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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. In love with a man and they were  both addicted to drugs.   At the age of 11…

God is Not Into Behavior Modification!

God is Not Into Behavior Modification!

By: Peter Larocque – August, 2015  Back in the mid 1970’s, after graduating from High School and entering the work force, I took on a job at a State facility…

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…

Courage, Biology, and Being American

Courage, Biology, and Being American

By: Dani Langevin – August, 2015 The definition of courage is: the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear. I…

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…

Despite Media Reports, Lawrence 911 Dispatcher is Not Suspended for Hanging up on Spanish Speaking Callers

Despite Media Reports, Lawrence 911 Dispatcher is Not Suspended for Hanging up on Spanish Speaking Callers

By: Tom Duggan – August, 2015 Explosive new details have come to light revealing that viral media reports on a 911 dispatcher in Lawrence, whose “job is on the line”…

Valley Patriots of the Month ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Hudner and Brown

Valley Patriots of the Month ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Hudner and Brown

By: Sid Smith – August, 2015 When is the last time you heard anything encouraging from the race relations standpoint? Never? Well, here is one, and I would be willing…

Council Actions by Incumbent Compelled Me to Run for Methuen’s West District

Council Actions by Incumbent Compelled Me to Run for Methuen’s West District

By: Ken Willette – August, 2015 I have enjoyed living in Methuen for most of my life. As a former City Councilor at Large and School Committee Member, I have…

Political Campaign Season Begins in Lawrence

Political Campaign Season Begins in Lawrence

By: Kathy Runge – August 2015 We’re starting campaign season and I’m already preparing myself for the onslaught of robo-calls and junk mail we’ll be receiving in a couple of…

Shenanigans in Salisbury ~ Violating the Open Meeting Law and the First Amendment

Shenanigans in Salisbury ~ Violating the Open Meeting Law and the First Amendment

  Last month while watching the Salisbury Selectmen meeting, I noticed how openly and blatantly they violate their own policies for public participation at their meetings. I also noticed how…

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…

Clouds ~ “WEATHER 101” WITH AL!

Clouds  ~ “WEATHER 101” WITH AL!

By: Al Kaprielian – August, 2015 Clouds are classified by different levels: high, middle, low and towering. High clouds, known as cirrus clouds, are thin, feathery and hair-like. They are…

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…

As O’Brien Exits the New Hampshire Political Stage, an Intimate Reflection on his Legacy

As O’Brien Exits the New Hampshire Political Stage, an Intimate Reflection on his Legacy

By: DJ Bettencourt – August, 2015 The announced retirement last month of former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien is certain to set off reflections and reactions from across the…

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