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FRAMINGHAM – Friday, August 26 was the final Community Corner of the summer. The 5th and final event was held at Arlington Street Playground in South Framingham on the border between District 8 & 9.

New this year, the Community Corner, offered field games, arts and crafts, the bookmobile from the Framingham Public Library, and a touch-a-truck featuring fire trucks, cruisers, and police motorcycles.

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The 2-hour drop-in program was organized by the Framingham Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Framingham Police Department, Framingham Fire Department, the Library Bookmobile, and the MetroWest YMCA.

Also in attendance on Friday was Girls Inc, which has a new location at the SMOC Community Center in Framingham.

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School Committee Chair Priscila Sousa, at-large City Councilor Janet Leombruno, Police Chief Lester Baker, and Fire Chief Michael Dutcher also attended the final event of the summer.

New Parks & Recreation Commissioner Jose Ferreira walked to the event, as he lives in the neighborhood.

The crowd at the Arlington Park event was larger than all the other four community corner events combined.

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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.