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Compassionate Community Support, Not Jail, Is Key for Mentally Ill Criminals, Homeless

Compassionate Community Support, Not Jail, Is Key for Mentally Ill Criminals, Homeless

Hosting the Open Mike Show here on 97.9 FM WHAV combined with my recent attendance at the National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI] convention on June 30th in Washington, D.C. has reinforced my belief in compassionate care. One of my first guests on the show was Andover’s addiction outreach team. They have been tasked with,

An Open Letter to Haverhill Teachers from a Silver Hill Parent

In fact, it feels like a classic misdirection. Look over there at Silver Hill and miss that the City budget once again underfunds Haverhill Public Schools. Be distracted and miss the MTAs involvement and political agenda at a local level. Real legitimate challenges exist across all Haverhill Public Schools. Resources, staffing, class size, infrastructure, mandates,

Random Thoughts

Our recent first time flying internationally has taught my wife and I a valuable lesson. Either book a non-stop flight to your destination, or make sure that, if you do have a connecting flight, you allow at least three hours between the two flights. While it won’t take you all of that time to get

Khan: ‘Power of Your Voice, the Power of Your Action’

Muslim immigrant Khizr Khan addressing the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. By Amy Gibson-O’Brien Khizr Khan, Gold star father and lawyer, and Charles M. Blow, columnist for The New York Times, spoke to a crowd of more than 1,500 at the annual American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts Bill of Rights Dinner Monday, May 15. Both spoke of the

Run, Don’t Walk!

Since coming on board here at 97.9 WHAV,  I have written articles on elections in the neighboring communities of Plaistow and Groveland, and recently looked over the North Andover ballot from their recent town election. Since last November’s presidential election, a number of community leaders and non-profits have encouraged individuals to seek out public office.