Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 12
An area council meeting, the last of a Newton history series and the NDCC elections.
1. Franco Garcia. In case you missed any of yesterday's news about Boston College student Franco Garcia, check out this story and browse through our Franco Garcia page for complete coverage. Officials believe a body found yesterday in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir is that of Garcia.
2. Free hearing screening. West Newton Hearing Center will offer free hearing screenings and hearing aid cleaning today starting at 1 p.m. Call 617-332-7244 for an appointment.
4. Newton History Series. The Newton Free Library and Historic Newton will present the last program in this year's history series tonight at 7 p.m. A New Refinement: the Durant-Kenrick House in the Context of Colonial Housing will feature Boston College Professor of Fine Arts Jeffery W. Howe, who will talk about 18th century architecture and colonial culture here in Newton. The program will be held at the library and is free and open to the public.
5. Newton Democratic City Committee leadership elections. The Newton Democratic City Committee will elect its leaders (chair/vice chair) for the next two years at tonight's meeting. Although only NDCC members can vote, the meeting is open to the public. Current NDCC Co-Chairs Tim Snyder and Martina Jackson are running for reelection against Shawn Fitzgibbons and Hannah Banks, who are running for chair and vice chair. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Newton South High School.