5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 6

Red Sox slugger David "Big Papi" Ortiz will be at Catholic Memorial today as a part of a Citi baseball camp.


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  1. Red Sox hitter David Ortiz will be at this morning as a part of a baseball camp through the Citi Private Pass program. How far do you think Big Papi can hit one from homeplate at Catholic Memorial's baseball field??
  2. Tonight there will be a free learning class on how to use the Boston Business Journal in aiding your job search. . 6:30 p.m. Register by emailing kristineanderson@rcn.com.
  3. Have you taken  and vote for your favorite pizza place, dry cleaners and more. Voting ends on August 9 - and if you don't vote soon you may miss your chance - until the next time we do Readers Choice...
  4. Read about a to spay/neuter homeless animals. Also, the law added pets to domestic abuse prevention orders, ensuring that both human and animal victims of domestic violence can be covered by a restraining order.
  5. Do you like pizza? How about embarking on a "Slice of Little Italy" Pizza Tour? Boston Pizza Tours does walking tours of Boston and is currently doing a tour of the North End, complete with visiting famous landmarks, and eating pizza.


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