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Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

North Chelmsford, Clinton Students Participate in 68th Annual Event BOSTON, MA –   State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump recently welcomed student State Auditors to the State House during the 68th Annual…

Diet vs. Exercise

Diet vs. Exercise

By: Rick Bellanti – Feb, 2016 I received a great question this week: Rick, I go to the gym five times a week I do plenty of cardio and work…

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Over coffee and pastry, fifty people attended the first legislative open house at Daybreak Shelter in Lawrence, MA. In tight quarters, Carina Pappalardo, Chief Executive Officer, discussed the agency’s partnership…

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

By: Tom Duggan, 4-4-16 Former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is in trouble again with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF). The state’s political watchdog agency has fined…

Choosing the Next Indispensable Leader ~ Teen Talk with Anna DeBernardo

Choosing the Next Indispensable Leader ~ Teen Talk with Anna DeBernardo

By: Anna DeBernardo – March, 2016 With Super Tuesday just around the corner, talk of politics can be heard from every direction one turns. Some of the candidates participating in…

School Faculty Turnover in the Merrimack Valley

School Faculty Turnover in the Merrimack Valley

By: Amy Berard – March, 2016 According to the most recent data available from the Massachusetts Department of Education, teacher retention rates vary from one Merrimack Valley district to the…

Maura Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Numbers Do Not Look Good

Maura Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Numbers Do Not Look Good

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – March, 2016 Healthcare costs are a huge percentage of the Commonwealth’s annual expense and a significant burden on both public and private employers’ budgets. Eventually…

Do Heartburn Drugs Cause Dementia? ~ The Doctor is IN!

Do Heartburn Drugs Cause Dementia? ~ The Doctor is IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – March, 2016 Acid or proton-pump inhibitor drugs (PPI) are among the most widely prescribed medicines in the world. They include brand names such as Nexium,…

Dusty Buttons Holds Master Class in Salem NH

Dusty Buttons Holds Master Class in Salem NH

Voter’s School of Dance in Salem, NH hosted a master class with famed Boston Ballet Principal Dancer, Dusty Button last month. This was an amazing opportunity for the students at…

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