5 Things to Know Today, Friday, Sept. 14

Here's Five Things.

Weather: Sunny skies with highs around 80 degrees are expected today, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 20 percent chance of showers tomorrow and sunny skies expected Sunday.

A sergeant with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department was found guilty Wednesday on charges that he received money and cocaine from an undercover state trooper last year, according to an announcement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office. Michael Dell'Isola, 52, of Somerville, a was found guilty after a six-day jury trial in Middlesex Superior Court, the announcement says.

Mayor: Council Must Act on School Science Lab Overhaul: The Medford City Council must vote for their proposal of choice for a multi-million dollar high school science lab overhaul at its next meeting, otherwise the city could risk losing out on a state grant to pay for the work, according to Mayor Michael McGlynn. Earlier this year, Medford was awarded a grant through the state for science facilities improvements. The grant will re-imburse the city for about 60 percent of the cost, but schematic designs must be submitted by Dec. 13, according to a memo from McGlynn to the council. In order to make that deadline, the council must pick its plan of choice at its Sept. 18 meeting, McGlynn said.

Magic Factory Sentencing Details Outlined: Full details of the sentencing for Harry Levy were outlined in a court docket entry made Wednesday. Levy, the owner Hank Lee's Magic Factory in Medford, won't have to report to prison for his two year sentence until Oct. 29, according to court records. A federal judge has recommended he serve his term at Fort Dix, a minimum security federal prison in New Jersey, and that he particpate in mental health care. Levy was sentenced last week on charges of credit card fraud and issuing false statements stemming from making 134 false charges totalling over $560,000 to a customers credit card over two years, then lying to investigators who looked into them.

Where Are Medford's Most Ignored Stop Signs?: There are hundreds of stop signs in Medford, but all too often, they are overlooked when drivers are in a rush. We have all seen it and probably many would admit of a stop sign roll-through at one point in time. Do you know of a location where a stop sign is frequently rolled through or ignored?


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