Today is Friday, Dec. 28, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It will be another chilly day in Marblehead. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 26. (sunrise, 7:12 a.m.; high tide, 10:57 a.m.; sunset, 4:18 p.m.; low tide, 5:15 p.m.)
2. Marblehead's State Street Landing was partially flooded and the Veterans Memorial Causeway closed Thursday morning as a powerful storm passed through town during high tide. Bonnie Curtis was nice enough to send in a photograph of a rainbow after the storm - it's attached to this post.
3. Are you a fan of our weekly Marblehead real estate posts? There weren't many homes sold in town over the holiday break, so this week we're providing a look back at the 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marblehead in 2012.
4. Congressman Edward Markey, D-7th, announced Thursday that he will throw his hat in the ring for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Click Here for all the details.
5. Today in History: On Dec. 28, 1867, the United States claimed the Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside of Continental limits.
For more things going on in Marblehead today, check out our events calendar.