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L’Italien Reports Raising $320,000 in Bid to Succeed Tsongas

L’Italien Reports Raising $320,000 in Bid to Succeed Tsongas

State Sen. Barbara L’Italien said today she raised $320,000 toward her bid to succeed Congresswoman Niki Tsongas during the fourth quarter of 2017. L’Italien officially entered the race in November. She said she is the female congressional candidate since Tsongas to raise this much money in her first reporting period. “I’m so grateful for the

School Committee Gets 2-Week Reprieve on Selection of New Leader

New School Committee member Richard Rosa Thursday night pitched a couple of ideas for selecting a board president or vice chairman that he said would remove divisiveness and politics from the process. The committee normally reorganizes its leadership during its first meeting of the new year, but postponed the vote until the next meeting because

Union President, School Support Staff Ask for More Workers, Better Wages

They’ve been sworn at, hit, kicked, bitten, scratched, and had items thrown at them. They work with the school district’s most emotionally, academically, medically and psychologically vulnerable students. Yet they earn just $16 an hour. District employees known as para-professionals or education support personnel work in classrooms with groups of students or one-on-one. Lisa Begley

Council Signs Letter of Support for $400K State Grant for Cogswell Rehab

Haverhill City Councilors signed a letter of support for Creative Haverhill and the Reinvent Cogswell initiative, backing the organization’s application for a $400,000 grant from the state Cultural Council. If approved, the grant would double the organization’s treasury and speed the effort to rehabilitate the hundred-year-old school. Council Vice President Thomas J. Sullivan (pictured) praised