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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Jan. 3

Clear but cool day, a couple of public meetings and Burlington High home games.

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 Tuesday, Jan. 3. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunglasses and jackets: Looks like it will be clear but cold today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high temperature near 27 degrees. Clear tonight with a chilly low around 8 degrees. Bundle up! 
  • Public Meetings: The Burlington Land Use Committee is meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Town Hall Annex tonight. The Burlington Board of Appeals is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at . 
  • Music lessons: Interested in learning how to play an instrument? Burlington's is currently as part of their winter open enrollment. Call today to schedule yours at 888.881.REAL (7325).
  • Home games: Burlington High School varsity sports is hosting a number of home games today. The girls varsity basketball team is playing Melrose High at 5:30 p.m. and the boys at 7:00 p.m. The boys wresting team is hosting a match against Belmont and the boys varsity gymnastics team is competing against Salem High, both at 7 p.m.
  • The real killer is revealed: On this day in 1990, law enforcement officials learn that Charles Stuart of Reading killed his wife, Carol, in October. Stuart blamed the crime on an African-American man, claiming the man robbed and shot both Stuarts in Boston. Charles Stuart recovered from his injuries, but Carol succumbed to her wounds. Matthew Stuart, Charles’ brother, who helped carry evidence away from the murder scene thinking it was an insurance scam, stepped forward and pointed the finger at his brother. Charles Stuart, knowing that the testimony was coming, committed suicide by jumping off the Tobin Bridge.

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