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Robert Cashman has been President and CEO of Metro Credit Union since 1998. Founded in 1926, Metro is the largest state chartered credit union in Massachusetts. Cashman has been affiliated with Metro since 1983 when he graduated from the Boston University School of Management. During his tenure as CEO, Metro has grown from $316 million Read More

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In my first seventeen years, I was lucky enough to live a life in which death and tragedy were far off, unimaginable incidents that only happened in movies. Some could say I was naïve. But when you’ve never had to mourn death or cope with a shocking loss, it’s impossible to imagine the magnitude of Read More

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More than 200 people gathered at the New England Holocaust Memorial on Sunday, February 12, for “A National Day of Action for Refugees,” a protest against President Trump’s January 27 executive order that temporarily banned refugees and immigrants from seven countries with predominant Muslim populations. The ban has been temporarily halted following a ruling by Read More

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From the moment I learned of the Derek Sheckman Leadership Award two years ago, and the values it represents, I knew that this honor was something I would strive to achieve. After reading “Derek’s Journal” in my junior year health class at Swampscott High School, this motivation within me only grew stronger. I have always Read More

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Occasionally, sports and politics merge to create moments in which it seems that resolving complex problems might be as simple as tossing a ball through a hoop. New Englanders, in particular, remember the “Miracle on Ice,” when Team USA beat the Russians in hockey in the 1980 Olympic Games at Lake Placid, and local players Read More

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Shelley A. Sackett Special to the Journal When local filmmaker Joe Cultrera, businessman Paul Van Ness and Salem Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rinus Oosthoek gathered at the fledgling CinemaSalem’s café in 2007, they all shared a common goal: to create a film festival that would be fair to documentary filmmakers and attractive to audiences Read More