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Protecting Kids – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

Protecting Kids  – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives April, 2014 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. I’m glad to report two recent developments that will strengthen safety for our children in the Commonwealth.…

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

By: Joe D’Amore – April, 2014 There are heroes who work with foster families and children in Massachusetts and are on the front line of caring for children at risk…

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

By: Christine Morabito – March 2014 Because of its proximity to Interstates 495, 95 and 93, the Merrimack Valley has been uniquely impacted by a shocking increase in heroin and prescription…

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

By: Phi Lahey – March, 2014 For those of you who don’t know what that stands for, it means “Not in My Backyard”. Lately there has been much media attention…

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

By: Phil Lahey – February, 2014 Everyone knows that addicts are low life people who deserve what they get for choosing a life of addiction. Hell, I felt the same…

IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – February, 2014 Senators Barry Finegold, (D-Andover), Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge), Eileen Donoghue (D-Lowell), James Timilty (D-Walpole), Joan Lovely (D-Salem), Richard Ross (R-Wrentham),…

TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO – Marching for LIFE in Washington DC

TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO – Marching for LIFE in Washington DC

By: Ana Debernardo – February 2014 I’ve just returned home after spending four days in Washington, D.C., at the March for Life. About 80 kids from my school, and a…

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…

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…

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…

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