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Health Care Rationing and the Politics of Hepatitis C

Health Care Rationing and the Politics of Hepatitis C

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan, MD Back in April, I wrote about anticipated new treatments for Hepatitis C viral infection. The first all-oral treatment was FDA approved on October 10, with additional…

After Defeat, Lantigua Plans Beacon Hill Agenda (Satire)

After Defeat, Lantigua Plans Beacon Hill Agenda (Satire)

By: DJ Beauregard, Satirist November, 2014 In the days following this year’s elections, former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua has been preparing to take the oath of office as Lawrence’s new…

American Training Honors Partners at Annual LIFE Matters Awards

American Training Honors Partners  at Annual LIFE Matters Awards

Applause filled the room as the 2014 LIFE Matters Award recipients were announced. The crowd rose to their feet as Market Basket associates were called to the stage. Each year…

Homework Wars – BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Homework Wars – BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – November, 2014 ‘Tis the season for homework. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy. If you have grade school children, even mentioning the word homework is like dragging your…

New Hampshire’s Federal Delegation Should Lead on the World Stage by Emulating Bush

New Hampshire’s Federal Delegation Should Lead on the World Stage by Emulating Bush

By: DJ Bettencourt – November, 2014 Few presidents upon leaving office have kept a lower profile than George W. Bush. Where other presidents have sought to bolster or define their…

A Tale of Three Cities – Lawrence, Haverhill and Methuen: Comparing Voter Registration Lists by the Numbers

A Tale of Three Cities – Lawrence, Haverhill  and Methuen: Comparing Voter Registration Lists by the Numbers

By: Kathy Runge – November, 2014 I’ve been writing programs to look for duplicate registrations on the voter registration list in Lawrence for a few years. This list can be…

The West Wing: A Look Back at TV’s Best Political Drama ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

The West Wing: A Look Back at TV’s Best Political Drama ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – November, 2014 November is election month, and it made me think of TV shows that dealt with the political arena. There have been quite a few.…

Redefining Marriage ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Redefining Marriage ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langavin – November, 2014 Allowing same-sex marriage has not redefined marriage. Marriage has been redefined over and over and over again. It is constantly transitioning and to blame…

A Repudiation of Liberalism?

A Repudiation of Liberalism?

By: Paul Murano – November, 2014 Although political conservatives are feeling relief after this month’s election, it should not turn into satisfaction. The American people have not repudiated any party…

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives November, 2014 November 11, Veterans’ Day, a national day of remembrance to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces during…

Backyard Chickens … in Lawrence!

Backyard Chickens … in Lawrence!

By: Susan Wilson Laplante – November, 2014 Yes it’s true, backyard chickens are allowed in Lawrence. The growing rage in urban areas to keep a small flock of chickens in…

Five Foods Your Dog CAN Eat On Thanksgiving

Five Foods Your Dog CAN Eat On Thanksgiving

By: Tracey Zysk – November, 2014 When preparing your Thanksgiving dinner, take a moment and create a plate for your four legged friend. Over and over we are told NOT…

Governor Deval Patrick Appoints the Honorable David A. Mills (ret.) to the State Ethics Commission

Governor Deval Patrick Appoints the Honorable David A. Mills (ret.) to the State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission today announced that Governor Deval Patrick has appointed retired state Appeals Court Associate Justice David A. Mills to a five-year term on the State Ethics Commission. …

What Was the Message on Election Day?

What Was the Message on Election Day?

By: John MacDonald – November, 2014 It would be easy for Republicans to gloat about the nationwide beating they gave the President and his party. I’m sure some of them…

Devers, Rivera Teamed Up in 2nd Miracle Win Against Willie Lantigua: How Republicans Got a Democrat Elected

Devers, Rivera Teamed Up in 2nd Miracle Win Against Willie Lantigua: How Republicans Got a Democrat Elected

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2014 For the second year in a row, the alliance between Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and State Representative Marcos Devers resulted in what Rivera calls…

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