1. The sun should be shining today. Temperatures are expected to reach 36 degrees during the day and drop to 15 degrees overnight.
2. Gordon Hamersley will be putting his culinary talents on display from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Williams-Sonoma at Copley Place. Hamersley is taking part in the store’s “January South End All-Star Celebrity Chef Series,” which allows the public to watch cooking demonstrations from the neighborhood’s top chefs. Jamie Bissonette, from and , already took part, as did Matthew Gaudet. Next Thursday, Jan. 26, Jay Hajj, of , will round out the series.
4. With , the MBTA is holding over the next couple of months, one of which is this Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Roxbury Community College Auditorium. Thursday’s meeting goes from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at 1234 Columbus Ave. None of the MBTA’s 20 meetings will be held in the South End. However, . Also, check out .
5. In the wake of the Occupy Boston movement and the MBTA's announcement of service cuts and fare increases, "Occupy The T" has emerged to add to the discussion.