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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…

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…

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…

Dominican National Sentenced for Distributing Kilo of Heroin

Dominican National Sentenced for Distributing Kilo of Heroin

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in two separate heroin trafficking rings operating in southeastern Massachusetts.  Francis Gonsalez-Romero, a/k/a Sam,…

All The Lies The “News Media” Told You About Trump – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June, 2017)

All The Lies The “News Media” Told You About Trump – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June, 2017)

How CNN Proved Every Day that They Are Fake News  With all that talk about “fake news” these days it’s hard to know what to believe anymore. So many news…

Retirement Saving for the Self-Employed ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOTT

Retirement Saving for  the Self-Employed ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOTT

By: Alex Talcott – May, 2017 New England is an especially exciting, entrepreneurial place. Many choose the fulfilling journey of self-employment, taking upon themselves the management of opportunities as well…

Acute vs. Chronic Pain! ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Acute vs. Chronic Pain! ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – May, 2017 It is not unusual to see these two terms confused by patients and even caregivers. Probably, because pain could be difficult or an…

TV Talk Flashback: NYPD Blue Changes TV ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

TV Talk Flashback:  NYPD Blue Changes TV  ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Billy Cushing – May, 2017 September 21, 1993. The face of television changed that day. It was definitely a change for the better. A change toward more quality programming…

Olivia Newton John ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Olivia Newton John ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – May, 2017 Olivia Newton John was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge England to a Welsh mother and German father. She is the youngest in…

Vets and Veggies by Donnie Jarvis

Vets and Veggies by Donnie Jarvis

By: Donald Jarvis – May, 2017 What started as an idea has now become a reality. The brainchild of 29 year Jake Alexander, ‘Vets and Veggies’ aims to provide help…

Kitten Season ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Kitten Season ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet ~ May, 2017 The days are getting longer, the weather is getting nicer, and “kitten season” has begun. It is breeding season for cats, and from early…

Charlie Baker’s Medical Board, Felony, Extortion and Forensic Fraud

Charlie Baker’s Medical Board,  Felony, Extortion and Forensic Fraud

By: Dr. Padmanabhan – May, 2017 What we have is Charlie Baker’s medical Board violating open tender laws to enter into a sweetheart no-bid contract with a contractor, here the…

Residents Deserve Beaches That Are Safe and Affordable

Residents Deserve Beaches That Are Safe and Affordable

By: State Senator Katy Ives May, 2017 The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is responsible for the stewardship of over 450,000 acres of land which include parks, beaches, forests,…

House Budget Will Need a Haircut

House Budget Will Need a Haircut

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell Following an extensive process that starts with hearings in January, the Fiscal Year 2018 House budget was finalized in the last week in April.…

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