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5 things to know in Framingham today: Thursday, June 16, 2022

1 Senate President Karen Spilka spoke yesterday at the 495/MetroWest Partnership House Day at Framingham State University.

2. The Christa McAuliffe Branch Library will present a one-hour lecture on Watergate, 50 years later tonight at 6.

“Fifty years ago this June, five men working vicariously for the Committee to Re-elect President Richard Nixon robbed the Democratic national headquarters in the Watergate office complex. They were caught and eventually connected to the White House. The resulting scandal, cover-up, and dramatic fight by the president to keep from listening to tapes of the Oval Office conversations gripped the country, until he was forced to resign in August 1974. Now political journalist Garrett M Graff has written a fascinating account of the entire scandal. With access to new documents and the perspective of half a century, Graff’s account is the most comprehensive yet of the Watergate era. Dr. Huibregtse will talk about the book and the impact Watergate has had on the US over the last half century. Jon Huibregtse earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and worked as a newspaper reporter for two years before returning to UWEC to complete a master’s degree in history. He obtained his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Akron. He has been teaching at Framingham State since 1997, where he teaches American and East Asian history. His publications include a book entitled American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, several articles, and many book reviews. He is currently working on a biography of Massachusetts Senator David Walsh. In 2020, Jon received the University’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Service for his more than 2 decades of service to the University, including 8 years as Chair of the Department of History and 3 years as Director of the Center for Learning, Teaching, Scholarships and Services. known on campus as CELTSS,” he posted the library.

The conference is in person and via Zoom – Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

3. CITY OF FRAMINGHAM meetings (all remote unless otherwise noted):

  • Framingham City Council: Ordinances and Rules Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham Police Advisory Committee at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Planning Board at 7 p.m.

4. The The new Framingham Farmers Market opens Thursday, June 23. There will be new hours and new vendors. Read more here.

5. SOURCE still has a couple of openings for interns this summer. Must be of high school or college age. It is unpaid or on credit. Photography, video or journalism. If interested, email editor@Framinghamsource.com

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