1. There is a 40 percent chance of showers today, with thunderstorms also possible after 3 p.m., partly sunny skies and a high near 80 degrees, says the National Weather Service.
2. There has been a considerable drop in home foreclosures in the area, and in Massachusetts as whole, reports the Worcester Business Journal. Good news in a still-struggling economy.
3. The Highland Foundation's Free Fun Fridays kick off today, offering a variety of options to residents interested in enjoying the area's finest museums. Take a look at the Youtube video introducing the series.
4. While Marlborough will not have its own fireworks display this year, many cities and towns in the area will. If you and your family are looking to enjoy a local show, click here to see listings by date, and here to see listings by town.