Congratulations, Slam New Orleans!
The National Poetry Slam, featuring 72 competitive poetry teams from around the United States and Canada, took place in Somerville, Cambridge and Boston during August. The winner of the competition: New Orleans.
Pets Who Need Homes
Kitty Connection has a number of pets up for adoption, and they've posted information about several of them on Somerville Patch. If you or anyone you know is looking to adopt a pet, take a look at these posts:
- Leo, a chihuahua with a big personality is looking for a human or humans to protect
- Local animal rescue organization looking for volunteers and dog/cat foster homes to save animals from being euthanized
- Kitty James Bond looking to be at the service of your majesty
- Big Teddy bear kitty Annakin is looking for a job with a nice human
How I Escaped Being a Slave to the Scale
Lauren Perreault, co-owner of Somerville's Achieve Fitness, talks about her past struggles with weight gain and her journey to a more fit life.
Scammers Take Advantage of Obamacare Confusion
The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Massachusetts warns about some new "Obamacare" scams, particularly one in which people are convinced to give their bank account and social security information to people over the phone. The executive summary: If someone calls and asks for your bank account information, hang up the phone.
21 Facts About Dogs That Will Blow Your Mind
If you like dogs, this post from the Charlestown Veterinary Hospital is worth a read.
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