5T: Woburn's Wealthiest Men... In 1888!

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


1) BSC Open House

The Boston Sports Club on Presidential Way is holding an open house all day today. Work out for free, bring a friend, and see what the gym has to offer. The BSC opened at 5 a.m. today.


2) ZBA

The city's zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the City Hall chambers. On the agenda is the election of a new chairperson and construction of a new two-family dwelling on Crossman Road.


3) Wet roads

According to the National Weather Service's pinpointed forecast for Woburn, we'll experience both rain and snow today. Expect some snow in the morning during the commute, before the precipitation turns to rain after 12 p.m. We could see as much as two to four inches of snow accumulation in Woburn.


4) In case you missed it

In yesterday's Woburn Police log, officers received a report of a terminated employee allegedly stealing a donation jar before leaving. Read the entire log here.


5) Historic Headline

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? A headline in the newspaper regarding Jan. 16 events in Woburn was:

  • 1888—Woburn's Wealthy Men—The topic of income has always been popular, hasn't it? In 1888, John Cummings, James Skinner and Edward Hudson were named as three of Woburn's wealthiest men, having over $100,000 in their respective estates. 

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