5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Monday, May 3, 2021

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1 Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer released her budget for fiscal year 2022 at 8;30 p.m. on Friday, April 30. The proposed budget is more than $307 million and calls for the maximum tax increase of 2.5%.

The City of Framingham is set to receive more than $25 million in federal funds as part of the American Rescue Plan, and the Mayor will hold a community discussion on how to spend those funds on Tuesday.

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

2. Melissa Bernstein (from the successful brand Melissa & Doug Toys) will share excerpts from her book LifeLines and discuss her lifelong struggle with anxiety and depression at a virtual Framingham Public Library event tonight at 7. Individuals must pre-register by 5 p.m. on Monday at bit.ly/FPL-Events 

3. The Memorial Building, also know as Framingham City Hall, will return to its full-time regular hours for the first time since the pandemic began starting today, May 3.

4. The City of Framingham Water Department will begin conducting its Spring Water Main Flushing Program starting on Monday, May 3. The work will continue through Friday, June 18.

Water main flushing will occur from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in residential areas.

Flushing will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in business areas.

The purpose of the program is to improve drinking water quality for residents and businesses in Framingham. 

5 There are no CITY OF FRAMINGHAM meetings today.

BONUS: Today is World Press Freedom Day.

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