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Tails from the City ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Tails from the City ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – July, 2016 July—a great month for fireworks, cookouts, beaches, and……TNR. What in the world is TNR? TNR stands for: Trap-Neuter-Return. After becoming aware of the number…

The Proverbial Hobson’s Choice

The Proverbial Hobson’s Choice

By: Jeff Katz – July, 2016 The first time I voted in a Presidential election, I was able to vote with a completely clear conscience and with a degree of…

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English classes for adult English language learners, who want to further their education or employment opportunities, will be offered at Northern Essex Community college beginning in September. This 16-week…

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Cashing $146,000 in Stolen Tax Refund Checks

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Cashing $146,000 in Stolen Tax Refund Checks

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced last weekin U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with receiving fraudulent U.S. Treasury checks. Rolfi Espinal, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District…

Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor Wins Award for Accountability Practices

Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor Wins Award for Accountability Practices

(WASHINGTON, JULY 19, 2016) — AGA has awarded its prestigious Einhorn-Gary Award to the Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor (OSA) for its contributions to furthering government accountability. The OSA’s…

Restaurant Company to pay $210,000 for Failing to Pay Workers for Training

Restaurant Company to pay $210,000 for Failing to Pay Workers for Training

2,500 Bloomin’ Brands Employees Who Were Not Paid for Required Trainings will Receive Restitution  BOSTON – A national casual dining restaurant company has agreed to pay $210,000 in restitution and…

POWERBALL JACKPOT REACHES $422 MILLION

POWERBALL JACKPOT REACHES $422 MILLION

 BRAINTREE, MA (JULY 25, 2016) – The Powerball jackpot for the Wednesday, July 27 drawing is an estimated $422 million. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $291…

Methuen City-wide Spraying for Mosquitoes – Wednesday, July 27

Methuen City-wide Spraying for Mosquitoes – Wednesday, July 27

The City of Methuen announces that it will be conducting a citywide spraying for mosquitoes on Wednesday July 27 beginning at 9:00pm in effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes…

Summer Storms ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN

Summer Storms ~ WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN

Welcome to July and the summer of 2016. YAYY! The month of July is considered to be the hottest month of the year. This occurs a month after the summer…

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

All eyes were on the sky as a plane circled overhead at the LARE Institute graduation celebration on June 16th. Students started snapping pictures of the message it was carrying,…

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

By: Kathy Runge – July, 2016 The soap operas have nothing on the Lawrence City Council. The meetings are filled with fabricated drama. The Budget Drama: During the first meeting…

Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved omnibus veterans’ legislation in June known as the Veterans H.O.M.E. Act. State Senator Katy Ives – July, 2016 Senate Bill 2325, “An Act Relative to…

Yoga Discounts for North Andover Town Employees

Yoga Discounts for North Andover Town Employees

Yoga Offers Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga for $75 with a Portion of the Proceeds to Directly Benefit The Giving Garden ANDOVER, MA – (July 1, 2016) – As a…

980WCAP’s John MacDonald On The Execution of Police Officers

980WCAP’s John MacDonald On The Execution of Police Officers

Perhaps the best speech at the pro police rally held in Methuen, Massachusetts was by 980WCAP’s John MacDonald who took the gloves off and called out those responsible for the…

1990 Police Survivor Takes on Media and Congress

1990 Police Survivor Takes on Media and Congress

1990 Police Survivor Tom Duggan speaks at Pro Police rally about the “blood libel” against our police and the role CNN and Congress plays in the epidemic of violence against…