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A New Year for a New (Massive) School Override

A New Year for a New  (Massive) School Override

  By: Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan – January, 2012 There’s a bridge in Haverhill, you all know it. Just as you get through the speed-trap zone in Groveland, you cross the…

Tisei, kicks off campaign to unseat Tierney

Tisei, kicks off campaign to unseat Tierney

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2011 Wakefield – Former State Senator and candidate for Lt. Governor Richard Tisei announced last month that he will seek the republican nomination for congress…

Redistricting for 2012: Haverhill, Lawrence, Andover, North Andover

  By: Jamison Tomasek – November, 2011 The results of the Massachusetts legislature’s redistricting commission, at least as far as the House and Senate are concerned, are official. In a…

FAIL FORWARD – Self-Motivation For When The Going Gets Tough

FAIL FORWARD – Self-Motivation For When The Going Gets Tough

By: Diana Dizoglio One hopes that tough times will produce humility, strength of character, and eventually growth and change. As anyone who has faced a challenge knows, however, this process…

Hero in our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros, WWII – Part 1

Hero in our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros, WWII – Part 1

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   By: Helen Mooradkanian – September, 2011 Out of the darkness, engines roaring, hundreds of American B-17 Flying Fortresses took off March 20, 1944, in…

DiZoglio Discusses Voter ID

DiZoglio Discusses Voter ID

  By: Diana Dizoglio – July, 2012   About a year ago, I wrote an article regarding civic engagement and community involvement. The article was inspired out of my encounter…

Suffering from Headaches, What You Sould Know

Suffering from Headaches, What You Sould Know

By: Dr. Rami Rustim – June, 2011 Headache is one of the reasons to visit a pain clinic which seems to be on the rise lately!!! With all the stress…

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

By: Jamison Tomasek - June, 2011 I noticed from Facebook the number of people that grew up in Lawrence and settled in the Merrimack Valley is very high. While this…

Mayor’s Plan to Use Energy Savings to Pay for Capital Improvements

Mayor James J. Fiorentini has laid out an ambitious plan to use energy savings to pay for capital improvements to city and school buildings. Fiorentini said the city received approval…

The Haverhill STARS for Special Olympic training

The Haverhill STARS for Special Olympic training

  COURTESY HAVERHILL STARLIGHT   HAVERHILL – On Tuesday March 2nd, STARS Director, Diane Fasulo presented Opportunity Works Haverhill with a Certificate of Excellence on behalf of all the STARS…

Selectman Don Stewart: I’ve Been Offered Bribes

Selectman Don Stewart: I’ve Been Offered Bribes

 North Andover Selectman Says North Andover is Corrupt   By: Tom Duggan – March, 2011 NORTH ANDOVER – Last month former North Andover Selectman Don Stewart called into the Paying…

Haverhill Chooses Jim Scully to head schools

Haverhill Chooses Jim Scully to head schools

SCULLY RETURNS!     By: Tom Duggan – February, 2011 When Lawrence School Superintendent Jim Scully was fired by the School Committee back in 1997, the injustices were numerous. He…

New Superintendent Jim Scully on the record

New Superintendent Jim Scully on the record

Scully talks of his departure from Lawrence in 1998, the challenges Haverhill faces and the controversy on his salary   By: Tom Duggan – February, 2011   Former Lawrence School…

Local brothers raise needed funds for Merrimack Valley Hospice House

Local brothers raise needed funds for  Merrimack Valley Hospice House

  January, 2011 HAVERHILL. – Two local brothers have made an extraordinary effort to raise funds for the Merrimack Valley Hospice House this holiday season. During the Ocasio’s True Martial…

NECC program receives highest industry endorsement

  January, 2011 Northern Essex Community College’s laboratory science associate degree, which prepares students for biotechnology jobs, has just received the highest endorsement from representatives from the biotechnology industry. The…