5 Things You Need to Know Today, Jan. 4

Bundle up today, the National Weather Service is predicting a wind chill factor as low as -7.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 3. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Wind and cold: Looks like a good day to bundle up. According to the National Weather Service we can expect increasing cloudy skies with a high near 25 degrees. However, with windchill it may feel as cold as -7 today. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 17. 
  • Walk the mall: No matter the weather, there is still a chance to get in a at the . Every morning starting at 7 a.m. the doors by the  entrance are opened to allow visitors to walk the mall. Each time around is 0.8 miles.
  • Fun and games: The is hosting Videogaming and Board Games for kids three and up from 4 to 5 p.m. today Come down for an afternoon of game fun for no charge. 
  • Cooking by the stars: is hosting celebrity chef Sabra Ricci at 7 p.m., who will advise attendees on how to pick the in your life based on her cooking book "Lobster for Leos, Cookies for Capricorns: An Astrology Lover's Cookbook." 
  • The Boston Strangler strikes: On this day in 1964, the Boston Strangler raped and killed his 13 th victim, Mary Sullivan, in her city apartment. The Boston Strangler, later identified as Albert DeSalvo, raped and killed several women between 1962 and 1964, always tying the rope or cord used to strangle them in a bow. In addition to the bow, the Strangler left a “Happy New Year” card next to Mary Sullivan’s body in 1964. Although DeSalvo admitted to the crimes to his cellmate in prison, he was never tried or convicted for the Strangler’s murders. Instead, he was given a life sentence for a string of rapes he committed throughout New England between 1960 and 1962. DeSalvo was killed by a prisoner while in Walpole State Prison in 1973.


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