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Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to Finish with a Bang After Two Successful Sessions

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program to Finish with a Bang After Two Successful Sessions

Merrimack College Sophomore completes the spring session of the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program at Merrimack College. North Andover – The Special Olympics Massachusetts Young Athletes Program in North Andover…

State Senate Passes Complicated Education Bill

State Senate Passes Complicated Education Bill

BOSTON – The State Senate passed legislation on Thursday, by a 22-13 vote, which seeks to help students in all public schools in the Commonwealth. Senate Bill 2203 “An Act…

Breaking the Homelessness Cycle in Lawrence

Breaking the Homelessness Cycle in Lawrence

By: Joe D’Amore-4-12-16 When the sun goes down and the amber street lights flicker on, the arches under the bridge where a large population of homeless people live take on…

Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

North Chelmsford, Clinton Students Participate in 68th Annual Event BOSTON, MA –   State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump recently welcomed student State Auditors to the State House during the 68th Annual…

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Over coffee and pastry, fifty people attended the first legislative open house at Daybreak Shelter in Lawrence, MA. In tight quarters, Carina Pappalardo, Chief Executive Officer, discussed the agency’s partnership…

Dusty Buttons Holds Master Class in Salem NH

Dusty Buttons Holds Master Class in Salem NH

Voter’s School of Dance in Salem, NH hosted a master class with famed Boston Ballet Principal Dancer, Dusty Button last month. This was an amazing opportunity for the students at…

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell 2.5.16 I am pleased that the House of Representatives is currently closely reviewing legislation filed by Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante from Gloucester that will…

Methuen High Graduation Moved Back to Nicholson Stadium

Methuen High Graduation Moved  Back to Nicholson Stadium

By: DJ Deeb – March. 2016 The Methuen High School Graduation will not be held at the Tsongas Arena after all. After much lobbying by members of the senior class…

The Many Colors of Hue House Salon & Spa in North Andover

The Many Colors of Hue House Salon & Spa in North Andover

By: Cheryl Hajjar – March. 2016 There’s a new hair and nail salon in town. Not just any salon. Hue House Salon & Spa brings a modern and eclectic approach…

Ethics Commission Accuses Stoughton Town Moderator Howard Hansen – Town Printing Done at His OWN Company

Ethics Commission Accuses Stoughton Town Moderator Howard Hansen – Town Printing Done at His OWN Company

Hansen repeatedly violated several sections of the conflict of interest law between 2009 and 2014 by directing Town printing business to his own printing company The Enforcement Division of the…

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – Jan. 2016 Years end is a good opportunity for us to look back and take stock in what is good and what is not so…

Being a Part of Two Places ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

Being a Part of Two Places ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – Jan. 2016 The minute I stepped off the plane, the familiar sensations struck me like a thunderbolt. Five years had passed since the last trip, but…

Haverhill Student Introduces Rep. Dempsey at Annual AICUM Dinner, Speaks of Importance of Need-Based College Grants

Haverhill Student Introduces Rep. Dempsey at Annual AICUM Dinner, Speaks of Importance of Need-Based College Grants

Haverhill resident Stephanie Bellapianta, a freshman at Merrimack College, presented an award to State Representative Brian Dempsey in front of 350 leaders from the state’s higher education sector, at an…

Methuen Sticker Shock Campaign

Methuen Sticker Shock Campaign

On Saturday, December 19th, Evelyn Rodriguez of the Lawrence/Methuen Community Coalition (LMCC) under the Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, collaborated with the Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) of Methuen…

Stronger Support by Medical Community Needed to Address Opioid Crisis

Stronger Support by Medical Community Needed to Address Opioid Crisis

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Jan. 2016 We have an opportunity in coming weeks in the Legislature to send the Governor a comprehensive piece of legislation to further…