Good News Headlines 5/23/17

Deanna, left, and Mya Cook, with their mother Colleen, at WBUR (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)


Suspension Over Hair Policy Lifted For Girls At Malden School

from CBS Boston

Before a board meeting on Sunday, dozens gathered to support the girls. “Let them learn,” chants could be heard as board members entered their closed-door meetings… Read More



Renovated Roxbury Home Makes Addiction Treatment Program ‘Whole Again’

by Deborah Becker, WBUR

When a new addiction treatment center opens in Boston Thursday, it will bring the number of treatment beds in the city back to where it was two and a half years ago… Read More



Shrewsbury Approves Ban On Nondegradable Plastic Bags

by Elaine Thompson, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester City Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes was delighted to hear Tuesday that the city’s neighbor to the east has enacted a ban on retail plastic bags that are not compostable and marine degradable… Read More



Lego Goes 100% Renewable, Three Years Early

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

There was a time when environmentalists targeted Lego for partnering with oil companies, but from its search for a non-plastic alternative for its bricks to a commitment to run on 100% renewable energy by 2020, the company has been making significant strides toward sustainability… Read More



The 22-Year-Old Who Helped Stop A Cyber Meltdown Will Donate His Reward To Charity

by Eric Lieberman, The Daily Caller

The British computer researcher who helped curb the massive cyber attack that allegedly affected over 150 countries says he plans to donate his $10,000 reward to charity… Read More



Philly Photographer Offers Free Graduation Pictures For Students Who Can’t Afford Them

by Daniel Craig, PhillyVoice

With a team of four barbers and three makeup artists, Richard Wah hopes to give the kids who decide to take advantage of the offer something they’ll be able to look back on years down the road… Read More



Supermarket Now Accepts Recyclables As Payment

by Joao Freitas, Good News Network

One of the coolest ideas for a more sustainable world is coming from the most unlikely place… Read More



New Opportunities For Denver’s Homeless Youth At Purple Door’s Roastery

by Ben Wiese, Sprudge

Purple Door Coffee in Denver has officially added a roastery. Like the namesake cafe in its fourth year of operation, the Purple Door roastery will employ people experiencing homelessness in an effort to empower them… Read More


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