5T: Help Woburn High's Cheerleaders By Dining Out

Make sure to check in with today's column of news, events, history and more.


Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:


1) Support WMHS cheerleaders

Give your support to the Woburn Memorial High School cheerleaders as they raise money to go to Dallas. Join the girls tonight at Scoreboard between 4 and 8 p.m. to help! 


2) New manufacturing plant to open

Burlington's Coronado Biosciences will open a manufacturing plant in Woburn this year, according to the Boston Business Journal. The Woburn plant's primary focus will be to manufacture a drug made of tiny eggs from the porcine whipworm. These eggs, and subsequent drug, have been used in clinical trials with patients suffering from Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis. 


3) So very cold!

According to the National Weather Service's pinpointed forecast for Woburn, the cold snap continues today! The NWS is expecting temperatures in Woburn to remain in the low 20s before dipping down to 16 degrees after dark. Wind chill values could be as cold as -6 degrees!


4) In case you missed it

We checked in with the Woburn Police yesterday on New Year's Eve and Day incidents. Here's including the story of a woman who left her car "somewhere in Woburn Center." 


5) Historic Headline

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? A headline in the newspaper regarding Jan. 3 events in Woburn was:

  • 1892—A Woburn Firebug—A man is arrested for setting fires in the Jones Street stables. J. Frank Barrett, about 33 years old, told officials he wasn't sure why he was setting the fires, but admitted to setting two of the seven fires in that area. 

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