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GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)

GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)

By: Dr. Jin Sung – October 2013 Functional Chiropractic Scientific studies are showing that genetically engineered foods, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), can damage the organs of the body, including…

Senator Ives: We Can’t Lose Our Water Independence

Senator Ives: We Can’t Lose Our Water Independence

By: State Senator Kathleen Ives (D) Newburyport October, 2013 Last week, I gave testimony before the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture in support of two important pieces…

Mayor Fiorentini and the Board of Health Remove Ban for Outdoor Activities for Schools and Recreation due to Cold Weather

Mayor Fiorentini and the Board of Health Remove Ban for Outdoor Activities for Schools and Recreation due to Cold Weather

  HAVERHILL- After careful assessment with the Board of Health, Mayor James J. Fiorentini with the recommendation of the Board of Health has removed the outdoor activities ban due to…

Let’s Talk About Food Addiction with Pennie Hale

Let’s Talk About Food Addiction with Pennie Hale

By: Pennie Hale – September 2013 January 1 is the best day to start a diet. It’s the beginning of a new year, motivation is high, dedication is renewed, the…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Penalized $15,000 by MassDEP for Numerous Air Quality Violations at its Central Utility Plant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Penalized $15,000 by MassDEP for Numerous Air Quality Violations at its Central Utility Plant

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) $15,000 for air quality violations that occurred during 2010 and 2011. The violations were…

Welcome to Sir Donald Berwick’s World, Pt. 1

By: Opinion Columnist Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – September, 2013 In “Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow”, one of the best books humanity has produced, Peter Høeg writes about an alcoholic Greenlander…

Are All Sugars Bad For You? – Dr. Jin Sung

Are All Sugars Bad For You? – Dr. Jin Sung

We are engineered to crave and desire sugar, as it is hard wired in our very DNA for a multitude of reasons. Sugars are necessary for brain function (the brain…

West Nile Virus Found near Senior Center in Downtown North Andover, Truck Spraying Tuesday 24th

West Nile Virus Found near Senior Center in Downtown North Andover, Truck Spraying Tuesday 24th

BREAKING… The Board of Health has announced that mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus near the Senior Center in North Andover. Truck spraying of pesticides will…

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream

I have a Dream I have a dream, that one day our people will rise up to take on its responsibilities as a free nation; that it will realize the…

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

By: Phil Lahey – September 2013 I started writing a letter to the editor stating that September is National Recovery Month. Then Tom Duggan asked me to write a column…

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, September, 2013 In 2007 a federal audit found that about one in seven elderly residents were being given antipsychotic medication in nursing homes despite…

The Victim Generation: When Nothing’s Your Fault

The Victim Generation: When Nothing’s Your Fault

By: Christine Morabito – September, 2013 When San Diego Mayor, Bob Filner was accused of sexually harassing nearly 20 women, he quickly announced he was admitting himself into a two-week…

BREAKING…. West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Methuen

BREAKING…. West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Methuen

Mayor Stephen Zanni and the City of Methuen Board of Health want to inform residents that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV)…

Mayor Orders Mosquito Spraying in Haverhill due to Mosquitoes Testing Positive for WNV

Mayor Orders Mosquito Spraying in Haverhill due to Mosquitoes Testing Positive for WNV

HAVERHILL- Mayor James J. Fiorentini has ordered mosquito control spraying to occur overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3rd and 4th, from 9PM until midnight. The Department of Public Health…

Billerica-based Realty Corp. Fined $11,647 Penalty for Violating Waste Site Cleanup Requirements at Ayer Facility

Billerica-based Realty Corp. Fined $11,647 Penalty for Violating Waste Site Cleanup Requirements at Ayer Facility

  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued an $11,647 penalty to 123 Central Ave. Realty Corp., the owner of a former metal plating facility in…