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5 Things You Need To Know Today—Thursday, May 24

Dog park ordinances before aldermen tonight; where's the best place in Melrose to celebrate graduation?

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1) It's warm and humid on Swanston Street: A chance of showers, mainly after 3 p.m. Areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southeast wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight, a chance of showers, mainly after 1 a.m. Areas of fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind between 6 and 8 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.)

2) Just the dog in me: Three aldermen's committees meet tonight starting at 7:30 p.m., including the Appropriations Committee, which will be taking up amendments to the city ordinances to allow for the operation of the .

3) Can I graduate? Last day to vote in our contest for the .

4) Strum it loud just to rattle his cage: Acoustic open mic night at Ab Fab, hosted by Mike Walsh, . Walsh opens up with a 30-45 minute set starting at 7:30, followed by the open mic, when anyone can play 3-4 songs. Sign-ups start at 7 p.m.

5) Got a plan of action: Here's today's lineup of weekly columns that run each Thursday on Melrose Patch:

  • : Find out if you have new neighbors. Our roundup of five home sales in Melrose this past week posts at noon—Realtors, add your own recent sales to our gallery!
  • : Each week, we highlight a Melrose kid (or kids) who has been nominated for some recognition.

As always, check our calendar for the full slate of events—and add your own!

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