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Despicable, generous acts

There is not much worse than abusing mentally ill people — hence U.S. District Judge Monti Belot's appropriate decision this week to double the sentence of Linda Kaufman, who aided in the abuse of residents of a Newton care home. But it was also low and despicable that someone broke into a storage shed at Parallax Program Saturday and stole wrapped presents meant for children of adults undergoing drug and alcohol treatment. Thankfully, there also have been reports of kindness and generosity in the news this week, including Bishop's Family Dining serving a free Thanksgiving meal to members of Word of the Lord International Church (see photo).

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