed transportation and pedestrian improvements in Saxonville.

5. According to the Mayor’s public schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has nothing on her public schedule. But the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce said the Framingham Mayor is a panelist for a speaking engagement this morning at 10:30 a.m.

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