Things you need to know on January 5.

Thanks to MetroNews Source for the following.

  • CT Governor Malloy is activating Connecticut's cold weather protocol to help people deal with the bitter cold temperatures. Anyone who needs a place to get warm is urged to contact Infoline 211 for assistance. NY Governor Cuomo's executive order takes effect today, ordering homeless people into shelters when the temperature falls to freezing and below.

 

  • The number of drugs getting approval from the Food and Drug Administration is at a 19-year high. In 2015, the FDA gave its stamp of approval to 45 drugs, the largest number since an all-time record was set in 1996 with 53 drug approvals.

 

  • Hello New York City! Billy Joel is getting ready to play a record-setting 71st show at Madison Square Garden. His first show of 2016 happens this Thursday. Billy and his team have extended the run due to high demand.

 

  • Did you hit the Big Apple last week? Nearly 360-thousand people saw a Broadway show, up 20-percent from the week before. The Broadway League says 38 shows took in 43-million-dollars last week. That's a 19-percent week-to-week increase.