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Merrimack Valley

October 23, 2012

Tower Hill candidates night tomorrow

LAWRENCE - Tower Hill Neighborhood Association will host a candidates meeting tomorrow starting at 6:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish’s Judson Hall, 526 Lowell St. directly behind St. Augustine’s Chapel.

The meeting will begin with public safety updates from Police Chief John Romero and Fire Chief Jack Bergeron, and attending city councilors. There will also be a brief presentation on foreclosure relief, followed by a candidates forum. Candidates will be allowed several minutes to speak, followed by questions from the audience. All T.H.N.A. meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. For additional information contact T.H.N.A. President, Dan Clark, 978-902-0595 or email thna@thnalawrence.com.

Question 2 forums begin today

METHUEN — Hear both sides of the physician assisted suicide debate starting today at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St.

The issue of physician assisted suicide is up for vote as ballot Question 2 in the Nov. 6 election.

An informational talk will be presented today from 1 to 2 p.m. by The Committee Against Physician Assisted Suicide.

On Oct. 30, a second informational talk will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. by DIGNITY 2012, which supports the Death with Dignity Act.

The public is invited to attend both events.

School wins $100K fitness center

LAWRENCE - The South Lawrence East Middle School is one of three schools in the state to win a $100,000 state-of-the-art Live Positive Fitness Center because of their efforts in promoting physical fitness innovation and healthy living standards to their students.

Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils and Gov. Deval Patrick visited the Salemwood School in Malden yesterday to announce three selected National Champion Schools: Salemwood School, Henry Lord Middle School and The South Lawrence East Middle School.

The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils program will roll out to all 50 states in the coming years. The goal is to build a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world by providing schools with the tools they need to succeed. The program does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding. Each fitness center is financed through a public/private sector partnership with companies like Coca-Cola.

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