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Methuen Teen Josh Flagg Vying for National Rubik’s Cube Championship

Methuen Teen Josh Flagg Vying for National Rubik’s Cube Championship

By: Tom Duggan – January. 2014 Methuen teenager Josh Flagg entered his first Rubik’s Cube contest in April of 2011 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His second competition was at…

Mylie Cyrus off the Deep End – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

Mylie Cyrus off the Deep End – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana Montserrat de Bernardo – January, 2014 One of my family’s favorite movies is called “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”. It’s an old slapstick comedy that revolves around…

Now is the Time for the University of New Hampshire to Bring Back Baseball

Now is the Time for the University of New Hampshire to Bring Back Baseball

By: DJ Bettencourt – January, 2014 The founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Fredy, once observed that, “those who find themselves first in physical exercises are also first in…

The Dragons Nest, The Place that Brings Smiles to all Ages in Newburyport

The Dragons Nest, The Place that Brings Smiles to all Ages in Newburyport

By: Rebeccah Pearson – Newburyportguide.com The Dragons Nest, located at Market Square in Newburyport, has been bringing smiles to children of all ages since 1982. The Seim Family has owned…

Massachusetts House of Representatives: 2013 and 2014

Massachusetts House of  Representatives: 2013 and 2014

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – January, 2014 Last year was a very productive year for our Legislature and 2014 will bring forth necessary and spirited debate on some…

Rivera Team Releases 76 Page Report: Goals for New Administration, Build New Police Station, Put Fire Dept. In Charge of Ambulance, Build Youth Center

Rivera Team Releases 76 Page Report: Goals for New Administration, Build New Police Station, Put Fire Dept. In Charge of Ambulance, Build Youth Center

By: Tom Duggan – January 10, 2014 LAWRENCE - Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera’s Transition Committee Co-Chairs Zoila Gomez and Maggie Super Church released a 76 page transition team report on Friday…

EMPTY CHAIR SHOW Exposing Addiction

EMPTY CHAIR SHOW Exposing Addiction

By: Phil Lahey – December, 2013 Well the elections are over and I would like to congratulate all the winners. It’s now up to you to fulfill all the promises…

An Assignment on “Forbidden Love” – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

An Assignment on “Forbidden Love” – TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Anna DeBernardo – December, 2013 This past week, my Spanish teacher required the class to write an essay about amor prohibido, or “forbidden love”. The assignment was given after…

The Merrimack Valley Sandbox -Creating a Path For Entrepreneurs

The Merrimack Valley Sandbox -Creating a Path For Entrepreneurs

 By: Cheryl Hajjar – December, 2013 As the Yuletide spirit is among us, and the frenzy of holiday shopping has begun, 17 budding entrepreneurs from the Merrimack Valley are preparing…

It’s Changed AGAIN! Lawrence Inauguration Ceremony Rescheduled AGAIN

It’s Changed AGAIN! Lawrence Inauguration Ceremony Rescheduled AGAIN

Mayor-Elect Dan Rivera Reschedules Inauguration Weekend UPDATED JAN. 2, 2013 Ceremony at 9:00 AM Saturday and Gala at 7:00 PM Saturday Lawrence, MA (January 2, 2014) – Mayor-Elect Dan Rivera…

Festival of Trees Calling for 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

Festival of Trees Calling for 2014  Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Festival of Trees, Inc. is calling for applicants for its 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Program. This Methuen-based non-profit organization raises money through its…

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Family of Walter and Gabe Pomerleau donated a $1,000 bulletproof vest for the Massachusetts State Police K9 unit through a non-profit organization called…

Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Methuen Exchange Club presented Methuen Police Detective John Delano with their Police Officer of the Year Award at their annual dinner banquet last…

The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

It’s a weekend afternoon, and a young father and mother walk through the doors of the newly opened “Frank’s Barber Shop” on 150 Main Street in North Andover. Two boys…

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…