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5 Things You Need To Know Today, Wednesday, Jan. 23

Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person on your team.

Here are 5 pieces of information designed to get you over the hump on this Wednesday and to help make you the smartest person in the room.

1. Your 3-Day Local Weather Forecast:

  • According to the NWS, today will be sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -11. West wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
  • Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -12. West wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
  • Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
  • Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 20. West wind 5 to 7 mph.
  • Friday Night A chance of snow, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

2. Reader Comment of the Day: "Don't forget, Mini Me was one of the first Governors to jump on board POTUS's 2008 Education reform plan for a national testing standard. By following Obama's lead the Commonwealth received funding to lower the existing test standard that was in place. With these characters it doesn't promote any reason to excel. It will only cost you in the long run." Reader Ron, commenting on the story, "Patrick: We Need to Increase Income Tax to Invest in Our Future."

3. It's Happening Today: Relay for Life Committee Recruitment will be taking place tonight at 7 p.m. the Stoneham Senior Center. The first Relay for Life of Stoneham in 2012 was a great success thanks to our wonderful community. With your help and the overwhelming community involvement we exceeded all of our goals. We are hoping to expand our committee and have an even more successful event in 2013. If your life has been touched by Cancer and you are looking for a way to FIGHT BACK, this is an excellent opportunity for you. Please join us on January 23rd at the Stoneham Senior Center at 7pm to review available committee positions. There are big, small, and very small positions available to fit the needs and availability of any person. You do not have to commit today, just say you will join us and see what we have to offer.

4. Quote of the Day: "We lost more than 6,000 children to gun violence in the last two years. That’s an average of eight children a day. If eight children a day were dying from a mysterious illness, as a country we would use all our resources to fix it to find the root cause of the virus and to reduce its impact." Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who met with Boston Mayor Tom Menino to discuss gun violence prevention strategies.

5. Don't Take Leave of Your Census!: The Annual Street List, more commonly known as the 2013 town census, has gone out to Stoneham homes, according to Stoneham Town Clerk Maria Sagarino. Click here for details.

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