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A Special Gathering of 3 Sisters

A Special Gathering of 3 Sisters

By: Joe D’Amore – April, 2019 My wife and I recently treated three relatives to a birthday celebration for one of them. Two of them are in their 80s, and…

Church Abuse Scandal Continues Unabated

Church Abuse Scandal Continues Unabated

By Joe D’Amore “We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low” Desmond Tutu. God’s mercy…

Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

By: Joe DAmore – Nov. 2018 Recently news reports – and explosive social media message decried Mayor Daniel Rivera, apparent uniliteral decisions regarding the use of the Buckley Bus Station…

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

By: Joe D’Amore  – November, 2018 There are at least 350 trailers dotting the landscape of Campagnone green and the large parking lot at Pemberton Park along North Canal street…

Three Ladies and Some Grateful Veterans “…the VA saved my life”.

Three Ladies and Some Grateful Veterans “…the VA saved my life”.

  By: Joe D’Amore – July 16, 2018 This is what a veteran explained to me along with lots of heartfelt details about his life on a recent fishing trip…

An Honest Discussion on Guns… I Want to Know

An Honest Discussion on Guns… I Want to Know

By: Joe D’Amore – May, 2018 The Federal Assault Weapon’s Ban (AWB) enacted in 1994, prohibited the manufacturing, for civilian use, a variety of fire-arms loosely categorized as assault weapons,…

Human Trafficking Victims Expanding Homeless Counts

Human Trafficking Victims Expanding Homeless Counts

By: Joe D’Amore – Feb. 2018 Homeless population counts are now underway nationally and throughout the state sponsored by HUD and state agencies tasked with the annual census process. The…

Lawrence is an Open City for The Migrant Homeless

Lawrence is an Open City  for The Migrant Homeless

By: Joe D’Amore January, 2018 Most cities and towns that are in proximity of Lawrence including those that share municipal borders have eradicated homelessness. This does not mean that they…

Lawrence Overreach in Trump Suit Puts All Residents at Risk

Lawrence Overreach in Trump  Suit Puts All Residents at Risk

By: Joe D’Amore – Nov. 2017 The City of Lawrence has placed wide swathes of the population at risk with its suit against the federal government in defending dubious principles…

Prayer and Action Can Bolster Gun Control ~ Joe D’Amore

Prayer and Action Can Bolster Gun Control ~ Joe D’Amore

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2017 As I write this, countless families and friends of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre are now receiving the bodies, released from official…

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – October, 2016 The city of Lawrence and several Cape Ann communities have an almost intractable homelessness problem not unlike other urban centers in the United States.…

Breaking the Homelessness Cycle in Lawrence

Breaking the Homelessness Cycle in Lawrence

By: Joe D’Amore-4-12-16 When the sun goes down and the amber street lights flicker on, the arches under the bridge where a large population of homeless people live take on…

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2105 If cities and towns define extreme poverty and homelessness as a public-health issue, the public-policy responses will be quite different than what we are…

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 with a man who could not help her with her addictions    At the age of 11 she…

Governor Should Direct Opioid Abuse Policy

Governor Should Direct Opioid Abuse Policy

By: Joe D’Amore – July, 2015 Our state is reeling from spiraling crises in opioid addiction and the newest statistics confirm the need for a coordinated policy response from the…

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