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Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

By: State Representative Lenny Mirra – July, 2016 Here’s why you should care, and care A LOT, about health care costs: Massachusetts has the highest healthcare costs in the world.…

Baby Boomer Brain Drain

Baby Boomer Brain Drain

By: Celeste Begley – July, 2016 America’s more than 76 million baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—are known for shaping new cultural trends in music, fashion, politics, the economy…

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

By: Duncan Burns, Political Oberserver 4-18-16 This is not the story of a lottery winner, nor is it one of a successful rags-to-riches journey, no, this is the story of…

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

By: Jennifer Jones – 4-12-18 On a brisk Saturday morning March 26, 2016, the troops rallied for a special event at Endicott Park in Danvers, Massachusetts from 11-2p. For people…

Knowing the Differences Between Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, & Nurse Practitioners

Knowing the Differences Between Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, & Nurse Practitioners

Our center staffs a range of medical experts with varying skills, specialties and levels of expertise. During your visit, you may hear different people introduce themselves as a physician, nurse…

Book On A Mission: “Ward of the State” to Raise Money for Local Foster Kids

Book On A Mission: “Ward of the State” to Raise Money for Local Foster Kids

The story of one foster kid is on the shelves to raise money to help hundreds more. A small non-profit is taking aim at a huge goal. The Foster Kids…

New Year Resolution: Lose Weight!

New Year Resolution: Lose Weight!

By: Rick Bellanti - Jan. 2016 I received a great question this week and thought I’d address it here this month since it’s the start of the New Year, when…

Palestinian Terror Kills Another American

Palestinian Terror Kills Another American

  By: Jeff Jacoby – December, 2015 At last [month’s] State Department press briefing, spokesman John Kirby was asked about the murder of Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old from Sharon, Mass.,…

Cindy’s Vinyl Vault ~ Simon and Garfunkle

Cindy’s Vinyl Vault ~ Simon and Garfunkle

By: Cindy Annis – December, 2015 SIMON AND GARFUNKEL Paul Simon was born on October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey. His full name is Paul Frederic Simon, and he…

Getting Healthy with Rick Bellanti

Getting Healthy with Rick Bellanti

By: Rick Bellanti – Dec. 2015 When I was approached to write a monthly wellness column, I knew that my first article was going to be about daily water intake.…

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Sonny and Cher

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Sonny and Cher

By: Cindy Annis – November, 2015 One of the most successful couples of the 60s and 70s were Sonny and Cher. Cher was born on May 20, 1946 in El…

Questions Every Parent Should Ask to Learn More About Their Child’s School

Questions Every Parent Should Ask to Learn More About Their Child’s School

By: Amy Berard – November, 2015 1. How often is the SpEd (Special Education) teacher in the inclusion classroom? At an IEP meeting, parents will be notified if their child…

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…

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…

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