EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 28, 2013

Regional transportation forum open to public

Haverhill in a minute

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAVERHILL — MassINC and Transportation for Massachusetts will hold a public forum and panel discussion on regional transportation investments in Massachusetts Gateway Cities Tuesday, April 2 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center (Room 103AB) on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

MassINC will present a new research report titled “Reinventing Transit: A Blueprint for Investing in Regional Transit Authorities for Strong Gateway City Economies,” which provides a roadmap for how new public resources in regional transit can be invested with a focus on improving the economic performance of Gateway Cities like Lawrence and Haverhill.

The program will include remarks by elected officials, a presentation on the report’s findings, a panel discussion and questions from the audience. This is the seventh of several forums that are being held in Gateway Cities throughout Massachusetts. Outreach partners for this event include NECC, the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, Amesbury Chamber of Commerce, Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce and the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission. More information is available from Rachel Marquez at 617-224-1709.

Primary Care Physician Open House is April 3

Merrimack Valley Hospital welcomes the community to an open house for three Steward Medical Group primary care physicians William Ingram, MD, Maysabel Aponte, MD and Jamshed Anvari, MD on Wednesday, April 3.

Receptions will be held in their respective offices in Merrimack Medical Center, the medical office building located at 62 Brown St. The building is attached to Merrimack Valley Hospital. Refreshments will be served.

Aponte and Anvari’s receptions will be in Suite 200 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 3 to 6 p.m. Ingram’s will be in Suite 303 from 3 to 6 p.m.

All three physicians are accepting new patients. Aponte is fluent in Spanish. For more information contact Jean MacDougall-Tattan at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Chamber WOW Conference is April 5

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will hold its 17th annual Winning Opportunities for Women (WOW) Conference April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This day-long event will be held at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury. Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison is the featured speaker, sponsored by Holy Family Hospital and Merrimack Valley Hospital/Steward Health Care System.

This year’s conference theme is “Going for the Gold: A Day of Leaders and Champions.”

The event is being held in partnership with Holy Family Hospital, Merrimack Valley Hospital, Rockingham Motors and WOKQ. To register or for more information contact Jen Cantwell at 978-373-5663 or jen@haverhillchamber.com. Visit online at www.haverhillchamber.com.

Library hosts Teen Friends and Writers Club meetings

HAVERHILL — The public library will hold a Teen Friends meeting April 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. Teen Friends (ages 12 to 18) help plan programs, complete community service projects, and help build your resume and skills. Meetings are held in the library’s Teen Zone.

The public library’s Teen Writers club will meet April 4 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Bring whatever piece of writing you are working on, bring a pen, and come brainstorm, share and write. Meetings are held in the library’s Teen Zone.

Seminar on hip and knee replacement is April 2

“Advances in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Orthopedic Surgeon Gregory Johnson, MD” is Tuesday, April 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Attendees will learn about hip replacement options that enhance stability, new CT-guided custom, computerized total knee replacements and newer, safer anti-DVT guidelines and wound care options.

Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One contact hour in nursing awarded at the end of the presentation. For more information or to register contact Jean at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.