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A Dream Deferred

A Dream Deferred

  By: Hartley Pleshaw – December, 2004  Columbus Day, 1967, was a very important day in my life. It was the day that I learned, for the first time, about…

Your Property Taxes in Methuen

Your Property Taxes in Methuen

  By: Methuen City Council President, Billy Manzi – December, 2004 With Methuen’s City Council prepared to set a “tax rate” at the December 6th meeting, it was an opportune…

Signs of Growth are Everywhere in Lawrence – By Lawrence High Principal Tom Sharkey

Signs of Growth are Everywhere in Lawrence – By Lawrence High Principal Tom Sharkey

By: Tom Sharkey – September, 2004 The development of the mill buildings, the construction of a new rail center, and the repairs to City Hall and to Veterans Stadium speak…

An Interview with Principal Kostan – Hanna’s Education Corner

An Interview with Principal Kostan – Hanna’s Education Corner

By: Hanna, age 10 – September, 2004 Our new ace reporter, Hanna interviewed (Kathleen Kostan) the new principal of the Thomson School in North Andover. How do you feel about…

What The World Owes Lawrence, Massachusetts

What The World Owes Lawrence, Massachusetts

  By: Hartley Pleshaw – September, 2004 You probably don’t realize it, but if you live in Lawrence, you live in a place which should be as hallowed as Lexington…

Let the Weapons Ban Sunset, by Amber Pawlick

Let the Weapons Ban Sunset, by Amber Pawlick

By: Amber Pawlick – September, 2004 The “assault weapon” ban is set to expire in just weeks. Because of this, there has been much chatter about it in the media. It seems…

Global Warming, Don’t Worry Mother Nature Is In Control PART 3

  By: Ted Tripp –  September, 2004 Since the 1960s, science has become increasingly politicized with large, well-organized groups using a particular scientific theory or research result to further their…

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

By: Hanna, Age 10 – October, 2004 What is the difference between a teacher, a principal and a superintendent? Teachers work most directly with the students in the classroom. Principals…

The Middle East Conundrum – A Response to Blaming Israel

By: C. Zelman and Ethel Kamien – August, 2004 This column was prompted by a letter written by Mr. Andy Beresford, which appeared in the Letters to the Editor column…

UN Confirms: WMDs Smuggled Out of Iraq

By: Rod D. Martin – August, 2004  In a report which might alternately be termed “stunning” or “terrifying”, United Nations weapons inspectors confirmed last week not merely that Saddam Hussein had…

Common Sense School Reform

Frederick Hess, Beacon Hill Institute – June, 2004 (Guest Columnist)   A Measure of the Need for Reform America’s schools are in a state of crisis. Few of our schools are…

Outgoing President, Devers Says Council Drove Last Two Years

Outgoing President, Devers Says Council Drove Last Two Years

(on Loan from Tom Duggan’s Private Archive)   Text of Marcos Devers’ Speech 01/02/2004  Good evening:  Mr. Mayor, City Councilors, current and past authorities, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight we are saying…