Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

March in State Representative Marcos Devers’ office began with a change of scenery. With the reopening of the State House in late February, Rep. Devers moved into the office space of the Transportation Committee, where he serves as Vice Chair. Rep. Devers continues to assist constituents with issues such as housing, unemployment, and transportation. For […]

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

By: Tomas Michel – June 2019 The Lawrence Police Department made 755 drug related arrests in the community it serves, according to their annual report for 2018. A statewide referendum swept through Massachusetts, which thanks to a consensus of 1.8 million voters, the recreational use of marijuana became legal. As a result of this update […]

Medicare “Buy-In” Proposals Are Another Path Towards Single-Payer Health Care

Medicare “Buy-In” Proposals Are Another Path Towards Single-Payer Health Care

By: Kevin St. James – April, 2019 As we welcome the 2020 presidential contenders to New Hampshire we need to get to know and scrutinize their policy proposals. Early on, Medicare for All became a battle cry for many of the candidates, until it got so many bad headlines that some of the candidates have […]

Encrypting Police Scanner in Lawrence is Wrong

Encrypting Police Scanner in Lawrence is Wrong

By: Rich Russell – January, 2019 On December 20, 2018, as Mayor Dan Rivera was having his annual Christmas party, a tragic event happened. The Lawrence Police Department ENCRYPTED all of their radio traffic including their routine dispatch transmissions. A new radio system was part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. The upgrade was mentioned […]

Town vs. City Government: The Governing Pros and Cons

Town vs. City Government:  The Governing Pros and Cons

  By: Casey Pratt – August, 2018 Groveland and Boston are two vastly different communities in Massachusetts, which have vastly different governing bodies. From a distance, local government simply seems like a smaller version of city government. Groveland has an executive branch in the form of the Board of Selectmen, and a legislative branch in the […]

Working Together to End Gun Violence ~ By State Rep. Lenny Mirra (R) West Newbury

Working Together to End Gun Violence ~ By State Rep. Lenny Mirra (R) West Newbury

By: Lenny Mirra – June, 2018 The mission was simple, get both sides to sit down with each other and discuss new ways to end gun violence that all sides could agree on. This was my initial feeling when the gun control group Moms Demand Action demanded to speak with me about this very issue, […]

Bylli Crayone Tells Story of What Became his 5th Studio Album ‘GREEN’

Bylli Crayone Tells Story of What Became his 5th Studio Album ‘GREEN’

 Johanni Colon interviews Bylli Crayone First, Congratulations of having your first full studio album on vinyl.  That must be an amazing feeling. To have and hold… and listen to your own physical record album.  Anything you can share about the first time it landed in your hands? Sight & Sound? BC:  When I first had […]

Phil Thibault Can’t Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

Phil Thibault Can’t  Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

By: Brian Genest – April, 2018 There’s nothing more swamp-like than Dracut politics. Our town keeps living up to its reputation for local politics that is personal and putrid. The current race for the Board of Selectmen is no exception, sadly. Again this year, the nothing-to-offer negative voices are the Dracut Connection cable TV show and […]

Will The Boston Globe Follow-up on Its Own Workplace Abuse Article?

Will The Boston Globe Follow-up on Its Own Workplace Abuse Article?

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen – Feb. 2018 After decades of being begged by hundreds, if not thousands, of workplace abuse victims to report on this escalating crime, The Boston Globe finally published a superficial article on 12/30/17: “Still in the Shadows, bullying at work takes a huge toll.” For starters, it’s not in the […]

America’s New McCarthyism

America’s New McCarthyism

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen, Dec. 2017 Not since the McCarthy era has one segment of society been hunted on the kind of threadbare allegations with the unconscionable sort of zealousness today’s men of influence are. Ever since Harvey Weinstein, pursued by tons of women for greater fame and fortune, or even just a bit […]

Celebrating and Acknowledging our Veterans and Service Members

Celebrating and Acknowledging our Veterans and Service Members

By: Don Jarvis – Oct. 2017 For the third year in a row Preserving Newbury is hosting Wreaths Across America in Newbury, Massachusetts. Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007, which continues to expand their annual wreath-laying ceremony. The wreath laying ceremony began at Arlington National Cemetery and now stretches to […]

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