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Five Things to Know on Jan. 14: Free Bruins Tickets

An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.

Today is Monday, Jan. 14. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:

1. Warm: Monday’s weather forecast serves up a mix of all sorts – above all it will be warm, with a high temperature close to 50 degrees. The day will start out with fog and clouds and the sun is expected to come out in the afternoon. It will also be gusty.

2. Bullying: Elementary parents on Monday night will get a look at the new anti-bullying program that is being adopted in the schools, called Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The evening session, which starts at 7 p.m. at Buker Elementary School, will introduce the program and go over baseline data collected in October.

3. Bruins: The return of professional hockey has some people excited, while others remain disgusted after the NHL lockout. But if you’ve been craving to see the Bruins in action at the Garden, you’ll have a chance for free on Tuesday night – for free. Starting a 11 a.m. on Monday, the Bruins will be giving out two tickets per person, for free, to the team’s scrimmage at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at TD Garden.

4. Transportation: A plan to pay for an overhaul of the transportation system in the state will be unveiled by Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday. The plan, called “The Way Forward: A 21st Century Transportation Plan” will be announced in the Campus Center Ballroom at University of Massachusetts-Boston at 11:30 a.m.

5. School Budget: The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday at 8:30 p.m. to discuss and take a preliminary vote on the fiscal 2014 budget. The meeting will be in the multi-purpose room at Buker Elementary School.

To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.

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