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A cartoon before first communion: Susan Kandel’s best photograph

‘Left to her own devices, she’d be in a T-shirt and out in the dirt. But she’s been told to be good, stand still and not mess up her dress’This photo was easy because this is my niece, who’s getting ready for her first communion. Her normal state was to be very active, never stationary for more than a minute. Left to her own devices, she’d be wearing a T-shirt and probably out there in the dirt. What I see in this picture is that she’s been told to be good, stand still and not mess up her dress....
Tags: Family, Photography, Religion, Culture, Art and design, Catholicism, Christianity, Stoughton Massachusetts, Art and design books, Susan Kandel


Ikea locked workers into a room and forced them to watch "scaremongering" anti-union powerpoints

When workers at an Ikea in Stoughton, Massachusetts expressed interest in forming a union, the company responded with an illegal anti-union crackdown that culminated in locking workers into a conference room and forcing them to watch anti-union slideshows that workers described as "scaremongering". An international union group filed a complaint against Ikea with the Dutch Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, citing similar incidents in Dublin, Ireland and Lisbon, Portugal....
Tags: Post, Business, News, Massachusetts, Ikea, OECD, Class War, Morrison, DUBLIN Ireland, Stoughton, Lisbon Portugal, UFCW, Stoughton Massachusetts, Guillotine Watch, Flatpack Guillotine Watch


The Arts Don't Just Heal, They Also Unify and Inspire Action

I have been playing a lot of piano lately - my antidote for when I am feeling low, or my energy source for when I am working through challenges. This election season has brought to light challenges in our country, divides that I have always believed the arts can bridge. And so I find myself sitting at the keyboard and playing tunes by artists I admire like Bob Dylan, or trying out some dark Leonard Cohen pieces on guitar, or writing some of my own poetry in order to help me get from one state of...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Bob Dylan, Huffington Post, Leonard Cohen, Maya Angelou, Picasso, Ford Foundation, Ian, Ryan, William Carlos Williams, UMass Amherst, Darren Walker, National Museum of African American History, Stoughton Massachusetts


Standing on Her Own: Lori McKenna

By Brian D'Ambrosio Lori McKenna has long been one of the more interesting singer-songwriters working on the periphery of the nationalized regulator of mainstream music, with each of her ten albums reflecting a separate creative point. Her newest album, The Bird and The Rifle, feels surprisingly liberated given the burden of the subject matter: domestic incongruity, parental apprehensions, as well as other widespread feelings of individual human pining. Indeed, the entire offering is eloquent a...
Tags: News, Boston, Stephen King, Tim McGraw, MMA, Huffington Post, Dave Cobb, McKenna, Stoughton Massachusetts, Brian DAmbrosio, James McMurtry


The Future of Arts Education is a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy at the Podium

As teachers and students around the country head back to school, I can't help but think about my own years of starting school in the fall. I was always excited. Excited about new opportunities in the new school year. Excited about new friends to meet. Excited about figuring out just how my high school rock band could get in front of a crowd. I may not have been all that excited about eighth grade math assignments at St. Mary's School in Stoughton, Massachusetts, but the love of literature and po...
Tags: News, Instagram, Obama, Congress, White House, America, United States, Huffington Post, Essa, Twitter Facebook, Duke Ellington, Antonio, Arlington Virginia, Ipsos, Kenmore, Hampshire College


New Mountain-backed MSD appoints Burke as CEO

MSD, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, has named Tom Burke as CEO. Previously, Burke worked at Cardinal Health where he most recently was the senior vice president and general manager of the innovative delivery solutions division. Also, he is the former CEO of Novis Pharmaceuticals. Based in Stoughton, Massachusetts, MSD is a provider of supply chain, medical device management and technology solutions that speed the transition of care from acute care to low-cost alternate sites. PRESS...
Tags: New York, Beck, Trends, ISO, People, Gm, Tom, Jim, Burke, SVP, Tom Burke, Cardinal Health, New Mountain Capital LLC, New Mountain, Stoughton Massachusetts


Are you proud of your police force?

Stoughton, Massachusetts lost another police chief. Hopefully this one is going to a better place. Sometimes a town gets the police force it wants. Some towns want to raise revenue or punish commuter traffic. My city’s chief was forced out after trying to impose ticket quotas. Stoughton wants a dirty police force. Trouble came to light more than a decade ago when selectmen removed a bad chief. In response to that decision town voters forced a recall election and installed new board that reinstat...
Tags: Corruption, Massachusetts, New England, Stoughton, John Carr, National Motorists Association, NMA Foundation, Stoughton Massachusetts