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5T: School News, Fundraiser & Historic Headlines

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5T: School News, Fundraiser & Historic Headlines


Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:


1) Fundraiser for children

The Woburn Moose Lodge will hold a fundraiser tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. The proceeds of the comedy night show will benefit the Shamrock School fifth-grade class. 

2) School news

The second term begins today at Woburn Public Schools. A few important dates for next week:

  • Monday is a holiday and schools will be closed.
  • Thursday is an early-release day. The high school will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., the middle schools at noon, and elementary schools at 12:30 p.m.
  • Report cards will be distributed to students on Friday.


3) Weather improves

According to the  National Weather Service's specialized forecast just for Woburn, our weather will improve today! The NWS expects temperatures to rise into the 50s, with sunny skies all day. The weekend forecast is also nice, with partly sunny skies and temps ranging from 50 to 60 on both Saturday and Sunday. Great weather for Sunday's outdoor Veterans Day activities!


4) In case you missed it

Our first snowfall didn't leave a lot of the white stuff on the ground, but it did cause some troubles on the road Tuesday night. The Woburn Police were out that night dealing with car accidents, including one in which an automobile skidded off the road and down an embankment. Read the police log here.


5) Headlines in history

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Nov. 8 events in Woburn were:

  • 1901—Woburn Horses Race—About 400 Woburnites attend horse race at the Lexington park.
  • 1903—Woburn's Candidates for Mayor—John P. Feeney, Samuel W. Mendum and Peter Neilson run for office.
  • 1907—Gets Cash; Gets Away—A man calling himself "Paul C. Austin, MD" convinces woman to endorse check for him. Police have no "clews."
  • 1917—Near-Riots Over Sugar In Woburn—Six barrels of sugar are brought to town to relieve the shortage. Fights ensue.
  • 1972—New Woburn Apartment May Be 8 Feet Too High—Building may violate building code.

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