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Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini Announces New Automated Trash Collection Program! 

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini Announces New Automated Trash Collection Program! 

HAVERHILL – The City and Capitol Waste Services, the City’s trash hauler, are pleased to announce Haverhill’s new wheeled trash cart program. In the spring of 2016, the City will…

 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free Admission to State Parks Over Thanksgiving Weekend

 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free Admission to State Parks Over Thanksgiving Weekend

BOSTON-  In light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that all entrance and parking fees to state parks and forests will be waived for visitors starting…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2015 Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni was re-elected to his third and final term last month. Methuen has a charter provision that limits the consecutive terms…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2015

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – November, 2015

PERISOCOPE – With the advance of technology, The Valley Patriot is now using a cell phone application called Periscope to do live video interviews online. On Election Day, we were…

Questions Every Parent Should Ask to Learn More About Their Child’s School

Questions Every Parent Should Ask to Learn More About Their Child’s School

By: Amy Berard – November, 2015 1. How often is the SpEd (Special Education) teacher in the inclusion classroom? At an IEP meeting, parents will be notified if their child…

School Days, School Daze ~ THIS MONTH WITH JEFF KATZ

School Days, School Daze ~ THIS MONTH WITH JEFF KATZ

By: Jeff Katz – November, 2015 For those of us with children of a certain age, we hear on a fairly regular basis about what is going right and what…

First Muslim Elected in Lawrence Being Pressured to Resign … Does Lawrence Have Islamophobia?

First Muslim Elected in Lawrence Being Pressured to Resign … Does Lawrence Have Islamophobia?

  Kemal Bozkurt is the first Muslim elected to public office in Lawrence. Bozkurt, the city’s acting library director, ran a sticker campaign for school committee last month as there…

School Cover-ups Must Not Be Tolerated ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Nov. 2015

School Cover-ups Must Not Be Tolerated ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Nov. 2015

Last month, The Valley Patriot broke three exclusive stories on-line concerning cover-up situations in the Methuen and Lowell Public School systems. First: Lowell High School Headmaster Brian Martin and his…

How we Forecast Winter Storms ~ WEATHER 101 with AL

How we Forecast Winter Storms ~ WEATHER 101 with AL

By: Al Kaprielian – November 2015 With summer over and fall here, we now look ahead to the winter. In this month’s article, I am going to talk about winter…

The War on Public Education ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

The War on Public Education ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – November, 2015 A study conducted by the America Federation of Teachers in 2013 revealed that U.S. students spent as much as thirty days taking practice tests…

GMOs and Other Conspiracy Theories

GMOs and Other Conspiracy Theories

By Christine Morabito – November 2015 “Killer Tomatoes” was a cute name for a really silly horror flick. When the term is applied to genetically modified organisms, things get even more…

Home Health VNA Recognized Nationally for Patient Satisfaction

Home Health VNA Recognized Nationally for Patient Satisfaction

Lawrence, MA – Home Health VNA was recently ranked as one of the country’s highest performing home care agencies in the area of patient satisfaction by scoring in the top…

The Valley Patriot – November 2015 – Edition #145 – Rivera Recalls Move Forward

The Valley Patriot – November 2015 – Edition #145 – Rivera Recalls Move Forward

CLICK THE FRONT PAGE FOR PDF VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying…

Shawn Hansen Sports Corner: 30th GBSCC

Shawn Hansen Sports Corner: 30th GBSCC

  As I turned 30 Years old this past August, the Kansas City Royals won their first World Series title in 30 Years as the Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club…

MassDEP Penalizes Realty Land Trust $105,000 for Violations at Merrill Avenue Site in Haverhill  

MassDEP Penalizes Realty Land Trust $105,000 for Violations at Merrill Avenue Site in Haverhill  

 Foreclosed property had substantial, unauthorized alterations to bordering vegetated wetlands  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust (LBMLT) $105,000 for unauthorized alterations…

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