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State Representatives Prepare For Marathon-Long March

BEVERLY/March 31, 2017 — As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, Jerry Parisella has been through the rigors of basic training and done tours in Bosnia and Iraq. He’s not entirely unprepared for a marathon-long march in uniform and boots while carrying a 35-pound backpack. Or at least he hopes so. “I know it’s going to be painful,” he said. “I can definitely tell it’s going to be a... [Read more]

Tough Ruck for Rep. Kelcourse

March 28 2017/Amesbury – Daily News by Jim Sullivan   — State Rep. Jim Kelcourse can often be found walking the streets of his district, meeting and greeting residents during campaign season, but this time he’s hitting the road with 35 pounds of military equipment on his back, training for the Tough Ruck. “I was always out there, walking around during the campaign and I was carrying... [Read more]

Boston Marathon memorial run planned after brother’s tragic death

WOBURN/March 28, 2017  – The Stoneham Independent By Nancy Donahue.  He’s getting ready to embark on one of the most grueling races around, but for Stoneham native Ricky Atherton, the cause is so much bigger than the challenge. On April 17, Ricky will run the 121st Boston Marathon in memory the kid brother he lost last summer. Ricky has been running and competing for a while. His... [Read more]

Toys A Big Operation In Lynn

LYNN/December 5, 2016 By GAYLA CAWLEY Lynn Item Operation Military Smiles Toy Shops, a Military Friends Foundation Project, gave  toys to more than 100 children on Sunday. The Military Friends Foundation partnered with the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), an initiative of Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) to bring smiles to children of veterans... [Read more]