North Shore Bank has presented Beverly Bootstraps with a donation of $1,500 raised by bank employees as part of their weekly “Jeans Day” program. Each Friday, in exchange for $5, employees may wear jeans, and at the end of the month the accumulated funds are donated to a local non-profit organization chosen by the staff. Since its inception in 2015, bank employees have raised over $60,000 for local non-profits such as Beverly Bootstraps, which has become a critical provider of social services and food security for those in the Beverly and Manchester-by-the-Sea communities who are in need. 



In recognition of Cynthia McGurren’s  32 years of exceptional service, Salem State University has announced that $207,377 has been raised in funds to support unrestricted endowment which supports the overall needs of the university. McGurren retires this month from her role as vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the Salem State University Foundation, Inc. The university also announced it would name the conference room in the Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts the Cynthia A. McGurren ’83 Conference Room in honor of her fundraising success and commitment to the university. Donations in honor of Cynthia can be made at

Joel. H. Schwartz, MD, FACP, will be honored with the Boston North Cancer Association, Inc.'s Hope Begins Here Award, for his deep commitment to the care of patients and families facing cancer throughout the communities north of Boston.  For 15 years Dr. Schwartz has been the director of Oncology Services at Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. Four years ago, he was appointed Medical Oncology Network Director for the MGH Cancer Center, responsible for overseeing cancer care at all the Mass General Cancer Center's satellite hospitals. He has been recognized with an Honorary Doctorate from Salem State University for his efforts in organizing multidisciplinary clinics for cancer patients with breast, thoracic Mass General's ‘One Hundred’ awards for his clinical expertise in caring for cancer patients and his administrative skills and, in 2014 received the annual ‘Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine’ from the North Shore Medical Center. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he will be honored the 9th Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception on May 2nd at Danversport, Danvers.

Salem resident, Kelsey McCallan has been named General Manager of the Ledger Restaurant in Salem. A 2013 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, she has worked in restaurants through Greater Boston, including L’Espelier, Clio, and most recently Catalyst where she was named Boston’s Best Sommelier by The Improper Bostonian, Kelsey brings a wealth of front and back-of-house knowledge and a passion for wine to her role as GM at Ledger, including, also from the CIA, her Bachelor's Degree of Business Management.