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June 13, 2013

The Lamp Post


:Deeply devoted: If you’re ever near St. James Cemetery just before dusk, you might have noticed the woman who never misses a day visiting a particular grave, which she maintains immaculately. She brings a small lawnmower in the trunk of her car and cuts the grass around the grave several times a week. There are always fresh plants and flowers in front of the gravestone. When the woman drives off as darkness is about to set it, she beeps the horn. The Lamplighter has noticed the woman there several times this spring and admires her dedication to her loved one who is buried there.

Congratulations: Congrats to Emily Mooshian of Haverhill, who has received a Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship of $1,400. The college scholarship is awarded by The Mall at Rockingham Park and Simon Youth Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities. Mooshian is a graduate of Haverhill High School and exemplified herself through academic excellence, leadership skills, and participation in both school and community activities. Simon Youth Scholarships totaled $1 million this year.

Chip off the ole’ block: Barney Gallagher might not be working the news desk anymore, but his son has a nose for news. Jim Gallagher stays in touch with the Gazette and The Eagle-Tribune whenever he hears about a breaking news item that might of interest to readers. Jim picks up the phone and lets newsroom types know what is going on. His late father, of course, was Haverhill’s grand old newsman, covering stories for decades in the city he loved.

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