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1. Conjunction, Junction, What's Your Function? Well, for fifth graders at their function will be to entertain crowds this weekend, when they stage SchoolHouse Rock Live Jr. Shows are Friday night at 7 and Saturday afternoon at 2. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time and at the door.
2. Today, is yet again another early release day for Framingham Public School Elementary students. The is offering an at 3 p.m. for students in grades 2-4. Pre-registration is required. Attendees are asked to bring or wear something that represents their favorite Stilton book.
3. Congrats to the team from , who won the Wednesday night. Framingham Patch will have a slideshow of photo up on our site shortly.
4. Both and the are holding open houses for prospective students tonight at 7.
5. Wednesday, just after noon a flatbed truck with a 1,600 pound piece of steel from the former World Trade Center arrived at the . The 19-foot piece of steel will be used to construct a memorial to 9/11 victims, including civilians and first responders, in front of the headquarters. Click here to see a photo of its arrival: http://twitter.com/MassStatePolice/status/136937058869575680/photo/1. The memorial is in conceptual stages right now. "We are very excited about accepting this piece of steel that fell onto the hallowed earth at Ground Zero that morning. We view as a relic of the loss and suffering of that dark day, a symbol of the courage of victims and their survivors, and a symbol, also, of the strength and resilience of this country and its commitment to defeating terrorism," said Dave Procopio, media spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police.