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A&M Auto Body Moves from East Boston to Lawrence ~ A Direct Repair Facility

A&M Auto Body Moves from East Boston to Lawrence ~ A Direct Repair Facility

With all the bad publicity surrounding Lawrence’s crime and corruption problems, you might think that small businesses like A&M Auto Body would be resistant to moving into the city. But,…

Prayer and Action Can Bolster Gun Control ~ Joe D’Amore

Prayer and Action Can Bolster Gun Control ~ Joe D’Amore

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2017 As I write this, countless families and friends of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre are now receiving the bodies, released from official…

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives – October, 2017 I recently testified on a bill I filed S733, “An Act Relative to Access to Housing for First Responders,” This legislation would…

Methuen Student Recognized for Commitment to Local Nonprofit Cradles to Crayons

Methuen Student Recognized for Commitment to Local Nonprofit Cradles to Crayons

(Boston, MA)- On Sunday, October 15th, 11-year-old Kailey Moras of Methuen, MA was recognized by The Mary Jo Brown Foundation, a charity that is focused on making a difference in people’s…

Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover Named to Lawrence General Board of Trustees

Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover Named to Lawrence General Board of Trustees

Lawrence General Hospital has announced they have welcomed Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover, Massachusetts to its Board of Trustees. A native of the Merrimack Valley, Rodriguez has been focused on healthcare as…

Is There a Right Time to Take Social Security? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

Is There a Right Time to  Take Social Security? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

By: Alex Talcott – Sept. 2017 Social Security benefits are a cornerstone of retirement income for many Americans, though I’ll respect Gen X and millennial clients who don’t wish to…

A collaborative sports leadership academy effort for Lawrence youth!

A collaborative sports leadership academy effort for Lawrence youth!

Beyond Soccer, Everyone’s A Player and Lawrence High Athletic Department teamed up in 2015 to bring a top quality, multi-sport leadership academy to Lawrence kids, in their own backyard. This effort was prompted by…

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

Twenty-nine year old political newcomer Eunice Zeigler says she has the experience and education to lead Methuen on the city council as an East District Councilor. Zeigler, a homeowner who…

Lawrence Police Respond to Two Shootings in an Hour Friday

Lawrence Police Respond to Two Shootings in an Hour Friday

By: Tom Duggan – Aug. 25, 2017 VIDEO OF REPORTER ARRIVING AT THE SCENE While Lawrence Police were racing through the streets Friday afternoon trying to keep up with assaults,…

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

 By: John MacDonald – 8-24-17 The delay by the MSBA, due to pending litigation (Thanks to Ed Kennedy and the Lowell School Committee) to table the vote to move the…

Farmer’s Market Bringing Life to Downtown North Andover

Farmer’s Market Bringing Life to Downtown North Andover

“The North Andover Farmers’ Market has been a tremendous success for the downtown area,” says Selectman Phil DeCologero – one of the members of the Downtown Merchants Association and the…

Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

By: Liam Norcross – August, 2017 July 17, 2017 at 7 pm I was curious and kind of scared about going to the National Scout Jamboree. I was worried about…

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

BOSTON – Today, the State Senate passed an omnibus property tax relief bill S2124 – An Act improving real property tax abatements, application deadlines, and deferrals. This bill improves the…

How Language Fails Sexual Identity ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

How Language Fails Sexual Identity ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – July, 2017 Language, as do creation stories, can define us singularly and collectively. Every culture has its own language and creation stories or stories to explain why…

Too Big To Fail – Big Pharma Edition

Too Big To Fail – Big Pharma Edition

By: Duncan Burns – July, 2017 There is probably not a single resident of the Merrimack Valley, fhe Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or this entire country that either has not been…