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Helping Your Children After Divorce ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Helping Your Children After Divorce ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – Oct. 2015 Healing after a divorce is a long process and never easy but it begins with you. Children can emotionally heal from a divorce if…

A Student’s Recipe for Success ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

A Student’s Recipe for Success ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

By: Ana Debernardo – Oct., 2015 On my first day of high school, I remember imagining graduation day and realizing it would be eons before a then new, freshman inmate…

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2105 If cities and towns define extreme poverty and homelessness as a public-health issue, the public-policy responses will be quite different than what we are…

Rep Report: Action Regarding The Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Rep Report: Action Regarding The Department of Children and Families (DCF)

  By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell October, 2015 The Baker Administration has placed our DCF under new executive leadership that is deeply committed to effecting very necessary improvements in our…

Free Veterinarian Care For Your Pets

Free Veterinarian Care For Your Pets

By: Tracey Zysk – October, 2015 On the morning of August 15, 2015 Catlyn Wright woke up to a sick baby. Not one of her human children, but her fur…

Two More Methuen Students Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Up Another School

Two More Methuen Students Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Up Another School

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 23, 2015|7pm For the second time in two days, Methuen Public School students have been arrested for threatening to shoot up a school and kill…

Haverhill Student Arrested for Bringing Gun, Knife to School

Haverhill Student Arrested for Bringing Gun, Knife to School

October 23, 20115|1:15pm HAVERHILL – Haverhill Superintendent James Scully said today that a student at the John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School was arrested for bringing a knife and an airgun to…

Some are More Equal Than Others

Some are More Equal Than Others

By: Dr. Bharany Padmanabhan – October, 2105 This past week came the news, sadly expected, that Dennis Hastert will be allowed to plead to a lesser charge and the Government…

Where Are All the Gods? ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Where Are All the Gods? ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – October, 2015 I think everyone would agree that the world can be an ugly place. Not a day goes by that the media doesn’t inundate us…

The Fascinating Francis Phenomenon ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

The Fascinating Francis Phenomenon ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

By: Paul Murano – October, 2015 A very unexpected thing happened throughout the media and in the nation last week. We were inundated with all things pope. There was non-stop…

Stopping Addiction Before It Starts – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Stopping Addiction Before It Starts – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives  – October, 2015 The State Senate recently passed additional reforms aimed at combatting the substance abuse epidemic in Massachusetts. Senate Bill 2020, which passed unanimously,…

Methuen High School Student Arrested for Making Threats to Shoot Up School, Had Material “Glorifying Columbine”

Methuen High School Student Arrested for Making Threats to Shoot Up School, Had Material “Glorifying Columbine”

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 21, 2015|6pm A 16 year old Methuen High School Student was arrested on Tuesday after making threats to harm himself and others, including shooting up…

Fundraiser for Methuen Woman with Cancer

Fundraiser for Methuen Woman with Cancer

Amanda DaSilva is a long-time resident of Methuen who is fighting Leukemia. She battled cancer in 2013, and underwent chemo, radiation and surgery. She is now fighting for her life and…

Black Student Who Suffered Racial Slurs, Comments About Lynchings at Lowell High Says Administration Asked Him to “Move On”

Black Student Who Suffered Racial Slurs, Comments About Lynchings at Lowell High Says Administration Asked Him to “Move On”

School Committee Member’s Son Accused of Getting Special Treatment SEE VIDEO OF Nkimbeng SPEECH By: Tom Duggan, October 10, 2015 Black Lowell High School student Anye Nkimbeng was called a “nigger”…

Addressing the Epidemic

Addressing the Epidemic

By: Oscar Camargo – Sept., 2015 The opiate crisis in the Valley has had a chilling effect on the whole community. The town of Andover alone has laid seven of…