Five Things You Need To Know Today, Sept. 18
City Council to open Firehouse Subs hearing tonight.
Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:
1) Event spotlight
Woburn City Council will meet tonight in City Hall Chambers at 7 p.m. Several public hearings are on tap, including one requesting a Firehouse Subs near Target and Petco. Several committee appointments are also scheduled to be made tonight.
2) Looking for a job?
The Windham Professionals is looking for employees and will be holding an open interview today at the Hilton Hotel on Forbes Road. Be ready to interview on the spot. The event begins at 10 a.m.
3) Hold onto your hat!
According to the National Weather Service, we're going to see lots of rain and wind today. Expect showers between noon and 5 p.m., along with high winds. Gusts could be as strong as 32 miles per hour! Temperatures will stay steady, though, hovering in the low 70s.
4) In case you missed it
The Woburn Police responded to a report of a daytime mugging in the Woburn Mall parking lot over the weekend. In addition to that incident, police also fielded reports from a man who was beaten by three acquaintances and a man who borrowed an ice cream truck, only to have someone spray-paint it with graffiti overnight.
5) Start of the Grey Lady
On this day in 1851, The New York Times was launched for the first time, though back then, it was called the New-York Daily Times. The paper was founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones. The paper originally cost 1 cent per copy and was released six days a week. A Sunday edition was created when the public demanded more news updates during the Civil War. Today The New York Times employs over 1,100 journalists and has a circulation of 1,586,757 on weekdays and 2,003,247 on Sundays.
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