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Editor’s note: 3.5 years into the Mayor’s four year terms her administration announced this new initiative called Mayor Spicer’s Monday Minute. This is the fifth installment. The Mayor is in a 3-way battle for re-election. The preliminary election is on September 14.


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Mayor Spicer’s Monday Minute: Community Hour Tuesday, August 17, at 5 p.m. to explore Reimagining the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Join Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer and Raul Gonzalez from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to discuss ARPA, the Economic Development Administration’s plans for the funds and results of the survey which the City issued to better understand how residents wanted ARPA funds spent in Framingham. Attendees will be able to pose questions during the hour via Zoom’s Chat function. If you cannot attend and have questions, please email with the subject line: August 17 Community Hour. Zoom information on how to join is here. A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend.

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Free Movie Night Under the Stars: Parks & Recreation Department brings back free Family Fun
& Movie Night, featuring ‘The Boss Baby’ on August 19 (with a rain date of Tuesday, August 24) at Bowditch Field. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and Family Fun Night begins at 6 p.m. with the movie to follow at dusk.

Framingham is Growing: From 2010-2020, the City’s s population increased 5.9% from 68,318 to 72,362 residents, according to the 2020 Census.

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Not Your Father’s Library: Did you know you can check out a sewing machine or a tent or a
projector at the Framingham Library? The Library of Things is a collection of games, tools,
consumer electronics, and more that you can check out with your library card for two weeks

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.