5 Things to Know Today, Tuesday, Oct. 9

Here's Five Things.

The voluntary recall of salmonella-tainted peanut and almond butter has expanded beyond Trader Joe’s stores to include more than 70 products sold nationwide. Thirty people in a total of 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning that was later linked to the contaminated nut butters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Weather: There's a 50 percent chance of rain today with highs near 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Similar weather is expected tomorrow.

On the Agenda: A $15k Gift from Local Car Dealer: A local auto dealership has offered up gifts totalling $15,300 to the city intended to be used at the temporary DPW yard, according to a city council agenda. Mayor Michael McGlynn has requested the City Council accept the gifts from Sentry Ford, which include heaters, a gas furnace, a rooftop heating and air conditioner unit, a rooftop ventilation fan, two air compressors, office equipment and furniture, according to the request.

Patch Is Collecting Questions for Obama and Romney During the Next Presidential Debate: If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Medford Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates.

Police Log: Noisy Party Ends with Arrests on Bristol Road: Three people were arrested early Sunday morning on Bristol Road face distrubing the peace charges after police received noise complaints. James Sagan, 20, of Nevada, Michel Sednaoui, 22, of Cambridge and Maria Parinova, 21, of Somerville were arrested about 1:30 a.m. at 53 Bristol Road and charged with disturbing the peace, according to the police log.


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