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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Mayor Spicer's Monday Minute

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Kelly McFalls

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Mayor Spicer's Monday Minute

1. The Memorial Building and other Non-essential Municipal Buildings, including the Public Health Nursing Clinic, will be Closed Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, in recognition of Thanksgiving.

2. State's Project Beacon Walk-through COVID-19 Testing Site at Saint Tarcisius Parish to Adjust Hours for Thanksgiving Week: The site will close Wednesday, November 24, at 12:30 p.m., and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 25-26. Additional local COVID-19 testing resources can be referenced here.

3. Thanksgiving Holiday Food Resource Guide: View the Food Resource Guide, including information for Thanksgiving in English, Portuguese, and Spanish here. 

4. Reminder: Trash, Recycling, and Curbside Leaf Collection Delay in Observance of Thanksgiving: There will be no trash, recycling, or curbside leaf collection on Thursday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving. Collection will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week. The Recycling Drop-off Center will be also be closed on Thursday, November 25. 

5. Framingham Joins MBTA Youth Pass Program for Student Discounts: The MBTA, City of Framingham, and Wayside Youth & Family Support Network are pleased to announce that Framingham has joined the T’s Youth Pass program, which helps provide affordable transit access for young people with low-income. The Youth Pass is a card that can be used by eligible young adults with low incomes to purchase roughly 50% reduced one-way fares or $30 monthly LinkPasses for the bus, subway, and Fairmount Line Zone 1A stations at MBTA Fare Vending Machines, the CharlieCard Store, fare boxes on buses and trolleys at street-level stops, or at retail sales locations. Youth Pass cards can also be used to purchase half-price one-way fares for Commuter Rail, Express Bus, and ferry. See here for more information.
6. 73.2% of Framingham's Population is Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19: According to 2020 U.S. Census numbers, Framingham has a population of 72,362. As of the City's data report from November 17, 2021, 52,945 people in the City were fully vaccinated, which equates to 73.2%.

7. City of Framingham Hosting 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Outdoor Holiday Block Party Friday, December 3: To help protect against COVID-19, the City is hosting this year’s event entirely outdoors of City Hall (150 Concord Street) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Union Avenue, between Concord Street, and Proctor Street, will be closed to traffic for the block party. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in on the festivities. For additional information, please visit: 

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