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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 10

A blood drive, a debate and a hearing for the police chief.

1. Chief's public hearing. A public dismissal hearing will be held this morning for Newton Police Chief Matthew Cummings, who was placed on administrative leave in August. The hearing will be held in room 209 at City Hall and is set to start at 10 a.m.

2. Celebrating the Newton Farmers' Market. Historic Newton and the Parks and Recreation Department will hold a special reception tonight to celebrate the 33-year history of the Newton Farmers' Market. The event will be held at the Jackson Homestead & Museum and will run from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Patrons will receive a gift bag including fresh fruits and vegetables. 

3. Blood drive. The Newton Free Library will host a blood drive today from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium. 

4. Bielat/Kennedy to debate. The Fourth Congressional District candidates, Democrat Joe Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat, will debate tonight in a MassINC-sponsored event in Fall River. Stay tuned to Patch for coverage from this debate! And, while you're add it, mark your calendars for LIVE text chats with Kennedy and Bielat taking place later this week. 

5. Go Tigers! The Newton North High School boys' varsity soccer team will face off againts Weymouth today in a home match. The game is set to start at 3:45 p.m.

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