SUDBURY, MA – Welcome to the January 24 edition of The Monday Manual, where we highlight important events coming up during the week in seven Patch communities between Framingham and Worcester.
Here’s what to know as the first week of February approaches:
Having trouble renting in Sudbury? The city’s rental assistance program is accepting applications from residents, but the deadline to apply is Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. Find out how to apply on the city’s website.
Will he or won’t he? Politico reported late last week that Mayor Joseph Petty could decide this week whether to run for Senator Harriette Chandler’s seat. The decision may also not be pursued in February, according to the report. State Representative David LeBoeuf is also considering a race for the seat.
Wayland’s Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (HRDEI) and other groups are hosting implicit bias training on Monday starting at 6 p.m. The formation comes after racial incidents at the college. To RSVP, email HRDEI President Dovie King at [email protected]
The deadline for removing holiday items from graves in Marlborough town cemeteries is Monday. Items may be picked up after this date, depending on the city.
The COVID-19 vax bus is back this week. It’ll be in the Stacy Middle School cafeteria on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. with Moderna and Pfizer shots available for adults and kids ages 5-11. Make an appointment here.
With Natick’s spring election fast approaching, Tuesday is the last day for incumbent members of the city assembly to run for re-election. New Town Meeting members seeking a seat have until February 8.
Mayor Charlie Sisitsky’s first State of the City address will be on Monday. Sisitsky’s inaugural address will be held virtually due to the pandemic. Framingham has not had an in-person state of the city since the start of 2020. You can watch Sisitsky’s speech on the government channel or on the city’s Facebook page from 7 p.m.
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