Lt. Governor Meets With Framingham City Councilors & Small Business Owners

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts Lt. Governor was in Framingham today, May 3, and met with City Councilors and business owners.

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito had a conversation with MetroWest Pharmacy owner Shivang Patel and discussed key local issues with Framingham City Councilors Janet Leombruno and Michael Cannon, who chairs the City Council’s subcommittee on economic development.

Lt. Gov. Polito is the co-chair of the Commonwealth’s re-opening task force.

“It was great to have the Lt. Governor in Framingham tonight,” said Councilor Leombruno. “She’s always interested in our small businesses.”

Patel laid out his vaccination plan to the Lt. Governor.

The Baker-Polito administration announced today the need for more community-based and regional collaborative clinics to administered the rest of the COVID-19 vaccines. The Commonwealth plans to close four of the Mass vaccine clinics including the Natick Mall in June.

Framingham has been one of the hardest hit communities with the coronavirus, with more than 8,000 cases. The Commonwealth has identified the City as one of its vaccine equity initiative communities – there are just 20 in the state. The goal of the initiative is to administer the vaccine to those more vulnerable and to provide equitable distribution of the vaccine amongst all ethnic and racial groups.

The Lt. Governor dined at Bella Costa Restaurant and discussed the importance of outdoor dining and other initiatives with restaurant owner Paul Katsarikas.

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