Looped In: Editors’ Picks

A VOTERS’ GUIDE TO THE EAST DISTRICT PRELIMINARY ELECTION: Five Questions, Five Responses On Key Issues Shaping Our Future

The first chance for Methuen voters to impact the future governance of the city is coming up Sept. 19, as the preliminary election for the East District City Council seats will be held. One of the five candidates will be eliminated from general election consideration for the two open East...

The Final Scoop-Off: Mint Chocolate Chip vs. Chocolate Overload. VOTE HERE!

We have reached the finals in the first annual Loop Weekly/Jay Gee’s Ice Cream Scoop-Off, and it comes down to a classic squaring off against an upstart with a strong pedigree. Let us know what you think and we will announce the results in our Sept. 26 issue. We will...

The Opioid Epidemic and Its Impact on Methuen

FROM THE CHIEF Facebook Joe.Solomon Twitter @ChiefSolomon   The Opioid epidemic reared its ugly head in our city in late 2013. Beginning in the late summer that year we began to see a trend in overdoes calls and calls for service from families to assist with their loved ones. In...

Methuen News Now

EVENT SHOWCASE

Sept. 16 MSPCA Blue Jean Ball The Blue Jean Ball is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nevins Farm. All the action will go down in the indoor riding arena, as it is being transformed into a gala. Horses and other animals are set to make...

FIVE TO BECOME FOUR: East District Voters Head To Prelim Polls Sept. 19

BOX EAST DISTRICT PRELIMINARY ELECTION When: Sept. 19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Tenney Grammar School   “An election in September? Why?” That was just one of the many like-minded answers we got as we asked East District voters if they planned to vote in the upcoming preliminary election....

A VOTERS’ GUIDE TO THE EAST DISTRICT PRELIMINARY ELECTION: Five Questions, Five Responses On Key Issues Shaping Our Future

The first chance for Methuen voters to impact the future governance of the city is coming up Sept. 19, as the preliminary election for the East District City Council seats will be held. One of the five candidates will be eliminated from general election consideration for the two open East...

Your Schools

EVENT SHOWCASE

Sept. 16 MSPCA Blue Jean Ball The Blue Jean Ball is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nevins Farm. All the action will go down in the indoor riding arena, as it is being transformed into a gala. Horses and other animals are set to make...

FIVE TO BECOME FOUR: East District Voters Head To Prelim Polls Sept. 19

BOX EAST DISTRICT PRELIMINARY ELECTION When: Sept. 19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Tenney Grammar School   “An election in September? Why?” That was just one of the many like-minded answers we got as we asked East District voters if they planned to vote in the upcoming preliminary election....

Already Feeling That Juggling Stress? Here’s How To Keep The Balls In The Air

WHAT WOULD DEDE DO? Dear Dede:  Am I the only one who goes through a panic attack every time school starts?  I stay awake at night, wondering how I am going to work and get my kids to and from the bus stop and their afterschool activities at the same...

Your Pets

Nevins Farms Stars Earn Promotions

Keiley Takes Over Regional Role, O’Leary Takes Over Management of Noble Family Adoption Center The MSPCA-Angell announced that Mike Keiley has been promoted to director of adoption centers and programs, an all-new role in which he will oversee operations for the organization’s Boston, Methuen and Cape Cod adoption centers, which placed over...

THE MSPCA RESCUE OF THE WEEK, SPONSORED BY RIC BEAUDOIN, IS … JAY JAY!

Are you home most of the time and need a cute little buddy to keep you company? Come meet Jay Jay! He’d love to hang around with you all day. This very sweet boy is eight years old and weighs eight pounds. He can join a home that has another...

THE PET OF THE WEEK IS … HEYU!

Keep the submissions coming. We had a number of star contenders this week, but this handsome dude with the odd name won us over. It was a love affair that Ron Hatem was not expecting, but couldn’t avoid. He already had one lovable pit bull, but the family grew with...