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Massachusetts One of the Best States To Be a Kid

The latest results from Kids Count is in, and it looks like Massachusetts is one of the best places for a child to grow up. 

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Parents Medications Accidentally Poisoning Children

Parents are being reminded of the danger from prescription medications in the hands of children. A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide says over 67,000 children are taken to the emergency room every year because they accidentally took prescription meds

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Star Kids Makes a Difference in Lives of Local Children

New Bedford Star Kids is one of my favorite non-profits that gives "high-risk, low income children an opportunity to a better educational opportunity."

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Talking to Children About Tragedy in Wake of Connecticut School Shooting

How do you explain the unexplainable to children? Today, parents across the country, including myself, were faced with this  -- fumbling over words while explaining the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown - located only 20 miles away from my own daughter's elementary school.

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TSM

Local Toy Drive To Help Children [AUDIO]

Jerry Pinto called in this morning. Jerry is having his 2nd Annual Toy Drive and has decided to share some of the collection with WBSM'S Holiday Giving Tree.

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healthy lunch ideas,flickr

New Guidelines Will Have Kids Eat More in School

My kids will be happy to hear this, in response to criticism that the new school lunch guidelines that went into effect in September weren't giving kids enough to eat, the Agriculture Department is changing the rules to allow more grains and meat.

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Middlesex DA

Massachusetts Tutor Facing More Than 100 Child Sex Abuse Charges

In what the Middlesex DA is calling one of the worst cases they have ever seen, a tutor is being charged with multiple counts of child rape.

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MassPIRG

MassPIRG Warns Of Hazardous Toys

With the Christmas shopping season about to begin, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group has released its 27th annual Trouble In Toyland report. 

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TSM

Carney Acadamy Hosts “Reading Is Fundamental” Program

Dozens of volunteer readers visited classrooms Tuesday at Carney Acadamy in New Bedford, as part of the "Reading Is Fundamental" program. 

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Children’s Community Garden Unveiled in New Bedford South End

A new community garden was unveiled Tuesday in New Bedford. The Victory Park Children's Garden on Freedom Boulevard in the South End was planted by children and volunteers through the Mass In Motion New Bedford project.

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