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Pulitzer Prize Finalist at Framingham Library, Brophy Night and Congress Living A Fantasy Says Senator

The main Framingham Library presents Pulitzer Prize finalist Megan Marshall in a free lecture about Margaret Fuller tonight at 7.

The Lutheran Church of Framingham held its annual Blessing of the Animals service Wednesday night.
The Lutheran Church of Framingham held its annual Blessing of the Animals service Wednesday night.
1. The main Framingham Library presents Pulitzer Prize finalist Megan Marshall in a free lecture about Margaret Fuller tonight at 7.

The author of The Peabody Sisters looks at the​ ​trailblazing life of Margaret Fuller: Thoreau's editor, Emerson's friend, daring war correspondent and tragic heroine.
 
The​ ​event is part of the Lifelong Lecture Series​, a collaboration between the ​library and​ ​Framingham State University.​ The event is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Framingham Library.

2. In Case You Missed It: On Wednesday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges Congress to raise the debt ceiling immediately to prevent default and avoid recession.

 “We’re in this position for one reason, and one reason only: because Congress told the government to spend more money than we have – and Congress told the Treasury to run up our debt to pay for it – but now Congress is threatening to run out on the bill,” Senator Warren said.  “…The idea that we can somehow renege on our debts without paying a huge price is a fantasy — and a very dangerous one.” Watch her speak on the senate floor here.

3. The Lutheran Church of Framingham held its annual Blessing of the Animals service Wednesday night.

Thanks to Kevin Cummings of Cummings Photography in Framingham for the slide show of photos in today's Today in Framingham column.

4. Framingham Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott and his administration will meet with parents at Brophy Elementary tonight at 6:30 to discuss and answer questions about its new LEAP program. 

Framingham Patch was the first media outlet to publish the Superintendent's new LEAP program plan. His plan calls for moving fifth grade students to Fuller Middle School in the fall of 2014 for only two of the town's elementary schools - Brophy and McCarthy; and for opening the community's ninth elementary school at the King Administration Building in 2014, too. 

​5. Tonight is also Brophy night at ben & Jerry's Ice Cream in Natick. A portion of proceeds sold after 6 p.m. will benefit the Brophy Elementary School PTO. For additional details click here.​

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