Woman charged with animal cruelty – Eagle

LAWRENCE — Lilo, a Doberman pinscher puppy, suffered a terrifying ordeal a few weeks ago, according to a report filed by Animal Control Officer Sarah Charbonneau.

The dog was tied to a chain-link fence at 9 Spruce St. so tightly that he could barely move and had trouble breathing, Charbonneau reported.

Furthermore, he had a muzzle taped to his mouth, he was out in the hot sun and he did not have any water, according to the animal control officer’s report.

Desirée Marrero, 56, of 9 Spruce St., has been charged with animal cruelty. Marrero told Charbonneau she does not own Lilo. Her niece is the owner and Marrero’s husband, Jorge Marrero, has been trying to sell the dog, according to Charbonneau’s report.

Marrero claimed the dog was muzzled because he was barking too much, Charbonneau wrote.

The incident happened the evening of June 1. Charbonneau received a call at 6:49 p.m. about three puppies

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North Andover gets ready for fun-filled Fourth of July – Eagle

NORTH ANDOVER — Celebrating the Fourth of July in North Andover is always serious business – but local residents look forward to having fun on America’s birthday.

This town, which is actually 130 years older than the nation, observes the holiday over two days. Beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, the day before the holiday, live entertainment and pony rides will be offered on the Common. 

There will also be plenty of food vendors as well as a beer garden by Ipswich Ale. Jeffrey Coco, co-chairman of the Festival Committee, which organizes the Fourth of July celebration, said he and Ipswich Ale will take stringent measures to make sure no underage people are served in the beer garden.

“The employees of Ipswich Ale are TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures)-certified,” Coco pointed out. Furthermore, a 6-foot fence will be erected to make sure beverages are not surreptitiously passed outside the beer garden, he said.

Besides those

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Former lacrosse standout Perry a surprise star in pole vault for North Andover – Eagle

NORTH ANDOVER — Jack Perry could think of just one way to describe the rush as he is throwing himself through the air.

“In a way, it feels like you’re flying,” said Perry. “You’re so high up in the air. It’s nothing but joy.”

A few months ago, that sensation was just a dream.

For the first three years of his high school career, Perry’s springs were dedicated to lacrosse, including the last two years as North Andover High’s starting varsity goalie.

This year, however, Perry felt the itch for change, and the pull of sport and event he had wanted to try to years.

Just over a month into his track career, Perry has emerged as one of the area’s premier pole vaulters. In just the third meet of his career, the Scarlet Knights senior vaulted a whopping 12-0. That’s second best in the area so far this spring, with his teammate, mentor and

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Angry parents abandon Silver Hill – Eagle

HAVERHILL — A tumultuous few weeks in the Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School community have left parents confused and panicked about the future of the school.

Some families are even moving away from the school after a vote by the Haverhill Education Association teachers union against the school renewing its charter.

Devan Ferreira, a parent of two Silver Hill students and a member of a foundation that raises money for the school, said some parents are pulling their children out of the school.

“I even know of some parents who have put their houses on the market, and others who are looking to leave the district entirely,” she said, citing parents’ feelings that the teachers union vote sent a message that the school system doesn’t care about what is best for students.

Parents met with school leaders Tuesday night to discuss Silver Hill’s options.

After the charter vote, Silver Hill teachers -— also members of

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Cape Ann heritage on display where tall ships gather – Eagle

BOSTON – When the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon left Rowes Wharf in Boston at 7 a.m., the fog was so thick, it was difficult to see more than the length of a football field in either direction.

By the time the Lannon hit Boston Harbor after 10 a.m., the sun had peaked through the clouds and the fog had lifted for more than a million viewers crowding the city to see more than 50 tall ships from all over the world at Sail Boston 2017.

The fog may have delayed Saturday’s parade of sail, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of onlookers who cheered as each boat floated by, snapping pictures and taking videos.

The Lannon’s passengers had a unique view: They were fourth in line for the parade of sail — behind the U.S. Coast Guard’s barque Eagle, the Essex-built Roseway and the Adventure, a National Historic Landmark and Gloucester’s flagship.

“The fog

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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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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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