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Step Up for Colleen – 5K Walk/ Run

colleen-ritzer-logoThe friends and family of Colleen Ritzer have created this walk/run as a way to celebrate Colleen’s life and her commitment to help and inspire others. They hope to enhance a sense of community and overall goodwill as many come together to commemorate Colleen and the values by which she lived.

Learn more about ‘Step Up for Colleen.’

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NECN: Danvers, Mass. creamery holds event in support of Colleen Ritzer scholarship fund

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: Cherry Farm Creamery reports that $3,500 was raised Saturday.

(NECN: Katelyn Tivnan, Danvers, Mass.) – It’s not your typical breakfast, but serving up ice cream with a side of waffles drew a big crowd to Cherry Farm Creamery in Danvers, Mass.

Each February, the business holds an Ice Cream for Breakfast fundraiser.

A line wrapped around the parking Saturday as crowds waited to get their ice cream and to make a donation to a good cause – this year, it’s one that hits close to home.

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Woburn Patch: Woburn Bowling Tournament to Honor Slain Danvers Teacher

Money raised will go to college scholarship funds in honor of slain teacher Colleen Ritzer.

Written by John Castelluccio

A bowling tournament Sunday in Woburn will raise funds for college scholarships in memory of slain Danvers High teacher Colleen Ritzer.

The candlepin bowling will take place Sunday at the Woburn Bowladrome. The tournament starts at noon and consists of teams of four players.

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Patch: Bowling Tourney, Style-a-Thon to Benefit Scholarships in Honor of Colleen Ritzer

Both events will raise money for the Colleen Ritzer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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There’s a bowling tournament Sunday and a style-a-thon Monday both to raise funds for college scholarships in memory of slain Danvers High teacher Colleen Ritzer.

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NECN: Mass. lawmakers introduce new juvenile sentencing bill


(NECN: Kathryn Sotnik, Boston) – Democratic Massachusetts state Senator Barry Finegold and Republican state Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr unveiled a new bill Thursday that would require juveniles convicted of first degree murder to serve a minimum of 35 years before becoming eligible for parole.

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Patch: Lawmakers Seek Longer Prison Terms for Juvenile Killers After SJC Ruling

patBy John Castelluccio

Victims’ families were incensed at the state Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling last month to strike down mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. Now, lawmakers equally upset at the ruling have filed a bill to push back on that decision.

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WBZ: Bill Would Require Juvenile Killers To Serve At Least 35 Years

 

BOSTON (CBS) – State lawmakers are pushing a bill through Beacon Hill in the wake of a controversial ruling last month by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court. In that ruling, the court decided that all juveniles who are convicted of first degree murder before they are 18 years old must eventually become eligible for parole.

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Salem News: Ritzer family seeks to right injustice

By Dustin Luca

Staff writer

ANDOVER — The family of slain Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer threw its support behind the proposed legislation announced yesterday that could impact the 14-year-old teenager charged with her murder.

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A singular goal

MARY SCHWALM/Staff photo    1/20/14Andover, Beverly/Danvers High girls face off in Ritzer’s memory

By Matt Williams
Staff Writer

A tragedy that brought together two communities last fall also helped bring out the best in two of the Bay State’s best girls hockey teams at Phillips Andover Monday night.

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Photo: MARY SCHWALM, Eagle Tribune

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Eagle Tribune: Playing for Ritzer

Andover shocks unbeaten Beverly in game to honor slain teacher

By Matt Williams
sports@eagletribune.com

ANDOVER — A tragedy that brought together two communities also helped bring out the best in two of the Bay State’s best girls hockey teams at Phillips Andover last night.

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