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Fostering Kittens ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Fostering Kittens ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – June, 2017 In my opinion, fostering is one of the most fun and rewarding aspects of volunteering with animals. There is nothing like opening the door…

AG Healey Gives Big Swamp Reptiles a Pass on Crime and Corruption

AG Healey Gives Big Swamp Reptiles a Pass on Crime and Corruption

By: Bharany Padmanabhan – June, 2017 Last month in this space I reported clearly on sweetheart no-bid contracts between the Board of Registration in Medicine and the Massachusetts Medical Society…

BREAKING…. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester Dies …. Statement by Senator Elizabeth Warren

BREAKING…. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester Dies …. Statement by Senator Elizabeth Warren

Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester has passed away. The controversial head of Massachusetts public education was intimately involved in the takeover of the  U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following…

Trump and the Religion of Progressivism

Trump and the Religion of Progressivism

By Paul Murano – June, 2017 President Trump has withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement, asserting “I was elected to serve Pittsburgh, not Paris.” One can judge for themselves whether…

Methuen School Committee Reduces Budget

Methuen School Committee Reduces Budget

By: DJ DEEB – June, 2017 At our May 22nd Methuen School Committee meeting, members of the committee voted to approve an operating budget for fiscal year 2018 of $72…

Drug Traffickers, VISA Reform, And Making Us Safer

Drug Traffickers, VISA Reform, And Making Us Safer

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – June, 2017 As a State Representative who represents a district vibrant with the contributions and citizenship of immigrants, I want to share thoughts I…

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second Tuesday of every month to help those dealing with…

Andover-based Company Fined $98,350 for Asbestos Violations

Andover-based Company Fined $98,350 for Asbestos Violations

Asbestos Found During Renovation Work at Brookline Residential Property   BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized Peninsula Home Builders, Inc. $98,150 for numerous asbestos violations…

Chelmsford Police Department Recovers Stolen Shotgun

Chelmsford Police Department Recovers Stolen Shotgun

Investigation by Chelmsford, Lowell, and State Police Recover Police Firearm CHELMSFORD – Police Chief James M. Spinney reports that an intensive investigation by the Chelmsford Police Department, with the invaluable…

James Edward Bradley ~ U.S. Navy, WWII ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

James Edward Bradley ~ U.S. Navy, WWII ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

By: Beth D’Amato – June, 2017 On June 6th 1944, the allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. It’s been documented that this battle was responsible for nearly 210,000…

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Lantigua’s Money, Rivera’s Headaches and the Hotly Contested Mayor’s Race By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 The Lawrence mayor’s seat is a four year term and is limited to two…

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

By: John MacDonald – June, 2017  I attended the controversial special meeting at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday June 20th. As a witness to history I watched the vote for…

2 Alarm Arlington St. Fire Leaves at Least 7 People Homeless in Lawrence

2 Alarm Arlington St. Fire Leaves at Least 7 People Homeless in Lawrence

PHOTOS HERE  By: Tom Duggan – June 21, 2017 LAWRENCE – A two alarm fire at 18 Arlington St. in Lawrence left at least 7 people homeless early Wednesday morning.…

Andover Nanny Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $100,000 from Employer

Andover Nanny Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $100,000 from Employer

BOSTON – An Andover woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to stealing more than $100,000 from her employer. Stacy Fortunato, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of…

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Audit Finds 9% of Lowell General Hospital’s Reports to State Not Filed in Required Timeframe BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today called for improved processes and compliance related…

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