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Five Things: Scoirtino to Run for Congress

Sciortino tosses hat in Congressional ring.

SONG OF THE DAY: "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes

Good morning, Medford! Here are five things you need to know today, Monday, Feb. 11:

1. SCHOOL COMMITTEE: UPDATE: There will be no Medford School Committee will meeting tonight. No date for a new meeting has been announced.

2. SCIORTINO TOSSES HAT IN RING: In case you missed this among the madness of the storm on Friday, State Rep. Carl Sciortino has decided to toss his hat in the ring for the U.S. Congressional seat currently held by Ed Markey.

3. GET THE PATCH NEWSLETTER: Have you signed up for the Medford Patch Daily Newsletter yet? Each morning you can get Medford Patch news delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. It's totally free, so if you like what you read here, sign up now!

4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on Feb. 11, 1990. Information courtesy of History.com.

5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Rain showers likely, high of 44. Mostly cloudy tonight, low of 34.

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