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FRAMINGHAM – City of Framingham Planning & Community Development Director Sarkis Sarkisian will speak at the October Coburnville-Tripoli Neighborhood Association meeting on Monday October 17. he will talk about development issues.

The meeting will be held at Columbus Hall on Fountain Street in Framingham at 7 p.m.

The meeting will start with a public safety update from Framingham Police Lt. Blaise Tersoni. There were gunshots in the Coburnville section of the City last weekend, and residents in both neighborhoods have been unhappy about quality of life crimes like vehicle burglaries and speeding.

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Framingham Disability Commission Chair Sheryl Goldstein will talk about her proposal to the Community Preservation Committee for funding for an all-access dock for kayaks and canoes to be installed at Lake Waushakum.

Transition Framingham will speak about its proposal to the Community Preservation Committee for funding for a trio of community gardens on the south side of the City, including at least one in the Association area.

State Representative-elect Priscila Sousa, District 8 School Committee member Jessica Barnhill, and District 8 City Councilor John Stefanini also will provide updates to residents in the neighborhood.

The mission of the Association is to “strengthen the relationship amongst and between its residents and businesses, actively encourage and facilitate engagement to share and promote our diverse culture, become a central resource of community information, promote commerce and community activities, increase civic participation and facilitate positive dialogue and advocate on behalf of its residents and businesses with our municipal leaders and officials.”

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The two neighborhoods represent the former Roosevelt & Memorial school neighborhoods. These two West Framingham neighborhoods have traditionally been geographically defined as the area in Framingham from the Ashland border at the Boston and Albany Railroad line along the tracks behind Waverly Street to the rail spur at Cedar Street onto Claflin Street and turning south onto Hollis Street continuing along its right side to Waushakum Lake behind Nipmuc Road across the Lake to the Ashland border near Daisley Place following it across back to the starting point.

Membership in the Association is open to any individual, family, business or organization, that subscribes to the purposes of the Association and owns or leases property, or operates a business or organization in Framingham within a quarter of a mile of the neighborhoods for which the Association was incorporated.

Membership in the Association is $5 per person annually.

The Association waived dues in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, but is collecting dues in 2022.

Only dues paying members can vote abut everyone is welcome to attend.

The President of the Association is Andrea Dunne Adrian.

The Association was created in 2019, and held a block party attended by more than 400 people, as a kick-off event.

The second annual block party was held in June 2022.

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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.