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Five Things: Firefighter Testing, Local Shopping and More

Five things you need to know today, Feb. 24.

1) Bad news for local shopping fans

is closing its doors, according to an announcement on its website. The Somerville Avenue shop is hosting a half-off closing sale this weekend, so head over and stock up on locally made furnishings and wares.

2) Speaking of shopping locally

The continues every Saturday through May 26. You can pick up all sorts of locally grown and made goods starting 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Center for the Arts at the Armory.

3) Only you…

Pretty much everyone wants to be a firefighter at some point in life. Now’s your chance: The state is offering a firefighter exam on April 28. Applications are due March 19. You can find the forms you need on Mass.gov’s civil service page.

4) Somerville nights

If you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, Patch has you covered. You can check out our roundup or daytime options in our events calendar.

5) Weather

Sorry, but today’s a washout, starting with a wintry mix that should change over to rain later in the morning. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of a slippery commute, so be careful as you head into work.

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