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The Band Chicago ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

The Band Chicago ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis  – April, 2016 The next artist in the groove comes from Chicago, Illinois. In 1967, students of DePaul University, Walter Parazaider, Terry Kath, Danny Seraphine, James Pankow,…

Billions Is Worth Your Investment ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

Billions Is Worth Your Investment ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – April, 2016 Showtime’s newest drama, Billions, is a fastly-paced series that centers on the battle between charismatic hedge fund kingpin Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and…

Chartlton Highway Superintendent Pays $7,500 for multiple Violations of Conflict of Interest Laws

Chartlton Highway Superintendent Pays $7,500  for multiple Violations of Conflict of Interest Laws

Foskett hired his brothers and his son to plow snow for the town, hired his son to build retaining wall for new Highway Department Bar The State Ethics Commission approved…

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – April, 2016 John Ehrlichman authorized breaking into Dr. Fielding’s office on September 3rd, 1971, to steal Daniel Ellsberg’s medical chart. In those days, medical charts…

North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – April, 2016 Las month on March 28th, I was invited by my good friend and fellow North Andover Board of Health member, Mr. Joseph McCarthy, to…

Dr. Rustum Opens New Pain Management Clinic at Sal’s Riverwalk!

Dr. Rustum Opens New Pain Management Clinic at Sal’s Riverwalk!

This month marks the return of Dr. Rami Rustum as a columnist in The Valley Patriot. We sat down with Dr. Rustum last week to talk about what does, and…

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

By: State Re. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2016 Recently, we saw the bipartisan approval by the Massachusetts House of a bill to fund local municipal road and bridge repair.…

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

WANT YOUR EVENT OR ORGANIZATION LISTED IN THE NOTEBOOK? FOR $150 WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR NOTICE, EVENT, ETC. (150 word max) EDITION #150 – In case you didn’t notice the…

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

Innovation to allow non-attendee participation at Town Meeting expanded. Continuing what he calls “the historic initiative of the past two years”, North Andover Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo will be allowing…

Mayoral Candidates Spent $3.8M to Get Elected in 2015

Mayoral Candidates Spent $3.8M to Get Elected in 2015

In a year without a Boston mayoral election, 61 mayoral candidates in 36 cities reported expenditures of $3,786,953 and receipts of $3,692,411 in 2015, according to a spending study compiled…

Second Annual “Boots to Roots” show at Loretta’s Last Call

Second Annual “Boots to Roots” show at Loretta’s Last Call

On Saturday, April 23rd, Loretta’s Last Call in Boston will host some of the best singer/songwriters from New England, including Bradford resident Ashley Dawn.  Performing has been an integral part…

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

By; Al Kaprelian – April, 2016 Lately, we have seen a lot of wind in the Merrimack Valley and Southern NH. Winds are caused by differences in air pressure. When…

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Pansexuals and Pronouns ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevi – April, 2016 I was at a wedding shower the other day sitting with several family members. The evening before when I couldn’t sleep I realized that…

Auditor Bump Finds MassHealth Making Payments to Providers Prohibited by Federal Law

Auditor Bump Finds MassHealth Making Payments to Providers Prohibited by Federal Law

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump has released the findings of her audit, announcing that MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program, paid a total of $476,787 for medical…

Methuen Veteran’s Expo to be Held Wednesday, April, 27, 2016

Methuen Veteran’s Expo to be Held Wednesday, April, 27, 2016

   Methuen Mayor Stephen N. Zanni, the Methuen Senior Activity Center, and the Methuen Department of Veterans Affairs are sponsoring the 17th Annual Veterans Expo, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 2pm-5pm…

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