5 Things to Know Today, Wednesday, July 11

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A group of teenagers at Victory Park were surrounded by five men who robbed them using a gun and knives Friday night, according to a police report. The suspects were spotted by police shortly after the incident and three of them attempted to flee, leading police on a brief manhunt before being apprehended and positively identified by the victims, the police report said.

Noise Barriers, Retaining Walls Part of the Plan for Green Line Extension: Over four miles of retaining wall and two miles of noise barriers will be part of the Green Line Extension project, according to a recent MassDOT presentation. And, while the new trains will bring noise, planners believe the new walls will leave abutting neighborhoods quieter than they are now. "Future noise levels are expected to be lower than existing noise levels with the noise barriers at most locations along the existing commuter lines," one presentation slide said.

Elizabeth Warren to Live Chat Friday on Patch: Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be live chatting on Medford Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. Wondering about her stance on a particular issue? Now's your chance to ask the Democratic candidate from Massachusetts any question you want answered. Warren will be fielding your questions on topics ranging from the 2012 campaign to healthcare to national budget issues. You ask, she answers.

Medford Health Matters Seeks Grant Applications: For the second straight year, Medford Health Matters is accepting proposals for "mini-grants" to support programs for middle school youth in Medford. Medford Health Matters, a non-profit whose mission is to foster an environment of wellness and healthy lifestyles for all those who live, work and play, has received funding from Mt. Auburn Hospital designed to address gaps in community services and to promote wellness, and it is looking for programs to utilize the money.

Weather: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid-80s are expected today, according to the National Weather Service. Similar weather is expected tomorrow.


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