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It Takes A ‘Ville-age: Part I

A few years ago, Somerville’s Center for Teen Empowerment (TE) was in trouble, down to just two staffers: Danny McLaughlin and Sassy Estany. “And I was part-time, but I was definitely doing way more than part-time,” Sassy laughs. “It was a lot.” Undeterred, Sassy helped work to rebuild the program. She and McLaughlin sent countless […]


MOM KNOWS BEST: What to do When you Feel Overwhelmed

While I try not to give too much unsolicited advice to new parents, the one thing I am always quick to do is remind them of that thing they say on planes about putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others. The idea being, obviously, that if you’re suffocating you’re just no use to […]