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5 Things You Need to Know Today, June 12

Mostly sunny skies, a School Committee meeting and a blood drive.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 

Today is Tuesday, June 12. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Mostly sunny, evening showers: Looks like a nice day today though we may get some showers tonight. According to the National Weather Service, after some morning fog we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 74 degrees. A chance of showers after 7 p.m. this evening with a low around 58. 
  • Public meetings: The Planning Board subcommittee on the Peach Orchard Place application is meeting at 11 a.m. in the Annex basement meeting room to discuss the three application needed for the project of. The School Committee is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at . 
  • Blood drive: The American Red Cross is holding a from 1:3- to 7 p.m. today at the Burlington , 162 Winn St. Do you part and donate today.
  • Environmental issues: The Green Group Boston is  in the  from 1 to 4 p.m. today. The group meets to discuss information and ideas for the green and alternative energy economy and way to improve it. Click  for more information.
  • Mr. Gorbachev "Tear down this wall!" On this day in 1987 President Ronal Reagan challenged then General Secretary of the Communist Party Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall which had separated Germany since the end of World War II and was one of the hottest points of contention between the United States and the Soviet Union. The line is considered to be Reagan's four most important words of his presidency. Twenty-nine months later, after an intense East German protest, the wall began to be teared down. A few years later the Soviet Union collapsed.

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