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On Boston Magazine’s take on The City of Lawrence

By: Jamison Tomasek – March, 2012 The entire region was buzzing recently as Boston Magazine published an article titled “Lawrence: City of the Damned.” The online version of the magazine…

Lawrence’s Public Schools Takeover Unconstitutional?

Lawrence’s Public Schools Takeover Unconstitutional?

By: Peter Larocque – March, 2012 The way the Massachusetts Law that allowed Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester to Takeover Lawrence’s Public Schools is being implemented could be Unconstitutional! According to…

Chris Christie on Israel – and What It Means to Be a Leader

Chris Christie on Israel – and What It Means to Be a Leader

By: Dennis Prager – March 2012 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed the American Israel @ Affairs Committee (AIPAC) last week. In the few words reported by the Weekly Standard…

Conservatives Draw Strength from CPAC

Conservatives Draw Strength from CPAC

  By: Christine Morabito, Greater Boston Tea Party, March, 2012 Much to the chagrin of Occupy D.C., last month’s CPAC was a tremendous success. The unholy mob had been plotting to disrupt…

Methuen Native Jaime Bellavance Coelho Runs for Children’s Literacy

Methuen Native  Jaime Bellavance Coelho Runs for Children’s Literacy

By: Diana DiZoglio, March, 2012 Methuen native Jaime Bellavance Coelho is running the Boston Marathon for children’s literacy. ReadBoston is a children’s literacy non-profit that raises money for after school…

Gardner Mayor’s Mark Hawke’s State of the City Address – 2012

Gardner Mayor’s Mark Hawke’s State of the City Address – 2012

March, 2012 Thank you President Janssens and thank you for your continued leadership of the Council. I’d also like to thank all of the Councilors for their work and dedication…

Blazing Wing Challenge nets Thousands for Local Charities

Blazing Wing Challenge nets Thousands for Local Charities

March, 2012 Mayors and elected officials from Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner converged on Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill on Whalom Street in Gardner last month to raise money for…

Conservative Frank McMillan Running for North Andover Town Moderator

Conservative Frank McMillan Running for North Andover Town Moderator

March, 2012 Dr. Frank MacMillan, Jr. is running for Town Moderator in North Andover with a campaign theme of finding “The Right Balance.” In these tough political and economic times,…

Who Really Cares About the Environment?

Who Really Cares About the Environment?

Just Look Locally at Lawrence and Listen Carefully for the Crickets By: Tom Duggan – March, 2012 In July of 2009 the Valley Patriot wrote an explosive story, publishing Documents…

The Politics of Fornication

The Politics of Fornication

  By: Paul Murano – March, 2012 A female Georgetown law student testified before Congress last week claiming that she is going through considerable hardship because her Catholic affiliated university…

Proud Daughter of a Lesbian

Proud Daughter of a Lesbian

By: Dani Langevin I knew my daughter was bullied as a child, but didn’t know how much until I recently read an eloquent paper she had written for one of…

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

By: Gary Manion – March, 2012 On Super Tuesday the voters of Lawrence, Tewksbury, Dracut and Andover not only cast votes for President but voted for local and state party…

Outsourcing Methuen City Services

Outsourcing Methuen City Services

  By: Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi – March, 2012 “With the City of Methuen in the middle of a battle over outsourcing the Information Technology Department (City Council rejected Mayor…

Historic Andover Amos Blanchard House

Historic Andover Amos Blanchard House

  By: Anne Knowles – March, 2012 Andover is one of the best known towns in Massachusetts. It offers great schools, a well managed town and residents from all corners…

Romney Attack Machine in Overdrive

Romney Attack Machine in Overdrive

 By: Jeff Katz – March, 2012 As I write this, we are a few days out from the Michigan Republican primary and the race continues to evolve. For the past…

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