Retired Marshfield Officer Speaks on SafetyNet Tracking System.

A retired Marshfield police officer is speaking Wednesday on the SafetyNet Tracking system at the next Haverhill Special Education Parent Advisory Council. SafetyNet’s Ralph Poland explains how the system works this Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., at the Haverhill High School library, 137 Monument St. SafetyNet, founded in 2008, says it helps public safety agencies bring “loved ones who wander (back) home safely.” The service works with law enforcement and other public safety agencies to help rescue individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia and other similar cognitive conditions who have wandered off and become lost. The SafetyNet service is currently available in 18 states, including Massachusetts.

Northern Essex Students, Durning, Glickman, Receive Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Awards

Two Northern Essex Community College students, Sarah Durning and Gwynnethe Glickman, received awards earlier this month from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Cape Cod Community College. Only 16 students made it to the final round of the competition of 288 from two- and four-year colleges and universities. “Having two finalists representing one school is unheard of and I am deeply proud of our students. “said Brianne Beatrice, theater professor. Durning is a general study, individualized option major from North Andover, and Glickman is a liberal arts major from Newbury.

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Hosts Business Networking Breakfast at Chick-fil-A

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Networking Breakfast at Chick-fil-A on Friday, Feb. 28. From 8 -9:15 a.m.

This event includes breakfast, prizes and opportunities to network among business professionals.  Attendance is $10 for members and $20 for future members. The breakfast is at Chick-fil-A, 73 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen.

Harvard University’s García-Peña Speaks at Northern Essex for International Women’s Day

Afro-Latino studies scholar, Dr. Lorgia García-Peña, is speaking in celebration of International Women’s Day Thursday, March 5, at Northern Essex Community College’s Lawrence campus as part of the White Fund Lecture series. Harvard University’s García-Peña discusses ways to teach more inclusively during a talk titled, “From Theory to Practice: Teaching for a More Just World.”

The lecture takes place in The Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center, 414 Common St., Lawrence, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Reflecting on her career as an ethnic studies scholar, García-Peña suggests ideas and methods for conducting research, teaching and learning in ways that promote inclusion. Her first book, “The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nations and Archives of Contradictions,” won the 2017 National Women’s Studies Association Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize, the 2016 LASA Latino/a Studies Book Award and the 2016 Isis Duarte Book Prize in Haiti and Dominican Studies. For more information, contact Analuz Garcia at [email protected]

‘Spring into Action’ Senior Health Fair Returns to North Andover in March

“Spring Into Action,” the North Andover Senior Center’s annual health fair, returns to promote senior health and good habits. The event includes exhibits, local merchants, keynote addresses and senior living opportunities. Attendees are able to receive health screening such as blood pressure and cholesterol tests. The event is Monday, March 30, at the Senior Center 120R Main St., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information contact Lya Morse at [email protected] or call 978-688-9560.

Haverhill Exchange St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast for Preventing Child Abuse

The Exchange Club of Haverhill is having its 19th annual Rick Barry St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast event to benefit programs preventing child abuse. The event features traditional Irish music, lucky shamrock contest, scratch ticket giveaway and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $40 per person or $350 for a table of 10. The event is 7:30 a.m., Tuesday March 17, at DiBurro’s Function Facility, 887 Boston Road, Haverhill.

Moore Staffing Services Wins ClearlyRated’s 2020 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards

Moore Staffing Services recently won ClearlyRated’s 2020 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for service excellence earned by less than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada. The award is based on ratings by clients and candidates. Awards were presented in partnership by CareerBuilder, Indeed and Glassdoor. Moore Staffing Services received satisfaction scores of nine or 10 out of 10 from 87% of clients and 82.6% of placed job candidates, significantly higher than industry averages. “Our commitment to providing superior client and talent experiences is evidenced by these results.