SLIDESHOW: National Afternoon Out

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FRAMINGHAM – Tuesday, August 3 is National Night Out. Last year’s event in Framingham was cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic.

This year, there is no large-scale National Night Out in the City of Framingham, but the Framingham Housing Authority is hosting small-scale events at several of their properties all week.

The first was a BBQ today, August 2, near their Saint Lo properties.

Framingham Housing Authority Director Paul Landers and Assistant Director Helen Plant were in attendance, along with Framingham Housing Authority Commissioners Janice Rogers, Janet Leombruno, and Phyllis May.

Mayor Yvonne Spicer stopped by with Framingham Chief Information Officer Kelly McFalls. Mayor candidate Charlie Sisitsky attended with his wife.

But the star for the residents was Framingham Police Chief Lester Baker, who attended with several members of his department.

Residents were treated to free hamburgers, hotdogs, sides, and ice cream during the 2-hour event.

The first National Night Out was held in 1984.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

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