5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Friday, July 9, 2021

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1 Tropical Storm Elsa has arrived to Massachusetts. Heavy rains are expected through noon today.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for MetroWest, including Framingham.

2. It is likely tonight’s summer concert on the Framingham Centre Common will be cancelled. If the concert does happen it will start at 6;30 p.m. If cancelled, it would be the second week in a row it has been cancelled.

2. There are no meetings today in the City of Framingham. The Memorial Building will close today at 2 p.m.

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

3. Yesterday, Mayoral candidate Carlos Valadares, a Brazilian business owner, was the first to submit his 500 signatures to get on the ballot. They have not been certified yet. Mayor Yvonne Spicer and former City Councilor Charlie Sisitsky have yet to submit their signatures. All are due by July 15.

There are now 8 candidates for the 6 library trustee seats but there is still only one candidate for the three cemetery trustee seats.

4. The Framingham Public Library will hosts a New York Times bestselling romance writer tonight in a Zoom session at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m.

5. Today is National Motorcycle Day.

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