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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY 3/2: Urgent Call to Support Hub Comics | Mmm, Portuguese Roasted Chicken Near You

Hub Comics may have to close if they do not meet their sales goal for this week. ALSO: Portuguese roasted chicken at The Paddock is Shape Up Somerville’s latest healthy dining tip.

Times have been difficult recently for in Union Square and they are putting out a call for shoppers to come in this week and get them over a critical hump: they need to sell $4,000 worth of merchandise this week to avoid losing their distributor for good, which would force them to close. The store is freshly stocked with more than just the latest comics for enthusiasts. Other readers will find great graphic novels for youths and adults. Gifts abound from collectibles to action figures to tee shirts. According to their call to customers, “If everyone who receives this comes by and picks up a book, we'll be doing great!” Store info .

It’s Wednesday. Have you voted for Det. Mario Oliveira today?

Somerville Det. Mario Oliveira is nominated to be named America’s Most Wanted All Star and you can help get him to the finalist round. Details , or just click here to vote and send your friends this link so they can vote too: http://ow.ly/44pS3And if you’re wondering, yes, we’re going to run this every day until he wins.

Shape Up Somerville Shares Healthy Local Dining Tips

Trying to eat healthier but still want to eat out? Check the Shape Up Approved Facebook page for tips. The City program identifies healthy menu options at local eateries about once or twice a week. The latest tip? "It’s Portuguese Roasted Chicken Day at – a Wednesday special. Shape Up Approved recommends this fantastic House Roasted Chicken, marinated for hours in fresh herbs and spice before roasting –yum! Ask for Steamed Veggies or a Green Salad on the side. Besides being a fantastic source of bone loss preventing protein, chicken is packed with the cancer preventing Bi vitamin, Niacin. Chicken is NOT boring if cooked creatively and the Paddock’s will definitely make you want to come back!” More Shape Up dining tips here.

Karaoke at Highland Kitchen Tonight

Think you can sing “Forget You” better than Gwyneth Paltrow? It’s Karaoke Wednesday at Highland Kitchen. Feel free to show up in Cee Lo’s rooster suit. The hams take the stage at 10 p.m. Details .

Buy Iggy’s Bread in Ball Square

Looking for good bread near Ball Square? recently began carrying a select offering of fresh-baked daily breads from much-loved bread maker Iggy’s Bread. “Super fresh baguettes, rolls and the like” are waiting in the store’s breadbasket. Store info .

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