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Boston’s Own Kitty Genovese Case

Boston’s Own Kitty Genovese Case

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Jan. 2019 Everyone of a certain age instantly recalls the Kitty Genovese case, the New York Times’ now-timeless tale of city folk who ignored a murder…

A New Year Brings A Clean Slate ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

A New Year Brings A Clean Slate ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – January, 2019 Happy New Year everyone. We made it through another year, whether we stuck to our new year’s resolution last year or not, we are…

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate has unanimously passed a change to senate rules banning nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) regarding incidents of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination. The rule change, proposed by Senator…

Methuen Police Share Animal Control Success Stories

Methuen Police Share Animal Control Success Stories

METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon is pleased to highlight the recent successes of the Methuen Police Department’s Animal Control Officer. In just the last several weeks, Methuen Animal Control Officer…

Grace Has A Pace!

Grace Has A Pace!

Happy New Year! My prayer for all of you who read this column is that you will experience in 2019 the unconditional, never changing, overwhelming power of the Love of…

Paul McCartney Part II – IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

Paul McCartney Part II – IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis, Jan. 2019 Ok.! We’re back! I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas, and a Happy New Year!! Let’s get back to Paul. The band Wings was formed…

My 10 Best TV Shows of 2018 ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 10 Best TV Shows of 2018 ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – Jan. 2019 It’s that time of year again. That time when all TV people start thinking about the best shows that they watched over the…

Legislature Tackled Key Issues with Practical Solutions

Legislature Tackled Key Issues with Practical Solutions

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell ~ Jan. 2019 During the 2017-2018 legislative session, my colleagues and I worked together in a bipartisan way to address pressing issues facing Massachusetts residents,…

Lupoli Family Pledges $500,000 to NECC

Lupoli Family Pledges $500,000 to NECC

  The Lupoli Family Foundation has made a $500,000 pledge to fund the new hospitality and culinary school which Northern Essex Community College plans to open in downtown Haverhill in…

Staff Sergeant Robert Belleau ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Staff Sergeant Robert Belleau ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Jan. 2019 Dracut’s Robert Belleau is one of the many US Military Veterans in the Merrimack Valley of French Canadian heritage. He joined the new US…

The Witness of the Unaborted ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Witness of the Unaborted ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Jan. 2019 They say a picture paints a thousand words. No picture demonstrates this more than the picture included in this article. This picture was taken…

IN Y OUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ A Column Just for Readers of The Valley Patriot!

IN Y OUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ A Column Just for Readers of The Valley Patriot!

EDITOR’S NOTE – This month, Methuen resident Diana DiZoglio was sworn in as a State Senator in Boston, replacing Senator Katy Ives of Newburyport. Ives chose not to run for…

Encrypting Police Scanner in Lawrence is Wrong

Encrypting Police Scanner in Lawrence is Wrong

By: Rich Russell – January, 2019 On December 20, 2018, as Mayor Dan Rivera was having his annual Christmas party, a tragic event happened. The Lawrence Police Department ENCRYPTED all…

#Triggered By Everything

#Triggered By Everything

By: Ken Willette – January, 2019 I think following some trolls on social media can be hazardous to your mental health. There, I said it, are you triggered now? Instead…

Audit Calls for Enhanced Oversight of State Human Service Contract Spending

Audit Calls for Enhanced Oversight of State Human Service Contract Spending

BOSTON, MA — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump is calling on the Commonwealth’s Operational Services Division (OSD) to improve oversight of financial reports submitted by state human services vendors. The…

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