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FRAMINGHAM, MA – Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 94 years old.

The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929.

Today is the national holiday, honoring his birth and legacy.

The Greater Framingham Community Church will hold its 36th Annual breakfast to honor Martin Luther King Jr on Monday. The breakfast is sold out but you can watch the event streaming live.

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State and federal offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.

U.S. Postal Service offices will be closed but express and Amazon deliveries will take place.

Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s closed on Monday, Jan. 16:

  • City & Town offices: Closed
  • Schools: Closed
  • Libraries: Closed

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  • Banks: Closed
  • Retail stores: Open
  • Grocery stores: Open
  • Liquor stores: Open

There is no curbside trash collection. Framingham will be on a one-day delayed schedule all week.

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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.