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Why MA needs to defund Common Core

By Sandra Stotsky – July, 2013 Why Massachusetts needs to defund implementation and testing of Common Core’s current standards In this essay, I suggest why Common Core’s English language arts…

Sex Offender Registry Board Reform Included in FY’14 Budget

Sex Offender Registry Board Reform Included in FY’14 Budget

Expansion Opens Information on Level 2 Offenders to the Public    Under current Massachusetts law, the public only has access to information on Level 3 sex offenders. Such limited resources…

Rich Progressives Must Be Cosied up to, No Matter What

By Dr. Padmanabhan – July, 2013 This column was triggered by a gushing puff piece published naturally by Brian McGrory’s newspaper – The Boston Globe – on May 21, 2013.…

TV TALK with Bill Cushing: My Emmy Wish List

TV TALK with Bill Cushing: My Emmy Wish List

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2013 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced on July 18th, and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give…

NH’s New State Budget is Imperfect but Plenty Good Enough

By: D.J. Betterncourt – July 2013 One of the most intriguing questions for New Hampshire that emerged out of the 2012 elections that produced a Democrat controlled House of Representatives…

What is Chronic Lyme Disease?

What is Chronic Lyme Disease?

By: Dr. Jin Sung of Functional Chiropractic – July 2013 There is argument in the medical community whether chronic Lyme even exists. The general stance by most state medical boards…

Representative Lyons Reports Increases in Local Aid

Representative Lyons Reports Increases in Local Aid

  Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) reports that Andover, Tewksbury, Boxford, and North Andover will receive an increase in Local Aid in Fiscal Year 2014. “When I was first elected State…

Lawrence Catholic Academy Graduates 38 Students

Lawrence Catholic Academy  Graduates 38 Students

Lawrence Catholic Academy is pleased to announce the graduation of 38 students on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at a commencement held at Saint Patrick’s Church in Lawrence, MA. It was…

Trinity E.M.S. Donates to NECC’s Paramedic Technology Program

When John Chemaly, president of Trinity E.M.S. Inc., realized the local emergency medical services industry was experiencing a shortage of trained paramedics six or seven years ago, he asked Northern…

Snow Days Shouldn’t Interrupt Learning

By Dani Langvin – July 2013 It’s time to think outside the igloo. We, here in the Merrimack Valley, live in an area of extreme weather patterns. Summers can be…

The Pink Elephant in the Living Room: Marriage and the Fornication Culture

The Pink Elephant in the Living Room: Marriage and the Fornication Culture

By: Paul Murano – July 2013 Last week DOMA was stuck down by the Supreme Court by one vote, and it made liberals and libertarians very happy. It made them…

Masssachusetts State Spending on Local Projects

Masssachusetts State Spending on Local Projects

Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives reports to the Valley Patriot that she has voted on the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget today in a 36-3 vote. The budget included numerous items that…

City of Methuen Awarded $9,000 to Replace Trees

City of Methuen Awarded $9,000 to Replace Trees

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni announced last month that Methuen has qualified for matching funds through the Department of Conservation & Recreation’s (DCR) Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant Program. Mayor…

The City of Lawrence’s Line in the Sand!

The City of Lawrence’s Line in the Sand!

By: Peter Lrocque – July 2013 God Bless and hope you all had a happy July 4th. I would like to thank all of the members of the Lawrence City…

11 Tips For Becoming A Natural Born Blogger

11 Tips For Becoming A Natural Born Blogger

By: Cheryl Hajjar – July 2013  It was 1999 and while the century was coming to a close and Prince was singing his iconic song , blogging was about to…

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