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Bulletproof Backpacks; the Newest Quick Fix for Gun Violence at Schools?

Bulletproof Backpacks; the Newest Quick Fix for Gun Violence at Schools?

By: Abigail Juknavorian – Sept. 2018 Two hundred dollars; that’s the average price for the newest back to school accessory. What kind of accessory could be that expensive? Bulletproof backpacks. Following…

Reading Labels To Better Health ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

Reading Labels To Better Health ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

  By: Rick Bellanti – Sept. 2018 When following a healthy diet, it is important to not only read the nutrition labels on the product you purchase but also understanding…

What Happens at the Dump

What Happens at the Dump

WELLESLEY’S TRASH By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen A 2016 posting in the “The Swellesley Report” lamented the moral demise at the Wellesley Dump, otherwise known as the Take & Leave…

Middleton’s Douglas Bryant – 5 Combat Patrols vs. the Japanese, Before He Turned 20 ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Middleton’s Douglas Bryant – 5 Combat Patrols vs. the Japanese, Before He Turned 20 ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: John Cuddy – September 2018 The Silent Service Middleton’s Douglas Bryant originally hailed from Amesbury, Massachusetts where his father worked in the automotive industry.…

Massachusetts Lawyers Are Happy To Maintain That Two Plus Two Makes Five

Massachusetts Lawyers Are Happy To Maintain That Two Plus Two Makes Five

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2018 Recently-retired Justice Kennedy once wrote: “Nineteen Eighty-Four has one of the most brilliant scenes in literature. The protagonist is being tortured by his communist…

Ballardvale Native, Former Lawrence City Councilor Richard Lawrence to Share Stories of His Life as Multiracial Black-Man

Ballardvale Native, Former Lawrence City Councilor Richard Lawrence to Share Stories of His Life as Multiracial Black-Man

West Parish Church extends an invitation to members of the public to hear the presentation. Sunday, September 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road in Andover.…

Methuen Mayor Violates Open Meeting Law ~ Emails Committee on How They Should Vote

Methuen Mayor Violates Open Meeting Law ~ Emails Committee on How They Should Vote

School Committee Member Calls Mayors Behavior a “Disgrace” and a “Circus”   VIDEO OF MEETING DISCUSSION AND SHOUTING MATCH  9-11-18 Methuen Mayor Jim Jajuga has violated the state’s open meeting law by sending…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ August, 2018

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ August, 2018

VOTE SEPT. 4TH, DAY AFTER LABOR DAY… IT’S IMPORTANT! Secretary of State Bill Galvin has scheduled this year’s state primary elections for the day after Labor Day when a lot…

Town vs. City Government: The Governing Pros and Cons

Town vs. City Government:  The Governing Pros and Cons

  By: Casey Pratt – August, 2018 Groveland and Boston are two vastly different communities in Massachusetts, which have vastly different governing bodies. From a distance, local government simply seems like…

Rep. José Tosado Embodies State House’s ‘Failure To Protect’

Rep. José Tosado Embodies State House’s ‘Failure To Protect’

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – August, 2018 State Auditor Suzanne Bump recently released an audit on complaints handled by the Division of Professional Licensure. Almost every profession requires a license these…

School Committees Play Vital Role in State Oversight

School Committees Play Vital  Role in State Oversight

By: DJ Deeb –  August, 2018 As of the deadline for this article the City/School budgets have not been fully resolved or finalized, but I hope to provide more information…

The History of The Saint Alfio Society and Feast of the 3 Saints -

The History of The Saint Alfio  Society and Feast of the 3 Saints -

The history of the Saints Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino Society goes back to the early years of the twentieth century, Est.1921, and is as much a part of immigrant history…

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Influence of Social Media and Young Women in the Workplace

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Influence of Social Media and Young Women in the Workplace

By: Abby Juknavorian – July, 2018 The presence of social media is daunting. It can be used to communicate both good and bad opinions on many current situations and experiences.…

Robert Crowley and “Saving Japan from the Red Menace” ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Robert Crowley and “Saving Japan from the Red Menace” ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – July, 2018 Lawrence’s Robert Crowley, a graduate of Central Catholic’s Class of 1944, had a unique role during and after World War II. Upon joining the…

Delphi Technology Solutions Sponsors North Andover Middle School at Fenway

Delphi Technology Solutions Sponsors  North Andover Middle School at Fenway

Delphi Technology Solutions, Inc. of Lawrence, sponsored the North Andover Middle School (NAMS) singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox game against the Los Angeles…