Author: Caroline Fenton

  • International Women’s Day Event: Gender in the Justice SystemInternational Women’s Day Event: Gender in the Justice System

    As the state of the U.S. educational system is scrutinized and debated, effective parenting is cited as a necessary element in student success. Yet this year, thousands of mothers in the United States will not have the option of waiting for their children at the bus stop. They won’t attend open houses, and they will […]

  • Conference for women celebrates progress, and calls for action

    American universities and office parks look a lot different than they did 50 years ago. The efforts to recruit women into higher education have paid off so much that the majority of college students are now female. With men taking on greater childcare responsibilities, and technology increasing women’s options for balancing a family and a […]

  • Somerville Homeless Coalition 5k: A Race in the Spirit of Community and Caring

    On the morning of October 2nd, runners stretched out on the sidewalk outside Johnny D’s Restaurant, all the way to the Davis Square T station in anticipation of the 15th Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition 5k. The weather was sunny and breezy and spirits were high as runners were called to the starting line. After grabbing […]

  • Homeless and Housed Populations Unified by Common Art

    [img_assist|nid=291|title=A Common Artist at Work|desc=Photo curtesy of|link=none|align=center|width=640|height=480] Summertime on Newbury Street beckons tourists and locals to stroll the sidewalks and admire the bright patterns of the season. Propped up in front of historic Emmanuel Church is a display of art for sale, featuring paintings of a field of colorful poppies, a contemporary geometric design, […]

  • The Home for Little Wanderers’ Journey to Outer Space and Beyond

    Caroline Fenton Out of a grey-green, steaming swamp rose several eyeballs, staring eerily at their viewers. The scene was an extraterrestrial dreamscape that made the little green Martians of Saturday morning cartoons seem light-years away. This painting was part of an exhibition called Voices and Visions, with the theme “Outer Space and Beyond”. It was […]