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Editor’s Note: Originally posted at 7 a.m. on September 7. Updated at 10:53 a.m. after Mayor rescheduled her community hour.

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1 Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began at sundown on Monday, September 6.

Framingham Public Schools are closed today to observe the holiday.

Members of the Jewish faith view the holy day as a time of inner renewal and divine atonement. Some in the Jewish faith will observe it for one day and some for two days.

Temple Beth Am has services for the Jewish New Year & High Holidays.

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2. City Hall, known as the Memorial Building is open today. Offices are open late until 7 p.m. BUT there are no CITY OF FRAMINGHAM MEETINGS today, due to the holiday.

3. Tomorrow at 5 p.m. is the last day to apply for an early vote or absentee ballot by mail for the preliminary election on Tuesday, September 14.

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UPDATED: This has been rescheduled to Wednesday — 4. According to the Mayor’s publicly posted schedule, she will hold a community hour on the coronavirus pandemic and the COVID-19 vaccine with the City’s Public Health Nurse Kitty Mahoney from 5 to 6 p.m. on Zoom.

5. The Framingham Public Library will hold its 26th Brazilian Independence Day Festival today at 6;30 p.m. The hybrid event will be held in the main Framingham Library Learning Yard or YouTube Livestream

The event will be introduced by Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho, the Consul General of Brasil in Boston and will feature traditional forró music by the band Trio Let’s Vamos.

BONUS: SOURCE is accepting applications for fall 2021 & spring 2022 internships. Deadline to apply for the fall internship is September 10

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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.