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Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

METHUEN – Will an orange float in a bucket of water? What if it is peeled? The fourth-graders at St. Monica School and those in Christine Habib’s class at the…

Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Refund Fraud

Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Refund Fraud

BOSTON – A Worcester man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Worcester today to carrying out a stolen identity refund fraud scheme that netted almost $1 million. Jose Manuel…

Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington is The Poster Boy for Why We Need a New Public Records Law

Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington is The Poster Boy for Why We Need a New Public Records Law

  NEIL HARRINGTON IS THE POSTER BOY When I started this journey to reform our state’s public records law five years ago I had no idea that the Town of…

Patriotism Lives

Patriotism Lives

By: John MacDonald – June, 2015 This past Memorial Day weekend I traveled down to a campground in Rhode Island. It’s a place called Holiday Acres and it has a…

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

North Andover Educator Awarded 2015 C-SPAN Fellowship

Hosts DiZoglio for Civic Education Day at North Andover Middle School   Patrick McGravey, head of the social studies department at North Andover Middle School, was recently awarded the 2015…

Athenian Corner’s Concerts on the Corner is BACK this Summer! (Schedule)

Athenian Corner’s Concerts on the Corner is BACK this Summer! (Schedule)

Downtown Lowell rocks again this summer as the 6th season of Thursday Night Concerts on the Corner kicks off June 18th.   The 2015 Season begins this Thursday with Reverend J.J. &…

Public Records Should Be Made Available to the Public – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Public Records Should Be Made Available to the Public – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2015 Last week, I testified on a bill I filed, S.1700, An Act Relative to Obtaining Information, before the Joint Committee on State…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

By Christine Morabito – June 2015 As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest conservation organization in New England; an organization of which I…

Methuen Ride Along as Police Test Body Cameras

Methuen Ride Along as Police Test Body Cameras

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2015 The Methuen police are testing new body camera equipment donated to the department as part of a pilot program. So, last month I had…

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni & Senator Katy Ives – Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (6-12-14)

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni & Senator Katy Ives – Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (6-12-14)

Listen to or Download Hour 1: Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni talks about running for reelection, the new turf at Nicholson Stadium, and more.  Listen to or Download Hour 2: State…

Haverhill Mayor Appoints Interim, Acting Fire Chief

Haverhill Mayor Appoints Interim, Acting Fire Chief

06-11-15 Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini announced Thursday, that he has appointed John Parow as Interim Acting Fire Chief for the City of Haverhill. Prow replaces Chief Richard Borden who…

Lawrence Youth Team Laborer Arrested for Trafficking Heroin, Police Seize $10K in Heroin

Lawrence Youth Team Laborer Arrested for Trafficking Heroin, Police Seize $10K in Heroin

Haverhill Police Department Narcotics Unit and ATF Agents arrested 21 year old Franklin Cruz,  a laborer for the Lawrence Youth Team. Law enforcement seized 129.9 grams of heroin with a street value of…

Two More Friends Sentenced for Impeding Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

Two More Friends Sentenced for Impeding Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

BOSTON—Two more friends of convicted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston for their role in impeding the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. Robel…

Podcast: State Senator Jamie Eldridge on Public Records in MA, Top Ten “That’s NOT News” (6-6-15)

Podcast: State Senator Jamie Eldridge on Public Records in MA, Top Ten “That’s NOT News” (6-6-15)

FIRST HOUR State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) appeared on The Paying Attention radio program on 980WCAP to talk about public records. A great interview with a guy SECOND HOUR: Top Ten news…

Jesus Disqualifies No One!

Jesus Disqualifies No One!

By: Peter Larocque – May, 2015 Before I get into this month’s column, please allow me to thank Mr. Tom Duggan, Editor of The Valley Patriot who with patience and…

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