NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.


Zyel Silva: The story of a young real estate agent

Photo courtesy Chinatti Realty Have you ever felt like you were put on earth for one very specific reason? For 24-year old Zyel Silva, according to his blurb on the Chinatti...
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Observer alum wins award

22-year-old Jose Rodriguez  is a journalism graduate of Northern Essex Community College who is now pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Salem State University, where he is majoring...
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Peace Poetry contest winners celebrated

Photo courtesy NECC At NECC’s Haverhill campus Tech Building the 15th Annual Peace Poetry contest was held the night of May 4. The contestants’ ages ranged from first...
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Professor Profile: Tom Greene

Fifty-four-year-old Thomas Greene is the chair of the NECC English department and professor as well as a short-story writer, gamer and vampire history fanatic. Greene also has an...
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From immigrant to business owner

Editor’s Note: Journalism student Kia Dimakis wrote this profile of her grandfather, Antonios Dimakis, and his business, Mark’s Deli. Her father, Stavros Dimakis, is the current...
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Spring semester 2023 draws to an end

The spring college semester is always an exciting time of year, and nowhere is that more evident than at Northern Essex Community College (NECC). As the days grow longer and...
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Plagiarism and how to avoid it

The NECC Library is hosting a continuing series of workshops to help students define, identify and avoid plagiarism when completing assignments. One workshop was held on April...
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Balancing work and school by finding jobs close by

It is no secret that college is expensive, and many students have to work while enrolled. In Haverhill, however, there are some full-time students who find it a mutually...
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