Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


June 13, 2013

Business Briefcase


Currie rejoins firm as partner

David B. Currie of Andover has rejoined Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP as a partner in its Real Estate Group, where he will continue to represent real estate developers and real estate private equity funds in all aspects of acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and development of real property.

Currie has served as general counsel/chief legal officer for three companies actively involved in commercial real estate matters, most recently as general counsel at The Davis Companies. He also has extensive experience counseling real estate private equity funds in the acquisition of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.

Prior to The Davis Companies, Currie was chief legal officer of Whittier Health Network and also senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for CareMatrix Corporation. He was a member of Choate’s Real Estate Group for five years prior to CareMatrix.

Currie received his law degree cum laude from Cornell Law School in New York in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1985.

Lawrence General cardiac care accredited

Lawrence General Hospital has been fully accredited for cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. Lawrence General Hospital is the first hospital in New England to achieve this certification.

ACE accreditation is a voluntary, in-depth professional review of an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care. The evaluations looks at personnel, quality-assurance processes, facility equipment and outcomes information. A

Kathy Caredeo is director of the Cardiovascular Center at Lawrence General Hospital.

Whole Foods Play Market opens at Imajine That

Imajine That, the educational indoor play space for children at The Riverwalk, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence, has opened a new Play Market by Whole Foods Andover. The “mini” play location mirrors parts of the actual Whole Foods Market store in Andover to encourage children to learn about smart food choices and good nutrition.

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