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FAITH: Believing in people's ability to have better lives

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Bill Cunningham of Randolph has a deep faith that when compassionate, thoughtful people get together, they can help others improve their lives. He works at Father Bill's & Mainspring in Quincy, now in intensive housing program after spending three years working in the shelter program.

Markey, Warren want gun loopholes closed

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:51
WASHINGTON – In response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren want to prohibit gun sales to people on a federal terrorist watch list.The Massachusetts Democrats are among 21 co-sponsors of a bill introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that would empower the U.S. Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to suspected terrorists [...]

PHYSICIAN FOCUS: Protect Your Hearing

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:51
Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent medical conditions affecting Americans of all ages with more than 30 million Americans age 12 and older having some level of impaired hearing, according to the National Institute on Deafness.Among Americans 45 and older, hearing impairment is one of the most common chronic conditions and can lead to social isolation, functional decline and even depression. Hearing loss, unfortunately, is something we can’t avoid. As we age, our hearing [...]

WHAT'S UP DOC? Premature Birth

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:33
Q: My sister went into labor early and her twins were born as “35 weekers.”  What does this mean?A: Preterm birth is defined as a baby being born before 37 weeks gestation; about 40 weeks is normal. More casually, people say a woman is pregnant for 9 months.  More than one in ten births in the United States are premature births.  About a fifth of these are C-sections which are performed due to medical issues that [...]

Three local high schools to appear on WGBH's''' “High School Quiz Show”

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:34
Teams from Hingham and North Quincy high schools and Thayer Academy will appear on the television show's seventh season.

One of last 4 northern white rhinos on Earth is euthanized

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:18
In a single day, the world's population of northern white rhinos declined by 25 percent.All it took was one last ragged exhalation from a 41-year-old rhino named Nola, one of four of the massive, two-horned animals remaining on Earth.Now there are only three.Nola was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday after an illness from a bacterial [...]

Thousands gather for Plymouth's Thanksgiving parade

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 02:45
PLYMOUTH – America’s hometown hosted the first Thanksgiving in 1621, and, for two decades now, it has been holding one of the country’s biggest Thanksgiving celebrations..This year’s Plymouth parade drew thousands on Saturday. Crowds lined Court Street and covered Cole’s Hill to watch the three-hour spectacle."It’s such a nice day and a great feel-good event," Alice [...]

The 25 best public high schools in America

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:48
Did your child's school make the cut?

Some Mass. Democrats say governor wrong to reject Syrian refugees

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 19:36
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is wrong to shut the door to Syrian refugees in response to the Paris terrorist attacks say some members of the state's congressional delegation.

WPI in Worcester to host NE regional masters swim meet Dec. 11-13

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 17:38
WORCESTER - Entries close Nov. 30 for U.S. Masters Swimming's New England LMSC Short course Meters Championship to be held in Worcester Dec. 11-13.More than 500 swimmers 18 and older are expected at the meet,  hosted by the Worcester Area Masters swim team. The meet has been designated as the Colonies Zone SCM [...]