5T: Woburn Residents Raise Money for Jimmy Fund
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Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:
1) Pan-Mass Challenge success
Woburn residents who took part in the Pan-Mass Challenge this summer raised nearly $50,000 for the Jimmy Fund. According to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the 10 Woburn participants raised $47,600 for cancer research projects. Approximately $37 million was raised overall during the two-day event.
Woburn Patch friend and supporter Christina Welch will be holding a mini-camp for pre-schoolers this Thursday and next. Join the camp for $30 and introduce your child to ice-skating. Camp is held at the Ned O'Brien Ice Rink.
3) Sunshine returns
According to the National Weather Service's pinpointed forecast for Woburn, it will not be so dark and dreary today. The NWS is expecting the sun to return and temperatures in the mid-40s. There will be a light wind, also. The sun should stay with us into Friday, but snow is back on the radar for the weekend.
4) In case you missed it
The Middlesex Superior Court sentenced a Woburn man for his role in fraudulently reporting employee numbers to his insurance company. Find out what happened here.
5) Headlines in history
Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Nov. 29 events in Woburn were:
- 1895—Woburn Water OK—A state board determines that the water is pure, despite concerns.
- 1913—Woburn Boy Is Robbed Of $9.67—A 17-year-old is held up by two men on Warren Street; robbed of his week's wages.
- 1923—Woburn Woman Hit By Backing Car, Dies—78-year-old woman dies of injuries after accident.
- 1948—$8,000 Fire Damage At Woburn Hide Plant—A two-alarm fire at Woburn Hide and Leather, Co., Main Street.