UPDATED: 5 Things you Need To Know Today in Framingham: Wednesday, January 2021

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1 Trash and recycling is on a one-day delayed schedule this week due toMartin Luther King Jr. holiday.

2. Do you feel lucky? Tonight’s PowerBall lottery is an estimated $700 million.

3. Today is inauguration Day. President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in today. (full schedule is below,

9 a.m.- President elect Biden goes to Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

11 a.m. – Joe Biden arrives at the U.S. Capitol.

11:15 a.m. – The inauguration program begins.

Invocation – Father Leo J. O’Donovan

Pledge of Allegiance – Andrea Hall

National Anthem – Lady Gaga

Poetry Reading – Amanda Gorman

Musical Performance – Jennifer Lopez

11:30 a.m. – Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President

Noon Biden is sworn in as 46th president.

2:30 to 3p.m. – Biden lays a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush and President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton.

3:15 to 3:30 p.m. – Joe and Jill Biden receive presidential military escort to the White House.

8:30 p.m. – Actor Tom Hanks hosts a 90-minute special featuring remarks by Biden and Harris and performances by Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi, etc.

9:45 p.m. – Fireworks

4. City of Framingham Meetings (all remote unless otherwise noted):

  • Framingham Veterans Council at 10:30 a.m.
  • Framingham, Board of Assessors at 5;15 p.m.
  • Framingham School Committee at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham EDIC at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Parks & Recreation at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Conservation Commission at 7 p.m.

According to the Mayor’s public schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events. It is unknown if she will attend tonight’s School Committee meeting.

5. The state’s new free COVID testing site at Framingham State University’s parking lot, which is by appointment only, has been extremely busy since before Christmas. The City of Framingham has yet to open a free walk-up COVID testing site in 2021.


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