Five Things You Need to Know Today: September 7
Essential, daily information at a glance.
1. According to a press release from U.S. Rep. Edward Markey's office, Newton recently received nearly $4.2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to go toward economic and community development. The funding will come in the form of Community Development Block Grants, HOME funding and funding with the Emergency Shelter Grant program. Stay tuned to Patch later today for the full story.
2. Today is the opening day at Newton Country Day School. Students in both the middle school and high school will only have a half day today and full day of classes begin tomorrow.
3. As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Newton Patch has been featuring local stories showing how things have changed in the decade since the attacks. Yesterday, we featured Faces of 9/11 in the Newton area and today, we have a video of how things have changed the area and a story of a soldier from Newton who received the Purple Heart after serving in Afghanistan.
4. The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee is scheduled to give a presentation to the Board of Aldermen tonight at 6:30 in room 202 at City Hall.
5. The Newton North girls soccer team is scheduled to face Norwood today in a home game at Dickinson Stadium. Kickoff is 3:45 p.m.