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The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy – IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy –  IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – December, 2013 At the end of this year’s legislative session, the Senate took up a bill to increase Massachusetts’ minimum wage rate from the…

Taxation without Representation? Not with the Tea Party Around

Taxation without Representation? Not with the Tea Party Around

By: Christine Morabito - In July of 2013 the Massachusetts legislature did something both historic and fiendishly clever. When voting to increase the gas tax (not historic) they also voted…

Former State IT Director of Hosting Services, Delwin Dickinson Pays $30,000 Penalty for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Former State IT Director of Hosting Services, Delwin Dickinson Pays $30,000 Penalty for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Dickinson approved vendor contracts and payments to Advizex after entering into employment negotiations with the company The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement  in which Delwin Dickinson, the former…

Our Pawsitive stay at the Marriott Residence Inn

Our Pawsitive stay at the Marriott Residence Inn

By Tracey Zysk – November, 2013 On April 24, 2013 the unthinkable happened. I had just completed a very long day of work. In fact it was my busiest day…

Welcome to Sir Donald Berwick’s World, Pt. 2

By: Opinion Columnist Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan, October, 2013 Read Part 1 HERE Inevitably Sir Donald Berwick’s mindset ended up causing the Mid Staffs Scandal. The hospital at the center of…

GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)

GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)

By: Dr. Jin Sung – October 2013 Functional Chiropractic Scientific studies are showing that genetically engineered foods, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), can damage the organs of the body, including…

Senator Ives: We Can’t Lose Our Water Independence

Senator Ives: We Can’t Lose Our Water Independence

By: State Senator Kathleen Ives (D) Newburyport October, 2013 Last week, I gave testimony before the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture in support of two important pieces…

Saving Supermom

Saving Supermom

By: Cheryl Hajjar – October 2013 Having it all. That quintessential line brought on by the feminist movement that has been driven in every young girl’s mind including myself over…

Your perfect escape while you stay in Newburyport

Your perfect escape while you stay in Newburyport

  By: Rebeccah Pearson, Newburyportguide.com - September, 2013 The Compass Rose Inn of Newburyport, located on Center Street, brings you a world of comfort and one on one customer satisfaction…

Follow The Money Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

Follow The Money Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

By: Staphanie Davis – September, 2013 “If it moves, tax it; if it keeps moving, regulate it; if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan On Beacon Hill, motor…

Anne Knowles’ Andover Notebook

WALKING TOURS Change is in the air, and so we begin the fall season. Andover is one of the jewels of the north shore so let us check out some…

Friendly’s CEO on Hand for Haverhill Reopening

Friendly’s CEO on Hand for Haverhill Reopening

By Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Last month, Friendly’s Corporation CEO John Maguire was on hand at the Friendly’s on Main Street in Haverhill for their grand re-opening. The restaurant…

Treasury, IRS Announce All Legal Same-Sex Marriages To Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes;

Treasury, IRS Announce All Legal Same-Sex Marriages To Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes;

  The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as…

Ethics Commission: Former Chelmsford Planning Board Member Richard McClure Guilty of Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Ethics Commission: Former Chelmsford Planning Board Member Richard McClure Guilty of Violating Conflict of Interest Law

 Acted as attorney for clients in two lawsuits in which the Town of Chelmsford was a party  The Massachusetts Ethics Commission issued a Decision and Order  finding that former Chelmsford…

New Hampshire should be very wary of Gov. Paul LePage

New Hampshire should be very wary of Gov. Paul LePage

By: DJ Bettencourt – August, 2013 As a general rule, when liberals lash out with nasty hyperbole against a political leader you can be almost assured that they are doing…