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Ritzer Family Statement on SJC Decision to Allow Parole Opportunity for those Sentenced for in Life

ANDOVER, Massachusetts)-The family of Colleen Ritzer today issued the following statement in response to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that allows youths convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison the opportunity for parole.  The family learned of the ruling on Christmas Eve.  “The Ritzer family…...

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Andover Patch Person of the Year

When Colleen Ritzer of Andover, 24, went to work each day as a math teacher at Danvers High School, she went with a passion for teaching. Loved by her students, she found ways every day to make math fun. Read more...

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Patch: Ribbon Tribute for Colleen Ritzer

Residents displayed a quiet, colorful tribute to the slain teacher.  You may have noticed some pink bows on mailboxes around town this week. Those are a tribute to Colleen Ritzer of Andover, the teacher found murdered at Danvers High School in October, WHDH is reporting. Read more...

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WHDH: Andover mailboxes decorated for Colleen Ritzer

ANDOVER, Mass. (WHDH) — Community members in Andover are coming together to show how much Colleen Ritzer meant to them. Pink ribbons are hung on nearly every mailbox for more than a mile on Dascomb Road in Ritzer’s hometown of Andover. Read more...

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CFHE: ‘Yay, Math’

What is the connection between an instructor’s enthusiasm for the subject and student learning? By James M. Lang If you watched the first game of this year’s World Series, you joined millions of people around the world in observing a moment of silence for Colleen Ritzer, the high-school math teacher…...

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Danvers Patch: Special Star in Tribute to Colleen Ritzer Adorns Town Christmas Tree

The town’s new Christmas tree was installed in the square on Monday and among the ornaments now adorning the 30-foot tall blue spruce is a special star in memory of Colleen Ritzer. The ornament bears her name below the quote: “Find good in every day.” All the ornaments on the tree were made by…...

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WBZ: Andover High School Honors Colleen Ritzer At Thanksgiving Football Game

ANDOVER (CBS) – Thanksgiving is rivalry day for high school football teams around the country. But at Andover High’s game against Central Catholic Thursday, a teacher from Danvers High School was on everyone’s mind.  (Photo: WBZ) Read more <script type=’text/javascript’ src=’http://CBSBOS.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=558548;hostDomain=video.boston.cbslocal.com;playerWidth=345;playerHeight=194;isShowIcon=true;clipId=9581765;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=CBS.BOSTON%252Fworldnowplayer;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlay’></script><a href=”http://video.boston.cbslocal.com” title=””></a>...

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Salem News: Two teams, one goal: Remember Colleen Ritzer

ANDOVER — Two dozen pink balloons swayed in the cool evening air, held aloft by the members of two different teams from two different towns who stood as one around the circle in the middle of the field. As the members of the Danvers and Andover varsity field hockey teams…...

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Danvers High School Teacher Colleen Ritzer Honored At Football Game

DANVERS (CBS) — Twenty-four pink balloons get released into the cold night sky, with Danvers math teacher Colleen Ritzer looking down on those she tried to help. “She was 24 year old and we are just really happy to be a part of it and support Danvers in any way we can…...

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Worcester Magazine: College pays tribute to ‘amazing’ Colleen Ritzer

Written by Walter Bird Jr. · 10/25/2013 · 2:48 pm Posted By Walter Bird Jr. Colleen Ritzer is more than just a murder victim. She is a friend, a daughter, a sister and teacher whose vicious and senseless death has left behind a trail of tears and a host of…...

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