Today is Monday, Nov. 21. Here are five things you need to know today.
1. Patch readers have a *lot* to say about the Occupy Boston protest. After the incident over the weekend at UC Davis, I imagine more of you might have a word or two to share. On Friday we invited readers to weigh in on whether or not the protest can or should rightfully stay in Dewey Square and more than 100 comments came pouring in. .
2. Attention: If you did not have a New Kids on the Block problem when you were a small child (like me) you can skip ahead to thing #3. Joey McIntyre will perform during the city's tree lighting ceremony this year. That's right. Read about it here.
3. If you see a lot of security around the Barnes and Noble on Boylston today, it's no big deal -- just . He'll be signing copies of his new book at 10 a.m.
4. You can get a jump on Christmas shopping and get someone an arts gift certificate through the city this year -- good for redeeming half-priced tickets all year long to shows in Boston. Check out the deal on the mayor's holiday special.
5. Today's forecast: Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 41 by dinner time.