Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:
1) Don't forget!
Today is the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election. The City Clerk's office will be open until 8 p.m. tonight to accomodate last-minute registrations. If you are registered but need to change your name or your address, 8 p.m. is also the deadline for that.
2) New parking!
The city's public parking area at Walnut Street—next to the Woburn Bowladrome—is likely going to see some expansion. According to Ward 6 Alderman Mike Raymond, city officials are awaiting a proposed design to an upper/mezzanine level for the parking area. If approved, construction could begin early next year.
According to the National Weather Service's specialized forecast just for Woburn, we're in store for another fall stunner! Expect the sun to shine all day and temperatures to reach the low 60s. It will cool off at night, with a low of about 49 degrees.
4) In case you missed it
The community is rallying behind the family of Allen Fisher, a 31-year-old man who died of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car last week leaving Leland Park. Woburn Patch has been following the story, updating with as much information as available. And click here to keep up with the latest news on possible charges against the driver.
5) Headlines in history
Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Oct. 17 events in Woburn were:
- 1913—Dead From 12-Foot Fall—A farmhand was believed to have fallen while picking apples at Woburn apple orchard.
- 1923—Lexington Girls Score 5-0 Victory—Field hockey match between Woburn and Lexington.
- 1930—Boy At Woburn May Die of Injuries From Auto—Car accident report.
- 1936—GF Flanagan Jr. Married to Edith Walsh in Woburn—A marriage report.
- 1961—Woburn To Treat Senior Citizens To Foliage Tour—A social notes column.