Five Things You Need To Know Today, Aug. 30
Why is today an important date in Woburn history?
Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:
1) Event spotlight
What's better than pizza for dinner on a Thursday night? Pizza for dinner on a Thursday night for a good cause! Join Maureen Foley Cioni's effort to raise money for children fighting cancer through the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Click here to download the Papa Gino's flyer and then help out a good cause.
2) Woburn history
Today is City Hall's birthday! Happy Birthday, City Hall! On August 30, 1931—81 years ago—the new $250,000 Woburn City Hall was dedicated in a public ceremony attended by about 5,000 people. The Daily Boston Globe called the building, which housed City Hall offices, the courthouse and the police station, an "outstanding structure."
3) Waning summer
According to the National Weather Service, it'll be a little warmer than yesterday, but summer is definitely fading toward fall. Temperatures will be in the 80s with a light westerly wind this morning. Sunshine all around with clear skies.
4) In case you missed it
Woburn Patch noticed some commercial activity in North Woburn this week and began investigating. Looks like the Mr. Charlie's ice cream parlor is moving. Check out the story here.
5) Rule like an Egyptian
On this day in 30 B.C., Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, takes her own life. After a long history of civil wars, conflicts with Rome, and a series of lovers, Cleopatra committed suicide at age 39. Scholars believe that she did so using an asp, a poisonous Egyptian serpent that symbolized divine royalty. Cleopatra opted to kill herself in 30 B.C. rather than live under the Roman Octavian's rule.
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