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Five Things to Know today, Jan. 5

Vision loss, car break-ins, and a discussion about the abolitionist movement are a few topics to read up on today.

1.) The MBTA’s proposals for fare increases and service cuts are certainly causing a stir in town. For Beacon Hill the 43 and 55 buses are on the chopping block. You can read the full rundown—including fare increases and other service cuts—.

2.) Fading eyesight is generally considered a part of aging, but what causes vision loss and what can be done to prevent it? in the hospital’s Haber Conference Room today at 11 a.m.. The session is designed to answer your questions, so feel free to participate in the discussion.

3.) There’s good news on the hill: Police say crime in the area is down. But there’s one big exception: car break-ins. They offered Beacon Hill Patch some tips to .

4.) Boston was at the forefront of the 19th century’s abolitionist movement, and the acknowledged leader of Boston’s abolitionists was William Lloyd Garrison. Head to the tonight at 6 p.m. for a and other leaders of the movement that fundamentally changed America for the better. Tickets are $5, $3 for seniors and teenagers, and free for members and kids under 12.

5.) It’s still winter, but today will feel balmy compared to Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. Expect mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 30’s.

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