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5 Things To Know on Jan. 23: One Year Ago Mandatory Recycling Started

A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.

Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

1. Colder: Some of the coldest weather in two years will hit us on Wednesday, with the temperature sticking to the teens all day. The windchill could be as low as -10 and the west wind will gust up to 20 miles per hour.

2. Flu: The spread of influenza seems to have slowed, but flu season is far from over. If you are still looking to get a flu shot, Addison Gilbert Hospital is hosting a flu shot clinic on Wednesday. The clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the cafe at Addison Gilbert Hospital at 298 Washington St. in Gloucester. The clinic is open to anyone 4-year-old and up and is free.

3. Budget: We are getting close to hearing the specifics on the fiscal 2014 state budget, which will determine everything from local aid numbers to transportation funding. The budget will be publicly unveiled on Wednesday by Gov. Deval Patrick.

4. Mandatory Recycling: It was exactly one year ago on Wednesday that Danvers began its mandatory recycling program.

5. Economic Outlook: Dr. Robert A. Gough, Jr., an economist, educator, on-air personality and President and CEO of G-enovation in Lexington will address the North Shore Technology Council on Wednesday morning at Danversport Yacht Club, talking about the economic outlooks for 2013. Socializing starts at 7 a.m. and the formal program at 7:45 a.m. Admission is $25 for members and $50 for non-members.

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