5 Things You Need to Know Today, April 23

There is a strong chance of heavy rain this morning.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

Today is Monday, April 23. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Heavy rain: Well, it had to happen eventually. It's been a dry spring but the rain is now here. According to the National Weather Service we can expect rain, mainly before 1 p.m., that could be heavy at time. High near 60 degrees. Slight chance of showers tonight with a low around 48.
  • Public meetings: The Burlington Board of Selectmen is meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at . The Recreation Department is meeting at 7 p.m. in the school committee meeting room at . 
  • TAG: The is meeting at the at 8 p.m. tonight. The primary focuses of the group is to make suggestions for addition to the Burlington's Young Adult collection, brainstorm ideas for programs, help make the Young Adults section more inviting, and to assist the library in managing the library's online teen spaces and with the Teen Summer Reading Program. Great way for teenagers to get involved in the community. Open to all and walk-ins are welcome.
  • Preserve the park: The are  tonight at 7 p.m. in the Folgelberg A meeting room at the . The purpose of this meeting is to To discuss and plan strategies to ensure that in Burlington and Woburn remains open to the public for recreation and conservation.
  • Have a "New" Coke and a smile: On this day in 1985, Coca-Cola changed its formula and released New Coke. The public's response was overwhelmingly negative, prompting Coca-Cola to bring back the original formula in less than three months. Since then, Coke has varied its formula to include flavored cola, including Vanilla, Cherry and others.


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