By Rick Sobey | [email protected] | Boston Herald PUBLISHED: June 11, 2019 at 7:10 pm | UPDATED: June 11, 2019 at 7:19 pm The SUV that Rick Green drove his newborn babies home in will now be packed with heroes, he said in Maine last week, handing over the car keys to a Maine organization that provides a free getaway vacation for wounded veterans and their families. His Westford-based automotive company, 1A Auto, donated a Chevrolet Equinox to the Travis Mills Foundation in rural Rome, Maine. The car will transport veterans and their families from the airport to the retreat, a key need for the nonprofit. “This helps bring us some much-needed relief,” Brandy Cain, executive director of the Travis Mills Foundation, said as Rick and his brother Mike pulled up in the 2008 teal SUV. “There’s a lot of good people who are really good to us. “That looks awesome,” she added, speaking to the owners of 1A Auto. “I’m excited to drive your … [Read more...] about Veterans retreat gets boost from Massachusetts company
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A priest, a rock musician and an elected official, all old friends from Libertyville High School, will travel to southern Mexico on Saturday. But it's no vacation. After landing in Acapulco, the seemingly disparate trio will travel in open trucks on dirt roads to the rural village of Jocutla. For 10 hours each of four successive days, they'll work as part of a team providing dental care to hundreds of area residents, some of whom will walk hours to see them. "I call it a working retreat," said the Rev. Matt Foley, who did mission work in 70 remote villages in the southern Sierra Madre Mountains in the state of Guerrero.Foley, pastor at St. James Parish in Arlington Heights, will be joined by rocker Ike Reilly and Libertyville Township Supervisor Kathleen O'Connor as part of a team of 14 dentists, hygienists, translators and supporters providing dental care for residents."The towns we go to are usually less than 1,000 people," Foley said."I worked there for six years. It's somewhat … [Read more...] about Old Libertyville High pals go on mission to provide dental care in rural Mexico
The warm welcome they received while visiting the Sonoran Science Academy campus on the east side of Tucson, north of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, helped seal the decision. “Touring the school, when they talked about community, and how the teachers interacted with the parents, we were just like, ‘This is it. This is our new home,’” Avery said. She transferred their daughter immediately, midway through her fourth-grade year. Their son joined the school later, once the school had an opening. But when they joined the charter school, some things struck Avery as odd: There were lots of Turkish teachers and staff. Also puzzling was the school’s offering of a Turkish-language class. Her daughter wanted to learn Spanish, but the class was full, so she was placed in the Turkish course. “My daughter thought, okay, this is weird — completely different, you know?” Avery said. “But I think it’s just a great opportunity to learn … [Read more...] about C is for Coup: The Secretive Turkish Religious Movement Tied to Arizona Charter Schools
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio—The angry old white men in this no-frills meeting room in a $55-a-night hotel off Interstate 70 are mostly retired truck drivers and coal miners, the kind of blue-collar voters without college degrees who tend to get quoted in Rust Belt diners defending President Donald Trump. They believe the system is rigged, that America has broken its promises to its working class, that the citizens who transport its goods, extract its energy, and shower after work rather than before have been shafted and forgotten. And while “economic anxiety” has become a punchline for pundits who believe Trump’s popularity with this demographic has more to do with racial resentment than trade or wages or health care, the economic anxiety in this room is real. These retirees are at risk of losing the pensions they worked for decades to secure, which is why they’ve gathered to hear the man they trust the most to fight for them in Washington. It’s not Trump. In … [Read more...] about Trump Flipped Ohio in 2016. Can Dems Flip It in 2018 By Going Old School?
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