Former Haverhill Mayor James A. Rurak appeared on WHAV’s Open Mike Show Monday night, discussing his life before and after his four terms in office.
Rurak told little known stories about his life fixing cigarette machines for his father’s, former Sen. James. P. “Jake” Rurak’s, old vending machine business, proposing marriage to his wife Kathy at Crystal Lake and helping homeless teenagers.
“There is a space between 16 and 18—18, you’re part of the system, and 16 you’re part of another system—but in the middle there are a lot of kids who at 17 have no services at all,” Rurak said.
The entire interview appears with video below.