5 Things You Need to Know Today: October 8

Today is Columbus Day - so public schools, libraries and government buildings are closed.


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  1. Today is Columbus Day so that means municipal buildings like City Hall are closed, as are community centers and libraries...
  2. ... BUT the City's calendar lists that the External Committee on School Choice will be meeting at Boston City Hall TODAY from 5 to 7 p.m.
  3. Due to the Columbus Day holiday recycling/trash collection is delayed one day.
  4. The Museum of Fine Arts is free today for its annual Fall Open House from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. as part of Fenway Alliance’s Opening Our Doors.
  5. Fabutique and Top It Off are collecting coats for Rosie's Place - drop your coats off at the stores on Spring Street.

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