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Holyoke site of ceremony for 50 young adults noted for achieving parenting skills August 22,2014 For Jonathan Aguilar, it was more important than learning the mechanics of changing a baby’s diaper. It exceeded in significance the process of figuring out how to bathe and dress his 11-month-old daughter Siramary…[MORE]

Kelly Olynyk Exhibits Youthful Exuberance at Canobie Lake August 12,2014 Kelly Olynyk isn’t screaming from fear, he’s just having more fun than you. The Celtics forward joined team co-owner Steve Pagliuca and a group of kids from the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, N.H. Tuesday…[MORE]

The Cox family of Burlington: fostering children’s future June 26, 2014 In 17 years, Suzanne and Dayton Cox have cared for 76 children in need. After having two sons of their own, Suzanne and Dayton Cox were considering adoption. They attended an informational class given by the Home for Little Wanderers in Boston. That class and a subsequent 10-week training course convinced them to take a different path….[MORE]

Party Lines ‘Together Against Abuse’ April 24,2014 More than 375 guests recently attended the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s ‘’Together Against Abuse.’’ The event, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, raised $700,000 for the organization…[MORE]

Mental Health Advocate: Patrick’s Budget Reduces Services for Children January 23, 2014 In his final year as governor, Deval Patrick is out with a $36.4 billion state budget plan that boosts spending overall by almost 5 percent. The main areas of increased spending include transportation, education, and child welfare. Funding for local aid, however, would remain the same. And advocates for the mentally ill say the governor’s budget plan leaves them short changed…[MORE]

Foster parenting: Bound by unconditional love January 14, 2014 Burlington residents Carol and John Casey are recipients of the 2013 “Angels in Adoption” award and were honored at a gala held at the Ronald Reagan International Center in Washington, D.C. in October. The Caseys have served as foster parents for many massachusetts children in the care of the state…[MORE]

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