FRAMINGHAM – In the 4-way battle for District 7 City Council, the two women in the race advanced to the November ballot.
There were four candidates on the ballot yesterday, September 14 – Eugene Grzywna, Joseph Hansberry, Magdalena Janus, and Leora Mallach, with Mallach topping the ticket and Janus finishing second.
Mallach received 244 votes. Janus received 126 votes.
Eugene Grzywna finished third with 93 votes. Joseph Hansberry finished fourth with 48 votes
“I am so grateful to the support of District 7 today. Thank you for turning out to vote. I look forward to hearing more from you and learning what matters to you most about our City. It is my priority to be a bridge between our local government and the individuals who are the heart and soul of District 7. Coming soon to a front door near you! #district7pride,” said Mallach in a statement to SOURCE on election night.
“I am absolutely blown away by the people of District 7. Thank you for taking time to vote. Your support and trust is invaluable, and it gives me the energy necessary to advocate for the issues in our community. Without your participation none of this would be possible. Keep up the great work, and I vow to work tirelessly to make our District and our City a better place to live, for all of us. I can’t wait to meet more of you so together through better communication and collaboration we can improve the quality of life in Framingham,” said Janus.
“Much respect to Eugene Grzywna and Joseph Hansberry for running great campaigns and making the race that much more interesting and challenging. Congratulations to Leora Mallach, a worthy opponent. I look forward to working even harder to win in the November 2nd election to give the residents of District 7 a loud and persistent voice in the City government,” said janus in a statement to SOURCE on election night.
District 7 is comprised of Precincts 13 and 14 in the City of Framingham, and also includes Learned Pond.
District 7 is also home to the MBTA commuter rail station.
One of the largest employers in the City – MetroWest Medical Center – along with the downtown business district, is part of District 7.
The Memorial Building, Police headquarters, the main Framingham Public Library, and the no longer in use Danforth Building, which is being considered for a possible regional justice
Two of the City’s newest apartment buildings are located in District 7 – Alta Union House on Route 126 and the Buckley on Franklin Street.
On the School Committee, District 7 is represented by Tiffanie Maskell, who is seeking a third 2-year term. She is running unopposed for the third time, too.
Thayer campus of Framingham High School on Lawrence Street is located in District 7. No other schools are in District 7. The closest schools are McCarthy Elementary and Fuller Middle in District 5 and the recently renamed Harmony Grove Elementary in District 9.
District 7 is part of U.S. Census tract 3834.01 and 3824.02
The population in Census tract 3834.01 increased by 13.4%. The population in Census tract 3834.02 increased 13.9% The City of Framingham only increased by 5.9% over the last decade per the 2020 Census.
Census tract 3834.01 is 40% white, 22% Hispanic, 34% other, and 15% multi-race.
Census tract 3834.02 is 40% white, 30% other, 18.5% Hispanic, and 16.5% multi-race.
Editor’s Note: It is important to note that Brazilian-Americans sometimes self-identify as white and sometimes as Latino, but very rarely as Hispanic.
The median income for Census tract 3831.01 is $41,397, which is much lower than the Framingham median household income at $82,709.
The median income for Census tract 3832.02 is $42,117.