Today is Tuesday, Jan. 15, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be another pleasant day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. (sunrise, 7:10 a.m.; low tide, 7:22 a.m.; high tide, 1:39 p.m.; sunset, 4:35 p.m.)
2. If you're hoping to get one final look at the front of St. Joseph's Church on Lafayette Street, you'll want to stop by today. The front of the church is expected to be torn down this morning. Click Here for video footage of demolition crews at work last week.
3. The Salem Parks and Recreation Commission will meet tonight at the Senior Center on Broad Street. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. at 5 Broad St., is expected to feature a discussion with the Federal Neighborhood Association regarding outdoor lighting, according to the posted agenda.
4. Looking for something fun to do in downtown Salem tonight? Tavern in the Square will be hosting Stump Trivia starting at 9 p.m. Click Here for all the details.
5. Today in History: On Jan. 15, 1777, during the Revolutionary War, New Connecticut (present-day Vermont) declared its independence.
For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.