Five Things You Need to Know Today, July 27
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the death of Reggie Lewis.
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Today is Wednesday, July 27. Here are five things you need to know:
- Yay for sunshine!: With the exception of a little fog before 7 a.m., the National Weather Service expects us to see a lot of sunshine today in Woburn. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s, and probably dip into the mid-60s at night.
- Abreu visiting hours: Visiting hours for 30-year-old Kristen Abreu, who was killed in a single-car crash July 22, will be held today from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home. Kristen will be laid to rest on Thursday.
- History is awesome: Well, in case this morning’s Patch Passport story about a historical building wasn’t enough history for you, the Historical Commission will be meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Engineer’s Conference Room.
- In case you missed it: Our awesome summer series Patch Passport continues to roll on every day this week. With our special Passport series of articles, you’ll be able to be a tourist in your own town. Check out the second installment in Patch Passport—Kid-Friendly Fun places in Woburn—here.
- A city mourns: On this day in 1993, the city of Boston mourned the loss of a Boston Celtics star. Reggie Lewis collapsed on the basketball court at Brandeis University during a practice. Two hours later, the 27-year-old was pronounced dead. Lewis had collapsed during a game earlier in the year and was told he should end his basketball career because of a rare heart arrhythmia. But he continued to work toward returning to the court, which turned fatal for Lewis. In 1995, the Celtics retired Lewis’ number and his memory lives on in the form of the Reggie Lewis Foundation.
To find out what is going on today in Woburn, check out our events listings.