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December 20, 2012

The Lamp Post


Another local makes city proud: Attorney Jonathan Goldfield of Haverhill was featured in a recent Gazette front-page story detailing his trip to New York to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. But leaders of Haverhill’s Brightside organization point out he also graciously helps right here at home. He has been the legal adviser for Brightside for the last two years.

Health comes first: At the City Hall Cafe, a training ground for students in Haverhill High’s Learning for Life vocational education program, sanitation is a prime concern. Recently, the Lamplighter noticed that a student preparing a grilled cheese sandwich was wearing plastic gloves. When the Lamplighter commended the student, program coordinator John Butler said it’s important to teach students proper sanitation when serving the public. Plus, he said, “What other restaurant has a health board right next door?” The city health office is just around the corner from the student-run cafe, which serves breakfast and lunch to the public and city workers.

Tech grad takes spotlight: Navy Airman Michael Gertz, a 2008 graduate of Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, was among the nearly 12,000 past and current crew members, family and friends who attended the recent inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, recently completed its 25th and final deployment and returned to its home port of Naval Station Norfolk for an inactivation ceremony Dec. 1, the last official public event for the ship. Gertz joined the Navy in November 2008. He is the son of Cynthia and Stephen Gertz of Groveland.

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