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Five Things You Need to Know: April 19

Some local news to start your morning.

Today is Thursday, April 19. Here are five things you need to know:

  • Warming Up: Temperatures are expected to be around 70 degrees most of the day, with clear sunny skies.
  • Battle of the Bands: Time is running out to rock your talents in the Submit your videos by Friday.
  • Tea Party: The Merrimack Valley Tea Party Meeting will be at 7 p.m. at
  • Letters: The nominees for Unofficial Mayor of North Andover are finalized, so make sure you vote (and tell all your local friends to vote) in the poll to pick the winner. And if you want to speak out for one of the candidates, post a letter to the editor by sending it to Bryan.McGonigle@patch.com.
  • This Day in History: In 1689, Boston residents ousted Gov. Edmond Andros. In 1775, the American Revolution began as fighting broke out at Lexington, Mass. In 1897, the first annual Boston Marathon was held. In 1951, Hiroshima bombing survivor Shigeki Tanaka won the Boston Marathon.

To find more things to do today, check out our event listings.

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