Travis Andersen
Boston Globe
August 25, 2009

[efoods]With the cash for clunkers program now kaput, Uncle Sam is offering a smaller cash incentive in Somerville and nine other US cities.

The federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) is hosting a swine flu forum on Saturday at the Center for Arts at the Armory on Highland Avenue. The event is open to 100 residents, and those who preregister will receive a $50 stipend.

The forum runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and includes a catered lunch. Residents will join focus groups throughout the day, discussing a possible swine flu vaccination program nationwide and other strategies for containing the pandemic.

The CDC plans to hold 10 sessions around the country before Labor Day. Translation is available upon request for American Sign Language, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish, according to the city’s website.

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