5 Things to Know Today, Tuesday, Oct. 16

Here's Five Things.

Weather: Sunny skies with highs in the low 60s are expected today, according to the National Weather Service. Similar weather is expected tomorrow.

The City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday to ban dogs from tot lots in Medford, according to a meeting agenda. Councilor Breanna Lungo-Koehn submitted the resolution, which calls for the council to amend the city parks ordinance to ban dogs from tot lots. It's one of several resolutions to be discussed by the council during its 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday.

Founder: Springstep Building Will Be Sold: Springstep, a non-profit dance and performing arts center in Medford, plans to sell its building on George P. Hassett Drive and discontinue offering classes of its own by the end of the year, according to a letter from its founder. Deborah Hawkins, the founder of the organization, sent letters to its members, students and members of the community Friday afternoon. In one letter, Hawkins attributed the closing to a decline in funding.

Where to Get a Breast Exam Near Medford: Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of a cure. That in itself is the most important reason to make an appointment today for a breast exam or mammogram. You don't have to travel far for an exam. There's Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center in Woburn and Hallmark Health's Comprehensive Breast Center in Stoneham. Boston also has a number of top-rate women's health facilities for such exams. Among them are Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center's Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center, the Boston Breast Diagnostic Center, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Treatment Center, the BreastCare Center at Beth Israel Deaconness Center, Boston Medical Center and many more. Dana-Farber even has a mobile mammography van.

Rental Properties: Looking for a new place in Medford? Check out this interactive map of available rental properties.


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