Today is Friday, March 29, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be another pleasant early-spring day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. (sunrise, 6:30 a.m.; low tide, 7:31 a.m.; high tide, 1:36 p.m.; sunset, 7:06 p.m.)
2. The Salem City Council postponed a vote Thursday night regarding a recent proposal calling for the implementation of mandatory recycling in Salem. Click Here for a break-down of exactly how the proposal is expected to work.
3. Also at their meeting Thursday night, City Council members finalized their approval of a financing proposal from Mayor Kim Driscoll to pay for a new $4.5 million Community Life Center at the intersection of Boston and Bridge streets. Prior to the vote, a handful of local residents spoke out against the development.
4. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray toured the vocational programs at Salem High School Thursday morning in an effort to spread awareness about a grant program aimed at providing new equipment to students. Click Here to check out some video footage from his visit.
5. Today in History: On March 29, 1999, the Down Jones Industrial Average closed above the 10,000 mark for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.
For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.