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2010-04-13 07:20:00

WINS $5,000 first prize; Solar Sheds, second prize; EcoCentric Resources TOPIA, third prize. SALEM, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Enterprise Center at Salem State College today announced the winners of the Sixth Annual North of Boston Business Plan Competition. Local Ginger of Newburyport, MA won the grand prize of $5,000. Solar Sheds of Peabody, MA came in second winning $3,000 and EcoCentric Resources TOPIA of Salem, MA took home the third prize of $2,000. The...

2008-08-06 12:00:33

By Ethan Forman, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Aug. 6--DANVERS -- "The Rocky Horror Show" meets the former Danvers State Hospital this week in DYT Productions' adaptation of the sexually charged, cross-dressing musical smash from the 1970s. The local production by Danvers Youth Theatre transforms the castle where young lovers Brad and Janet have run-ins with Dr. Frank-N-Furter ("the sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania") into Danvers State Hospital. The hospital's...

2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Amanda McGregor, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Aug. 5--SALEM -- With money expected from a state energy bill, the schools would rehire some first-grade teachers, school librarians and other positions cut from next year's school budget. Superintendent William Cameron Jr. said he hopes the schools will see $500,000, for which he outlined priorities at last night's School Committee meeting. The list includes restoring three first-grade teachers, a school nurse and the library aides...

2008-08-05 12:00:23

By Julie Manganis, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Aug. 5--BEVERLY -- Two men are being held without bail on charges that they robbed two other men of $7 in cash, a cellphone and an empty wallet early yesterday morning in downtown Beverly. Edwin Mbugua, 20, who is homeless, and Ronnie Alford, 17, of 245 Rantoul St., Beverly, pleaded not guilty to two counts of armed robbery yesterday during their arraignments in Salem District Court. Prosecutor James Steinberg said the two victims went...

2008-08-05 12:00:23

By Mike Stucka, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Aug. 5--BEVERLY -- After 25 years as a professional organizer, Nancy Black doesn't hear, "You're a what?" nearly as often as she used to. Skepticism toward professional organization services has decreased as the piles of papers beside computer printers and fax machines grow, she said. The founder of Organization Plus recently shared insights and tips, which she said could give busy executives more time with their families or recreation....

2008-08-01 12:01:08

By Matthew K. Roy, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Aug. 1--PEABODY -- It takes more than money to combat the city's underage drinking and substance abuse problems, it takes cooperation, according to Mayor Michael Bonfanti. "We need to do this together," Bonfanti said yesterday to a crowd in City Hall's auditorium that included representatives from the Essex County Sheriff's Department, the Essex County District Attorney's Office, Lahey Clinic, the Chamber of Commerce and various local...

2008-07-31 12:00:39

By Mike Stucka, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jul. 31--BOXFORD -- A Massachusetts attorney general ruling issued yesterday approved new regulations on Boxford farm stands, but said the changes -- planned to bring the town into compliance with state law -- could themselves lead to lawsuits or violations of state law. The decision was important, as well, because it offered a strong rebuttal to Ingaldsby Farm neighbors Gerarld Nissenbaum and Daniel Lowry's decadelong push to shut down...

2008-07-30 12:01:07

By Cate Lecuyer, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jul. 30--BEVERLY -- McKeown Elementary School, closed by a budget crunch, lives on in an exhibit that opened last weekend at the Beverly Historical Society. The exhibit features old newspaper articles, signs, class pictures, yearbooks and other memorabilia that spans from when the school opened in 1998 to when it closed in June as a way to help close a funding gap in the budget. As students, parents, teachers and staff set out to remember...

2008-07-30 12:01:01

By Edward Mason, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jul. 30--BOSTON -- A plan to boost the pensions of Essex County retirees could cost cash-strapped cities and towns tens of thousands of dollars a year. The bill, pushed by the Essex Regional Retirement Board, would raise the annual cost-of-living increase to the pensions of 1,623 retirees. If approved by the governor, it would be the first cost-of-living adjustment for Essex County retirees since 1987, but the proposal would cost 48 cities,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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