5 things you need to know in Framingham today: Thursday 5th May 2022

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1 Today is Cinco de Mayo, which translates to May 5th.

In Mexico, the day commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza.

In the United States, it’s a day when many restaurants offer tacos and margaritas.

2. Mayor Charlie Sisitsky formally presented his budget to the City Council on Tuesday. The mayor had presented a draft budget two weeks earlier, before the April 15 deadline. He told City Council Tuesday night that the budget had not changed between April 15 and May 3.

Tonight, the Framingham City Council Finance Subcommittee will begin discussing the $325 million budget at a 7 p.m. meeting in the Blumer Room of the Memorial Building.

3. Other CITY of FRAMINGHAM meetings (all are remote unless otherwise noted):

  • Framingham Planning Board at 7pm
  • Framingham Public Library Governance Subcommittee at 7pm

4. FLYERS IN ACTION:

  • Boys Lacrosse travel to Weymouth for a 4pm game against the Wildcats.
  • Girls Lacrosse hosts Weymouth High at 4:00 p.m. at Phil Read Field at the high school
  • Boys & Girls Outdoor Athletics host Newton North at Bowditch Field at 16:30 today
  • Dover-Sherborn hosts softball at 4:30 p.m. at Winch Field at the high school
  • Girls tennis at Natick High at 6pm
  • Boys volleyball at Natick High at 4 p.m
  • Boys baseball in Weymouth at 7pm

5. The Framingham Public Library and Framingham State University are teaming up for a lecture tonight.

“Watergate: 50 Years Later” with Dr. Dan Breen, associate professor of law at Brandeis University, will speak at 7:00 p.m

Sponsored by the Joseph L. and Ray L. Freund Foundation, courtesy of Elizabeth F. Fideler.

Register here: https://framinghamlibrary.org/news-events/adventures-in-lifelong-learning/adventures-in-lifelong-learning.

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