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Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 2

A few facts, figures and tidbits for your first 5 things of the new year.

1. FORECAST:

Wednesday: Bitter cold with highs only in the upper 20s — sun & clouds. Northwest wind 5-13mph makes it feel like the teens for much of the afternoon.

Thursday: Cold with mostly sunny skies. Highs in the upper 20s.

Friday: Partly sunny. Right around 30.

2. JAZZ WITH YOUR DINNER: Enjoy live music at Paani Pure Indian Cuisine with Jeremy Bernstein and Elliot Berman as they entertain with jazz music every Wednesday from 6-8:30 p.m.

3. MEET STATE SEN. ELDRIDGE: All residents from the Middlesex and Worcester District are welcome to attend a town hall meeting to meet State Sen. Jamie Eldridge.

The Marlborough Town Hall meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest, 169 Pleasant Street, Marlborough.

The Acton Town Hall meeting will be on Monday, Jan. 7, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Public Safety Building Meeting Room, 371 Main Street, Acton.

To RSVP, please contact Michael Carr, Senator Eldridge’s Chief of Staff, at 617-722-1120 or Michael.Carr@masenate.gov.  If residents are unable to attend, but would like to receive regular updates from Senator Eldridge on legislation he is working on, they are encouraged to go to his website www.SenatorEldridge.com and sign-up for his monthly email updates.

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY:Today is Run it Up the Flagpole to See if Anyone Salutes Day. Today is set aside to allow people to do just that. Be creative today. Use this day to try and test new ideas and concepts. Don't limit the ideas to business applications. In your personal life, try out a new dress or clothing style, perhaps a different haircut. Or, maybe buy a new houseflag and run it up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes...or even notices.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY:  1910 - The first junior high school in the United States opened. McKinley School in Berkeley, Calif., housed seventh and eighth grade students. In a separate building students were housed who attended grades 9-12; 1929 - The United States and Canada reached an agreement on joint action to preserve Niagara Falls; 1960 - Sen. John F. Kennedy of announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination; 1965 - "Broadway" Joe Namath signed the richest rookie contract ($400,000) in the history of pro football.

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