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    Surviving a Motor Vehicle Stop

      It’s a beautiful summer night in Lawrence.  The temperature is comfortably warm with a refreshingly pleasant cool breeze.  It is a perfect night to be out.  I’m driving in my car with the windows open and listening to music.  I’m on a busy city street and the scent of fried food and rotisserie chicken…

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    Lawrence News

    ¿Qué hacer si la policía detiene su vehículo?

      Es una hermosa noche de verano en Lawrence. La temperatura es agradablemente tibia con una brisa fresca y refrescante. Es una noche perfecta para estar fuera. Estoy conduciendo en mi coche con las ventanas abiertas y escuchando música. Estoy en una calle concurrida de la ciudad y el aroma de la comida frita y…

  • Frank Benjamin’s book “Mr. B’s Sports Memories” is for sale. At the recent Roast in his honor, Mr. B requested that the evening’s profit be dedicated to the Canal Street Boxing Gym, a place he greatly admires for the work they do with Lawrence youth. This is a great keepsake for anyone growing up in the Merrimack Valley.
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    Tommy Collins vs. Willie Pep

    This is a true story that all of a sudden came back to my memory as I sat with a bunch of retirees over coffee at Heav’nly Donuts on Merrimack St. in Methuen a couple of weeks ago. As Vi came in the door someone loudly lets him.  Believe me, this gang could have been…

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    From My Corner: July 15, 2016

    Arlington School Possibly motivated by the crisis created in Flint, Michigan with the pollution found in the water, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently took action. The Governor sought two million dollars and invited school systems across the state who wanted to verify the quality of water in their schools and Lawrence was one of the…

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    Desde Mi Esquina: Julio 15, 2016

    Escuela Arlington Posiblemente motivado por la crisis creada en Flint, Michigan con la contaminación hallada en el agua de las escuelas, el Gobernador de Massachusetts Charlie Baker recientemente tomó acción. El Gobernador procuró dos millones de dólares e invitó a los sistemas escolares de todo el estado que quisieran verificar la calidad del agua en…

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    Editorial

    Police lives matters

      Lately, Lawrence has had several vigils and marches where we all have advocated for peace and for the families who have lost loved ones – victims of domestic violence as well as gangs. Among the largest marches and vigils held annually we can mention “A Day of Remembrance” held during the month of September…

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    La Vida de un Policía Importa

    Últimamente en Lawrence hemos tenido varias vigilias así como marchas donde hemos abogado por la paz y las familias que han perdido seres queridos víctimas de violencia doméstica así como de gangas. Entre las marchas y vigilias que se llevan a cabo anualmente podemos citar “Un Día para Recordar” que se celebra durante el mes…

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    From My Corner: July 8, 2016

    Apartment Inspections Ordinance On June 30th the Ordinance Committee met and I went before them to express my thoughts on the ordinance about apartment inspections and why I don’t believe it would work. These are my reasons:   Why two- and three-family homes are exempt if the owner lives in one unit?  Don’t these tenants…

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