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Bill Callahan April 18, 2012 at 03:23 pm
Edgewood is a great group of citizens!
kathy Stevens September 18, 2012 at 08:55 pm
Edgewood residents have also volunteered at the Parson Barnard House as tour guides and hosts. Yes,Read More Edgewood residents definitely give back to North Andover.
NAMA 5k March 21, 2012 at 01:43 pm
Thanks for the write-up, Bryan! We've posted our response in our blog. We appreciate your support! -Read More http://www.nama5k.com/blog/featured-north-andover-patch/
Heather McNeil March 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm
How wonderful that you are doing this for all of those who have been touched by cancer including ourRead More own family and friends. You are an inspiration, and I am so glad that my daughter, Ellise, enjoys your inspiration everyday in class!!
Kellee Twadelle March 15, 2012 at 01:26 pm
You are an incredible role model and inspiration Nicole! Best of luck with the race!
Michelle-Lee MacInnis March 15, 2012 at 08:57 pm
Nicole I am cheering you on every step!! You are a very inspiring to your children and others!!Read More Best to you, Michelle-Lee MacInnis
Cool Fusion January 13, 2012 at 05:29 pm
"Lady Justice", our symbol representing moral objectivity in law enforcement, is depictedRead More wearing a blindfold. Considering our selectmens cavalier attitude, perhaps the iconic lady should instead be holding the Scales of Justice in one hand and stuffing her bra with cash with the other as they do at the State House. This was a naked, unsolicited private cash donation to the Police Department. All great points Mike .. but call me a cynic that I suspect that there is more an element of gratuity or a plea for favoritism in play here rather than charity.
Bill Kelly January 14, 2012 at 04:01 pm
Budgets have always been very tight in North Andover and thankfully we have a history ofRead More volunteerism among both private citizens and businesses in town where time and money is donated to both school and municipal departments. I would hate to live in a North Andover where volunteerism doesn't exist and part of the reason is the cynics out there cannot just accept the fact that good and decent people want to give back to their community for selfless reason.
Cool Fusion January 14, 2012 at 09:16 pm
Volunteerism is not the issue. Fortunately, North Andover is blessed with diverse civicRead More organizations whose services to the town by very dedicated members are greatly needed and a source of community pride. The question posed here is: Independent town agencies accepting unsolicited donations from businesses and private citizens. Entering a world where public service departments are rewarded in the same manner as valet services and hair stylists with quid pro quo expectations will be a difficult path to navigate and fraught with many unintended consquences. I can't recall anyone complaining that our police department was ever under budgeted or sub-resourced. The DPW however is, but then again, the DPW doesn't hand out traffic violations, issue firearm permits, patrol parking lots, nor does it do fire and safety inspections for businesses. John Edward, the VP contender .. bless his corrupt little heart .. did have one thing right.. "There are two justice systems.. one for those that can afford and another for the rest of us." In any case... It's just plain wrong to accept.
Cool Fusion September 15, 2011 at 05:28 pm
Right !!! Sure !!! A defense budget of over $750,000,000,000 can't afford to provide simple socksRead More for our forces in the field, but can allocate several more 10's $Billions for new ill-defined adventures in Libya and many other elsewheres. Perhaps our Democrat representative John Tierney who seems so so concerned and active on his Defense Oversight Committee should be notified of this logistic deficiency. Where is our Commander in Chief - Does he know his forces are fighting barefoot? I don't think so - This doesn't even pass the smell test.
anna August 19, 2011 at 03:28 am
Wow great article guys..anthony im so glad u r doing well...I can't wait to see u and meet jenna..
Lynne Avallone August 22, 2011 at 11:55 am
God Bless you both for your dedication to helping others. What a beautiful inspiration!
Marianne Levis August 23, 2011 at 04:33 am
We admire your courage and dedication to others! God bless you and keep you in His care! xo MRead More & J Levis "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Each one of them is Jesus in disguise." Mother Teresa