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Many individuals and organizations have hosted events in Colleen’s honor to benefit the Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The Ritzer Family is most grateful for these many acts of kindness that will enable Colleen to continue making a difference for Andover and Danvers students. Please click here for a…...

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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…...

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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. Posted by John Castelluccio (Editor) , January 23, 2014 at 11:15 AM 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. Read more  ...

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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. Read more...

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

By 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. Read more...

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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…...

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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. Read more...

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A singular goal

Andover, 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. Read more 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. Read more...

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Danvers Herald Bowling tournament to benefit scholarship fund

Danvers — The Colleen Ritzer Scholarship Fund Candlepin Bowling Tournament will take place on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Woburn Bowladrome. The tournament, which will start at noon, consists of teams of four players, and will include a 100 percent handicap to make it fair for all ability levels. The entry…...

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