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With Children at Stake, Parents with Addiction Issues Battle Bureacracy

With Children at Stake, Parents with Addiction Issues Battle Bureacracy

By: Joe D’Amore – Sept. 1, 2015 She was a woman in love with a man who could not help her with her addictions    At the age of 11 she…

Advocating for Key Priorities in State Senate Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Advocating for Key Priorities in State Senate Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Katy Ives – August, 2015 The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2016 state budget last month, where I advocated for key provisions that will be beneficial…

Why are the Planned Parenthood Videos Being Ignored? ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

Why are the Planned Parenthood Videos Being Ignored?  ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – August, 2015 We need to ask ourselves an important question, and without pretty language to obscure it: Why is it so difficult for an otherwise civilized…

Sunshine saves taxpayers $7.5M

Sunshine saves taxpayers $7.5M

  Gr. Lawrence Technical School first school in Massachusetts to get 100% of their electricity from solar farm  By: Jessica Finocchiaro – August, 2015 Did you know the Greater Lawrence…

From North Andover to London My Year Abroad

From North Andover to London My Year Abroad

By: Vipsania Pimentel – August, 2015 While most of my classmates were getting ready to enter the real working world after our college graduation, I was packing a suitcase, and…

Maybe There Is Hope After All

Maybe There Is Hope After All

A few weeks back, The Bride and I had to fly from Seattle to San Francisco and then on to Boston. The experience at SEA-TAC was the worst I’ve encountered…

Teacher Speaks Out on Poor Treatment in Lawrence Schools

Teacher Speaks Out on Poor Treatment  in Lawrence Schools

By: Amy Berard – August, 2015 I am one of the 59 Lawrence teachers whose contract was not renewed this year. Recently, on June 11, you reported on this. I…

Governor Should Direct Opioid Abuse Policy

Governor Should Direct Opioid Abuse Policy

By: Joe D’Amore – July, 2015 Our state is reeling from spiraling crises in opioid addiction and the newest statistics confirm the need for a coordinated policy response from the…

Rep. DiZoglio Secures Additional Funding for Merrimack Valley Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Rep. DiZoglio Secures Additional Funding for Merrimack Valley Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Included in this year’s 2016 State Budget is an amendment, sponsored by State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), for $25,000 toward the Lawrence-Methuen Community Coalition (LMCC)’s recently formed Merrimack Valley Opioid…

Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

By: Tracey Zysk – July, 2015 It’s common to hear about dogs getting heat stroke but did you realize your cat can become overheated? Especially those felines that like to…

Dog Summer Camp at Woof Woof Doggie Daycare & Boarding

Dog Summer Camp at Woof Woof Doggie Daycare & Boarding

  Windham, NH – Summer camp for dogs? If you had to read that twice, don’t be fooled. Summer camps have been proven to be beneficial for children, yet dogs…

Sheriff Cousins Needs A New Approach to Opiod Addiction

Sheriff Cousins Needs A New  Approach to Opiod Addiction

By: Jerry Robito – July, 2015 Working in corrections for over thirty-four years, I have seen countless inmates return to jail for opiate addiction related crimes. The problem today is…

So Are You Open Minded or Not ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

So Are You Open Minded or Not ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

By: Ana Montserrat DeBernardo – July, 2015 Any well-mannered person living in the twenty-first century is acutely aware that when it comes to small talk, politics and religion are two…

Gloucester’s Angels Program

Gloucester’s Angels Program

By: Joe D’Amore – July, 2015 Angels are descending on the city of Gloucester through an innovative program proposed by Police Chief Leonard Campanello to help people battling opiate addiction.…

Natural Immunity: The Road Less Traveled

Natural Immunity:  The Road Less Traveled

By: Stephanie Jaskot – July, 2015 Making the best decisions for your family isn’t an easy thing to do. Questioning the ‘norms’ in America can cause you to be degraded…

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