The morning after her ordeal, after her husband dragged her upstairs, put a gun to her head, and sexually assaulted her, Marycatherin DeFazio left the little house she loved, where one wall was now speckled with her blood. She drove through the woods of central Massachusetts to Queen Lake, another quiet place that felt like home, and sat on the grass staring out at the calm water.It was June. Her face was bruised and broken. Her mind felt empty, detached from what had happened and what would happen next. Then a police car pulled up nearby. By chance, the officer was a friend of hers, a veteran cop who saw that something was terribly wrong. She knew he wanted to help, but she was in shock, unable, she says, to find the words to tell him what had happened.Instead, she asked the officer to take her guns. She had grabbed them from the house before she fled, including the weapon used to threaten her during the assault, because she feared her husband would come back and kill her.The officer … [Read more...] about ‘I’m a shell of who I used to be.’ A female prison guard’s tale of torment
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News Travelling with young children can be both a wonderful, yet stressful experience. It can be a struggle to keep them entertained, especially during long haul flights or time-consuming journeys. We’ve rounded up the best gift ideas to keep your children busy, whilst your travelling to and from your destination, or already on vacation, to make your luxury travel experience a little bit more blissful. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending Micro-Scooter A scooter may not be the first thing you think of packing when you go away, but my son’s Micro-scooter is the most essential item for us to pack, after our passports. You see, we travel around Europe and most of the destinations we travel to have beautiful promenades to stroll up and down. My boy is wonderful, but he hates boring walks. When I try to convince him to walk to the shops or a stroll to take in the sights, the arguing followed by his grumping along in misery behind us takes the joy out of any walk. The … [Read more...] about 10 Best Gift Ideas For Travelling Kids
News Related: American Express Gold card A couple of weeks ago I returned from a three week trip to Europe with my mother and daughter. Three generations, my mother is 76 and my daughter is 7. Spending this concentrated time together made me accept that my mother IS older and slower, and has different travelling needs — but that shouldn’t lower her expectations. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending On our third day in Denmark, my mother quietly told me that this would be her last trip overseas. To say I was shocked was an understatement. We travelled quite a lot when I was a child and my mother has visited friends in Europe and America, where she lived for a decade, ever since. She explained it was all too much, the airports were too large, everything was technology based and she was just too old now. The past few days had been tough, we flew from Australia to Copenhagen in 28 hours. Four flights, three security checks, one A380 (which is a longer walk) and … [Read more...] about Here Is What You Need To Know If You Are Over 70 & Flying This Winter
We’re entering a season focused on family, friends, and getting festive. But the season for gift giving is also the time for giving back. Charities and nonprofits throughout Massachusetts are always accepting volunteers and donations, but even more so throughout November and December. Our guide to volunteering and donating in Greater Boston will help you find the organizations that best fit your passions and lifestyle. 1. Animal Rescue League of Boston The Animal Rescue League of Boston is the only animal welfare organization in Massachusetts that has an emergency rescue services team dedicated to assisting domestic animals and wildlife in distress. Regularly scheduled volunteers are needed to help with yard cleanup, dog walking, and organizing pet food. (10 Chandler St., Boston; [email protected] for more information) 2. Guiding Eyes for the Blind Are you a dog lover looking for a serious commitment? Become a puppy raiser. Puppy raising classes are held on the … [Read more...] about 51 ways to give back in Boston this holiday season
News If you thought you have privacy within your cruise cabin, think again. Hidden cameras were found inside a private cabin aboard Carnival Cruise lines just last month, according to USA Today. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending The incident was recorded by Florida couple Chris and Dana White who were enjoying a three-day cruise from Mobile, Alabama to Cozumel, Mexico with their 10-year-old son. They discovered the camera because they were taking pictures of the dust in the cabin after Chris had an allergy attack. Both were astonished to see the camera was on and pointed in the direction of the bed. Chris described the discovery as a “WTF moment”. “I said, ‘Is that what I think it is?’ ” Chris said. “And she looked at it and she became concerned. And we were just really flabbergasted that there’s a camera in the room and it’s plugged up and it’s working.” According to Miami New Times, the couple called … [Read more...] about Is There A Hidden Camera In Your Cruise Cabin?