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5T: Looking Back at Woburn History & More

Our daily column featuring news, events and interesting Woburn history tidbits.


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

 

1) Fife & Drums

It may not be in Woburn, but young Woburn fife and drum musicians take note: The William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps is holding an open house in neighboring Lexington at 7 p.m. The open invitation is to youths between the ages of 8 and 18 who are interested in these historical instruments. 


2) Absentee ballots

Not going to be in the city on Nov. 6, but you still want to vote in the presidential election? Make sure to stop by the City Clerk's office and pick up an absentee ballot. You'll need to file a written application at City Hall for the absentee ballot. For more information, go to the city website.

 

3) Warming up

According to the National Weather Service's specialized forecast just for Woburn, we could see temperatures in the mid-70s today. We'll likely start our week out with more clouds, but there's only a 30 percent chance of rain.

 

4) In case you missed it

We know that many of our readers are busy during the week, so we like to wrap up the weekend with a look at the most recent Woburn Police logs. Check out this week's round-up here: Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking.

 

5) Headlines in history

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Oct. 15 events in Woburn were:

  • 1923—Woburn, Lowell Drivers Fined, Given One Month Each—District Court sentencing.
  • 1929—Man Ready To Serve Jail Term Gets Freedom in Woburn
  • 1951—Attv. Hansberry To Aid Woburn GI Convicted in Korea—Brief filed in Washington.
  • 2003—Woburn Mayor Wins, But Margin Surprises—John Curran wins by 746 votes.

 

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