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Memorial Day: More Than Remembering

Memorial Day: More Than Remembering

By: Oscar Camargo – May, 2015 Every spring, families across the country come together to celebrate Memorial Day. A family will host a picnic and fire up the barbecue, a…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, Valley Patriot of the Month Pt. 1

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Lawrence Cogswell, Valley Patriot of the Month Pt. 1

By: Sidney Smith – May, 2015 When I recently learned that the local chapter of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) was bringing an original flying Boeing B-17 WWII bomber to…

Remembering Salisbury’s John “Bill” Selig

Remembering Salisbury’s John “Bill” Selig

John “Bill” Selig had a Celebration of Life party on March 7, 2015. He was honored by many. The Celebration was attended by his family and so many friends. Bill…

Local DJ’s Taking Your Requests Again!

Local DJ’s Taking Your Requests Again!

LOWELL – For those of you who listened to your favorite radio station, hoping your requests would be played, here is your chance again. 980WCAP AM, in Lowell, has a…

Tsongas Presents Purple Heart Posthumously (Story & Video)

Tsongas Presents Purple Heart Posthumously (Story & Video)

Tom Duggan April, 2015 (VIDEO BELOW) – Last month, Congressman Niki Tsongas presented a Purple Heart posthumously to the family of Carmelo Sciacca of Lawrence. Wounded in action on Sept. 19,…

Missing Lawrence Man with Dementia Found Safely

Missing Lawrence Man with Dementia Found Safely

LAWRENCE – Family members of a 76 year old Lawrence man, Juan Bienvenido Paulino, say they are relieved that Mr. Paulino has been found safely late Thursday night after being missing since 11am,…

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

By: Oscar Camargo – January 2015 Veteran organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion are experiencing a decline in membership. In fact, membership in the…

American Legion Notes for the New Year

American Legion Notes  for the New Year

Hard to believe another year has come and gone. Time again for our New Year’s resolutions. Hopefully I can stick with most of them! Some are the usual ones: lose…

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 2015 In my first legislative session we passed a number of significant laws, including requiring nursing homes, rest homes, or other long term care…

Government Waste Hurts our Veterans ~ Notes from The American Legion

Government Waste Hurts our Veterans ~ Notes from The American Legion

By: John Lenotte, American Legion December, 2014 As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays are upon us, let us not forget the men and women in our military, most of…

Some Patients Pay More and May Not Keep their Doctor – By Dr. Frank MacMillan

Some Patients Pay More and May Not Keep their Doctor – By Dr. Frank MacMillan

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – December, 2014 While I consider myself well read and I work hard to remain connected to and aware of changes happening in medicine, I have…

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

7 Warning Signs That an Older Relative Could Use More Support

By: Greg Batchelder, December, 2014 I have found over my many years of working in the senior living industry that holiday visits are often a wake-up call for adult children…

“Remembering the Lessons of History as We Honor America’s Veterans”

By: Kenneth Willette – November, 2014 I have always deeply valued the honorable service and sacrifices rendered by veterans throughout our beloved nation. These veterans came from vastly different backgrounds,…

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Comes to Massachusetts

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Comes to Massachusetts

By: Linda Dean Campbell – November, 2014 Very recently, I was afforded the opportunity to have a discussion with our new national Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald. Wisely, he…

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

  Intervened to stop the eviction of his brother from NBHA housing The State Ethics Commission issued a Decision and Order (“Decision”) finding that Bruce Duarte, a senior property manager…

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