Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 1, 2012

News in brief


For more information, visit or the Memorial Hall Library or the lobby of the Andover Town Offices.

Local legal aid programs launch foreclosure defense project

Neighborhood Legal Services and Merrimack Valley-North Shore Legal Services will participate in a two-year effort to provide legal representation for homeowners facing foreclosure or eviction in northeastern Massachusetts.

The effort is part of the Attorney General HomeCorps Borrower Representation Initiative, a statewide project funded by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office using money obtained in settlement of a lawsuit over the foreclosure practices of several banks.

The two legal services programs will dedicate four attorneys across the region to help homeowners avoid eviction, investigate fraudulent foreclosures and provide legal representation in foreclosure cases.

Both legal services programs have extensive experience representing low-income residents with housing-related legal issues, according to a release.

For more information or to apply for free legal help, visit or call 617-573-5333.

NECS seeking singers

The New England Classical Singers is looking for singers in all voice parts for its 2012-13 concert season.

NECS is an auditioned chorus that performs three times a year in and around Andover.

This year’s repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Bach cantata BWV 150, works by Pergolesi, and the Fauré Requiem. Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. at South Church on Central Street in Andover.

For more information or to audition, visit or call 978-474-6090.

Free booklets available from VNA Care Network & Hospice

“Choosing Hospice,” a guide to specialized care for the terminally ill, is available for free from VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit agency that provides physical, emotional, practical and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families in Andover and surrounding communities.

The booklet answers common questions about hospice and gives a list of resources.

To receive a free copy of the guide, call VNA Care Network & Hospice email or call 800-728-1862

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