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Happy FatherLESS Day 
marchers sweep through Boston
Courthouses disinfected but Mr. Incredible fails to deliver
CPF, June 18, 2005
Charalambous: Time for a 'what's best for the 
    children' mindset
Mark Charalambous / Guest Columnist, MetroWest Daily News, Dec. 9, 2004
Children involved in divorce best served by shared parenting
Mark Charalambous, Telegram & Gazette, AS I SEE IT, Dec. 3, 2004
Shared parenting ballot initiative statewide results chart

Valley voters send legislators message on diverse collection of ballot questions
John Snyder and Kimberly Ashton, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Nov. 3, 2004

Shared Parenting ballot initiative wins overwhelmingly across Massachusetts
Nov. 3, 2004, news reports from Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican, Berkshire Eagle

Ballot question seeks equal custody for divorced parents
Ben Rubin, North Adams Transcript, Nov. 1, 2004

Shared-custody laws urged by fathers in state
Kimberly Ashton, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Oct. 18, 2004

Equal Access to Children After Divorce

(Local link)
Cathy Young, Boston Globe, Oct 16, 2004

Ballot question asks voters whether divorced parents should share custody
Adam Gorlick, AP [Boston Globe, Herald, ...] Aug. 25, 2004
Fathers-4-Justice blaze trail for father's rights
Mark Charalambous, Massachusetts News, July 9, 2004
GOP blueprints Beacon Hill grab
Michael McAuliffe, The Republican, Mar,. 28, 2004
A need to right judicial abuses
Letter: Mike Franco, Daily Collegian, Mar. 24, 2004
A case of overreaction
Letter: Steve Basile, Boston Herald, Feb. 25, 2004
'10 most wanted' poster includes 3 from WMass 
Dan Ring, (Springfield, MA) The Republican, Feb. 24, 2004
Fathers coalition wants Bay State to consider marriage more sacred
Cindy J. Roth, Metropoint, Feb. 10, 2004

Advocate for fathers urges support for shared-parenting legislation
Mike Franco, Sentinel & Enterprise, Dec. 14, 2003

$30,000 Raised to Aid Women
Ken Ross, The Republican, Aug. 19, 2003

Dear Editor: Administration of legal aid is biased against men
Letter: Mike Franco, Chicopee Herald, MetroWest Reminder, The Sun, July 23-30, 2003

Murder highlights inherent problems at DSS
Mark Charalambous / Guest Commentary, CapeCodder, July 3, 2003

Fatherhood Coalition chairman's Memorial Day/Fathers Day message
Fathers dvocate reminds voters of obligation to reform government

Letter: Mike Franco, Sentinel & Enterprise, Chicopee Herald, Holyoke Sun, Groton Landmark, Fathers Day, 2003

Helping dads get their rights
Meir Rinde, Lawrence Eagle Tribune, June 14, 2003

Scott speaks to Fatherhood Coalition about testimony
Hope Tremblay, Holyoke Sun, May 1-7, 2003

Police Chief Scott disappointed by Beacon Hill hearing
Ed Oliver, Massachusetts News, April 30, 2003

Bill filed to limit judicial terms
Allan Stein, Westfield Eveneing News, April 29, 2003

Fathers stand up for shared parenting bill
Chicopee Register, April 17, 2003

Family court 'Guardians'
Ed Oliver, Massachusetts News, April 17, 2003

Fathers protest judges abandoning their role to 'experts'
Ed Oliver, Massachusetts News, April 15, 2003

Fatherhood Coalition's Charalambous weighs in on court report
Massachusetts News, April, 2003

Bancroft overlooks battered men
Letter: Dan Grubbs, Valley Advocate, Feb. 20, 2003

Fatherhood Coalition protest DSS in Holyoke
Hope E. Tremblay, The Sun (Holyoke), Feb. 6-12, 2003

Injustice is close to home
Letter: Mike Franco, MetroWest Daily News, Feb. 6, 2003

Massachusetts conservatives express their views on Mitt Romney
Part II, Including statement by CPF's Mark Charalambous

Ed Oliver, Massachusetts News, Feb. 2003

Equal choice for both men and women
Stave Basile, Letter to the Editor, Boston Globe, Jan. 26, 2003

A Search of equality
Domestic abuse groups dispute status of claims by men

Farah Stockman, Boston Globe, October 28, 2002

Father's rights: Group fights to help divorced dads
Kate Hogan,  Sentinel & Enterprise, October 25, 2002

"Men are regularly profiled in domestic violence cases,"
Mark Charalambous letter to editor, November 1, 2002

Westminster man's groundbreaking domestic violence study to get exposure
Ed Oliver, Massachusetts News, September 6, 2002

Restraint decisions studied
Basile describes court's unfairness

Mary Jo Hill, Telegram & Gazette, September 5, 2002

Mike Franco has Rappaport seal of approval
Ed Oliver, Massachusetts News, September 2002

Fathers mix picknicking, politicking
Jack Dew, Berkshire Eagle, August 11, 2002

A real benefit to children
Why state should support shared custody bill

Daniel Grubbs, The Recorder, June 15, 2002

Sharing the kids
Maryann Carnes,  Berkshire Eagle, May 24, 2002

Kane, Knapik challenged for state seats
Pat O'Conner, Holyoke Sun, May 2, 2002

Senator Rosenberg interested in 'shared parenting'
Wants more details before deciding

Ed Oliver, Massachusetts News, March 12, 2002

Fatherhood group presses for law change
Mary Carey, Hampshire Gazette, March 11, 2002

Nuciforo tells county Fatherhood Coalition he supports bills allowing shared parenting
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle,, February 04, 2002

Fatherhood Coalition laments it wasn't contacted for story
Letter to Editor: Mark Charalambous, Sentinel & Enterprise, January 30, 2002
(PLUS: Letter from Mary Charpentier)

Fathers face uphill battle for equality in Commonwealth
Curt Lovelace, Massachusetts News, January 16, 2002

Fathers see rift among lawyers
Child Support Guidelines are flawed

Massachusetts News, January 15, 2002

Letter to Editor, The Reminder
George Shroder, Hampshire County Co-Chair, January 8, 2002

CPF letter to Dortch-Okara
Mark Charalambous, Jan. 13, 2002

Debtor's prison is alive and well
More should go to jail in protest

Mark Charalambous, Massachusetts News, Dec.ember21, 2001

Activists confront Melconian and Lees
Sarah M. Corigliano, The Reminder; November 28, 2001

Fathers protest Flaherty jailing in Cambridge
Courthouse protests to escalate statewide

Mark Charalambous, Massachuisetts News, November 11, 2001

Fatherhood Coalition protests sentencing
Donna Roberts, North Adams Transcript, November 15, 2001

Men may be abused as well as women
Family crime is real crime, state trooper emphasizes

Mary Jo Hill, Telegram & Gazette, November 5, 2001

Fathers Say Norfolk County Courts are Worst in State for Children's Rights
'Hotbed of Feminist and Lesbian Activity'

Ed Oliver, Massachusetts News, November 2001

Riello Speaks at Forum on Fathers' Rights
Lisa Gosselin, Berkshire Eagle Staff, October 14, 2001

Fathers Protest SJC at Salem Courthouse (external link)
Massachusetts News, October 3, 2001

Fathers push for joint custody
Greenfield Recorder, September 1, 2001

Boy biker sends courts a message
Emilie Astell, Telegram & Gazette, August 11, 2001

State rethinks child support formul
High-income fathers call policy onerous

Kathleen Burge, Boston Globe, July 29, 2001

Incensed fathers sound off at child-support hearing
Michael  McAuliffe, Springfield Union News, July 25, 2001

Dads call support laws unfair
Jeffrey Klineman, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, July 19, 2001

Support levels high in Mass.
Martin Luttrell,Telegram & Gazette, July 18, 2001

Trial court holds hearings on child support guidelines
Denise Lavoie, Associated Press, Fall River Herald News, July 16, 2001

Critics denounce system for child support payments
Seth Owen, Brockton Enterprise, July 12, 2001

Family Courts Put Fathers at a Decided Disadvantage
Mike Franco, Letter to the Editor, Sunday Republican, June 17, 2001

Time to Also Offer Fathers Victim Status
Mike Franco, Providence Journal, June 17, 2001

Fatherhood Coalition Rallies To Protest Court Bias
Lawyers Weekly, June 8, 2001

Deadbolted Dads
From divorced fathers, a plea for time with kids

Marilyn Gardner, The Christian Science Monitor, June 8, 2001

Fatherhood Coalition Rallies at Park Square to Protest Court Bias
D.R. Bahlman, Berkshire Eagle Staff, June 7, 2001

Protesters Hit the Streets
Jeffrey Klineman, Eagle-Tribune, June 6, 2001

Fathers’ Group Protests in Dedham
Shawn Michael Smith, (Dedham) Daily Transcipt, June 6, 2001

Men Rally for Shared Parenting
By Chris Echegaray, Telegram & Gazette, June 6, 2001

When the Law is One-Sided in Domestic Disputes
Cathy Young, Boston Globe, May 23, 2001

Judge Lyons Denies Protection for Child and Father
Fatherhood Coalition Press Release, Massachusetts News, May 2, 2001

Fathers Find More in the Way of Support
Groups focus on issues, child care, and communication

Sarah Tomlinson, Boston Globe, April 29, 2001

HarryStewart Seeking to Get His Children
Totally Exonerated on All Charges of Abuse

Sidebar: 209A Reform Bills - How They Would Eliminate Abuse
Mark Charalambous, Massachusetts News, April 13, 2001

Group Aims to Raise Awareness of Fathers' Rights
Marc Odate, Greenfield Recorder, March 15, 2001

Battered Men Cry for Help
Raymond Saulnier, Bangor Daily News, January 18, 2001

Kidnapping Father: I'll Leave U.S. to Keep Girl
Jessica Heslam, Boston Herald, December 6, 2000

Relief, Annoyance Greet Dad's TV Interview
Jeffery Klineman, Lawrence Eagle Tribune, December 1, 2000

Protesters Rally for Dad on the Run
A Probate Court judge wants to see the father and the baby before she lets his lawyer argue for custody on his behalf

Jeffery Klineman, Lawrence Eagle Tribune, November 14, 2000

Brian Meuse's attorney Barbara Johnson responds in letter to the Eagle Tribune

Senate Challenger Backs Fathers' Rights
Phil Lawler, October 31, 2000

Battered males: A domestic abuse secret
Ruth-Ellen Cohen, Bangor Daily News, October 27, 2000

Dads Protest Custody Laws
John J. Monahan, Telegram & Gazette, October 25, 2000

Heterosexual Fathers Receive No Justice in Child Custody Cases
Mark Charalambous, Telegram & Gazette, October 3, 2000

Local Dads Fight for Equal Custody Rights
Jacqueline Walsh, Union News, September 25, 2000

Custody Questions Unite Dads in Protest
Catherine Maletz, Daily Hampshire Gazette, September. 22, 2000

209A - The last straw
Mark Charalambous, Sentinel and Enterprise, September 13, 2000

Father Jailed for Buying Airline Ticket
After Third Attempt, Mother Finds a Nasty Judge

Mark Charalambous, Massachusetts News, September, 2000

Do Restraining Orders Cause Domestic Violence?
Mark Charalambous, Massachusetts News, September, 2000

State pursuit of deadbeat parents shows a troubling zeal, some say
Tatsha Robertson, Boston Globe, July 16, 2000

Ten fathers honored by state as role models
Fathers' devotion saluted

Timothy J. Connolly, Telegram & Gazette Boston Bureau, June 14, 2000

Elian Case Turns Focus to Fathers
One of the ripple effects of the Elian Gonzalez case has been to focus a national spotlight on the issue of fathers’ rights

Rebecca Segaloff, Taunton Gazette, May 14, 2000

Fathers groups say case spotlights custody bias
David Weber, Boston Herald, April 24, 2000

Emotions High in Area Regarding Elian Seizure
Linda Bock & Carol McDonald, Telegram & Gazette, April 23, 2000

Most Mass. dads agree: Elian should be with father
Tom Mashberg, Boston Herald, April 22, 2000

Long recovery predicted for Elian
Experts predict trauma to affect Elian for years

Emilie Astell, Telegram and Gazette, April 13, 2000

Men rally to allege Mass. bias in domestic-rights cases
Thomas Grillo, Sunday [Boston] Globe, February 13, 2000

Father's Group Bias Claim Dismissed
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, February 21, 2000

Judge Dismisses Men's Rights Suit
Boston Globe, January 29, 2000

Feature Story: David Grossack
Henriette Campagne, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, December 27, 1999

Judge Refuses to Free Harry Stewart While Appeal is Pending
By Mark Charalambous, Massachusetts News, December 1, 1999

Who are these guys?
The Fatherhood Coalition braces for a battle

Worcester Magazine, December 1, 1999

Feminists Play the Victim Game
By Cathy Young, The New York Times,, November 26, 1999

Fathers begin to be heard
Jane Doe, Inc. makes money fighting fathers

Massachusetts News, October 1, 1999

Divorced men claim discrimination by state courts
By Erica Noonan, Associated Press, September 7, 1999

The abuse of restraining orders
By Cathy Young, The Boston Globe, August 30, 1999

Dads sue for discrimination
Activists say Mass courts are biased in divorce
A Massachusetts coalition says men are discriminated against because custody of the children in a divorce traditionally goes to the mother

By Amy Sinatra, ABC, August 24, 1999

Divorced father begins 6-month sentence for refusing to sign confession
Fathers' rights advocates say Stewart's case highlights abuses

Massachusetts News, August 18, 1999

Father's rights activists plan suit
Mass. courts favor women, groups say

By Jordana Hart, The Boston Globe, August 18, 1999

The booming domestic violence industry
The social-work movement that fights domestic violence has grown large on state and federal tax monies

John Maguire, Massachusetts News, August 2, 1999

Twenty dollars an hour to visit your child
'I Call This Place Auschwitz for Children'

John Maguire, Massachusetts News, August 2, 1999

Are women more violent than men?
Violence against men is ignored

John Maguire, Massachusetts News, August 2, 1999

Fathers Honored for Child Support
Brian S. McNiff, Telegram & Gazette Boston bureau, June 19, 1999

Fathers, Women's Group Decry State Recognition Event
Jean McMillan, AP, June 18, 1999

Thousands victim of phony restraining orders
Letter to the editor by John Maguire, Sentinel & Enterprise, June 15, 1999

Vital protection
Sentinel & Enterprise, editorial June 13, 1999

Cellucci leads divorce assault on families
by Eugene Narrett, MetroWest Daily News, June 10, 1999

An Abuse of the System? -
Fathers fight restraining order law

By Julie Jette, Sentinel & Enterprise, State House Bureau, June 6, 1999

Coalition Seeks Access to Orders
By Julie Jette, Sentinel & Enterprise, State House Bureau, June 6, 1999

Abuse of Restraining Orders is Shown, but Most Massachusetts Media Ignore the Story
Cellucci and Feminists Want to add to Existing Laws

By Paul Moreno, Massachusetts News, May 20, 1999

Father's rights forgotten by laws
By Mark Charalambous, Telegram & Gazette, April 6, 1999

Fathers rights movement protests child custody system
By JK Dineen, Salem Evening News, March 30, 1999

Mark Charalambous' letter to the editor,
[Worcester] Telegram & Gazette, March 25, 1999

Fathers demonstrate at court for parental rights
By Dennis Tatz, Patriot Ledger, March 11, 1999

Fathers group, victims' advocates clash on restraining order survey
By Sabin Densmore, The Gardner News, March 8, 1999

Unwarranted secrecy
Attorney general's position is ill-conceived

[Worcester] Sunday Telegram, March 7, 1999

Ray Saulnier's letter to the editor,
Boston Herald, March 5, 1999

AG Reilly proposes closing domestic violence case records
By Martin Finucane, Associated Press, March 4, 1999

Reilly moves to keep info off limits
Restraining order survey in Gardner spurs action

By Ian Donnis, Telegram & Gazette staff, March 4, 1999

The future of CS collections in California: Beware
by Richard Bennett, COPS, Jan. 6, 1999

Why Boys are in Trouble
by Donna Laframboise, National Post, Jan. 5, 1999

Men Trying to Trace False Abuse Charges
Restraining Orders are Focus of Attention

Ian Donnis, Telegram & Gazette, Sept. 6, 1998

Thanks for all your support ...
Ray Saulnier

Justice fails 209A-abuse victim -
Ray Saulnier convicted on one count in Fall River

Focus on Fatherhood!, Sept. 1998

... and rallies for Ray Saulnier in Fall River
Focus on Fatherhood!, Sept. 1998

Anti-father dv.custody bill signed into law -
Jacques/Cohen bill sails thru after SJC approval

Focus on Fatherhood!
, Sept. 1998

CPF Rally for Harry Stewart in Quincy
Focus on Fatherhood!, Sept. 1998

DSS wants your child! - Part 1: Nev Moore's story -
How DSS and the domestic violence industry manufacture victims

Focus on Fatherhood!, Sept. 1998

Male identity crisis - Social engineering has produced killer kids"
Richard Lessner, Manchester, New Hampshire Union Leader, Aug, 12, 1998

Group protests harsh treatment of alleged batterers
Dennis Tatz, Patriot Ledger, 6/19/98

Report: Dating Violence
by Scott Sleel, APA Monitor

Estranged fathers seek child custody and support changes
AP, 4/9/98

Judicial nominee Macy attacked for radio comments
Herald News, 3/27/98

Anti-batterer custody bill OK constitutionally, SJC rules
Doris Sue Wong, Boston Globe, Mar. 12, 1998

Group opposes anti-protest ruling
Curt Brown, Herald News

Domestic violence laws defended as necessary
Carol Lee Costa-Crowell, Standard Times, Feb. 21, 1998

Senate sends supervised visitation bill to SJC -
H4951 sails through House

Focus on Fatherhood!
, Jan. 1998

209A reform sparks reprisal in Fall River -
CPF director targeted with bogus violation

Focus on Fatherhood!
, Jan. 1998

Wife's lie lands husband in jail
John Moss, Herald News, Dec. 17, 1997

Fathers' rights activist arrested - Supporters call it matter of revenge
Fall River Herald News, Nov. 3, 1997

No place to run for male victims of domestic abuse: -
Shelters, support groups rare for men

Becky Beaupre, Detroit News, 4/20/97

Weld batters dads with anti-father legislation
Focus on Fatherhood!, March 1997

Breaking restraint. Men say they are the real victims of harassment
Brian Gormley, Haverhill Gazette

Domestic violence: The media's irresponsibility
Focus on Fatherhood!, Jan. 1998

Strict' divorced father seeks more time with son
Boston Globe

Comments by John Flaherty on Robert Carr case

Child killer gets custody of son
AP, Dec. 31, 1997

The case for abuse protection reform
Focus on Fatherhood!, March 1997

Moving forward on the promise of welfare reform
HHS 1997 Accomplishments Report

Witch trials return to Massachusetts
Mark Charalambous, Attleboro Sun Chronicle , Sept. 16, 1996

Eric Bleicken, Mass 10th District Congressional Candidate

On Sept.1, 1998, a man will walk to DC for Father's Rights, show your support

Maine Dads march to DC, join in, show your support

Fathers and Families public meeting at State House

Bill to deduct child support from income, Mike Hathaway

Justice Department to investigate abuse of power by social services

Cellucci says all men are pigs. Does that mean Cellucci is a pig?

Progress in Florida on reining in epidemic of false abuse charges

Globe editor Ben Bradlee, Jr. appears on WGBH Emily Rooney's TV show, discusses 'Verge' series

John Maguire's comments on Globe "Verge" series

Text of Senate amendment to S1999 on bill on child support collection

Massachusetts class action suit announcement


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