Five Things You Need to Know Today: June 20
Subcommittee meetings, high temperatures and a summer film festival.
1. Hot, hot, hot! Temperatures will rise quite a bit today, with highs in 90s and a heat index around 103. Make sure to stay cool, keep hydrated and remember to check on the elderly.
2. New website. Historic Newton has a new website! Check out the new look.
3. The story of the Charles River clean-up. Kate Bowditch, director of projects at Charles River Watershed Association, will give a presentation at the Metro Waterworks Museum tonight on the story and process behind cleaning up the Charles River. The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $5. The Waterworks Museum is just over the Newton line at 2450 Beacon St. in Boston.
4. Summer Film Festival. Eliot Church will host its first-ever Summer Film Festival starting tonight at 7 p.m. The film, which will focus on the topic of "pilgrimage", will be followed by a discussion. The event is free and open to everyone.
5. Committee meetings. The Board of Aldermen's Public Safety & Transportation, Public Facilities and Programs & Services Committees will meet tonight in City Hall rooms 202, 209 and 222, respectively. Public Facilities and Public Safety will start at 7 p.m. while Programs & Services will start at 7:45 p.m. To view the agendas for these meetings, click the .pdfs above.