How to Interpret the Constitution… and the Bible ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

How to Interpret the  Constitution… and the Bible ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – April, 21016 As the debate heats up about whether President Obama has a right to replace late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia before his term ends in January, it is important to consider where the ideological divide lies on how to interpret the Constitution. It is no coincidence that this disagreement […]

So you Think You’re Pro-life? Think Again ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

So you Think You’re  Pro-life? Think Again ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – March. 2016 One presidential candidate the other day was accused of being too pro-life. Is that possible? Can a person value human life too much? If you’ve read this column in the past or have heard the Cheap inflatable water slides Beneath the Surface radio show, you know that I value […]

Senator L’Italien Talks About Her Trip to Israel, Pt. I

Senator L’Italien Talks About Her Trip to Israel, Pt. I

By: Tom Duggan – March, 2016 Massachusetts State Senator Barbara L’Italien was recently criticized in the daily paper for taking a trip to Israel. Anti-Semitic groups from the Boston area protested her trip. We wanted to give Senator L’Italien the opportunity to talk about her trip and the controversy. In part 1 of our discussion, Senator […]

Why I’m Voting for Marco Rubio ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Why I’m Voting for Marco Rubio ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – 1-11-16 Since I now live in NH, I thought I’d take advantage of seeing the presidential candidates up close and personal this political cycle.  There are two ways I judge candidates: 1) who I think would be best for the country, and 2) who I think has the best chance of […]

The 22nd Annual Festival of Trees 2015 – Another Methuen Success Story!

The 22nd Annual Festival of Trees 2015 – Another Methuen Success Story!

  By: Jen Jones – December, 2015 The Festival of Trees does it again! Year after year, hundreds of uniquely decorated festive holiday trees and wreaths are on display, as well as many wonderful auction items; each one better than the last. If you have not been to the Festival of Trees, you should rethink […]

The Media’s Obsession with Tim Tebow’s Sex Life ~BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Media’s Obsession with Tim Tebow’s Sex Life ~BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Dec., 2015 The press has been having a lot of fun at the expense of Tim Tebow lately. It was reported that the quarterback’s girlfriend, a former Miss USA, dumped him because he insisted on no premarital sex. TMZ later claimed the story may have been untrue and that they never […]

Peace on Earth ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

Peace on Earth ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – December, 2015 The sound of vehicles honking their horns at jaywalkers jolts me from my sleep. The smell of exhaust already suffocates me, barely letting me catch my first breath of the morning. It’s another frigid day in December, and I don’t have a coat or socks, or even shoes without holes. […]

A Helping Light in a darkened area of Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

A Helping Light in a darkened area of Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

By: Rebecca Pearson – November 24, 2014 With recent reports hitting the news streams about the over whelming opioid overdoses in our area and around the Massachusetts and New Hampshire boarders. The question remains, are there enough long term facilities available for those overcoming substance abuse whether it be from drug or alcohol.  Many detoxes […]

First Muslim Elected in Lawrence Being Pressured to Resign … Does Lawrence Have Islamophobia?

First Muslim Elected in Lawrence Being Pressured to Resign … Does Lawrence Have Islamophobia?

  Kemal Bozkurt is the first Muslim elected to public office in Lawrence. Bozkurt, the city’s acting library director, ran a sticker campaign for school committee last month as there was not even one candidate on the ballot to fill the seat.  Now, Bozkurt is being pressured by members of the city council to either […]

The Fascinating Francis Phenomenon ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

The Fascinating Francis Phenomenon ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

By: Paul Murano – October, 2015 A very unexpected thing happened throughout the media and in the nation last week. We were inundated with all things pope. There was non-stop coverage of the papal visit on cable and network stations, even from those that normally spend their time criticizing and ridiculing the Catholic Church and […]

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