5T: Woburn Police Work Without Pay ... In 1938
Today's column filled with news, events, history and more.
Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:
1) Mayor's event
2) Pinterest is *awesome*
Well, we think so! Woburn Patch is having a lot of fun with our new Pinterest account. Check it out here and start following our pins. We have several Woburn-related boards there and will be adding to our online tack board too! Follow us and let us know if we should be following you too.
3) Brisk weather
According to the National Weather Service's specialized forecast just for Woburn, it's going to be a rather cold Election Day in the city. The NWS expects sunny skies, but temperatures will only be in the low-40s. We'll probably have some light wind in the afternoon. By the time the polls close, temperatures could be heading toward the high-20s!
4) In case you missed it
The Woburn Police had a busy weekend with several accidents (including a report of a driver who hit a sign, house and two parked cars), an armed robbery and a lot of pumpkin-throwing. Catch up on the log here!
5) Headlines in history
Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Nov. 6 events in Woburn were:
- 1922—Woburn Steeple Jack Has Narrow Escape—A steeple jack is overcome with gas fumes while working in a 110-foot steel chimney. He was rescued by fireman Daniel Gerrigan.
- 1937—Doherty Sees President—Daniel J. Doherty of Woburn, the National Commander of the American Legion, meets President Roosevelt.
- 1938—Woburn Police Without Wages—The police department was unpaid and the Fire Department and school teachers were next on the list.
- 1951—Disputed Ballots in Woburn Held on Court Order—45 disputed ballots were impounded in court.