Today is Monday, Jan. 7, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be a beautiful day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect a chance of snow showers before 8 a.m. and for it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 29. (sunrise, 7:13 a.m.; low tide, 12:43 p.m.; sunset, 4:27 p.m.; high tide, 6:55 p.m.)
2. The Salem City Council will meet tonight at City Hall. This will be the first time the group has met since Thursday night, when councilors failed to select a replacement for Joan Lovely despite voting 300 times. Click Here for more information about the meeting, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
3. Salem High School's boys' varsity basketball team will host Beverly tonight at the high school on Willson Street. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., so consider stopping by to cheer them on!
4. This morining's A Voice in Salem column offers a look back at a similar situation that occurred in Salem city government in 1972. Click Here for all the details.
5. Today in History: On Jan. 7, 1980 President Jimmy Carter authorized legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.