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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…

Gloucester’s Angels Program

Gloucester’s Angels Program

By: Joe D’Amore – July, 2015 Angels are descending on the city of Gloucester through an innovative program proposed by Police Chief Leonard Campanello to help people battling opiate addiction.…

Joe D’Amore’s Crime Notebook

Joe D’Amore’s Crime Notebook

SJC must split their decision in the Chism appeal The defense team for Philip Chism are mustering a complex set of motions in an all out assault to protect their…

You Have No Right to Resist Arrest

You Have No Right to Resist Arrest

By: Joe D’Amore – December, 2014 Somewhere in America today there are law enforcement officers that wear the uniform , a gun and a badge and perpetrate the greatest discharge…

SJC Sex Offender Ruling Another Affront to the Public

SJC Sex Offender Ruling Another Affront to the Public

By: Joe D’Amore – October, 2014 The state’s highest judicial entity; the Supreme Judicial Court reached another stunning milestone in delivering an affront to the sensibilities and protections of law-abiding…

Massachusetts’ Highest Court Continues to Set Outrageous Precedents

Massachusetts’ Highest Court Continues to Set Outrageous Precedents

By: Joe D’Amore – Sept. 2014 A former Amherst high school science teacher Ronald Garney pleaded guilty to buying and possessing child pornography. Furthermore , he used a state-issued email…

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

By: Joe D’Amore – April, 2014 There are heroes who work with foster families and children in Massachusetts and are on the front line of caring for children at risk…

Unfair taxation looming in Massachusetts again

Unfair taxation looming  in Massachusetts again

By Selectman Joe D’Amore – March, 2014 On February 25th the State’s wire services released a report that a committee known as the Tax Fairness Commission appointed by the Massachusetts…

Racist attitudes prevail with our so-called” leaders”

Racist attitudes prevail with our so-called” leaders”

By: Joe D’Amore – September, 2013 Christopher Lane went out for a jog Friday night as it was his routine as a college-bound athlete. He hailed from Melbourne Australia and…

An Open Letter To The Community of Pentucket Regional Schools

An Open Letter To The Community of Pentucket Regional Schools

By: Joe D’Amore  I want to remind everyone that this week the Superintendent will meet with the Chief of Police in an important meeting to review school security measures. Coming…

Political Will Needed in Lawrence Government

By: Joe D’Amore – December 2012   With headlines announcing Grand Jury indictments of two city officials and the already completed take- over of Lawrence public schools many are suggesting…