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City of Quincy Penalized $28,125 for Wetlands Protection Act Violations for Installing Equalization Pipe

City of Quincy Penalized $28,125 for Wetlands Protection Act Violations for Installing Equalization Pipe

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized the City of Quincy $28,125 for wetlands violations associated with the installation of an equalization pipe to address drainage and…

Former Doctor at Cambridge Hospital Files Suit vs Board of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital

Former Doctor at Cambridge Hospital Files Suit vs Board of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital

Dr. Bharany Padmanabhan, formerly of Cambridge Hospital has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Cambridge, (which owns Cambridge Hospital) as well as some members of the staff of…

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

By: Dr. Jin Sung – April, 2015 Magnesium is a mineral used by every tissue and organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. If you suffer from…

Demystifying NH’s Budgeting Process

Demystifying NH’s  Budgeting Process

By: DJ Bettencourt -April, 2015 New Hampshire’s budgeting process can fittingly be compared to a nine-inning baseball game. The governor bats lead off by asking their department commissioners for proposed…

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

On Wednesday, the House concluded deliberations for the proposed FY16 with funding allocated for significant projects throughout the Merrimack Valley. In addition to the much toted $400,000.00 funding for the…

Andover 5K Walk/Run Set for Sunday, May 3 in Memory of Colleen Ritzer

Andover 5K Walk/Run Set for Sunday, May 3 in Memory of Colleen Ritzer

(ANDOVER, Massachusetts) – The second annual Step Up for Colleen 5K will be held in Andover this Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in memory of Colleen Ritzer. Proceeds…

Generic Drugs and Government Policy Favors Monopoly Pricing ~ The Doctor is IN

Generic Drugs and Government Policy Favors Monopoly Pricing ~ The Doctor is IN

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – April, 2015 For more than thirty years, health plans, consumer groups and government have made a concerted push to keep the price of health care…

Participation Trophies: The White Towel In The Ring – Babies & Briefcases

Participation Trophies: The White Towel In The Ring – Babies & Briefcases

By: Cheryl Hajjar – April, 2015 The new trend of “participation trophies” has a lot of parents scratching their heads. Is it right? Is it wrong? And more importantly, is it producing…

Sec. of State Orders Neil Harrington to Turn Over Documents

Sec. of State Orders Neil Harrington to Turn Over Documents

By: Tom Duggan – April, 2015 Embattled Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington has been ordered by Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s office (right)to turn over public documents he has been…

Valleypatriot x DressHead T-Shirt – Oversized Bat Sleeve Shirt / Pointed Side Hems / Owl Print

Valleypatriot x DressHead T-Shirt – Oversized Bat Sleeve Shirt / Pointed Side Hems / Owl Print

A classic design with a twist is what this Valleypatriot x DressHead T-Shirt – Oversized Bat Sleeve Shirt / Pointed Side Hems / Owl Print is. The classic white color…

The MBTA: Avoiding Disaster

The MBTA: Avoiding Disaster

By: Oscar Camargo – April,. 2015 The MBTA has been under fire these past few months, but it’s been a disaster in the making for decades. This winter highlighted the…

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – April, 2015 The Massachusetts State Senate organized eight days throughout the winter to host Commonwealth Conversations across the state, comprised of roundtables, forums and town…

What is Life? ~Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

What is Life? ~Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – April, 215 What is Life? It’s all around us in April – the budding leaves, the returning birds, the breeding insects…and the human snowbirds coming back…

Gay Writers of the Valley ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Gay Writers of the Valley ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – April, 2015 I ran this column almost five years ago, but feel the need to remind our readers of two local gay authors. Brian Tessier is…

City Councilors Behaving Badly

City Councilors Behaving Badly

By Kathy Runge – April, 2015 Council meetings in February and March were a train wreck, but everyone got their vacations in. Councilor Maldonado opened the meeting of March 3…

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