5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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1 Framingham will have a new mayor come January 1.

Charlie Sisitsky defeated Mayor Yvonne Spicer easily on Tuesday.

The City also elected two new City Councilors – Noval Alexander and Leorah Mallach.

One race is still up in the air – City Council Vice Chair Adam Steiner won his race by two votes over challenger Mary Kate Feeney 997-995. A recount is likely.

In the library trustee race, four new library trustees were elected. Framingham Library Trustee Chair Ruth Winett topped the ticket in the 8 way-race for 6 seats. Framingham Youth Council Chair Isabella Petroni, 20, finished second in that race.

For more on all the races, click here.

2. So what happens now?

Spicer will finish out her term through December 31, 2021.

There will be an inauguration on January 1.

Sisitsky will be finalizing his transition team and will announce it soon. He will also need to name a Chief Operating Officer, as the current COO Thatcher Kezer III serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

It is likely that many in the Mayor’s office will be out of a job come January 1, as Sisitsky will likely want to name his own executive assistant, Chief Information Officer, etc…


  • Framingham City Council: Planning & Zoning Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham Conservation Commission at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Sustainability Committee at 7 p.m.

According to the Mayor’s publicly posted schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events today.

4. MetroWest YMCA will hold its annual “Dream Big” Charity Auction with a tailgate theme in a live, virtual format today from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

There is still time to register.

5. FLYERS in Action:


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