5T: Some Still Without Power in Woburn After Hurricane

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


1) Some still without power

Although the stormy weather blew through Woburn on Monday and Tuesday, there are still some people without power in the city. According to NStar, 1 percent of its customers (220) were still without power as of last night. Crews have been on scene since Hurricane Sandy repairing downed wires and blown transformers.  

“As the large area outages have been restored, our crews are now focusing on the smaller pockets of customers often impacted by heavy tree conditions,” said Werner Schweiger, president of NSTAR Electric, in a statement Wednesday night.

2) Holiday season begins

With Halloween behind us, most begin to look toward the winter holiday season. The Kimball Court Apartments residents are collecting unwrapped toys for the Toys For Tots program. If you want to help, click here to find out how to donate! 


3) The sky is gray and white and cloudy...

According to the National Weather Service's specialized forecast just for Woburn, more clouds are in store for us today. We'll have a high temperature of 58 degrees, before it dips into the low-40s after dark. Expect a light breeze most of the day, says the NWS.


4) In case you missed it

We took a look back at a historic fire in Woburn yesterday. The fire was at the Woburn Nursing Home on Frances Street on Halloween day in 1992. Revisit the fire and let us know in the comments if you remember it. 


5) Headlines in history

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Nov. 1 events in Woburn were:

  • 1901—Woburn Domestic Assaulted—Woman struck by an unknown man while walking home.
  • 1923—Woburn Woman Victim of Automobile Accident—Mrs. Grace Eugenie Cooke died at Choate Memorial Hospital. 
  • 1930—C. B. Austin Dead in Woburn Home—Cornelius B. Austin, 46, was the well-known campaign handler for Joseph F. O'Connell.
  • 1946—Unstamped Meat Seized in Woburn—The Food and Drug Administration and Mass State Police seized steer meat from a Woburn market because it did not have government approval. Nearly 500 people watched as authorities took away the meat.
  • 1950—Woburn Corporal Prisoner of Chinese—A Crossman Road man was reporting missing in action in Korea and was believed to be a prisoner of war.

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