SONG OF THE DAY: "Over" by Jimmy Eat World
Good morning, Medford! Here are five things you need to know today, Monday, Jan. 28:
1. SCHOOL COMMITTEE RESCHEDULED: The Medford School Committee's meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for next Monday, Feb. 4.
2. THOUGHTS ON THE BUDGET?: What do you think about the budget proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick? Sound off here.
3. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: Did you know Medford Patch is on Facebook? We're trying to get up to 1,000 likes as quickly as possible and we'd love to have your help. If you're on Facebook head over to our page and give us a like!
4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: At 11:38 a.m. EST, on Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a competition that earned her a place among the seven-member crew of the Challenger. She underwent months of shuttle training but then, beginning January 23, was forced to wait six long days as the Challenger's launch countdown was repeatedly delayed because of weather and technical problems. Finally, on January 28, the shuttle lifted off. Information courtesy of History.com.
5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny with a high of 38. Cloudy with a chance of snow tonight, low of 31.