Born on this day in history: Sir Isaac Newton (1643), famed NFL coach Don Shula (1930) and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (1943).
1. The Braintree Arts Lottery meets at 7 p.m. at Thayer Public Library. For more information, see this previous article: http://braintree.patch.com/articles/council-fuels-braintree-arts.
2. Boys and girls varsity BHS basketball take on Brookline at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Boys away, girls home.
3. There is a Principal's Place Assembly at Hollis Elementary School this morning – Grades K-2 at 9 a.m. and Grades 3-5 at 9:30 a.m.
4. What would you like to see on Braintree Patch this year? Comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org to put in a request.
5. Tonight continues a string of clear and cold days and nights in Braintree. It will be around 36 degrees today and 23 tonight with moderate winds, according to the National Weather Service.