Sunday, July 14, 2013

In the News: CCC honored, Democrats convention

Civilian Conservation Corps celebrates 80th anniversary in Upton

John Vanash was given his first pair of shoes the day he signed up for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) when he was just 15 in 1941. Now, the organization that helped him feed his family during the Great Depression is thanking him and other alumni in attendance for their years of service helping to build the state’s park system at the CCC's celebration of its 80th anniversary.
So many  parks and public buildings were built by the CCC. That the buildings are still around today is a testament to the care the individuals took in putting them together.


Democrats sizzle at party convention

Like the coming heat wave, state Democratic leaders, candidates and their supporters gathered in Lowell for the party's annual convention yesterday, brimming with confidence after recent victories and promising grass-roots campaigns for the governor’s office and 5th District focusing on health care, economic justice and education.