Now that the city of Methuen is using the old Pleasant Valley School for storage, it has taken advantage of a quiet neighborhood and moved large gray storage containers on the property that are visible from the street and is also parking city trucks there. These containers have ruined the appearance of what was a nice neighborhood. Since the city owns the property, complaints about its appearance will be ignored. Methuen East District councilors need to address this issue before the property becomes a Methuen junk yard.
I cannot believe the confusion and frustration trying to pick up a first-grader at Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School. I just got back to my car to find a big orange ticket from a Haverhill police officer on my car for a lousy violation for $25. Anyone with a child at this school knows how difficult if not impossible it is to find parking to pick up a child after school. Something needs to change here. It’s disgusting. Find a solution for everyone concerned.
Picture this, folks! Kathleen Sebelius — the bureaucrat who doesn’t work for us the taxpayers and who is one of the biggest screw-ups in the Obama administration along with Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, and Hillary Clinton — gets to keep her job. Yet the poor girl who happened to pick up the phone when Fox News’ Sean Hannity called at the Obamacare number the President gave out over the air gets the ax. Can we figure she probably had no idea who was on the line and answered to the best of her ability? Yet she was fired because she told the truth. Tells you everything you need to know about those “compassionate” Democrats who care so much about the common people!
I had the pleasure of meeting Maura Ryan-Ciardiello at the Walnut Square Fall Festival recently. Her passion and commitment to the citizens and parents of Haverhill resonates with her desire to make Haverhill a better place to educate the children of her community. Ryan-Ciardiello definitely has my vote.
The Democratic Party is truly quite laughable. This Obamacare was entirely the Democrats doing. Not one Republican supported this debacle. Obama and his ilk had almost four years to get it to work and it now appears to be a total disaster. What is hilarious about the Democrats is now they are blaming the Republicans for all the problems that are now coming to light. Does Obama ever take any blame for anything? The Democrats are truly a shameful and pathetic party. Smarten up people put the blame where it rightly belongs — on the Democrats.
With all the talk in the news these days about childhood obesity, how is it possible that children 5- to 13-years-old in Methuen public schools are not given a daily recess break except for a measly 15 minutes a day? And, that is after having only 15 minutes to eat their lunch? That is ridiculous! If you look at neighboring cities, children are given at least 30 minutes just to eat their lunch! I thought this country had a strict health and wellness program. Shouldn’t school administration be educated to developmentally appropriate practices? Who will help our children? The School Committee? The mayor? The superintendent? So far, none of the above. How pathetic.