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Bloodline: TV’s Newest Addictive, Binge-Worthy Show ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

Bloodline: TV’s Newest Addictive, Binge-Worthy Show ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

By: Bill Cushing – May, 2015 “Sometimes you know something is coming. You feel it in the air, in your gut. You don’t sleep at night. The voice in your…

Remembering Salisbury’s John “Bill” Selig

Remembering Salisbury’s John “Bill” Selig

John “Bill” Selig had a Celebration of Life party on March 7, 2015. He was honored by many. The Celebration was attended by his family and so many friends. Bill…

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

By: Senator Katy Ives – May, 2015 On April 22, 1965, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the Massachusetts Legislature in a Joint Session comprised of State Senate…

Lowell Student Wins Annual Congressional Art Competition

Lowell Student Wins Annual  Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Niki Tsongas would like to congratulate Halle Ferreira of Lowell, winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Tsongas hosted an artists’ reception this past weekend at Mill No. 5…

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, (Methuen) May, 2015 On Wednesday, the House concluded deliberations for the proposed FY16 with funding allocated for significant projects throughout the Merrimack Valley. In addition…

Adventures in Transparency

Adventures in Transparency

By: Kathy Runge – May, 2015 Although, in my opinion, violating the Open Meeting Laws is not unusual for our city council, the newest show of disrespect for city residents…

We Stand with Pam Geller – Stop Blaming the Victims ~ Valley Patriot Editorial, May, 2015

We Stand with Pam Geller – Stop Blaming the Victims ~ Valley Patriot Editorial, May, 2015

  As The Valley Patriot was going to print this month, a Muslim hit squad pulled up to the front of a free speech conference in Garland, Texas and tried…

How You are You? ~ TEEN TALK

How You are You? ~ TEEN TALK

By: Ana DeBernardo – April, 2015 I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before in my columns that my sister and I are extremely close. Although it’s a bit difficult to do…

City of Quincy Penalized $28,125 for Wetlands Protection Act Violations for Installing Equalization Pipe

City of Quincy Penalized $28,125 for Wetlands Protection Act Violations for Installing Equalization Pipe

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized the City of Quincy $28,125 for wetlands violations associated with the installation of an equalization pipe to address drainage and…

Former Doctor at Cambridge Hospital Files Suit vs Board of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital

Former Doctor at Cambridge Hospital Files Suit vs Board of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital

Dr. Bharany Padmanabhan, formerly of Cambridge Hospital has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Cambridge, (which owns Cambridge Hospital) as well as some members of the staff of…

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

By: Dr. Jin Sung – April, 2015 Magnesium is a mineral used by every tissue and organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. If you suffer from…

Demystifying NH’s Budgeting Process

Demystifying NH’s  Budgeting Process

By: DJ Bettencourt -April, 2015 New Hampshire’s budgeting process can fittingly be compared to a nine-inning baseball game. The governor bats lead off by asking their department commissioners for proposed…

The MBTA: Avoiding Disaster

The MBTA: Avoiding Disaster

By: Oscar Camargo – April,. 2015 The MBTA has been under fire these past few months, but it’s been a disaster in the making for decades. This winter highlighted the…

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – April, 2015 The Massachusetts State Senate organized eight days throughout the winter to host Commonwealth Conversations across the state, comprised of roundtables, forums and town…

City Councilors Behaving Badly

City Councilors Behaving Badly

By Kathy Runge – April, 2015 Council meetings in February and March were a train wreck, but everyone got their vacations in. Councilor Maldonado opened the meeting of March 3…

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