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The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2016 From talking to police chiefs all over The Valley, it’s become increasingly clear that use of the new drug narcan is causing some unintended…

Bump Audit Shows MCAD Not Doing Their Jobs

Bump Audit Shows MCAD  Not Doing Their Jobs

An audit released by Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today found the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has not been completing investigations into claims of discrimination in the timeframe required…

Getting the People’s Business Done

Getting the People’s Business Done

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2016 The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed important legislation for workers, for our communities, and protections for transgender individuals. Facing an…

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – July, 2016 The reality of UMass Lowell and its significant impact on the City of Lowell has hit hard lately. UMass Lowell recently purchased Perkins Park…

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

By: State Representative Lenny Mirra – July, 2016 Here’s why you should care, and care A LOT, about health care costs: Massachusetts has the highest healthcare costs in the world.…

MA Attorney General Says She’s Not Banning Guns, Changing Laws

MA Attorney General Says She’s Not Banning Guns, Changing Laws

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy denied reports that she is “banning guns” or  overstepping her authority saying she is neither creating a new law or taking away 2nd amendment rights.…

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…