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Corporations Fined $10K for Illegal Donations to AG Healey and Boston Mayor Walsh

Corporations Fined $10K for Illegal Donations to AG Healey and Boston Mayor Walsh

Massachusetts corporations make $10,000 payment to resolve campaign finance issue Corporations owned by two Allston-based businessmen have made a $10,000 civil forfeiture payment to the state’s general fund to resolve…

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Oct. 2016 When you start rescuing cats in the neighborhood, the word gets out. Suddenly, people start bringing you cats. Before you know it, other animals…

In the Name of Patriotism ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

In the Name of Patriotism ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – Oct. 2016 What is patriotism today? From what I can see it is fear, bigotry and ignorance. This came to my attention when someone on Facebook,…

The Presidential Election: Two Truths and Five Reasons ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

The Presidential Election: Two Truths and Five Reasons ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Oct. 2016 There are Two truths I have concluded about this upcoming presidential election. The first is that Donald Trump has shown himself to be highly…

Lawrence Fire DepT. Reminds You to Test Smoke Detectors During Daylight Saving Time

Lawrence Fire DepT. Reminds You to Test Smoke Detectors During Daylight Saving Time

LAWRENCE — Chief Brian Moriarty and the Lawrence Fire Department ask that as residents move their clocks back an hour during daylight saving in less than two weeks, they also…

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Bobby Boris Pickett

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Bobby Boris Pickett

By: Cindy Annis – Oct. 2016 Often called the godfather of Halloween, Bobby Boris Pickett was born on February 11, 1938 in Somerville Massachusetts. His real name is Robert George…

TV TALK with BILL CUSHING ~ NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Is This Year’s Best New Drama

TV TALK with BILL CUSHING ~ NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Is This Year’s Best New Drama

By: Bill Cushing – Oct. 2016 ‘Every year there are a bunch of new TV shows that premiere. Some will make it, some will not. If you read my column…

Sheriff Finally Releases Photos of Inmates At Large After Walking Away from Lawrence Correction Center

Sheriff Finally Releases Photos of Inmates At Large After Walking Away from Lawrence Correction Center

The Essex County Sheriff Seeking Two Inmates Who Walked Away from Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center Essex County Sheriff Frank G. Cousins Jr. has finally released photos of the two inmates…

State Med Board Suspended Dr. Just to Make Nice with Charlie Baker

State Med Board Suspended Dr. Just to Make Nice with Charlie Baker

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan So, here are the actors in this sordid little drama. Charlie Baker opposes the legalization of marijuana. He supports prohibition. Dr. Candace Sloane is the Chair…

Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner: Shaquille O’Fame ~ SHAWN HANSEN’S SPORTS CORNER

Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner: Shaquille O’Fame ~ SHAWN HANSEN’S SPORTS CORNER

By: Shawn Hansen – Oct. 2016 On September 8, 2016, this year’s basketball festivities began at a press conference held at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.…

TONIGHT: Radical Islamists To Protest Jewish Synagogue in Stoughton, MA

TONIGHT: Radical Islamists To Protest Jewish Synagogue in Stoughton, MA

The President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, Dr. Charles Jacobs, has expressed concern with plans by radical Islamist activists to lead a demonstration outside a Jewish synagogue tonight, to…

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

By: DJ Deeb – Oct. 2016 Methuen Schools are on the move and many great things are happening with the start of the 2016-2017 school year. At our September 12th…

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Police K-9 “Buddy” Completes Explosive Detection Training

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon have announced that the Methuen Police Department’s K-9, “Buddy” and his handler, Officer Timothy Getchell, have completed 16 weeks of explosive…

An Excellent City Council Sets a Bad Example ~ THE PULSE

An Excellent City Council  Sets a Bad Example ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – Oct. 2016 On September 27th, without fanfare or discussion, the Lowell City Council approved raises for themselves and the Lowell School Committee. Currently the City Council…

Tom Duggan’s October 2016 Notebook

Tom Duggan’s October 2016 Notebook

BREAKING THEIR WORD ON ENDORSEMENTS In my book, your word is your bond. If you make a commitment and give your word, no matter how inconvenient it is, you keep…

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