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In full transparency, the following was posted on the City’s website today, July 19.


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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham has activated its cooling centers as of today, July 19.

They will remain active through July 23.

There are three designated cooling centers for residents to beat the heat and cool down. Each location will have water, air conditioning, and other amenities available to help keep you cool and hydrated. All residents are welcome at any location during the designated hours. These are the regular hours of operation for each location, however, these locations will act as “cooling centers” between the dates above.

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Locations & Times:

Main Library | 49 Lexington Street

Tuesday – Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM

Friday – Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM


McAuliffe Branch | 746 Water Street

Tuesday – Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM

Friday – Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

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Callahan Center | 535 Union Avenue

Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7 PM

Wednesday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Friday 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Another option for residents who are looking to cool down is the Natick Mall. Hours of operation and all other information on the mall can be found here:

For more information on the cooling centers click here:

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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.