Models strut red carpet in West Roxbury, raise money for charity

By Deborah Brancic, Globe Correspondent

The Boston Globe/Your Town West Roxbury

Posted May 28, 2013 12:34 PM

Julia Paoletti walks the red carpet on Spring Street. Photo: Deborah Brancic

Julia Paoletti walks the red carpet on Spring Street.
Photo: Deborah Brancic

On a warm, clear recent evening, 10 models walked the red carpet on Spring Street in West Roxbury, in front of the shops at Fairview Corner. The second “Fashion Mob” event drew more than 150 people to the cluster of women-owned stores, while also raising money for the upcoming Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon to support cancer research and treatment. Continue reading

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State ranked highest in violent crimes in NE is only state in U.S. to require license for mace

By Deborah Brancic

In the state of Massachusetts, there are many regulations designed to keep citizens safe, and currently more regulations are being debated in the realm of gun legislation and weapons permits. However, a great number of people are unaware of the fact that a special permit — called a Federal Identification Card, restricted class — is required to purchase a well known safety tool: pepper spray. Continue reading

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