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Colleges Unite to End Violence Against Women

Five things to know on Mon, Jan. 23.

1. Coaches, team captains and athletic department officials from Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern will meet with senior state officials at the State House, in Nurses Hall, at 10 a.m. today as part of the Fifth Annual . The event, coordinated by Jane Doe Inc., the MA Coalition against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, is aimed at men ending violence against women and children.

2. Want to learn to play chess? Sign up for the 's four week course, which runs Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Taught by Boston Chess Club President Hector Perez, it goes over the game's history, rules, setup, movement and strategies.

3. The price of Forever stamps went up a penny yesterday, from 44 to 45 cents. This is the first increase on the Forever stamps in two and a half years, and is necessary “to help address our current financial crisis.” Postmaster General Patrick Donahue said in a statement on the USPS website. Learn more, and

4. Wilma a 6-month-old spayed female pit bull mix, is our . She's 37 pounds and growing, and was transferred to the Animal Rescue League of Boston from another rescue organization. She would be an excellent playmate for an active dog and loves people.

5. Clouds and afternoon fog dominate the day, with a high near 42 and rain at night.

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