5T: Woman's Will Gives Officials Money for City Hall

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


1) Helping Hurricane Sandy victims

The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Woburn are helping those in need after Hurricane Sandy. Representatives will be driving a truckload of donations to the Jersey Shore on Nov. 30. Right now, the scouts need your help in filling that truck! Donation collection boxes are located at the Woburn Police Department and Woburn Public School buildings until Nov. 29.


2) Parent conferences

Elementary schools will hold evening conferences for parents tonight. Meetings are held between 6 and 8 p.m.


3) A mixed bag

According to the National Weather Service's pinpointed forecast for Woburn, the city may is going to have a mixed bag of precipitation today. Expect some snow before 11 a.m. and rain between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There shouldn't be any accumulation from the snow, says the NWS. Temperatures will hover in the low 40s.


4) In case you missed it

The Woburn Police quickly captured two house-break suspects after two separate 911 calls on Monday afternoon. In one, an adolescent called police after she interrupted a break-in at her home. Within a half hour, police collared the guy. The second arrest was just as speedy, with police capturing the suspect after receiving a witness description of the man. Read about both arrests here.


5) Headlines in history

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Nov. 28 events in Woburn were:

  • 1887—The Egg Beat In Woburn—Two scammers are proven to be selling eggs that are beyond "childhood."
  • 1888—Woburn Woman's Will—The late Ruth Maria Leathe bequeathed $20,000 to the city for a City Hall building to be erected at Main Street and Montvale Avenue.
  • 1916—Four Fires In Woburn—Including a large brush fire on the West Side, near the Winchester line. Over 100 acres burned.
  • 1921—Branches Clutter Woburn Streets—Storm causes widespread damage to city, including no street lights, no street car service and damages to the fire alarm system.
  • 1923—Beaten and Robbed of $50 In Woburn Street—A Spring Court man reported being hit by a man in a suit at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Green Street.

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