Semana Hispana carnival opens Friday, parade is Sunday – Eagle

LAWRENCE — A main event of one of the region’s leading cultural festivals opens Friday on Campagnone Common, where Semana Hispana will sponsor a three-day carnival that will run until the week-long celebration closes on Sunday after a parade through the city.

Already, Semana Hispana has sponsored five Latin Night celebrations at locations around Lawrence recognizing the city’s Ecuadorian, Columbian, Peruvian, Mexican and Puerto Rican residents. A Dominican celebration is scheduled for Thursday on the Common at 6 p.m.

The carnival opens at 6 p.m. Friday, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. It will feature amusement park rides, games, food and a petting zoo. Tickets are $25 at the Common or $20 in advance at local merchants.

Liquor at the carnival will be served in a limited area at the Senior Center across Haverhill Street. Semana Hispana organizers sought to serve liquor inside the festival on the Common, but the request was

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Cadillac CT6 Sedan

Dimensionally the 2016 CT6 falls in between regular- and long-wheelbase versions of the Jaguar XJ and Lexus LS 460, while being slightly shorter than the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

At the same time, the CT6 doesn’t look that large, nor does it feel as big from behind the wheel. Innovative engineering has removed both visual and literal bulk to create a large sedan that is shockingly lightweight. Depending on the trim, the CT6 can weigh as much as 1,000 pounds less than some of its rivals.

In terms of interior space, there is plenty. The front seats have copious leg- and headroom (even with the panoramic sunroof) and boast a seating position that feels slightly taller than normal. This conspires with the low, downward-sloping hood to create a superb view of the road ahead and furthers the impression that the CT6 is smaller than it actually is.

The backseat is similarly

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Tiger Woods apologizes, blames prescription medications for DUI arrest

This image provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 29, 2017, shows Tiger Woods. Jail records show that the 41-year-old was booked into jail at 7:18 a.m. Monday and released at 10:50 a.m. 

Tiger Woods attributed an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medicine for his arrest on a DUI charge that landed him in a Florida jail Monday for nearly four hours.

Woods, the 14-time major champion who had back surgery five weeks ago, was arrested on suspicion of DUI at about 3 a.m. Monday and taken to Palm Beach County jail. He was released on his own recognizance.

An arrest report might be available on Tuesday, Jupiter Police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said.

“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in

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UPDATE: First responders fall ill at scene of man’s death – Eagle

HAVERHILL — Four first responders who arrived at an Anna Street duplex Wednesday afternoon were taken to a nearby hospital after being exposed to hazardous materials in the home.

According to the Essex district attorney’s office, first responders received a call about an unresponsive man at 6 Anna St. in the early afternoon Tuesday.

Attempts to revive the 40-year-old man were unsuccessful, and he died shortly thereafter, said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

Kimball-Monahan said a state police detective assigned to the DA’s office determined no foul play in the man’s death.

Later in the afternoon, four and possibly five of the first responders fell ill inside the home, and were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Their conditions are unknown at this time, said Kimball-Monahan.

The state fire marshal’s hazmat unit arrived on the scene shortly thereafter.

The other half of the duplex at 6 Anna St. was evacuated.

A neighbor, Andrew Gourdeau, lives

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Methuen couple to head to Fatima on 100th anniversary of reported apparition – Eagle

METHUEN — A hundred years ago this month, three children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, a town in central Portugal.

To mark the occasion, a devoted couple from Methuen will head to Fatima, along with pilgrims from around the world. 

It all began on May 13, 1917, when three very young shepherds — Lucia Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto — said they saw an apparition of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Hardly anyone believed them, and the children even spent a few days in jail. The authorities tried to browbeat them into recanting their story.

They insisted they were telling the truth, however. By the time the Virgin Mary made her sixth reported appearance, a crowd estimated at 30,000 to 100,000 people showed up at the place where the previous apparitions were said to have occurred.

The children said the Virgin Mary had promised a miracle would take place

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UPDATE: First responders fall ill at scene of man’s death | News … – Eagle

HAVERHILL — Four first responders who arrived at an Anna Street duplex Wednesday afternoon were taken to a nearby hospital after being exposed to hazardous materials in the home.

According to the Essex district attorney’s office, first responders received a call about an unresponsive man at 6 Anna St. in the early afternoon Tuesday.

Attempts to revive the 40-year-old man were unsuccessful, and he died shortly thereafter, said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

Kimball-Monahan said a state police detective assigned to the DA’s office determined no foul play in the man’s death.

Later in the afternoon, four and possibly five of the first responders fell ill inside the home, and were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Their conditions are unknown at this time, said Kimball-Monahan.

The state fire marshal’s hazmat unit arrived on the scene shortly thereafter.

The other half of the duplex at 6 Anna St. was evacuated.

A neighbor, Andrew Gourdeau, lives

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Methuen couple to head to Fatima on 100th anniversary of reported … – Eagle

METHUEN — A hundred years ago this month, three children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, a town in central Portugal.

To mark the occasion, a devoted couple from Methuen will head to Fatima, along with pilgrims from around the world. 

It all began on May 13, 1917, when three very young shepherds — Lucia Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto — said they saw an apparition of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Hardly anyone believed them, and the children even spent a few days in jail. The authorities tried to browbeat them into recanting their story.

They insisted they were telling the truth, however. By the time the Virgin Mary made her sixth reported appearance, a crowd estimated at 30,000 to 100,000 people showed up at the place where the previous apparitions were said to have occurred.

The children said the Virgin Mary had promised a miracle would take place

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Armenian church opens $2.7M family center | Haverhill news … – Eagle

HAVERHILL — It’s been years in the works, but the church that serves Armenians across the region has completed the first phase of its new complex in Haverhill near the North Andover line. 

The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe will open its new Family Life and Cultural Center this weekend, less than a year after construction began. The center cost $2.7 million, church officials said.

While plans are being made to build a new sanctuary on the grounds, the new family center will allow church members to attend “Badarak” — Armenian for church service — until the actual church is completed next to it on 9 acres that the parish bought in 2000. 

Parish members have been attending Sunday Mass at Sacred Hearts Church, ever since their former church, St. Gregory the Illuminator across from City Hall, closed last fall. St. Gregory is expected to be demolished to make way for a proposed restaurant.

“Our first

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Pot arrests continue even after legalization | Merrimack Valley … – Eagle

BOSTON — Four months after marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, people still are getting arrested for pot-related offenses, and police are refusing to give back confiscated drugs, according to court records and interviews with law enforcement officials.

The voter-approved law allows adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana in public and up to 10 ounces at home, and to grow up to a dozen plants on their property. The law also allows retail sales, but pot shops aren’t expected to open until the middle of next year.

Until then, marijuana buyers and sellers still face arrest.

Essex County courts arraigned at least 41 people on marijuana-related charges from Dec. 15, when pot became legal to possess and use, through April 4, according to the Essex County district attorney’s office.

Charges ranged from possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance, a misdemeanor that carries up to two years in prison

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