Five Things: Follow City on Twitter, Facebook

Komins' arraignment will be this morning in Somerville.

SONG OF THE DAY: "I Belong in Your Arms" by Chairlift

Good morning, Medford! Here are five things you need to know today, Friday, Jan. 4:

1. FOLLOW MEDFORD ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK: Yesterday, the city of Medford announced they had launched new Twitter and Facebook pages to give residents information on social media.

2. LITTLE LEAGUE ARRAIGNMENT: , are scheduled to be arraigned in Somerville District Court this morning at 9 a.m.

3. GIRL SCOUT COOKIES: Medford Girl Scouts will be selling Girl Scout Cookies at Medford City Hall from 4:30 to 7:30 next Wednesday, Jan. 9.

4. THIS DAY IN HISTORYOn this day in 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne's reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the "euro" debuts as a financial unit in corporate and investment markets. Eleven European Union (EU) nations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain), representing some 290 million people, launched the currency in the hopes of increasing European integration and economic growth. Closing at a robust 1.17 U.S. dollars on its first day, the euro promised to give the dollar a run for its money in the new global economy. Euro cash, decorated with architectural images, symbols of European unity and member-state motifs, went into circulation on January 1, 2002, replacing the Austrian schilling, Belgian franc, Finnish markka, French franc, German mark, Italian lira, Irish punt, Luxembourg franc, Netherlands guilder, Portugal escudo and Spanish peseta. A number of territories and non-EU nations including Monaco and Vatican City also adopted the euro. Information courtesy of History.com.

5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny and warming up a bit, high of 37 during the day. Mostly clear tonight with a low of 24.


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