Five Things: Nominate Somerville's Best
Plus, some news from Sen. Jehlen's office, and a film about cultural barriers to addressing environmental issues.
1) What's the best in Somerville?
What's the best pizza, burger, beer list, bartender and place to go dancing in Somerville? We're collecting nominations for those topics and a bunch of others. Nominate your favorites here.
2) Alzheimer's care standards
The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill that sets minimum standards for Alzheimer's and dementia care in nursing homes, according to an announcement from State Sen. Patricia Jehlen's office. "I think it is really important for people to have confidence that their relatives or people they care about are getting this appropriate level of care," Jehlen, who co-sponsored the bill, said in a statement about the measure.
3) Making anti-freeze taste bitter
The Senate also passed a bill, according to another announcement from Jehlen's office, that would require anti-freeze and engine coolant wholesalers to add a bittering agent to the liquids to discourage pets and other animals from drinking the stuff. Animals can die within hours if they drink anti-freeze or engine coolant, the announcement says. "When [anti-freeze] leaks in driveways or on the street, animals are attracted to the sweet tasting liquid. More than 90,000 animals die each year from drinking anti-freeze or engine coolant," Jehlen said in the announcement.
This film, Growthbusters, presented by Somerville Climate Action and State Rep. Denise Provost, "examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from acting rationally" when it comes to environmental issues, according to the listing. It screens at 7 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory.
5) Weather and Red Sox
The Red Sox play the Marlins tonight at Fenway at 7:10 p.m. Today will start cloudy, but it will get sunny, and temperatures will be around 80.