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MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

By: Maria Fiato. Christine Ryan, and Tom Duggan Nov. 23, 2015 MASSACHUSETTS – After nearly five years of trying to get the Massachusetts legislature to reform the state’s impotent public…

Lawrence Engine 9 Reopens in Lawrence

Lawrence Engine 9 Reopens in Lawrence

    More than five years after being closed because of budget cuts, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has reopened the Engine 9 Fire Station on Bailey St., saying the station “will be operated…

FBI Offers $15K Reward to Recover Stolen Firearms from Army Reserve Center in Worcester

FBI Offers $15K Reward to Recover Stolen Firearms from Army Reserve Center in Worcester

The Boston Division of the FBI is offering a reward up to $15,000 for information leading to the recovery of the remaining six firearms stolen from the United States Army…

Blaming Doctors to Protect Mexican Drug Lords

Blaming Doctors to Protect Mexican Drug Lords

By: Bharany Padmanabhan – Nov. 2015 The Obama Administration has to this minute not denied documents furnished to federal courts documenting that the Sinaloa drug cartel are officially supported by…

More Than 100 Rally for Embattled Lawrence Mayor, Rivera Says Opponents Are Corrupt

More Than 100 Rally for Embattled Lawrence Mayor, Rivera Says Opponents Are Corrupt

By: Tom Duggan – November 29, 2015   RELATED STORIES – PHOTOS (videos below) More than 100 people rallied in support of embattled Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Sunday on the…

Something Needs to Change… – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Something Needs to Change… – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

My favorite lesson from high school physics was learning the second law of thermodynamics, that matter cannot be created nor destroyed under ordinary chemical means. It is a really useful…

Would Reagan Be Too Liberal for Today’s GOP?

Would Reagan Be Too Liberal for Today’s GOP?

BY: LENNY MIRRA, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, (R) Newbury As we get closer to the 2016 elections we will start to see the media repeating a tired old trope about today’s Republican…

Auditor: Cities and Towns to Get  $2.76 Million for 2016 Elections

Auditor: Cities and Towns to Get  $2.76 Million for 2016 Elections

BOSTON, MA — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump notified cities and towns across the Commonwealth that they will get more than $2.76 million to cover the cost of extra mandated…

North Andover Santa Parade 2015, Photos, Winners, Video

North Andover Santa Parade 2015, Photos, Winners, Video

Despite a delay because of rain, the North Andover Santa Parade was held on Main Street Saturday. PHOTO GALLERY   Winners of the Parade Category:           Floats 1st place –            Taki’s…

Keeping Up With The Age of Insanity ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Keeping Up With  The Age of Insanity  ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Nov. 2015 There was the Classical Age, the Dark Ages, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment era, the Modern Age, and now…the Age of Insanity.…

5 Foods Your Dog CAN Eat on Thanksgiving

5 Foods Your Dog CAN  Eat on Thanksgiving

By: Tracey Zysk – Nov. 2015 Eat Eat Eat… When preparing your Thanksgiving dinner, take a moment and create a plate for your four legged friend. Over and over we…

TV’s Funniest New Show is ‘Life In Pieces’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

TV’s Funniest New Show is ‘Life In Pieces’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – Nov. 2015 It’s not that often that I write about a comedy. Quite frankly it’s because I think that most of the comedies on the air…

Women In Combat

Women In Combat

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Nov. 2015 Over this past summer, we saw two women graduate from the Army’s Ranger School, our military’s premier course for both leadership and…

VAV Donates 26 Copies of “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

VAV Donates 26 Copies of  “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

METHUEN – Francisco Urena, Massachusetts Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, is recommending a children’s book “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” by Valerie Pfundstein and recently introduced the book to VAV Board Members.…

A Helping Light in a darkened area of Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

A Helping Light in a darkened area of Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

By: Rebecca Pearson – November 24, 2014 With recent reports hitting the news streams about the over whelming opioid overdoses in our area and around the Massachusetts and New Hampshire…

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