Watertown-12/09/2016- The Kingian Nonviolence Training program was held for 5th grade students at the Lowell Elementary School. Students from the Watertown Middle School visited the clasrrom as Kingian trainers. The Lowell 5th graders line up with their partners as they recieve instruction during a role playing session. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff (metro)

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Watertown students at the Lowell Elementary School lined up with their partners as they received instruction during a recent Kingian Nonviolence Training program.

To stop violence, start by listening

Watertown students embrace Kingian Nonviolence Training, a philosophy and technique developed in the 1960s by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.By Hattie Bernstein

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A cappella fund-raiser honors the life of an Arlington teen who loved to sing

Six acclaimed local a cappella singing groups will take the stage Jan. 20 for “The A CATpella Festival to Belt Out Cancer” in memory of Catherine Malatesta.

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