5 Things to Know Today, Thursday, Aug. 16

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About $3 million has been earmarked for several projects in Medford, including a parking control system, in a transportation bill signed by Gov. Deval Patrick last week. The earmarks, put in by local legislators, don't guarantee the money is spent on the specific projects. "The legislature can put anything it wants into the bond bill, the hope is the governor will allocate it," State Rep. Paul Donato said Tuesday. “The governor is the only one who can spend the money.”

Weather: There's a 50 percent chance of rain today with highs expected in the mid 80s, according to the National Weather Service. Mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s are expected tomorrow.

How good looking is your pet? Submit a photo or vote for your favorite.

Time is running out to pick your favorites in Medford. Vote while you still can.

The Medford Arts Council is looking for your opinion. Help them out by taking their survey.


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