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Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center

A stray dog from Beirut, Lebanon is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the face at close range and rescued from the streets by volunteers from Animals Lebanon before being flown to the U.S. on Jan. 31, where he was taken in by Sweet Paws Rescue in Groveland, Mass. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Angell Animal Medical Center: Protect Dogs Against Canine Version of Flu Virus

Flu season is well underway in Massachusetts—and with it the body aches, congestion, fatigue and other ills associated with our collective seasonal misery. Now veterinarians at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston are concerned about a second category of potential victims: dogs. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Opinion: Expand Birth Options for Massachusetts Families by Recognizing Midwives

Attending homebirths in Massachusetts has always felt like an underground profession. I can be a licensed midwife in 33 other states, but not here. As a Certified Professional Midwife who has been practicing for many years, I completely support the bill “An Act Relative to Out-of-Hospital Birth Access and Safety” (HB1189/SB1206). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jamaica Plain Forum: ‘Poetry & Social Justice’ Reading and Talk on Feb. 15th

Poetry has always played a crucial role in movements for social justice, animating our language, finding words for our outrage, and restoring our souls for the struggle. At a time when our risk of burnout is enormous, when we are told every day that the truth is the untruth, we need the transformative power of poetry in our movements for social justice. (more…) Continue Reading →

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JP Student Named to St. Sebastian’s Honor Roll

St. Sebastian’s Headmaster Burke recently announced the Honor Roll recipients for the second quarter and first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Recipients of these academic awards fall into four categories: High Honors, maintains an A- or above in all subjects; Honors With Distinction, maintains a B or above in all subjects; Honors, maintains a B- or above in all subjects; and Effort, for marks of 1 or 2 in all subjects. (more…) Continue Reading →

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