Five Things You Need To Know Today, Sept. 5
Live ammunition found on city property over the weekend.
Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:
1) Event spotlight
When it comes to voting, we all have our polling places across the city. But the Ad Hoc Polling Place Review Committee is considering consolidating the polls into one location. The group will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Engineer's Conference Room.
2) Last day of summer vacation
Today is the last day of summer vacation for the kids of Woburn, who will return to the city's 11 schools tomorrow. Need to catch up on anything? Check out our Back to School guide. Also, be sure to bookmark the Woburn Public Schools website. Save your child's school page and keep up to date with everything going on!
3) More rain
According to the National Weather Service, the rain will continue today with showers and maybe even a thunderstorm. We may see some heavy rainfall and even patchy fog in areas. Expect temperatures to stay in the low-80s. Also, beware for wind, the NWS says we may see wind gusts up to 28 miles per hour!
4) In case you missed it
Woburn Police remained busy over the three-day weekend, arresting three and responding to several calls. Included in the reports: a man blinded by high beams, causing him to drive off the road; live ammunition found on city property; and a group of teens found spray-painting the old RMV building. Oh, and a guy who learned the hard way that yelling late at night is indeed against the law. Read the whole report here.
5) Facial hair fee?
On this day in 1698, Russia's leader Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards in an effort to "modernize" Russia with contemporary modern fashions. This was not the first beard tax in history, England's Henry, who had a beard himself, issued a tax in 1535 on facial hair. In Russia, those who paid the tax were given a "beard token" that said "the beard tax has been taken" on one side and "the beard is a superfluous burden" on the other. Fortunately for bands like ZZ Top, no such tax was ever introduced in the United States.
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