Here are five things to know Jan. 18, 2013 in Swampscott:
1) Town Watch: Town offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
2) Newsbit of the Day: As of Thursday afternoon these candidates had pulled papers for town and school elections, said Town Clerk Susan Duplin.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN 3-YEAR TERM
Matt Strauss, new candidate
SCHOOL COMMITTEE 3-YEAR TERM
Laurier Beaupre, candidate for Re-Election
Jaren Landen, candidate for Re-Election
PLANNING BOARD 5-YEAR TERM
Joseph R. Young, new candidate
3) Swampscott Scholars: Swampscott High Class of 2012 graduates Emily Walls and Katherine Zarinsky received the Swampscott High School Parent Teacher Forum Scholarships.
4) Weather Watch: Sunny, with a high near 27. North wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
5) Big Blue Watch: Tonight the varsity girls basketball team plays Lynn Classical on Classical's court. The varsity boys basketball team plays Lynn Classical at Swampscott High. Both games start at 7 p.m.