5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Monday: December 6, 2021

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1 The battle for the District 3 City Council seat continues today in court. A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Woburn.

Steiner’s attorney is seeking the “Court issue a temporary restraining order and/or injunction, ordering that no special election be held until judicial review of the ballots and materials listed.”

On election night, November 2, the unofficial results had City Council Vice Chair Adam Steiner with 997 votes and Feeney with 995 votes.

Feeney filed for a recount. On Tuesday, November 16 a recount was held and Feeney picked up 2 votes, making it a virtual tie at 997 votes each.

City Clerk Ferguson said the tie meant there was a “failure to elect.” She said that would be the official city election result “until a court decides otherwise.”

Steiner filed a suit last Tuesday against the City of Framingham Clerk Lisa Ferguson and the City of Framingham Board of Registrars, appointed by the Mayor.

His attorney is asking for two votes awarded to Feeney during the recount be declared blanks and for a judge to declare Steiner the winner of the election.

Steiner’s attorney is also seeking to stop a special election scheduled by the City Council for Tuesday, December 28 to break the tie.

2.CITY of FRAMINGHAM meetings:

  • Framingham School Committee: Teaching and Learning Subcommittee at 5 p.m. virtually
  • Framingham City Council: Ordinance & Rules Subcommittee at 6 p.m. virtually
  • Keefe School Committee: Budget Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham City Council: Planning & Zoning Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham Cable Advisory Committee at 7 p.m. virtually
  • Framingham License Commission at 7 p.m.

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


4. The Framingham Public Library is holding workshops this week in its SparkLab to teach individuals how to create reusable gift bags from fabric. Sign up for one of the free workshops.

5. Today is International Volunteer Day , an international observance mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985.

It offers an opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations and individual volunteers to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels.

The 2021 Theme is Volunteer now for our common future

“We aim to inspire people, whether they are decision makers or citizens of this world, to take action NOW for people and the planet,” said the United Nations. The United Nations Volunteers Programme coordinates International Volunteer Day on 5 December every year to recognize and promote the tireless work, not just of UN Volunteers, but of volunteers across the globe. Every day, volunteers dedicate time and effort to ensure the inclusion of those often left behind, drive climate action and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When people are encouraged to get involved in solving problems, the solutions are more likely to be feasible and lasting. Volunteers engage communities and build a people-centric movement to help build a better and safer future for us all.”

“For the generations of TOMORROW, we must take responsibility for the changes needed to build a better future NOW. Encouraging, recognizing and promoting volunteerism is an important part of creating a more equal and inclusive future for communities and worldwide,” wrote the UN.

“70% of volunteer work does not involve any organization but happens informally between people in their communities,” said the United Nations.


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