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Sen. Warren visitó Lawrence
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Sen. Warren visitó Lawrence
Ike Gabriel:
“Mayor Rivera is a hypocrite!”
Sen. Warren visited Lawrence
El lunes 11 de abril de 2016, la Senadora Elizabeth
Warren visitó Lawrence y junto al Alcalde de
Lawrence Daniel Rivera, llevaron a cabo una mesa
redonda en el Greater Lawrence Community Action
Council para discutir los recursos ofrecidos a la
comunidad por la mencionada organización.
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On Monday, April 11 2016, Senator Elizabeth
Warren visited Lawrence and with Lawrence Mayor
Daniel Rivera, and held a roundtable discussion at
Greater Lawrence Community Action Council to
discuss resources offered to the community by the
organization.
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(Photo: Courtesy of SEIU)
Mayor Rivera supporting the fight for $15 as minimum wage during a
rally held by the SEIU last year.
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Robots quirúrgicos en Holy Family MCC & Lowell Public Schools Partner
to Preserve Cambodian Music
Holy Family Hospital Invites High School
Students Learn First-Hand about Surgical
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In collaboration with Middlesex Community College, music teachers from the Lowell
Public Schools have been learning to play Cambodian music, with the goal of fostering
and preserving classical Cambodian music. Shown here with the LPS teachers: Master
teacher Song Heng (seated, center right) and MCC Music Professor Johannah Segarich
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(kneeling, center left). LFDCS: Reciben pizarras interactivas / Received interactive boards
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Ike Gabriel:
"¡El Alcalde Rivera es un hipócrita!"
Por Dalia Díaz
Hace unos días, durante una entrevista
con Edmund "Ike" Gabriel, agente de
negocios de Local 3 de Bomberos y Oilers
de SEIU explicó que los empleados de la
ciudad que son miembros de su sindicato no
han tenido un aumento de salario durante
los últimos seis años.
Estaba enfadado y triste porque
nuestros funcionarios municipales no
reconocen el trabajo realizado por estos
empleados, trabajo que es vital para la salud
y el bienestar de todos los residentes.
"Sí, yo creo que el Alcalde Rivera es un
hipócrita, porque hace apenas un año estaba
apoyando el salario mínimo de $15 por hora
en uno de nuestros mítines sin embargo, sus
propios empleados no ganan mucho más de
eso", dijo Ike.
De acuerdo con el Sr. Gabriel, hay una
gran cantidad de resentimiento por parte
de los trabajadores, porque además de no
conseguir un aumento, tampoco reciben
ningún respeto. El alcalde grita y los insulta
en público sin tener en cuenta quiénes
podrían estar presentes.
"Me ocurrió justo en el vestíbulo", dijo
Gabriel. "Tuvimos una pelea en un área
abierta y además de ser una falta de respeto,
él utilizó un lenguaje grosero, impropio de
una persona en esa posición", añadió Ike.
"Si, hay dinero para todo lo demás:
aumentos para ciertas personas, estipendios
para otros, abogados, e incluso compró dos
nuevos autos para el jefe de la policía y para
sí mismo", agregó.
(Foto: Cortesía de SEIU)
El Alcalde Rivera apoyando la lucha por $15
como mínimo durante una manifestación que
organizó la SEIU el año pasado.
El alcalde y el jefe de la policía tenían
autos nuevos comprados hace dos años.
Esta compra, junto con los sueldos de varios
trabajadores de DPW están siendo pagados
desde el Departamento de Agua de la cual,
siendo un fondo empresarial, no se puede
tocar para cubrir cualquier cosa fuera de ese
departamento.
"Tenemos miembros del Local 3 no sólo
en el Ayuntamiento, sino en el aeropuerto,
el cementerio, y los departamentos de
bomberos y policía", explicó. "Todo el
mundo alrededor de ellos recibe aumentos
menos ellos. ¡No es justo!"
Ike Gabriel:
“Mayor Rivera is a hypocrite!”
By Dalia Diaz
A few days ago during an interview
with Edmund “Ike” Gabriel, Business
Agent of Local 3 Firemen and Oilers of
SEIU explained that city employees who
are members of his union have not had an
increase in pay for the past six years.
He was angry and saddened that our
city officials do not recognize the work
performed by these employees, work that
is vital to the health and well-being of all
residents.
“Yes, I believe that Mayor Rivera is a
hypocrite because just a year ago he was
supporting the $15 minimum wage at one
of our rallies yet his own employees are not
above that,” Ike said.
According to Mr. Gabriel, there is a
lot of resentment from the workers because
besides not getting a raise, they also do
not get any respect. The mayor yells and
insults them in public with no regard for
who might be present.
“It happened to me right in the lobby,”
said Mr. Gabriel. “We had a fight out in the
open and besides being disrespectful, he
used foul language, unbecoming of a person
in that position,” Ike added.
“There is money for everything else:
raises for certain people, stipends for others,
lawyers, and he even bought two new cars
for the police chief and for himself,” he
added.
The mayor and the police chief had
brand new cars purchased just two years
ago. This purchase, along with several
DPW workers’ salaries are being paid from
the Water Department which, by being an
Enterprise Fund, cannot be touched to cover
anything outside that department.
“We have members of Local 3 not only
at City Hall but at the airport, the cemetery,
fire and police department,” he explained.
“Everyone around them receives raises but
them. It’s not fair!”
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Una breve historia del salario mínimo
E
l Centro de Historia de Lawrence en un correo electrónico, trajo a
nuestra atención la historia de Evan Simon de la ABC News, donde
enfatiza el papel de Lawrence, Massachusetts en el establecimiento del
salario mínimo.
En su breve historia del salario mínimo, "La nación debe gran parte de
sus leyes de salario mínimo a los trabajadores de la industria de Lawrence,
Massachusetts... la noción de un salario mínimo no se hubiera realizado sin
los valientes esfuerzos de los trabajadores textiles que marcharon a través las
calles cargadas de nieve de Lawrence, Massachusetts, hace más de 100 años",
afirma Simon en su historia.
Siempre supimos sobre la historia de trabajo de Lawrence, pero no fue
hasta que nos mudamos acá en 1989 y comenzamos a socializar con sus
residentes, que comprendimos el verdadero orgullo que los lawrencianos
nativos sienten acerca del pasado de su ciudad.
Cada año, el Día del Trabajo, Lawrence da la bienvenida a cientos de
visitantes de todo el mundo ansiosos por disfrutar de la Fiesta de Pan y Rosas,
una celebración de la historia de Lawrence, su diversidad étnica y movimiento
laboral. Este festival anual se celebra con el fin de honrar el evento más
significativo en la historia de Lawrence: La Huelga de Pan y Rosas de1912.
Animamos a todos a seguir la historia de Evan Simon. Usted puede
llamar al Lawrence History Center y pedir el contacto para leerlo o poniendo
en Google “A Brief History of the Minimum Wage.”
En su historia, Simon escribe que durante más de un siglo, los
estadounidenses han luchado con la forma de compensar justamente a los
trabajadores peor pagados de la nación. A medida que los estados como
California y New York se han unido al creciente movimiento de un salario
mínimo de $15.00, ABC News explora la fascinante historia de un problema
visto como una causa de los derechos humanos.
Por desgracia, en una ciudad con tanta historia sobre los derechos de
los trabajadores, los trabajadores del Local 3 de SEIU de Lawrence están
trabajando sin contrato y no han recibido un aumento de sueldo en 6 años, lo
que provocó al Agente de Negocios, Edmond P. "Ike" Gabriel a acudir a los
medios para pedir apoyo para ayudar a alcanzar un contrato justo y equitativo
con la ciudad.
Gabriel, en una entrevista exclusiva con Rumbo, declaró que en sus
conversaciones con el Alcalde Daniel Rivera, sobre esta situación, siempre
responde que no hay dinero.
¿No hay dinero para los dedicados servidores públicos que mantienen su
agua corriendo, sus parques, alcantarillas y calles limpias y claras, pero SI
hay dinero para distribuir aumentos y estipendios a los elegidos?
Esperamos sinceramente que el Alcalde Rivera recapacite y negocie con
la Unión el contrato que solicitan, para que estos empleados reciban lo que se
merecen.
¡Vamos a evitar una repetición de la Huelga de Pan y Rosas de1912!
A Brief History of the Minimum Wage
T
he Lawrence History Center in an email, brought to our attention the
Evan Simon of ABC News’ story emphasizing the role of Lawrence,
Massachusetts in the establishment of the minimum wage.
In his Brief History of the Minimum Wage, "The nation owes much of its
minimum wage laws to the industrial workers of Lawrence, Massachusetts... the
notion of a minimum wage would never have come about without the courageous
efforts of textile workers marching through the snow-laden streets of Lawrence,
Massachusetts, more than 100 years ago," states Simon in his story.
We always knew about Lawrence labor’s history, but not until we moved
here in 1989 and began meeting its residents that we felt the real pride native
Lawrencians feel about their city’s past.
Every year on Labor Day, Lawrence welcomes hundreds of visitors from all
over anxious to enjoy the Bread and Roses Festival, a celebration of the ethnic
diversity and labor history of Lawrence. This annual festival is celebrated to
honor the most significant event in Lawrence history: The 1912 Bread and Roses
Strike.
We encourage everyone to follow Evan Simon story. You may call the
Lawrence History Center and request the link to the story or Google “A Brief
History of the Minimum Wage.”
In his story he writes that for more than a century, Americans have grappled with
how to fairly compensate the nation’s lowest paid workers. As states like California
and New York join the growing movement for a $15.00 minimum wage, ABC News
explores the fascinating history of an issue viewed as a human rights cause.
Unfortunately, in a city with such history of workers’ rights, Lawrence
workers of Local 3, SEIU are working without a contract and haven’t received a
salary increase in 6 years, prompting Business Agent, Edmond P. “Ike” Gabriel
to ask for support to help reach a fair and equitable contract with the city.
Gabriel, in an exclusive interview with Rumbo, declared that in his talks with
Mayor Daniel Rivera about this situation always answers that there is no money.
There is no money for the dedicated public servants that keep your water
running, your parks, sewers and streets clean and clear but there is money to
distribute raises and stipends to the chosen ones?
We sincerely hope that Mayor Rivera reconsiders and negotiates with the
Union the contract that will allow for these employees receive what they deserve.
Let's avoid a repeat of the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912!
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Reunión del Concejo
de la semana pasada
Tuve que ver dos veces esa reunión
con el fin de absorber todo lo que pasó esa
noche. Una de las razones fue que yo estaba
esperando la discusión sobre el requisito
de residencia y se trató al principio. Fue tan
breve que no me di cuenta que la habían
engavetado.
También discutieron la compra de los
edificios de DiAdamo en el 237-255 Essex
St. valorados en $3.5 millones. No hubo
mucha discusión sobre eso porque los
concejales se dieron cuenta de que era el
mejor camino a seguir.
La oferta de compra del edificio debió
haberse hecho antes de que el departamento
escolar fuese trasladado creando con
esto todos los gastos relacionados con la
mudada, los abogados y el alquiler en el
60 de la calle Island. Entonces, la compra
de otro edificio localizado en el 370 de
Essex St., el préstamo de $8 millones para
comprarlo y otro medio millón de dólares
para diseñarlo. Después de la decisión del
juez que la ciudad debía pagar $2.6 millones
a Carmine DiAdamo, se hizo evidente que
el alcalde había cometido un error por ser
demasiado impulsivo.
Ese préstamo de $8 millones en la
actualidad se puede utilizar para pagar a
DiAdamo y renovar el edificio. Sólo estoy
curiosa por saber quiénes se beneficiarán
con la venta del edificio del 370 de Essex.
Queja contra el Dept.
de Elecciones
La Foundation for Transparency in
Government Political Action Committee
presentó una demanda contra la ciudad
de Lawrence, el Secretario de la Ciudad y
la Junta de Registradores solicitando una
investigación sobre la forma en que opera
el Departamento de Elecciones.
Esto es independiente de la anterior
denuncia presentada en la Corte Superior
en busca de la aprobación de más de
3,000 firmas que fueron rechazadas como
consecuencia del recall.
Estamos conscientes de la gran cantidad
de problemas que se han presentado en
el Departamento de Elecciones a través
de los años y creo que esta investigación
debió hacerse desde hace mucho tiempo.
Esto es algo que afectará a las futuras
administraciones.
Oficial Green de
nuevo en corte
El pasado mes de enero, el Oficial de
Policía William Green tuvo una audiencia
en la Corte del Distrito de Haverhill debido
a una denuncia de que él había chocado con
el vientre al también Oficial Iván Meléndez
tras una discusión. El Oficial Meléndez fue
citado, pero no se presentó en la corte por
lo que el caso fue desestimado. Horas más
tarde, a petición de la ciudad, se restableció
el caso y la nueva audiencia tuvo lugar el
pasado 11 de abril en la Corte de Distrito de
Haverhill. El juicio se llevará a cabo el 10
de mayo.
El Oficial Green confía en que este
acoso es como resultado de su participación
en la petición de destitución contra el
alcalde.
Las nuevas escuelas
Después de haber trabajado en el
sistema escolar hace muchos años, estoy
familiarizada con las condiciones de
las escuelas Oliver y Leahy. ¡Hermosos
edificios, de hecho! Al igual que la
antigua Escuela Wetherbee antes de que
fue reconstruida y ahora el Alcalde Rivera
quiere renovar estas dos escuelas a un costo
de $34 millones que espera obtener del
Estado y un préstamo de $20 millones que
hay que incurrir.
Por mucho que me gustaría que fueran
restauradas como la Wetherbee, entrar en
más deuda me asusta. Todavía estamos
pagando los préstamos para construir 3 ó
4 escuelas, la planta de agua, el estadio,
las reparaciones de carreteras, etc. ¿Es
aconsejable endeudarnos más en este
momento?
El alcalde también está planeando
gastar $67 millones en 27 proyectos que se
construirán durante los próximos 5 años que
cuestan a los contribuyentes $31 millones.
Parte de ese plan es elevar impuestos a la
propiedad a la tasa del 2.5% durante cinco
años consecutivos.
Estoy a favor del progreso, pero,
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Productor
José Ayala
¿a qué precio? Durante la visita de la
Senadora Elizabeth Warren al Greater
Lawrence Community Action Council
la semana pasada, una de las principales
preocupaciones era el alto costo de los
alquileres y el éxodo de la clase media.
Cuando la gente puede permitirse el lujo de
comprar una casa son forzados a facturar
estos increíblemente altos alquileres o
mudarse. ¿Puede esta comunidad pobre
pagar los aumentos de impuestos durante
cinco años y entrar en más responsabilidad
financiera?
El Concejo Municipal va a tener una
audiencia sobre todo esto el 19 de abril.
pueden votar aquí.
En años anteriores, el Lawrence Senior
Center fue utilizado como un lugar de
votación, pero este año todos los distritos
tendrán una mesa en el North Common
Education Complex (antiguo edificio de
la escuela secundaria). Según el Abogado
de la Ciudad Charles Boddy, edificios
municipales están disponibles para los
residentes como una manera de ejercer su
libertad de expresión.
Trash It Out
Es posible que quiera leer el artículo
de primera plana en The New York Times
del 25 de marzo el año 2016 titulado “La
epidemia de heroína se está rindiendo
a un primo más letal: El Fentanyl”. El
comentario de la Procuradora General es
que Lawrence es el abastecedor de drogas
para Nueva Inglaterra.
No parece haber ningún esfuerzo que
se haya puesto en práctica para erradicar
o al menos tratar con esta epidemia. Es
cierto que está no sólo en Lawrence - es un
problema nacional – pero, ¿ve usted algo
que se esté haciendo? Hay una censura a
las noticias generales como si esta fuera la
forma de controlarla.
A veces es difícil aceptar las críticas.
José Ayala fue criticado durante una reunión
del concejo por su página de Facebook
Trash It Out. DPW Supervisor Lance
Hamill se molestó y dijo, "Esta persona lo
único que hace es conducir por la ciudad
tomando fotos y publicarlas."
¡Es cierto que lo hace! Gracias, José
Ayala, por preocuparte por nuestra ciudad.
El trabajo del Sheriff
Cousins
Hace unos días William Castro de
Methuen, se puso en contacto conmigo
porque quiere venir a mi programa de radio
"CrossOver" en la WCCM para aclarar
algo. Yo estaré invitándole más adelante
cuando la carrera para la posición se agite
un poco más, pero quiero explicar lo que él
está hablando.
El periódico local en inglés sigue
refiriéndose a él como un oficial de
prisiones, cuando en realidad él es un
investigador que ha estado trabajando para
la DEA durante los últimos 11 años.
Me pregunto si hay un propósito en
degradar la posición de una persona.
Las elecciones
dominicanas - en
Lawrence
El próximo mes, la República
Dominicana
celebrará
elecciones
presidenciales y los dominicanos/as en los
Estados Unidos se preparan a votar por su
candidato favorito. Hasta no hace mucho
tiempo tenían que viajar allá para poder
votar, pero se ha vuelto más fácil ahora que
El problema de las
drogas en Lawrence
Consejo sincero
El recién elegido concejal de la ciudad
de Haverhill Andy Vargas de 22 años de
edad es un muy ambicioso. Él parece estar
en todas partes, se involucra en tantas
cosas y se puede decir que las intenciones
son buenas. Pero, cuando habla de hacer
negocios en Cuba, muestra su ingenuidad.
Cuba no tiene nada que ofrecer a Haverhill.
Andy es muy idealista y su
conocimiento de Cuba se deriva de su visita
a la isla con un grupo de la escuela hace
dos años. Estamos felices por los cambios
que esto traerá a la población cubana, pero
todo va a ser de una vía - solamente Cuba se
beneficiará de lo que Estados Unidos tiene
para ofrecer.
No existe un mercado en Cuba para
Southwick, así que, ¿qué piensa hacer?
¿Exportar más empleos para obtener
una mano de obra barata? Yo le sugeriría
atenerse a ser un concejal de la ciudad
y aprender lo más que pueda acerca de
la política local porque él tiene un futuro
brillante por delante.
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MCC & Lowell Public Schools Partner to
Preserve Cambodian Music
Songs for Cambodia, a collaboration
between Middlesex Community College
and the Lowell Public Schools (LPS)
created to foster and preserve classical
Cambodian music, is beginning to pay off.
Thanks to a 2014 grant from the
Theodore Edson Parker Foundation,
traditional instruments were purchased
and more than 15 LPS music teachers have
been learning to play classical Cambodian
music. The goal is for the teachers to infuse
Cambodian music it into their regular
classroom curriculum, according to MCC
Music Professor Johannah Segarich, who
has helped develop the program.
After almost two years of instruction
with master teacher Song Heng and Lowell
Music Teacher Rita McLaughlin, teachers
at two schools will soon begin teaching
Cambodian music to their own students.
“Next fall, we will begin a pilot
program with two Lowell schools:
Murkland School, in grades 2-4, and
Stoklosa Middle School, in grades 5-8,”
explained Segarich. “Eventually, we hope
the program will expand to Lowell High
School, as well.”
Cambodian classical music was on the
verge of being lost completely, according to
Segarich, due to the brutal Khmer Rouge
regime, which systematically targeted and
killed Cambodian artists and musicians
during the 1970s.
One of the few surviving classically
trained Cambodian musicians in the world,
Heng, who lives in Rhode Island, has also
been instructing a group of professional
Cambodian musicians from Lowell. They
are very accomplished in playing folkstyle music, but not well versed in classical
technique, said Segarich.
“Another Songs for Cambodia goal
is to teach local musicians how to play
classical Cambodian music – and to have
them take on some of the more talented
LPS student musicians as private music
students,” she said.
“We have had an amazing amount of
community support,” Segarich added. “One
teacher said that when one of her students
told her grandfather she was learning
Cambodian music, he started crying. He
was overwhelmed that somebody was
teaching his granddaughter how to play
Cambodian music.
“We’re doing our best to bring this
musical tradition back, and to give the
Cambodian community the sense that it
matters, that their culture matters – and that
THEY matter.”
For more information about Songs
for Cambodia, visit the project’s blog site:
https://songsforcambodia.wordpress.com
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Foro Anual Legislativo del NILP
The NILP's Annual Legislative Forum
El Programa de Vida Independiente del
Noreste, Inc. (NILP), y Elder Services of the
Merrimack Valley, Inc. El Foro Legislativo
Anual se llevó a cabo recientemente en la
Escuela de Derecho de Massachusetts en
Andover. El tema de este año fue: Reforma
MassHealth y su impacto en Servicios y
Apoyos a largo plazo en las comunidades. Un
poco más de ciento diez personas asistieron al
foro de este año, dando a Senadores Estatales
y Federales, Representantes, funcionarios
locales, miembros de la Comisión de
Discapacidad, y otros la oportunidad de
reunirse con los constituyentes para discutir
importantes temas de salud que afectan la vida
de la población local con discapacidad y su
familias.
Daniel Cohen, Comisionado Asociado
Pictured in this photo; NILP’s Executive Director, June Cowen Sauvageau kicks off the
con MassHealth, (en nombre del secretario
Forum events, and introduces the guests. The person on her left side is the American Sign
adjunto, Daniel Tsai) pronunció un
Language (ASL) interpreter, Donna Boucher.
discurso de apertura ejemplar. El Sr.
Cohen, y el extenso panel legislativo,
hábilmente respondieron a muchas
preguntas planteadas por consumidores
Senator Barbara L’Italien addresses
de NILP y ESMV. Tanto ESMV así como
the overflow crowd with vital updates
la NILP son socios con el Consorcio de
concerning current issues and priorities
Recursos para la Discapacidad (ADRC)
affecting both the NILP, and The ESMV.
del Noreste de Massachusetts. Esta es una
maravillosa asociación que ayuda a las
personas y familiares que están en busca
Below left, the Elder Services of
de servicios y apoyos para ayudarles a
the Merrimack Valley’s Associate
permanecer en la comunidad y vivir una
Director, Anne Proli aptly summarizes
vida independiente.
several current matters of key
NILP quiere agradecer a todos sus
interest to seniors and people with
participantes del programa, así como
disabilities in Massachusetts.
todos los legisladores que asistieron a este
To the right is Jim Lyons.
evento, lo que demuestra su apoyo a NILP,
y los consumidores de ESMV, así como
sus servicios y programas.
PARA TODO TIPO DE SEGURO
Yomari, Elizabeth, Nini, Joan y Carla
Personales
Automóviles
Casas
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*Tarifas bajas para
seguro de AUTOS y CASAS
SE HABLA
ESPAÑOL
DEGNAN INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
85 Salem Street., Lawrence MA 01843
TEL. (978) 688-4474 . FAX (978) 327-6558
WWW.DEGNANINSURANCE.COM
The Northeast Independent Living
Program, inc. (NILP), and the Elder
Services of the Merrimack Valley, inc.
Annual Legislative Forum was recently
held at The Massachusetts School of
Law in Andover . This year’s theme was:
MassHealth Reform and Its Impact on
Community Long Term Services and
Supports . Just over one hundred ten people
attended this year’s forum, giving Federal,
and State Senators, Representatives,
local officials, Disability Commissioners,
and others the opportunity to meet with
constituents to discuss important health
care issues affecting the lives of local
people with disabilities and their families.
Daniel Cohen, Associate Commissioner
with MassHealth, (on behalf of Assistant
Secretary, Daniel Tsai) delivered an
exemplary Keynote address. Mr. Cohen,
and the extensive Legislative Panel, adroitly
answered many questions posed by NILP
and ESMV consumers. Both ESMV as
well as the NILP are partners with the The
Aging & Disability Resource Consortium
(ADRC) of Northeastern Massachusetts.
This is a wonderful partnership that assists
individuals and family members who are
looking for services and supports to help
them remain in the community and live
independent lives.
NILP would like to thank all their
program participants, as well as all the
Legislators who attended this event,
demonstrating their support for NILP, and
ESMV’s consumers, and their services and
programs.
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¡La Ciudad de Lawrence no es Justa con los trabajadores!
¡No han tenido contrato ni aumentos por 6 años!
Los miembros de Local 3 de la Unión están pidiendo su apoyo para ayudarlos a alcanzar un contrato justo y equitativo. La Ciudad se ha negado
a negociar contratos y a proporcionarles un aumento de salarios durante los últimos 6 años, mientras que el costo promedio de vida ha subido
aproximadamente un 18% durante este tiempo. Sus trabajadores y servidores públicos se encuentran entre los trabajadores más mal pagados
de la ciudad. Algunos de ellos están ganando una tarifa por hora apenas por encima del salario mínimo. El Alcalde Daniel Rivera aguantó
letreros de apoyo a la lucha por la campaña de $15 pero no apoyará un salario mínimo de $15.00 por hora para los empleados de la Ciudad.
QUIENES SOMOS
Nosotros, los miembros del Local 3, vivimos en sus barrios, dedicados servidores públicos y nos enorgullecemos de Lawrence, la ciudad que
queremos.
SU DEPARTAMENTO DE AGUA
Ellos mantienen su agua corriendo, limpia e higiénica. El agua es un recurso esencial del cual dependen usted y su cuerpo de bomberos.
SU DEPARTAMENTO DE OBRAS PÚBLICAS
Los miembros de Local 3 también mantienen sus parques, alcantarillas y calles limpias y claras. Los servicios de emergencia dependen de esta
importante función de trabajo con el fin de ser capaz de llegar a usted.
SUS EQUIPOS DE SOPORTE CENTRAL
Somos las caras que usted ve cuando viene al Ayuntamiento. Los miembros de Local 3 proporcionan apoyo administrativo crucial para los
distintos departamentos de la ciudad que usted visita. Nos verá trabajando a lo largo del Ayuntamiento, el Cementerio, el Aeropuerto, el
Departamento de Policía y Bomberos. Los miembros de Local 3 también trabajan como Oficiales de Control de Animales y Oficiales de Control
del Tráfico y proporcionan asistencia al público manteniendo el orden en las calles de la ciudad y barrios.
COMO AYUDAR
Por favor, póngase en contacto con la Oficina del Alcalde en [email protected] o al 978-620-3013 para instarle a ofrecer un
salario digno y justo a sus servidores públicos.
Llame a los miembros del Concejo Municipal al 978-620-3210 y pídales que apoyen a sus servidores públicos de Local 3.
NUESTRO RECONOCIMIENTO
Nosotros apreciamos a los ciudadanos de Lawrence, y trabajamos siempre para que Lawrence sea mejor.
DONDE ENCONTRARNOS
Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con el Agente de negocios, Edmund P. "Ike" Gabriel, Bomberos y Petroleros, Local 3, SEIU
al 1-800-491-1410 ó 1-781-281-2977 ó por correo electrónico a [email protected] Por favor asegúrese de poner Acción para Servidores
Públicos en la línea de asunto.
(Anuncio de Servicio Público en apoyo a los Trabajadores de Lawrence y Local 3, SEIU)
City of Lawrence Unfair to workers!
No Contract, No Raises for 6 years!
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Local 3 Union members are asking for your support to help reach a fair and equitable contract. The City has refused to negotiate
contracts and provide a wage increase for the past 6 years while the average cost of living has gone up about 18% during this time.
Your Public servant workers are among the lowest City paid workers. Some of them are making an hourly rate barely above minimum
Wage. Mayor Daniel Rivera held signs supporting the Fight for $15 campaign but won't support a $15.00 an hour minimum wage for
City employees!
WHO WE ARE
We, the members of Local 3, live in your neighborhoods, are dedicated public servants and take pride in Lawrence, the City we Love.
YOUR WATER DEPARTMENT
They keep your water running, clean and sanitary. Water is an essential resource that you and your Fire Department depend on.
YOUR DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Local 3 members also keep your parks, sewers and streets clean and clear. Emergency services depend on this important job
function in order to be able to reach you.
YOUR CENTRAL SUPPORT TEAMS
We are the faces you see when doing business with the City. Local 3 members provide crucial administrative support to the various
City Departments you visit. You will see us working throughout City Hall, the Cemetery, the Airport, Police Department and Fire
Department. Local 3 members also work as Animal Control Officers and Traffic Control Officers and provide assistance to the public
by maintaining order in the City streets and neighborhoods.
HOW TO HELP
Please contact the Mayor's Office at [email protected] or at 978-620-3013 to urge him to offer a fair living wage to
your public servants.
Reach out to your City Council members at 978-620-3210 and ask that they support your public servants in Local 3.
OUR APPRECIATION
We appreciate you, the Citizens of Lawrence, and continually strive to make Lawrence better!
HOW TO REACH US
For more information, please contact Business Agent, Edmund P. "Ike" Gabriel, Firemen and Oilers, Local 3, SEIU at 1-800-491-1410
or 1¬781-281-2977 or by emailing him at [email protected] Please be sure to put Public Servant Action in the subject line.
(Public Service Announcement in support of Lawrence Workers and Local 3, SEIU)
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Alcalde Rivera prioriza la vivienda
Las agrupaciones de desarrollo local de la vivienda
significan más de 500 unidades
El Alcalde Daniel Rivera anunció en
una rueda de prensa, la construcción de
viviendas próximas que dará lugar a la
adición de más de 500 unidades de vivienda
en la ciudad de Lawrence. El anuncio
se produjo en Holy Trinity School, una
antigua escuela católica que se encontraba
vacante desde hace casi una década. Trinity
School fue transformada en 18 unidades de
vivienda y es el más reciente ejemplo de
reutilización de edificios institucionales y
comerciales en Lawrence.
En los últimos 2 años cerca de 480
unidades de nuevas viviendas se han
completado, están o han recibido permisos
de construcción. Este número incluye las
principales organizaciones como Winn
Mayor Rivera
Prioritizes Housing
Local Housing Development Partnerships
mean over 500 units
Mayor Daniel Rivera announced in
a press conference, upcoming housing
development that will result in the addition
of over 500 units of housing in the City of
Lawrence. The announcement occurred
at Holy Trinity School, a former Catholic
School that stood vacant for close to a
decade. The Trinity School was developed
into 18 units of housing and is the most
recent example of reuse of institutional and
commercial buildings in Lawrence.
In the past 2 years close to 480 units
of new housing have been completed, are
under construction or have been permitted.
This number includes major developments
by
Winn
Development,
Lawrence
Community Works and Brady-Sullivan
Development, newly constructed units
by Bread and Roses Housing and Habitat
for Humanity, as well as gut rehab and
ground up construction of 95 units by local
developers. In addition, almost 200 more
units are in the pre-permitting stage.
As part of the City’s effort to build
partnerships in housing resources, Mayor
Rivera identified 3 local housing champions
in the city: Jose and Wendy Estrella,
Alberto Nunez and Alan Hope who have
made a notable impact in increasing our
housing stock. “A housing study conducted
by the City of Lawrence last year revealed
that we have a critical need for housing
to accommodate our rapidly growing
population,” said Mayor Dan Rivera.
“Housing developers and property owners
who invest in our community to bring
unoccupied and neglected properties back
online are crucial partners as we work
together to make housing availability in
Lawrence better.”
Together these local developers are
contributing more than 100 units of new
housing in Lawrence’s neighborhoods.
In addition to working closely with
developers, the City of Lawrence will hold
an infill housing workshop co-sponsored
by the City and the Federal Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) to support
strategies for continued development of
housing in the City.
The city will also be taking a more direct
role by taking 5 city owned parcels and making
them available for housing development. All
together, these 5 parcels could yield up to 12
additional units of housing.
Development, Lawrence Community Works
y Brady-Sullivan Development, unidades
recién construidas por Bread and Roses
Housing y Hábitat para la Humanidad, así
como la rehabilitación y construcción de
95 unidades por emprendedores locales.
Además, casi 200 más unidades están en la
etapa de conseguir sus permisos.
Como parte del esfuerzo de la ciudad
para crear alianzas con los recursos de
vivienda, el Alcalde Rivera identificó a 3
campeones locales de vivienda en la ciudad:
José y Wendy Estrella, Alberto Núñez y
Alan Hope quienes han tenido un impacto
notable en el aumento de nuestras viviendas.
"Un estudio sobre la vivienda llevado a
cabo por la Ciudad de Lawrence el año
pasado reveló que tenemos una necesidad
crítica de vivienda para acomodar a nuestra
población en rápido crecimiento", dijo
el Alcalde Dan Rivera. "Los promotores
de viviendas y dueños de propiedades
que invierten en nuestra comunidad
para activar propiedades desocupadas y
abandonadas son socios cruciales a medida
que trabajamos juntos para hacer que la
disponibilidad de vivienda en Lawrence
mejor."
En conjunto, estas empresas locales
están contribuyendo con más de 100
unidades de nuevas viviendas en los
barrios de Lawrence. Además de trabajar
en estrecha colaboración con ellos, la
Ciudad de Lawrence llevará a cabo un
taller de vivienda co-patrocinado por el
Ayuntamiento y la Agencia Federal de
Protección Ambiental (EPA) para apoyar
las estrategias para el desarrollo continuo
de la vivienda en la ciudad.
La ciudad también tomará un papel
más directo con 5 parcelas propiedad
de la ciudad y las hará disponible para el
desarrollo de vivienda. En total, estas 5
parcelas podrían producir hasta 12 unidades
adicionales de viviendas.
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La Senadora Elizabeth Warren visitó Lawrence
Por Alberto Surís
El lunes, 11 de abril de 2016, la
Senadora Elizabeth Warren visitó Lawrence
y con el Alcalde de Lawrence Daniel
Rivera, llevó a cabo una mesa redonda en
el Greater Lawrence Community Action
Council para discutir los recursos ofrecidos
a la comunidad por la organización.
Linda Soucy, directora de la División
del Programa LIHEAP fue la primera
en hablar. El Programa de Asistencia de
Energía a Personas de Bajos Ingresos
(LIHEAP), como su nombre lo indica,
ayuda a las personas y las familias de bajos
ingresos con el costo de la calefacción
de sus hogares durante la temporada de
invierno. El programa es financiado por
el Departamento de Salud y Servicios
Humanos (DHHS) y supervisado por el
Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo
Comunitario (DHCD) del estado e
implementado por GLCAC, Inc.
Soucy expresó preocupación con
respecto al aumento de clientes en un 24%
desde el año 2008 (8,168 en 2008 a 10,796
en 2015) en comparación con el 52% de
disminución de niveles de beneficio para
los clientes durante el mismo período de
tiempo ($1,495,00 en 2008 a $700.00 en
2015).
Evelyn Friedman, directora ejecutiva
GLCAC tocó el tema de los altos costos
de alquiler en Lawrence y también la falta
de vivienda asequible. "Muchos lotes se
están vendiendo para crear viviendas, pero
los dueños pueden cobrar lo que quieran
después", dijo Friedman. No importa lo
que hagan, es una gota en el mar, según la
señora Friedman.
"Estamos en busca de todas las maneras
posibles para resolver el problema de la
vivienda a nivel federal", dijo la Senadora
Warren. Ella pasó a explicar cómo "los
hedge funds están comprando propiedades
y estamos de vuelta en la situación que
tuvimos con Freddie Mac y Fannie Mae."
(Hedge Funds son pequeños grupos de
inversionistas con mucho dinero que esperan
recibir alta remuneración por su riesgo.)
Cuando la conversación se centró en las
necesidades del programa de Head Start, la
senadora fue clara diciendo que, "La buena
noticia es que no tenemos el incautación en
este momento. No estamos en esa situación
ahora".
Cuando se trata de la educación
preescolar, cada níquel gastado hoy son
millones de dólares en el futuro. "Tenemos
que estar hombro con hombro en esto."
Ella se comprometió a luchar por
Lawrence en Washington y dijo, "a veces
gano, otras veces no."
El Concejal del Distrito F Marc
Laplante expresó su preocupación por la
desaparición de la clase media en Lawrence.
"Nuestra clase media está en constante
movimiento saliendo de Lawrence," dijo.
"¿Debemos cambiar y hacer más para
conseguir que se queden?" Como resultado
de esta movilidad, Lawrence siempre está
luchando con los recién llegados, que
carecen de las habilidades lingüísticas y en
la necesidad de los servicios sociales.
La Senadora Elizabeth Warren anima la lectura de un libro que leyó y luego regaló a los
niños de Pre-Kinder.
Senator Elizabeth Warren animates her reading while reading from a book to Pre-Kinder
kids which she later donated.
El Concejal del
Distrito F Marc
Laplante expresó
preocupación ante la
reducción de la clase
media en Lawrence.
District F City
Councilor Marc
Laplante expressed
concerns about de
disappearance of
the middle class
in Lawrence.
Senator Elizabeth Warren
visited Lawrence
By Alberto Suris
Dos maestras de Head Start expresaron la necesidad de un aumento de salario a los
maestros/as. A la izquierda vemos a Dolis Negron y Sandra Gómez a la derecha.
Two Head Start teachers expressed the need for teachers’ salary increase. At left is Dolis
Negron and Sandra Gomez on the right.
Linda Soucy, Housing
Division Director of
LIHEAP Program showed
concern about the increase
of clients of the program
she administers and the
decrease of benefits they
will be receiving.
Linda Soucy, Housing
Division Director of
LIHEAP Program, expresó
preocupación ante el
incremento de clientes
del programa que ella
administra y la reducción
de los beneficios que van
a recibir.
On Monday, April 11 2016, Senator
Elizabeth Warren visited Lawrence and
with Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera,
held a roundtable discussion at Greater
Lawrence Community Action Council to
discuss resources offered to the community
by the organization.
Linda Soucy, Housing Division
Director of LIHEAP Program was the
first to speak. The Low Income Energy
Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists
low-income individuals and families with
the cost of heating their homes during
the winter season. The program is funded
through the US Department of Health and
Human Services (DHHS) and monitored
by the Commonwealth's Department of
Housing and Community Development
(DHCD) and implemented by GLCAC, Inc.
Soucy expressed concern regarding
of the 24% increase of clients since 2008
(8168 in 2008 to 10,796 in 2015) compared
to the 52% decreased of Benefit Levels
to Clients during the same period of time
($1,495.00 in 2008 to $700.00 in 2015).
Evelyn Friedman, GLCAC Executive
Director touched the issue of the high cost
of rent in Lawrence and also the lack of
affordable housing. “Lots are being sold
for housing but owners can charge whatever
they want,” said Friedman. No matter what
they do, it’s a drop in the bucket, according
to Ms. Friedman.
“We are looking for every possible way
to solve the housing problem at the Federal
level,” said Senator Warren. She went on
to explain how “hedge funds are buying up
properties and we are back to the situation
we had with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.”
When the conversation turned to the
Head Start Program needs, the Senator was
clear saying that, “The good news is that we
don’t have sequestration at this time. We
are not there now.”
When it comes to pre-school education
that each nickel spent today means dollars
in the future. “We need to be shoulder to
shoulder on this.”
She promised to fight for Lawrence in
Washington and “sometimes I win, others I
don’t.”
City Councilor Marc Laplante expressed
concerns about the disappearance of the
Middle Class in Lawrence. “Our middle
class is constantly moving out,” he said.
“Should we change and do more to get
them to stay?” As a result of this mobility,
Lawrence is always struggling with the
recent arrivals, lacking language skills and
in need of social services.
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Exchange Club busca
Exchange Club Seeks
nominaciones para el Premio Nomination for “Book of
"Libro de Obras de Oro"
Golden Deeds” Award
El Exchange Club de Lawrence está
recibiendo nominaciones para el siguiente
destinatario de su Premio Libro de Obras
de Oro. El receptor se unirá a un grupo de
destacados miembros de la comunidad que
han recibido este prestigioso premio a lo
largo de los años.
Sobre el Exchange Club
El Exchange Club de Lawrence es
una organización de voluntarios, para
los hombres y mujeres que desean servir
a la comunidad de Lawrence (Andover,
Lawrence y North Andover), desarrollando
habilidades de liderazgo y disfrutar de
nuevas amistades. El Exchange Club de
Lawrence forma parte de la organización
nacional compuesta por unos 900 clubes
y 30,000 miembros en todo los Estados
Unidos y Puerto Rico. En Lawrence, el
Exchange Club se enorgullece de apoyar el
valor central del americanismo, servicio a
la comunidad, desarrollo de la juventud, y
la prevención del abuso infantil.
Sobre el Premio Libro de Obras
de Oro
El Libro de Obras de Oro fue otorgado
por primera vez en 1919 por el Exchange
Club de Huntington, Indiana. Este premio
se otorga a un individuo que ha dado de sí
mismo en beneficio de la comunidad y su
gente, y cuyos esfuerzos suelen pasar por
desapercibidos. Se trata de un individuo
que ve el servicio a los demás como una
oportunidad, una responsabilidad, y un
regalo. Así es cuando esta persona va "más
allá" de sus esfuerzos y son reconocidos por
el Exchange Club de Lawrence.
The Exchange Club of Lawrence is
seeking nominations for the next recipient
of its Book of Golden Deeds Award. The
recipient will join a group of outstanding
community members who have received
this prestigious award over the years.
Para nominar a alguien para este
prestigioso premio envíe por correo
postal o correo electrónico a la dirección
indicada a continuación, una descripción
del homenajeado propuesto y el motivo(s)
que él o ella es merecedor del Premio Libro
de Obras de Oro. El candidato debe residir,
trabajar y/o servir en Lawrence, Andover o
North Andover, que son las comunidades
servidas por el Exchange Club de Lawrence.
La recomendación debe ser completada en
aproximadamente 500 palabras o menos.
Lawrence community (Andover, Lawrence
and North Andover), develop leadership
skills and enjoy new friendships. The
Exchange Club of Lawrence, part of the
national organization made up of some
900 clubs and 30,000 members throughout
the United States and Puerto Rico. In
Lawrence, the Exchange Club is proud to
support the core value of Americanism,
community service, youth development,
and the prevention of child abuse.
About the Exchange Club
efforts often go unrecognized. This is an
individual who sees service to others as
an opportunity, a responsibility, and a gift.
So it is when this person goes “above and
beyond” that their often unsung efforts
draw the attention of the entire Exchange
Club of Lawrence.
The Lawrence Exchange Club is an Nominating Someone for the Book
Cómo nominar a alguien para el all-volunteer, service organization for men of Golden Deeds Award
Premio Libro de Obras de Oro
and women who want to serve the Greater To nominate someone for this
Las nominaciones deben ser recibidas
antes del viernes, 13 de mayo de 2016.
Por favor envíelas a: Exchange Club
de Lawrence, c/o Lori Howe, Servicios
Familiares del Valle de Merrimack, 430
North Street Canal, Lawrence, MA 01840,
o a [email protected]
prestigious award submit, by regular mail
or email to the address below, a description
of the proposed honoree and the reason(s)
he or she is deserving of the Book of
Golden Deeds Award. The nominee should
reside, work and/or be serving in Lawrence,
Andover or North Andover, which are the
communities served by the Exchange Club
of Lawrence. The recommendation should
be completed in approximately 500 words
or less.
About the Book of Golden Deeds Nominations must be received by
Award
Friday, May 13, 2016. Please send to:
The Book of Golden Deeds was first
awarded in 1919 by the Exchange Club
of Huntington, Indiana. This Award is
presented to an individual who has given
of himself or herself for the benefit of the
community and its people, and whose
Exchange Club of Lawrence
c/o Lori Howe, Family Services of the
Merrimack Valley, 430 North Canal Street,
Lawrence, MA 01840
or to [email protected]
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MA Science Olympiad 2016 5th Annual Legacy of Leading
YDO Kids achieve at the state finals benefit dinner raises more
than $80,000 for Home Health
Foundation
From left to right: 2nd Place Winners for Mission Possible (Rube Goldberg Machine),
Raychel Pennisi - Grade 4, Frost and Natalie Garcia - Grad3 5, LFDCS. 3rd Place
Winners for Write It/Do It, Anahi Aguilon - Grade 9, LHS-ALA and Freddy Monroy Grade 9, LHA-ALA. Not pictured was Luis Ruiz - Grade 7, UP Leonard who helped on
the 2nd Place Mission Possible team.
After two months of preparation, 30
students traveled to Assumption College
in Worcester, MA to compete against top
schools from across the Commonwealth.
Representing
Lawrence
well,
this
year's team turned in, arguably, the best
performance in YDO's 8-year history of
attending the state science competition.
Pennisi (Gr. 4, Frost), and Luis Ruiz (Gr.
7, UP Leonard) not pictured. Coached by
Doug Prime
L-R Dr. Lane Glenn, President of Northern Essex Community College, John Albert,
President of Home Health Foundation, Susan and Mark Cocozza, community
philanthropists.
3rd Place - Write It/Do It
Anahi Aguilon (Gr. 9, LHS-ALA) and
Freddy Monroy (Gr. 9, LHS-ALA). On Thursday, April 7, 2016 more
Coached by Denise Mullings (Gr. 12, Notre than 250 guests gathered in support of
Dame)
the agencies of Home Health Foundation,
Notable Awards
and to honor several leaders in the
2nd Place - Mission Possible (Rube Congratulations & job-well-done to all who community at the 5th annual Legacy of
Goldberg Machine)
competed!!
Leading recognition dinner. Honored were
Natalie Garcia (Gr. 5, LFDCS), Raychel
Mark and Susan Cocozza, community
philanthropists, and Dr. Lane Glenn,
President of Northern Essex Community
College. Mark and Susan were recognized
for their commitment to quality healthcare
and their on-going support of Merrimack
Valley Hospice and the Hospice House.
Lane was acknowledged for his advocacy
for education and community services and
his tireless efforts to ensure the Merrimack
Valley has a well-trained healthcare
workforce now and in the future.
“As friends and partners in our work,
Mark and Susan Cocozza and Lane Glenn
enable our organization to better serve
patients and families with the quality care
they deserve,” said John Albert, President
and CEO of Home Health Foundation, which
includes Home Health VNA, Merrimack
Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc. “Both
shared stories of how they were touched by
the agencies of Home Health Foundation
which deepened their commitment to the
critical work that we do.”
The event raised more than $80,000 in
support of programs dedicated to assisting
the patients and families served by Home
Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice
and HomeCare, Inc.
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Donan pizarras interactivas a LDFCS
El 5 de abril Lawrence Family
Development Charter School celebró
la adición de pizarras interactivas para
sus aulas K-1. K1, el primer año de
kindergarten, es una oportunidad de
tiempo completo de la escuela pública
autónoma Lawrence Family Development
Charter School. Las pizarras interactivas
permiten a los profesores ampliar el uso de
la enseñanza con la tecnología en el aula y
son especialmente útiles en el desarrollo del
lenguaje académico.
En el 2005, la escuela autónoma
Lawrence Family Development Charter
School abrió un programa de kindergarten
temprano, inscribiendo a los estudiantes de
cuatro años de edad en un programa integral
del día completo. LFDCS se tiene una
población estudiantil que es 99% hispana.
Muchos de sus estudiantes usan el español
como lengua materna, lo que exige una
inversión importante de personal, recursos
y estudio de Adquisición del Idioma Inglés,
en particular el desarrollo del vocabulario.
Los miembros del personal proporcionan
apoyo a la instrucción del vocabulario
rico reforzada por elementos visuales para
aumentar el vocabulario y la comprensión.
Una herramienta importante para apoyo
a la instrucción en el aula es pizarras
interactivas.
Ahora, gracias a la generosidad de los
donantes, la escuela autónoma Lawrence
Family Development Charter School ha
añadido recientemente cuatro nuevas
pizarras interactivas en su Academia
de Preparación Académica Temprana,
10 Railroad St., Lawrence. Las nuevas
compras son proyectores Epson Bright
Link de montaje en la pared para apoyar la
instrucción de estudiantes de K-1 de cuatro
años de edad. Las pizarras interactivas recién
donadas proporcionan indicaciones visuales
que aceleran el desarrollo de lenguaje dual
de la escuela (Inglés / Español) que es la
meta. Las pizarras interactivas son también
una parte clave del desarrollo profesional
para los trece profesores de la Academia
para Preparación Académica Temprana.
Este apoyo al desarrollo profesional está
dirigido por la Dra. June Kim, quien trabaja
con los maestros en el apoyo a las técnicas
con los proyectores interactivos.
En una celebración reciente, la escuela
expresó agradecimiento a los donantes
de estas nuevas pizarras interactivas.
Los fondos para este equipo fueron
proporcionados por: Enterprise Bank,
Cummings Properties, Mike Nahill (un
asesor de inversiones), y Morris Rossi y
Hayes (el asesor legal de Lawrence Family
Development). El Superintendente Ralph
Carrero estuvo encantado con el apoyo de
estos donantes, cada uno de los cuales es muy
consciente de la repercusión de la educación
rigurosa en el desarrollo económico y
la participación de la comunidad en la
ciudad de Lawrence. El Sr. Carrero dijo,
"El trabajo de la escuela Lawrence Family
Development Charter School se basa en
el compromiso familiar que es por eso
que nuestra escuela está reconocida como
una escuela de alto rendimiento por el
Departamento de Educación Primaria y
Secundaria. Estamos ansiosos por utilizar
la tecnología para acelerar el aprendizaje de
nuestros estudiantes, que a su vez, afecta a
las familias".
Fundada en 1995, la Lawrence Family
Development Charter School que es parte
del Lawrence Family Development and
Education Fund, Inc. (LFDCS) es una
de las primeras escuelas públicas tipo
charter K-8 del estado. El trabajo de la
escuela Lawrence Family Development
Charter School se basa en el compromiso
de la familia y la escuela es una escuela
de nivel 1 del MCAS. LFDCS utiliza
prácticas basadas en la investigación para
la instrucción académica y la intervención,
y complementa esta instrucción con
programas después de clases escolares y
el verano. Como proveedor de probada
eficacia para ayuda específica a los distritos
de bajo rendimiento de las escuelas
públicas de Massachusetts, Lawrence
Family Development difunde sus prácticas
de enseñanza que responden urbanas.
Donation of interactive
boards to LFDCS
On April 5th Lawrence Family
Development Charter School celebrated
the addition of interactive boards for
its K-1 classrooms. K1, the first year
of kindergarten, is a full-time public
school opportunity at Lawrence Family
Development Charter School. Interactive
boards allow teachers to expand the
use of teaching with technology in the
classroom and are especially useful with
the development of academic language.
In
2005,
Lawrence
Family
Development Charter School opened an
early-kindergarten program, enrolling
four-year-old students in a full-day,
comprehensive program. LFDCS enrolls
a student population that is 99% Hispanic.
Many of its students rank Spanish as their
first language, necessitating a significant
investment of personnel, resources and
study in English Language Acquisition,
particularly vocabulary development.
Staff members provide vocabulary-rich
instructional support enhanced by visuals
to increase vocabulary, and comprehension.
An important tool for instructional support
is classroom interactive boards.
Now, through the generosity of donors,
Lawrence Family Development Charter
School recently added four new interactive
boards at its Academy for Early Academic
Readiness, 10 Railroad St., in Lawrence.
The new purchases are Epson Bright Link
Wall Mount projectors for instructional
support to K-1, four-year old students. The
newly donated interactive boards provide
visual cues which speeds the development
of the school’s dual language (English/
Spanish) goal. Interactive boards are also
a key part of professional development for
the thirteen Academy for Early Academic
Readiness teachers. This professional
development support is led by Dr. June
Kim, who works with teacher-support for
techniques with the interactive projectors.
At a recent celebration, the school
expressed gratefulness to the donors of
these new interactive boards. Funds for this
equipment were provided by: Enterprise
Bank, Cummings Properties, Mike Nahill
(an investment advisor), and Morris Rossi
and Hayes (the legal counsel for Lawrence
Family Development). Superintendent
Ralph Carrero was delighted by the
support from these donors, each of whom
is keenly aware of the impact of rigorous
education on the economic development
and community engagement in the City of
Lawrence. Mr. Carrero said “The work of
the Lawrence Family Development Charter
School is rooted in family engagement
which is why our school is recognized as
a high-performing Charter School by the
Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education. We are eager to use technology
to accelerate the learning of our students,
which in turn, impacts families.”
Founded in 1995, the Lawrence Family
Development and Education Fund, Inc.'s
Lawrence Family Development Charter
School (LFDCS) is one of the first K-8
Commonwealth public charter schools. The
work of the Lawrence Family Development
Charter School is rooted in family
engagement and the school is a Level 1
MCAS School. LFDCS uses researchbased practices for academic instruction
and intervention, and supplements this
instruction with after school and summer
school programs. As a Proven Provider for
Targeted Assistance to underperforming
Massachusetts public school districts,
Lawrence
Family
Development
disseminates its responsive urban education
practices.
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Holy Family Hospital invita a los estudiantes de secundaria para
obtener información de primera mano sobre los robots quirúrgicos
El 8 de abril, los estudiantes de la clase
de ingeniería avanzada y el Club de Robótica
de la Escuela Secundaria de Londonderry
hicieron una excursión a Holy Family
Hospital en Methuen para comprobar de
primera mano cómo se utiliza la tecnología
de la robótica en el cuidado de la salud,
específicamente para la cirugía de rodilla.
El día de los estudiantes comenzó con
una conferencia sobre la rodilla por un
cirujano. A continuación, un ingeniero de
Stryker dio una visión general del robot
quirúrgico, así como imágenes en 3D y
cómo se utiliza en la cirugía de reemplazo
de articulaciones de rodilla. Stryker es
un fabricante líder de tecnología médica,
incluyendo implantes utilizados en cirugía
ortopédica. El día terminó con el cirujano y
el ingeniero que utiliza el robot para realizar
la cirugía usando serrucho de huesos.
El cirujano habló sobre la fisiología
de la rodilla, las fuerzas y vectores en los
compartimentos de la rodilla, el papel de los
cartílagos y materiales viscosos en la rodilla,
los tratamientos no quirúrgicos y quirúrgicos
para problemas de rodilla, y el papel de la
robótica en la cirugía de la rodilla.
El ingeniero Stryker explicó cómo
funciona el robot, por qué y cómo se utilizan
tomografías computarizadas y las imágenes
3D en cirugía robótica, cómo se utilizan
las plantillas en una operación de rodilla,
cómo se utilizan los puntos de referencia y
las matrices de robot, cómo un implante es
equilibrado, y cómo equilibrar los impactos
de las tasa de desgaste de los implantes.
Durante el laboratorio del hueso de
la sierra, los estudiantes participaron con
el cirujano para identificar los puntos de
referencia y registrar las matrices, iniciar el
corte de los huesos, y adjuntar el implante.
La excursión fue de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.,
en el auditorio del hospital ubicado en 70
East St. en Methuen, MA.
Holy Family Hospital Invites High
School Students Learn First-Hand
about Surgical Robots
Testimonio de Save Our Public Schools
sobre la aprobación del proyecto de
ley de Charter Schools del Senado
La organización Save Our Public
Schools, el comité electoral formado para
oponerse a las escuelas autónomas que
drenen millones más en dinero de los
contribuyentes de las escuelas públicas de
Massachusetts cada año, dio a conocer hoy
la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la
aprobación del proyecto de ley del Senado
estatal:
"A pesar de que los intentos de
solucionar algunos de los defectos
significativos en nuestro sistema de escuela
autónoma, este proyecto de ley perpetuaría
el muy grave problema que es el
levantamiento de los límites: la expansión
de un sistema educativo separado y
desigual.
"Las escuelas charter del estado están
tomando cientos de millones de dólares de
nuestros estudiantes y las comunidades y
ponen estos fondos vitales bajo el control
de entidades privadas que desalientan la
participación de los padres. El estado no
debe ampliar su alcance".
On April 8, students in the advanced
engineering class and the Robotics Club at
Londonderry High School took a field trip to
Holy Family Hospital in Methuen to witness
first-hand how robotics technology is used
in health care, specifically for knee surgery.
The students’ day started with a
lecture on the knee from a surgeon. Then
a Stryker engineer gave an overview of
the surgical robot, as well as 3D imaging
and how it’s used in joint replacement knee
surgery. Stryker is a leading manufacturer
of medical technology, including implants
used in orthopedic surgery. The day ended
with the surgeon and engineer utilizing the
robot to perform surgery using saw bones.
The surgeon talked about the physiology
of the knee, forces and vectors on knee
compartments, the role of cartilage and
viscous materials in the knee, non-surgical
and surgical treatments for knee problems,
and the role of robotics in knee surgery.
The Stryker engineer explained how
the robot works, why and how CT scans
and 3D imaging are used in robotic surgery,
how templates are used in knee surgery, how
landmarks and robot arrays are used, how
an implant is balanced, and how balancing
impacts the wear rate of implants.
During the saw bone lab, students
participated with the surgeon to identify
landmarks and register arrays, initiate the
cutting of the bones, and attach the implant.
The field trip was from 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. in the hospital auditorium located at
70 East St in Methuen, MA.
¡La Fundación
Big Brother Big
Sister necesita tu
Save Our Public Schools Statement on ayuda!
Passage of Senate Charter School Bill
Save Our Public Schools, the ballot
committee formed to oppose the charter
school ballot question that would drain
millions more in taxpayer money from
Massachusetts public schools every year,
today released the following statement in
response to the passage of the state Senate’s
charter school bill:
“While it attempts to fix some of the
significant flaws in our charter school
system, this bill would perpetuate the
very serious problem in lifting the cap:
the expansion of a separate and unequal
education system.
“Commonwealth charter schools are
taking hundreds of millions of dollars
from our students and communities and
putting these vital funds under the control
of private entities that discourage parental
involvement. The Commonwealth should
not move to expand their reach.”
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recibir lo que puedas entregar.
Para programar una cita, llama al 1.800.483.5503 o visítanos en
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Lo que nos entregues ayudará a los niños locales que participan
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El Registro de Vehículos Motorizados de Following visit to Japan, Tsongas
MassDOT Anuncia la Disponibilidad
tours Japanese pharmaceutical
del Manual Actualizado y en Español company in Andover
La División del Registro de Vehículos
Motorizados (RMV, por sus siglas en
inglés) de MassDOT anunció hoy que
tendrán disponible la versión actualizada
y en español del Manual Del Conductor en
sus sucursales alrededor del estado y en su
página de internet, MassRMV.com.
“Reconocemos
la
significante
población de habla hispana que hay en
el estado y el Registro tiene el placer de
ofrecer una traducción actualizada del
manual”, dijo la Directora Erin C. Deveney.
“Estamos comprometidos a proveer a los
consumidores información acerca de leyes
y reglamentos nuevos, lo cual asistirá en
el aumento de seguridad para todos los
usuarios de carreteras.”
El manual incluye información sobre
cómo obtener y mantener una licencia,
condiciones especiales al conducir,
seguridad al conducir, las reglas de la
carretera, el ser dueño de un vehículo y
manejar el mismo.
El RMV estará distribuyendo el
manual actualizado y en español a todas las
30 sucursales, basado en demanda popular
y para servir mejor a los consumidores de
habla hispana.
La versión impresa del Manual Del
Conductor está disponible por $5.00 y
se puede comprar en cualquier sucursal
del RMV. Los consumidores pueden
ahorrarse el viaje a una sucursal y bajar
electrónicamente y gratuitamente el
manual, en inglés o español, en la página
de internet www.MassRMV.com.
El RMV produce el Manual Del
Conductor para preparar mejor a los
conductores nuevos en cuanto a reglas
importantes e información sobre conducir
mientras se preparan para obtener
un permiso de aprendiz o licencia en
Massachusetts. El Manual Del Conductor
también sirve como una herramienta
valiosa para actualizar a conductores
con experiencia en cuanto a cambios
importantes a las leyes y reglamentos de la
carretera.
El Registro también ofrece los
exámenes del permiso de aprendiz en 27
idiomas. Visite MassRMV.com para más
información sobre los idiomas disponibles
para los exámenes del permiso de aprendiz.
MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles
Announces Availability of Updated
Spanish Language Manual
Today, the MassDOT Registry of
Motor Vehicles Division announced the
availability of an updated version of its
Spanish language Driver’s Manual in
branches around the Commonwealth and
online at MassRMV.com.
“We recognize the significant Spanish
speaking population in the Commonwealth
and the Registry is pleased to offer an
updated translation of the manual,” said
Registrar Erin C. Deveney. “We are
committed to equipping customers with
new motor vehicle law and rule information
to help increase safety for all roadway
users.”
The manual includes information on
obtaining and keeping a license, special
driving conditions, driving safety, the rules
of the road, and motor vehicle ownership
and motor vehicle operation.
The RMV will be distributing these
updated Spanish language Driver’s
Manuals to all 30 of its branch locations
based on customer demand and to better
serve Spanish speaking customers.
The Driver’s Manual/Manual Del
Conductor is available in print for $5.00
and can be purchased in any RMV branch.
Customers can save a trip to the branch
by downloading the free, fully accessible,
manual in English or Spanish online at
www.MassRMV.com.
The RMV produces the Driver’s
Manual to better prepare new drivers with
important driving rules and information
as they prepare to obtain their permit or
license in Massachusetts. The Driver’s
Manual also serves as a valuable tool to
update experienced drivers on important
law changes and rules of the road.
The Registry also offers learners
permit testing in 27 different languages.
Visit MassRMV.com for more information
on available permit testing languages.
Rep. Tsongas examines cancer cells during a visit to Eisai in Andover
This week, Congresswoman Niki
Tsongas visited Japanese pharmaceutical
company Eisai, Inc. to tour the facility and
meet with officials from the business.
Eisai, Inc. (pronounced A-zi) is
a Japanese pharmaceutical company
located in Andover that is a subsidiary of
the Tokyo-based Eisai Co. Eisai makes
health care products including cancer and
Alzheimer’s drugs, most notably the drug
Aricept, which treats dementia symptoms
from Alzheimer’s. The company employs
about 10,500 people worldwide and
approximately 2,000 more in the United
States, with the Andover location becoming
their first permanent U.S. office in 1989.
“Meeting with companies in the
Third District, like Eisai, allow me to see
innovation at work, but also to hear firsthand
the issues important to these companies
and discuss ways my office and the federal
government can provide support,” said
Congresswoman Tsongas. “The economic
ties between Japan and the United States –
Massachusetts in particular – are abundant
and significant. My visit to Eisai, and my
visit to another Japanese company Asahi/
America in Lawrence this past January,
helped localize my recent economic
discussions in Tokyo and Okinawa.”
Congresswoman Tsongas recently
visited
Japan
with
a
bipartisan
congressional delegation as part of the
Congressional Study Group on Japan.
Massachusetts exported almost $2 billion
worth of commodities to Japan in 2014,
making Japan the 5th largest importer of
Massachusetts-made goods and services.
"We thank Congresswoman Tsongas
for visiting the Eisai Andover campus
to talk about issues related to innovation
in the discovery of new medicines and
Eisai's strong commitment to patient
health, community and access,” said Paul J.
McCracken, Ph.D., Senior Director, Head
of Imaging Center of Excellence.
There are more than a dozen Japaneseowned companies located around the Third
District, and many other companies that do
business with Japan. The Congresswoman
has visited a number of these companies
as well, such as Raytheon with locations
in Andover and Marlborough, Sunovion in
Marlborough, and Asahi/America based in
Lawrence.
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MR. B’S SPORT STORIES
BY FRANK BENJAMIN
Mr. B’s Sports Stories are
published on the 1st and
the 15th of each month.
LHS happenings in 1954
At the home of the blue and white on
Haverhill St. there were many exciting
things going on.
One to none of the sports fans surprise
was the naming of Joe Cockroft the player
of the Month of February. He was the team
captain and his all-around leadership traits
made this choice a no brainer. At 6 foot 3
he not only was an on the mark shooter but
they could name him Windex for his ability
to clean the backboards with his ferocious
rebounding.
Joe graduated from the Bruce School
and is now retired from Raytheon. He
was also a big part of Coach Bill Regan’s
baseball team. He and his still good friend
Aimie Reming gave the Lancers one of the
best 1-2 punches this area has ever seen.
Joe is now enshrined in the LHS Hall of
Fame and after High School he signed to
play major league baseball where he played
first base.
His daughter Donna is in the Greater
Lawrence Hall of Fame and so is his son
Mark. Donna is still involved with sports
as she is now a great woman dart thrower
entering competitions throughout the
country. Many of you know Mrs. Cockroft
the former Jeanette Lambert a former
Ice Capades pro skater. The high school
sweethearts and Waters St. kids now live in
NH and are both retired.
Jeanette just celebrated a birthday
but if you put bamboo shoots under my
fingernails I'm not giving up her age.
They both take great pride in watching
their granddaughter perform on the softball
field for the Central Catholic girls. That's
Mark and Diane’s daughter.
Diane is the administrator of the City
of Lawrence Retirement Board.
On his way to becoming the LHS
player of the month Joe had 0 monster game
while knocking off up city rival Lowell.
The LHS jv hoop team under Tony
Perrochi's guidance was carving out a good
record and had some really good athletes
for the fans to look forward to,
Captain Bobby Laudani was a multisport guy and a good hard-nosed kid. He is
remembered for losing his life in a historic
plane crash in the icy Potomoc River.
Jack General Mills was a kid who
could do anything with a basketball. He
was doing Globetrotter-like things and he
was only 15 or 16 years old.
Eddie Lonardo now retired from
Raytheon was a scoring machine and was
on his way to high school stardom. He still
lives locally.
Jimmy McCarthy was also waiting
to play for the varsity team. He came
from Prospect Hill and later on played at
Merrimack College.
Ronnie Rochon of the Essex Housing
area was a sharp ball handling guard that
was part of a group that had varsity coach
Basil Bova salivating with thoughts of the
future of this upcoming team.
In mentioning Coach Bova I found one
of his greatest thrills was not on hardwood
but in the boxing ring. In 1938 while he was
part of company B and the 182nd infantry
of the National Guard he became a boxer.
He won his way to runner-up for the 26th
Division Championship in Plattsburgh, NY.
Although he had only 4 years at boxing
he was edged out in the finals, and by a split
decision at that.
At the L-Men's dance were Clarice
Parthum, Ann Speechley, Pat Poulin, Tom
Hayes, and now of North Andover Al
Furneaux. The Ideal Jr Girl was as follows:
Hair - Rita Fillipon
Eyes - Nancy McQueeny
Mouth - Marylyn Harty
Figure - Roz Ruggerio
Personality - Marylou Shikrallah.
AND THE MOST POPULAR GIRL OF
FEBRUARY 1954 MARIE FRANCO!
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.
If interested in acquiring a copy, go to the
gym located at 250 Canal St., Lawrence. Call
Jose “Bugzy” Martinez at (978) 747-6558 to
check that they still have copies left. The cost is
only $15.
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CIUDAD DE LAWRENCE
DEPARTAMENTO DE AGUA Y ALCANTARILLADO
MEJORAS DE CALLES
Como parte del trabajo de rehabilitación de las tuberías de agua, el Departamento
de Agua y Alcantarillado de Lawrence estará completando la pavimentación de las siguientes calles:
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Albion (desde la Avon hasta el extremo sur)
Jackson (desde la Avon hasta la Berkeley)
Berkeley (desde la Knox hasta la East Haverhill)
East Haverhill (desde la Prospect hasta la Brook)
Prospect (desde la Vine hasta la East Haverhill)
Newbury (cerca de la intersección con la East Haverhill)
Unión (desde la Brook hasta la Haverhill)
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•
Fitz
Avon
Vine
Brook
Milford
La construcción comenzará el lunes, 18 de abril del 2016, y se espera que dure
aproximadamente cuatro semanas. Durante este tiempo, se colocarán avisos para restringir el
estacionamiento en las calles mencionadas anteriormente de 7:00 AM a 5:00 PM. Si usted tiene
alguna pregunta, por favor, póngase en contacto con el Departamento de Agua y Alcantarillado de
Lawrence al (978) 620-3110. Gracias por su cooperación con este trabajo esencial en las carreteras.
CITY OF LAWRENCE
WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT
ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS
As part of ongoing water main rehabilitation work, the Lawrence Water &
Sewer Department is completing roadway paving on the following streets:
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Albion Street (from Avon Street to the southern end)
Jackson Street (from Avon Street to Berkeley Street)
Berkeley Street (from Knox Street to East Haverhill Street)
East Haverhill Street (from Prospect Street to Brook Street)
Prospect Street (from Vine Street to East Haverhill Street)
Newbury Street (near the intersection with East Haverhill Street)
Union Street (from Brook Street to Haverhill Street)
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Fitz Street
Avon Street
Vine Street
Brook Street
Milford Street
Construction will begin on Monday, April 18, 2016 and is expected to last approximately
four weeks. During this time, signs will be posted to restrict parking on the streets listed
above between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the
Lawrence Water & Sewer Department at (978) 620-3110. Thank you for your cooperation
with this essential roadway work.
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BY DALIA DÍAZ
[email protected]
Last week’s City
Council meeting
I had to watch that meeting twice
in order to absorb everything that went
on that night. One reason was that I was
waiting for the discussion on the residency
requirement and they dealt with it at the
beginning. It was so brief that I missed that
they had tabled it.
They also discussed the purchase of
the DiAdamo buildings at 237-255 Essex
St. for $3.5 million. There was not much
argument about that because councilors
realized by now that it was the best way to
go.
The offer to buy the building should
have been made before the school
department moved out creating all the
expenses connected with the move, the
lawyers and the rental at 60 Island St. Then,
the purchase of the other building at 370
Essex St., the $8 million loan and another
half-million dollars to design it. After
the judge’s decision that the city should
pay $2.6 million to Carmine DiAdamo, it
became clear that the mayor had fouled up
by being too hotheaded.
That $8 million loan can now be used
to pay DiAdamo and renovate the building.
I’m only curious as to who will benefit from
the sale of the 370 Essex St. building.
Complaint against
Elections Dept.
The Foundation for Transparency in
Government Political Action Committee
filed a complaint against the City of
Lawrence, the City Clerk and the Board of
Registrars requesting an investigation on
the way the Elections Department operates.
This is separate from the previous
complaint filed in Superior Court looking
for approval of more than 3,000 signatures
that were rejected as a result of the recall.
We have been aware of the myriad
of problems involved in the Elections
Department through the years and I believe
that this investigation is long overdue.
This is something that will affect future
administrations.
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Officer Green back in Trash It Out
Sometimes it’s hard taking criticisms
court
Jose Ayala has been criticized during a
Last January Lawrence Police Officer
William Green had a hearing at Haverhill
District Court on a complaint that he belly
bumped Officer Ivan Melendez following
an argument.
Officer Melendez was
summoned but failed to appear in court so
the case was dismissed. Hours later, at the
request of the city, it was reinstated and
the new hearing took place on April 11 at
Haverhill District Court again. The trial
will take place on May 10.
Officer Green is confident that this
harassment is as a result of his involvement
with the recall petition against the mayor.
New schools
Having worked in the school system
many years ago, I am familiar with the
conditions of the Oliver and Leahy schools.
Beautiful buildings, indeed! Similar to the
old Wetherbee School before it was rebuilt
and Mayor Rivera now wants to renovate
these two schools at a cost of $34 million
that he hopes to get from the state and a $20
million loan that we must incur.
As much as I would like them to be
restored like the Wetherbee, getting into
more debt scares me. We are still paying
for loans to build 3 or 4 schools, the water
plant, the stadium, the road repairs, etc. Is
it wise to get in deeper right now?
The mayor is also planning to spend
$67 million for 27 projects to be built over
5 years costing the taxpayers $31 million.
Part of that plan is raising property taxes to
the levy of 2.5% for five consecutive years.
I am for progress but, at what price?
During Senator Elizabeth Warren’s visit
to Greater Lawrence Community Action
Council last week, one of the main concerns
was the high cost of rents and the middle
class flight. When people can afford to buy
a home they are either forced to charge those
incredibly high rents or move out. Can this
poor community afford tax increases for
five years and get into more liability?
The City Council will be having a
hearing on all of that on April 19.
meeting of the City Council for his Facebook
page Trash It Out. DPW Supervisor Lance
Hamill was upset and said, “This person
only drives around the city taking pictures
and posting them.”
That’s right, he does! Thank you, Jose
Ayala, for caring about our city.
Sheriff Cousins’ job
A few days ago I was approached
by William Castro of Methuen because
he wants to come on my radio show
“CrossOver” on WCCM to clarify
something. I will be inviting him later on
as the race for the position becomes a little
more heated but I want to explain what he
is talking about.
The local newspaper in English keeps
portraying him as a correctional officer
when in fact he is an investigator working
for the DEA for the past 11 years.
I wonder if there is a purpose for
downgrading someone’s position.
Dominican Elections
– in Lawrence
Next month, the Dominican Republic
will be holding presidential elections
and Dominicans in the United States and
gearing to vote for their favorite candidate.
Until not long ago they had to travel home
in order to vote but it has become easier
now that they can vote right here.
In previous years, the Lawrence Senior
Center was utilized as a voting place but this
year all the districts will have a table at the
North Common Education Complex (the
former high school building). According
to City Attorney Charles Boddy, municipal
buildings are available to residents as a way
to exercise their freedom of speech.
Lawrence drug scene
You may want to read the front page
story in The New York Times of March 25,
2016 titled Heroin Epidemic Is Yielding
to a Deadlier Cousin: Fentanyl. It’s about
Lawrence and the AG's comment about
Lawrence being New England's source for
drugs.
There doesn’t seem to be any effort
being put forth to eradicate or at least deal
with this epidemic. True that it is not only
in Lawrence – it’s a national problem – but
do you see anything being done? There is a
general news black-out as a way to control
it.
Sincere advice
Newly
elected
Haverhill
City
Councilor Andy Vargas is a very ambitious
22-year-old. He seems to be everywhere,
involved in so many things and you can
tell that the intentions are good. But, when
he talks about doing business in Cuba, he
shows his naïveté. Cuba has nothing to
offer to Haverhill.
Andy is very idealistic and his
knowledge of Cuba stems from his visit to
the island with a school group two years
ago. We are happy for the changes that
this will bring to the Cuban people but it’s
all going to be one way – only Cuba will
benefit from what the United States has to
offer.
There is no market in Cuba for
Southwick so, what are you planning to
do? Export more jobs for cheaper labor?
I would suggest to stick to being a city
councilor and learn as much as you can
about local politics because you have a
brilliant future ahead.
El Alcalde Rivera visitó el
Congreso en Washington, DC
Propone proyectos de agua, alcantarillado y Transporte de Lawrence
El Alcalde Daniel Rivera fue a
Washington, DC en donde permanecerá
por tres días en una visita al Congreso y
que incluirá la Conferencia Nacional de
Asociación de Agua Potable para el Medio
Ambiente (NEWEA) y el Día Anual del
Tercer Distrito de la Congresista Niki
Tsongas.
Durante su visita a la capital
estadounidense, el Alcalde Rivera también
se reunió con los Senadores de Estados
Unidos Elizabeth Warren y Ed Markey, la
congresista Niki Tsongas y el subsecretario
del Departamento de Transporte de EE.UU
Víctor Méndez.. "Estoy esperando con
interés la reunión con nuestra Delegación
Federal esta semana para discutir la
aplicación de la subvención “TIGER” en
Lawrence," dijo el Alcalde Dan Rivera.
"Asegurándonos de que la ciudad se asocie
con en el gobierno federal es muestra de
que estamos conscientes de que nuestro
compromiso es indispensable para poder
alcanzar los objetivos que nos hemos
propuesto, de hacer de Lawrence una mejor
ciudad."
Mayor Rivera on Congressional Visit to
Washington, D.C.
Advocates for Water and Sewer and Transportation Fixes in Lawrence
Mayor Daniel Rivera is in Washington,
D.C. for a three day Congressional trip
that will include the New England Water
Environment Association
(NEWEA)
National Conference and Congresswomen
Tsongas' Annual Third District Day.
While in the Capital, Mayor Rivera
also met with United States Senators
Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey,
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and U.S.
Department of Transportation Deputy
Secretary Victor Mendez. “I am looking
forward to meeting with our Federal
Delegation this week to discuss Lawrence’s
TIGER Grant application,” said Mayor Dan
Rivera. “Making sure our city partners in
the Federal government are aware of our
goals is crucial to fulfilling the goals we
have in place to Make Lawrence Better.”
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Tsongas visits UTC Aerospace NECC Employees Honored for Work
Systems in Westford
Congresswoman Niki
Tsongas
visited
UTC
Aerospace
Systems
in
Westford, where she toured
the facility and met with
company officials.
UTC Aerospace Systems
is owned by the larger
United Technologies, which
design and manufactures
everything from aerospace
engines to climate control
systems to Otis Elevators.
UTC Aerospace Systems
is one of the world's
largest
suppliers
of
advanced aerospace and
defense
products,
and
has approximately 1,600 L to R: Kevin Raftery, Rep. Niki Tsongas and Thomas Bergeron
employees in Massachusetts
with Westford as their
largest facility employing 490 people. The technology to the Navy as well in light of
majority of work at the Westford facility, today's dynamic security environment.
which opened in June 2011, revolves
around Intelligence, Surveillance, and "Thanks to Congresswoman Tsongas and
Reconnaissance (ISR) equipment used by her staff for visiting today to learn more
about our business," said Kevin Raftery,
the U.S. military.
"By supporting innovation and Vice President and General Manager,
manufacturing in the Third District, we are Airborne business for UTC Aerospace
not only supporting job growth, but also the Systems. "We are a vital contributor to
inventive entrepreneurs, researchers and national and international defense, and we
workers who are the backbone of America's appreciate the Congresswoman's support
economy," said Congresswoman Tsongas. of our programs for critical missions. We
"UTC Aerospace Systems is an example share with her an interest our community,
of the innovation hub taking shape in our and are proud to be an employer that
region, and I appreciate the opportunity to attracts and supports the best in local
see the work these companies do and hear engineering talent."
firsthand about the issues important to them." Congresswoman Tsongas frequently
One of UTC's signature products visits and tours various businesses and
manufactured at the Westford plant is the organizations around the Third District to
MS-177, a long-range sensor that enables learn about the issues important to them.
pilots and ground operators to see airborne She has long been a strong advocate for
threats from great distances. The sensor is domestic manufacturing, promoting a
already in use by the Air Force to enhance "Make it in America" agenda that looks to
our armed forces' intelligence, surveillance support companies who are committed to
and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, manufacturing their products on American
and Congresswoman Tsongas recently soil and thereby maintaining and creating
led a letter to Defense Secretary Carter jobs.
requesting the expansion of this critical
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Northern Essex Community College faculty and staff members Anne Eshbaugh, Elle
Yarborough, and Judi Pollock-Ciampi were congratulated by NECC President Lane
Glenn on receiving the quarterly NECC Employee Recognition Award.
Three Northern Essex Community
College employees, Judith “Judi” PollockCiampi of Chelmsford, Anne Eshbaugh
of Westford, and Ellen "Elle" Yarborough
of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recently
received the NECC quarterly employee
recognition award for the first quarter of
2016.
The
Employee
Recognition
Award recognizes the many and varied
contributions of the college’s nearly 700
employees. Employees are selected each
quarter based on recommendations from
supervisors and co-workers. Recipients
receive a $150 certificate to the restaurant
or mall of his or her choice.
Pollock-Ciampi, who has worked at
NECC in different capacities for 22 years,
was nominated by Kelly Sullivan, NECC
dean of technology, arts and professional
studies, who wrote “…She is truly a handson educator and will do anything in her
power to assist her students in succeeding
and ultimately graduating…Judi is an
exemplary faculty member, advisor, and
advocate.”
She started her career as an adjunct
faculty member in the paralegal program
and four years later took on the added role
of staff associate for the program. In 1999
she became the coordinator of the paralegal
program and full-time faculty member. She
is now a member of the business faculty.
Pollock-Ciampi holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Psychology from Boston
College and a Juris Doctorate from New
England School of Law.
Eshbaugh has worked in internal
communication for three years. She holds
a Bachelor of Fine Art with a Concentration
in Photography from UMass Lowell.
She was nominated by her supervisor
Steven DiLeo who wrote “Anne has gone
above and beyond in her role as clerk in the
mail room and Reprographics Department.
She works in Lawrence as the mail and
reprographics operation’s manager in
the morning and finishes her shift in
Haverhill, Monday through Thursday.
She is also a photographer for Marketing
and Communication working in a public
relations capacity and the administrator of
all the digital signs… All of her work is
done in a cheerful and helpful way. Anne is
full of animation and spirit…
The nomination was supported by ESL
tutor Gretchyn A. Gallagher who noted
“Anne has a consistent high work standard,
and she is always friendly, cooperative,
and courteous. Anne always has a positive
outlook and is always willing to assist
everyone above and beyond reprographics
and the mail. Anne has a sincere empathy
for all students, staff, and faculty, and she
is always willing to help out in any way
she can... . I believe she is the type of
employee that should be recognized for her
professional, yet genuine supportive, caring
nature.”
A professor of English, Yarborough
has taught at Northern Essex for five years.
She was nominated for the award by Kim
Burns, dean of academic innovations and
alternative studies, who praised Yarborough
for her commitment to innovative academic
initiatives.
This past fall and spring semesters,
Yarborough served as the academic
innovations faculty fellow supporting
the development of a competency-based
education (CBE) model for Northern Essex,
which allows students to accelerate their
degrees. She supported other faculty who are
adapting existing courses to a competencybased delivery, and experimented with a
CBE module in her own course, contributed
to the design of marketing and recruitment
plans, and explored enhanced usage of
multi-media in online courses.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in
Communication from Regis College, a
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
(film) and a Doctor of Philosophy in English
Education from Arizona State University.
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Open Invitation to Friends of Merrimack Middlesex Community College to
Valley Hospice 3rd Annual Spring
Host Bedford Campus Open House
Middlesex Community College will Advisors and administrators will be
Fundraising Brunch
The Friends of Merrimack
Valley Hospice is hosting
their third annual fundraiser
brunch with a special floral
demonstration
by
Steve
Janavicus of Flowers by Steve on
Sunday, April 17 at 9:30 a.m. at
Indian Ridge Country Club, 73
Lovejoy Road in Andover, MA.
The morning event will
feature a full brunch buffet,
followed by a floral arrangement
demonstration by Steve Janavicus.
Raffles will include the one-of-a-kind
arrangements created by Steve during his
demonstration, unique gift baskets, and
other prizes. A beautiful collection of spring
flowers, hanging baskets, and live plants will
be available for purchase. Proceeds from
the event benefit Merrimack Valley Hospice
House located in Haverhill, MA.
"By
hosting
this
event
and
acknowledging the great work of hospice
we are able to raise funds in support of
Merrimack Valley Hospice House," says
Susan Desmet, founding Vice President of
Steve Janavicus of Flowers by Steve
the Friends Group. "Membership is open
to all and we hope to have new friends join
us for this fun and flower-filled event!"
For more information or to RSVP by
April 14, please call 978-552-4317or email
[email protected]
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Tickets $50 and may be purchased by
calling 978-552-4317 or friendsofmvh@
homealthfoundation.org. All tickets will be
held at the door.
Merrimack Valley Hospice Offers
Free Loss of a Parent Workshops
Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering
two unique workshops for adults who
have experienced the loss of a parent. The
workshops are scheduled on Tuesday,
May 3, and Tuesday, June 7, from 6:00
p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Merrimack Valley
Hospice House, 360 North Ave in Haverhill
MA. Both workshops will be facilitated
by counselors Lois Marra and Nancy
Thornton. Participants are encouraged, but
not required, to attend both workshops.
These workshops are is designed to help
participants understand the grief process
when a parent dies, share their experiences,
and support each other in a facilitated
environment. Sessions are tailored to meet
the group's needs and will cover many
difference topics including grief, loss and
healing. If you have questions, or would
like to register, contact Bereavement
Coordinator Siobhan Mahoney at 978-5524510.
Merrimack Valley Hospice is a notfor-profit agency providing comfort care
and supportive services to patients nearing
the end of life, and bereavement services
to their families and loved ones. Together
with Home Health VNA and HomeCare,
Inc., the agencies provide a full continuum
of home health and hospice care in
more than 110 communities throughout
the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern
Massachusetts
and
Southern
New
Hampshire. Merrimack Valley Hospice also
serves the Southern Maine region as York
Hospital Hospice. For more information
visit MerrimackValleyHospice.org.
host a Bedford Campus Open House at
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Bedford
Campus Center, 591 Springs Road.
Prospective students and their
families, as well as adult learners interested
in continuing their education, will have the
opportunity to learn about MCC’s more
than 70 degree and certificate programs,
noncredit courses, and online and flexiblelearning options.
The Bedford Campus Open House
will feature a series of breakout sessions
tailored to meet student needs and interests.
Students can explore specific areas of
academic interest, meet with faculty and
academic deans, learn more about the
admissions process, and take a campus
tour.
“This open-house format gives
students an opportunity to learn about
everything Middlesex has to offer,” said
Marilynn Gallagan, Dean of Admissions.
available to answer student questions
and provide information about how to be
successful at Middlesex. Students can learn
about MCC’s many support services, such
as academic and career counseling, dual
enrollment, tutoring, disability support, and
other special programs.
Students can also learn about the
statewide MassTransfer program, which
is designed to ease the transfer process,
allowing a student to specifically plan a
curriculum that will fit a chosen bachelor’s
degree program.
Attendees can also meet with financialaid representatives to get information about
financing their education. Students can even
turn in college applications and schedule
appointments for placement testing.
For more information, or to RSVP
for MCC’s Bedford Campus Open House,
visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/OH or call
1-800-818-3434.
Middlesex Community College to
Host Forum on Juvenile Justice
Middlesex Community College will
host a Forum on Juvenile Justice from
12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the
Federal Building Assembly Room, on the
Lowell Campus 50 Kearney Square. This
event is free and open to the public.
Join panelists Karter Reed, who served
20 years for a murder he committed in 1993
at age 16; Jean Trounstine, MCC professor,
author and activist; and Michelle Bloomer,
Assistant Dean of Education & Public
Service, for a lively discussion about the
problems and practices of sending juveniles
to adult prisons.
Trounstine will give a reading from
her new book, “Boy with a Knife: A Story
of Murder, Remorse and a Prisoner’s
Fight for Justice,” which focuses on the
transformation of Reed, who is at the center
of her searing critique of sending juveniles
to adult prisons.
Bloomer will lead a facilitated
discussion with the panel and the audience,
tackling youth incarceration, justice, prison
and the writing process.
To learn more about MCC’s Forum on
Juvenile Justice, contact Matthew Olson,
Dead of Humanities and Social Sciences,
at 781-280-3715 or [email protected]
mass.edu
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The SNHU Graphic Design: 10th Annual Student
Exhibit at SNHU’s McIninch Art Gallery
The McIninch Art Gallery
at Southern New Hampshire
University will present Graphic
Design: 10th Annual Student
Exhibit from April 7-May 7 with
a reception on April 7 from 5 to
7 p.m. The exhibition is free and
open to the public.
Included in this exhibit are
examples of magazine layouts,
logos, photography, illustrations,
posters, brochures, package
design and website designs.
In addition, the faculty will be
featuring some of the best short animation
and videos produced by their students this
year.
Our 10th Annual Student Exhibit
completes the exhibition series for the
academic year at the McIninch Art Gallery
at Southern New Hampshire University.
A catalog accompanies this exhibit.
Please call Debbie Disston at
603.629.4622, e-mail [email protected]
edu or visit www.snhu.edu for additional
information. The McIninch Art Gallery,
which was made possible by a generous
gift from the McIninch Foundation, is open
Mon. through Sat. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and Thurs. from 5 to 8 p.m. All gallery
events are free and open to the public.
Volunteers needed
Did you know that 1 in every 50 children in the US will go to
sleep without a home this year? Horizons for Homeless Children is
looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to play with children
living in family homeless shelters in Northeastern Massachusetts.
A commitment of just 2 hours a week will make a significant
difference in the lives of some wonderful children in your community.
Trainings for your region are coming up soon - sign up today!
Sign up today! Contact us at (978) 557-2182 or at northeast@
horizonsforhomelesschildren.org for more information and an
application, or fill one out online at www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.
org.
V-Day Lawrence is bringing The Vagina
Monologues back to Lawrence!
V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls.
V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money
and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader
attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery,
incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.
Last year over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and
awareness towards ending violence against women. These highly successful events
raised over $5 million through performance of The Vagina Monologues, readings from
V-Day’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer and Any One Of Us: Words From
Prison and screenings of V-Day’s documentary Until The Violence Stops and the PBS
documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You. Over $90 million raised to date!
V-Day Lawrence has joined this global movement as part of the V-Day 2016
Community Campaign.
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Community Day Learning Latchkey
Enrichment Program brings Inca Son to
Lawrence for interactive concert
Students from the Community Day
Learning Latchkey Enrichment Program,
an affiliate of The Community Group, will
enjoy an interactive concert from acclaimed
Peruvian music ensemble Inca Son during
April vacation.
During school vacation week, 300
school-age Lawrence students enrolled in
the Community Day Learning Latchkey
Enrichment Program will take an indepth look at the culture, dance, and
instruments of South America, culminating
in a performance by Inca Son during the
Latchkey Family Night on April 21 at 5
p.m. at the Guilmette School Cafeteria and
Auditorium, 80 Bodwell Street in Lawrence
(Inca Son performance begins at 6:15 p.m.).
Inca Son also will visit with the
following schools during school vacation:
•
Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Wetherbee
School, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
•
Thursday, April 21, 2016: Guilmette
School, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Inca Son visit to the Community
Day Learning Latchkey Enrichment Program
is supported in part by a grant from the
Lawrence Cultural Council, a local agency
which is supported by the Massachusetts
Cultural Council, a state agency.
Holy Family Hospital
Physicians Offer Free Head
and Neck Cancer Screenings
Gentry Thatcher, MD, a board certified
ENT from New England Ear, Nose, Throat
& Facial Plastic Surgery, will be doing
free screenings at Holy Family Hospital’s
Methuen campus, located at 70 East St., on
Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:30
p.m. in the Ground Floor Outpatient Clinic.
Those who smoke, chew tobacco,
consume alcohol, or have a prior history
of head and neck cancer, have a greater
risk of developing head and neck cancer.
Symptoms include a lump, a sore that does
not heal, a sore throat that does not go
away, difficulty swallowing, and a change
or hoarseness in the voice.
According to Dr. Thatcher, the vast
majority of head and neck cancers are
related to tobacco use, making it one of the
most preventable diseases.
“If we help individuals and families
understand the risk factors and symptoms,
we increase the likelihood that they will
eliminate high-risk habits, and have regular
check-ups to help find cancer in its early
stages, when it is easy to treat and cure.”
During April, Colden & Seymour ENT
will also hold free screenings at its North
Andover location.
Daryl Colden, MD will offer free
screenings on Tuesday, April 12, from 1
p.m. to 4 p.m.
Peter Seymour, MD will offer free
screenings on Wednesday, April 13, from 1
p.m. to 4 p.m.
Colden & Seymour ENT is located at
200 Sutton St., Suite 100, North Andover,
MA
The schedule a free screening
appointment with Dr. Thatcher, Dr. Colden
or Dr. Seymour, please call Holy Family
Hospital’s DoctorFinder™ line at 1-800488-5959.
NECESITAN CHOFERES PARA TRANSPORTAR ANCIANOS
Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Lawrence, una coalición de comunidades
de fe, agencies de servicio social y organizaciones de salud, está buscando
voluntarios para llevar a ancianos a citas al médico y otras citas de calidad
de vida a través del Programa de Friends in Deed de Elder Services of the
Merrimack Valley. Si usted puede, aunque sea ocasionalmente, por favor, llame
a Renee A. Baker, reclutador de voluntarios, al 978-946-1463 (y mencione
Interfaith Caregivers.)
Gracias de parte de Interfaith Caregivers y los muchos ancianos que
necesitan de los servicios de choferes voluntarios para poder permanecer
independientes en su propio hogar.
Nancy Chavez with BGCL chess club.
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Policía de Methuen advierte a los
Methuen Police Warn Residents
residentes y propietarios de negocios and Business Owners of
sobre estafa de National Grid
National Grid Scam
Chief Joseph Solomon y el
Departamento de Policía de Methuen están
alertando a los residentes y propietarios de
negocios sobre una reciente estafa sobre
National Grid y recuerdan a la comunidad
que no cedan a las amenazas.
En la última semana, la policía ha
recibido informes de que al menos tres
empresas de Methuen han sido víctimas
de esta estafa telefónica, con un costo a
los propietarios de negocios de cientos de
dólares.
Según las autoridades, los estafadores
llaman y dicen que trabajan para National
Grid, exigiendo el pago de saldos vencidos a
través de transferencia bancaria o por medio
de una tarjeta de prepago. Las personas que
llaman amenazan a los clientes de que su
servicio será de cierre de inmediato si no
reciben el pago.
En algunos casos, la persona que llama
también afirma que el propietario residente
o negocio tiene un medidor defectuoso que
necesita ser reemplazado por una cuota
grande, que nunca sería la responsabilidad
del cliente.
Los estafadores piden el pago por
transferencia bancaria o por medio de
tarjetas de débito prepagadas, ya que
el dinero se transfiere al instante y es
irrecuperable. Si una víctima regala un
número de tarjeta de débito de prepago o
realiza una transferencia bancaria, el dinero
se ha ido y perdido para siempre.
"Desafortunadamente, hemos visto un
aumento de este tipo de estafas telefónicas
en las que las víctimas envían dinero a
través de transferencia bancaria o en tarjetas
de pre-pago y los fondos se han ido para
siempre," dijo el Jefe de Policía Solomon.
"A pesar de que estas amenazas pueden
intimidar, nunca envíe dinero a personas
que no conoce. Cuelgue el teléfono y llame
a la policía inmediatamente."
Otras características de este tipo de
estafas incluyen:
• Los estafadores suelen utilizar nombres y
apellidos comunes para identificarse.
• Los estafadores pueden ser capaces de
recitar los últimos cuatro dígitos del número
de seguro social de la víctima.
• Los estafadores falsifican el número
de National Grid en el identificador de
llamadas para que parezca que es legítimo.
• Las víctimas oyen el ruido de fondo de
otras llamadas que se llevó a cabo para
imitar un sitio de llamada.
National Grid ha lanzado un
comunicado diciendo que los clientes
nunca deben hacer pagos a través de tarjeta
de regalo, tarjeta de pre-pago, o giro postal.
Cualquier persona que le preocupe que
haya sido víctima de una estafa telefónica
deben comunicarse con el Departamento de
Policía de Methuen al 978-983-8698.
Chief Joseph Solomon and the Methuen
Police Department are alerting residents and
business owners about a recent National
Grid scam and remind the community to
never give into threats.
Within the last week, police have
received reports that at least three Methuen
businesses have fallen victim to this phone
scam, costing business owners hundreds of
dollars.
According to officials, scammers will
call and claim to work for National Grid,
demanding payment on past due balances
via wire transfer or through a pre-paid card.
Callers threaten customers that their service
will be immediately shut-off if they do not
receive payment. In some cases, the caller
also claims that the resident or business
owner has a faulty meter that needs to be
replaced for a large fee, which would never
be the responsibility of the customer.
Scammers and con artists ask for
payment via wire transfer or through prepaid debit cards, because the money is
transferred instantly and irrecoverably. If
a victim gives away a pre-paid debit card
number or makes a wire transfer, the money
is gone and lost forever.
"Unfortunately, we have seen a rise in
these types of phone scams in which victims
send money through wire transfer or on pre-
paid cards and the funds are gone forever,"
Chief Solomon said. "Although these
threats can feel intimidating, never send
money to anyone you don't know. Hang up
the phone and call police immediately."
Other characteristics of these types of
scams include:
• Scammers generally use common names
and surnames to identify themselves.
• Scammers may be able to recite the last
four digits of a victim’s Social Security
Number.
• Scammers spoof the National Grid
number on caller ID to make it appear that
it’s legitimate.
• Victims hear background noise of other
calls being conducted to mimic a call site.
National Grid has released a statement
saying customers should never make
payments via gift card, pre-paid card, or
money order.
Anyone who is concerned that they may
have fallen victim to a phone scam should
contact the Methuen Police Department at
978-983-8698.
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NEWS NASHUA, NH
NASHUA PUBLIC LIBRARY
2 COURT STREET
For directions and information on
parking go to: www.nashualibrary.org/
directions.htm
Phone 603-589-4610
Fax: 603-594-3457
OPEN STORYTIMES AND PUPPET
SHOWS
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
at 10a.m. Thursdays at 7 p.m., and
Sundays at 2 p.m. Open Storytimes &
Puppet Shows run continuously, and no
registration is required.
Learn WordPress at Nashua Library
The Nashua Public Library now
offers a class in how to use WordPress to
create websites and blogs. This class is
in addition to other one-time computer
workshops offered at the library: Computer
Basics; Internet; Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and Access; Genealogy; and
Online Job Searching. View the schedule
at www.nashualibrary.org/computerclasses.
htm. All are free and open to the public,
although registration is required (call 5894611).
Bring the Family to the Zoo for Peanuts
Now you can visit the Franklin Park Zoo
in Boston or the Stone Zoo in Stoneham at
greatly reduced admission prices, using your
Nashua Public Library card. Simply go to
nashualibrary.org and click Museum Passes.
Then follow the instructions to reserve a
pass for the date you want to go. The pass
admits six people at just $6 per adult and $4
per child ages 2 to 12. Children under 2 are
free. Regular admission is $12–$18. You
can also book a pass at the reference desk in
the library or by calling (603) 589-4611.
CALENDARIO | CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Reclaiming History-Hilldale
Cemetery Cleanup
BABIES AND BOOKS STORYTIME
Through stories and music, learn how
to read aloud and develop your baby’s
language and pre-reading skills. Babies
and their caregivers are welcome to join
us. Thursdays: 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. ages:
13 to 24 months; 11 a. m. and 12 noon
ages: birth to 12 months. No registration
required. For more information call the
Children’s Room at (603) 589-4631.
The Hilldale Cemetery Association,
a non-profit cemetery corporation, seeks
volunteers and sponsors for its annual
clean-up event on Sunday May 1, 2016.
Tasks will include trash pickup, raking,
Activities for Teens at Nashua Public clearing, planting, and mowing. We hope
you can join us in this effort to reclaim and
Library
In addition to books, movies, manga, graphic preserve the historic Hilldale Cemetery.
novels, and computers, the Nashua Public Volunteers are encouraged to bring garden
Library offers plenty of programs after tools such as rakes, clippers, weed wackers
Celebration picnic
school for teens in grades 6 through 12. Go and work gloves.
will follow. In the event of a weather
to tinyurl.com/nplteen and start signing up!
postponement, please check the “Hope for
Hilldale Cleanup Campaign” Facebook
Memory Café will not be held in March;
page.
the April meeting will be held on the 15th.
If you would like to attend, please register
WHAT: Volunteer Cleanup Event
by calling 589-4610 or going to www.tinyurl.
WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 9 AM
com/nplevents and scrolling down to the date
WHERE: Hilldale Cemetery, 337 Hilldale of the event. Memory Cafe is sponsored by the
Ave, Haverhill, MA
library and Home Health and Hospice Care.
Racism, a Human Experience
On the 48th anniversary of the death
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., join Brenda
Bailey Lett and Laurielee Woodlock Roy at
the Nashua Public Library for a community
forum on race, racism, family, privilege,
and motherhood in America.
Lett and Woodlock are the authors
of “Race Between Us,” a conversation
between the two authors, one black and
one white, about racial matters and ways
to break down the barriers that separate us.
Copies of the book will be available for sale
and signing at the event.
The event will take place on Monday,
April 4, at 7 pm. It is free and open to the
public. Registration is not required.
Need help finding a good book?
Memory Café at Nashua Public Library Come to the Nashua Public Library on the
third Friday of the month from 2 p.m. to 3:30
p.m. for Memory Café, a gathering of people
with early memory loss and their caregivers.
Each month’s program will have activities
centered on a theme, along with plenty of time
to enjoy free refreshments and socialize.
Come to the Nashua Public Library on
Friday, February 19, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
for Memory Café, a gathering of people with
early memory loss and their caregivers. Each
month’s program has activities centered on
a theme, along with plenty of time to enjoy
free refreshments and socialize.
Are you looking for ideas on what to
read next? Maybe you need suggestions
for books to buy for your grandchildren or
mother-in-law for the holidays. Let Nashua
Public Library staff zero in on the right ones
for you, with Reading Radar.
Just go to nashualibrary.org/connect/
reading-radar. That’s where eight staff
members tell you a bit about their own reading
preferences. Choose the one whose interests
match yours fill out a short form, and that
person will reply with five suggested titles.
If you want suggestions for children’s
books, go to nashualibrary.org/explore/kids.
CONSEJEROS DE LOS PEQUEÑOS NEGOCIOS DE AMÉRICA
¿Comenzando un Negocio? ¿Comprando un Negocio?
¿Haciendo Crecer su Negocio?
CONSEJOS GRATIS Y CONFIDENCIALES SOBRE NEGOCIOS POR UNA
ORGANIZACIÓN SIN ÁNIMO DE LUCRO
Sesiones de Consejerías jueves de 10:00 AM a 2:30 PM
Excepto el 3er jueves de cada mes
Por favor, llame al 978-686-0900 para una cita con Lawrence SCORE
MERRIMACK VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
264 ESSEX ST.
LAWRENCE, MA 01840-1516
Hilldale Cemetery is an historic
cemetery, dating back to the 1700s, and
contains more than 20 acres of walking
paths.
The graves of many veterans
including civil war veterans are located
there as well as many Haverhill descendants.
In recent years, volunteers have begun
reclaiming this beautiful but neglected
cemetery with the goal of preserving it
for future generations. To donate, please
see our go fund me site titled “Hope for
Hilldale Cemetery”. www.gofundme.com/
wkunpk
For more information, please contact:
Tammy Dobrosielski
Volunteer Coordinator
978 305-2239
[email protected]
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Please join Mayor Dan Rivera for
Community Office Hours
April 27, 2016 - 7pm-9pm
This will be one of many community hours being
scheduled across the ity. For more questions please
call the Mayor’s office at 978-620-3010.
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Fire victims / Víctimas de incendios
Please contact Heal Lawrence if you wish to make a contribution to the victims
of the recent fires in Lawrence. The website has a list of donated items and
things that are still needed.
Favor de ponerse en contacto con Heal Lawrence si desea hacer una contribución
a las víctimas de los incendios recientes en Lawrence. El sitio en la internet
tiene una lista de artículos que han sido donados y lo que todavía necesitan.
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CLASIFICADOS | CLASSIFIEDS
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is Hereby given by Sheehan’s Towing L.L.C. of 26 Lawrence St Methuen,
MA, pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L.c. 255, Section 39A, that they will sell the
following vehicles on or after May 2, 2016 starting at 10:00 am by private or public sale
to satisfy their garage keeper’s lien for towing, storage, and lien fees:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
2000 Honda Civic VIN# 1HGEJ6676YL024891
2008 Hyundai Sonata VIN# 5NPEU46F78H376934
2008 Toyota Corolla VIN# 2T1BR32E78C925255
2015 Honda CRV VIN# 5J6RM4H98FL080204
2008 Ford Escape VIN# 1FMCU03138KB93424
2012 Volkswagen Passat VIN# 1VWBP7A3XCC031763
2005 Acura TL VIN# 19UUA66245A025996
Vehicles are being stored at Sheehan’s Towing L.L.C. and may be inspected by
appointment only.
Robert Sheehan
Owner, Sheehan’s Towing L.L.C.
4/15, 4/22, 5/1
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