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How the Newburyport Daily News is Trying to Rig the Selectman Race in Salisbury

How the Newburyport Daily News is Trying to Rig the Selectman Race in Salisbury

PAYING ATTENTION ON-LINE EXTRA   This week the Newburyport Daily News (owned by the Eagle ~Tribune, headquartered in Alabama) ran a hit piece on Salisbury Selectman candidate Gil Medeiros being…

State Auditor Bump Discovers State Retirement Board Paid $687K to Dead People

State Auditor Bump Discovers State Retirement Board Paid $687K to Dead People

Board Has Taken Steps to Address Problem, Recoup Funds BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today issued an audit of the Massachusetts State Retirement Board (MSRB), which found that…

Jaws of Life Needed to Extract Trapped Woman in Lawrence While Porch Collapsing

Jaws of Life Needed to Extract Trapped Woman in Lawrence While Porch Collapsing

Lawrence Emergency responders this morning are using the jaws of life to extract a trapped woman from her car on Brook Street after she crashed into a house and telephone…

Lawrence Council Refuses to Tear Down Building Owned By Councilor Reyes, Declares Panhandling for Earthquake Victims in Ecuador “an Emergency”

Lawrence Council Refuses to Tear Down Building Owned By Councilor Reyes, Declares Panhandling for Earthquake Victims in Ecuador “an Emergency”

      By: Tom Duggan, May 3, 2016|820pm The Lawrence City Council refused to tear down a crumbling building owned by one of their own councilors by refusing to…

Billions Is Worth Your Investment ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

Billions Is Worth Your Investment ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – April, 2016 Showtime’s newest drama, Billions, is a fastly-paced series that centers on the battle between charismatic hedge fund kingpin Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and…

Chartlton Highway Superintendent Pays $7,500 for multiple Violations of Conflict of Interest Laws

Chartlton Highway Superintendent Pays $7,500  for multiple Violations of Conflict of Interest Laws

Foskett hired his brothers and his son to plow snow for the town, hired his son to build retaining wall for new Highway Department Bar The State Ethics Commission approved…

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

By: State Re. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2016 Recently, we saw the bipartisan approval by the Massachusetts House of a bill to fund local municipal road and bridge repair.…

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

WANT YOUR EVENT OR ORGANIZATION LISTED IN THE NOTEBOOK? FOR $150 WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR NOTICE, EVENT, ETC. (150 word max) EDITION #150 – In case you didn’t notice the…

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

Innovation to allow non-attendee participation at Town Meeting expanded. Continuing what he calls “the historic initiative of the past two years”, North Andover Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo will be allowing…

Mayoral Candidates Spent $3.8M to Get Elected in 2015

Mayoral Candidates Spent $3.8M to Get Elected in 2015

In a year without a Boston mayoral election, 61 mayoral candidates in 36 cities reported expenditures of $3,786,953 and receipts of $3,692,411 in 2015, according to a spending study compiled…

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

Strong Spring Winds ~ Weather 101 with Al Kaprielian

By; Al Kaprelian – April, 2016 Lately, we have seen a lot of wind in the Merrimack Valley and Southern NH. Winds are caused by differences in air pressure. When…

Auditor Bump Finds MassHealth Making Payments to Providers Prohibited by Federal Law

Auditor Bump Finds MassHealth Making Payments to Providers Prohibited by Federal Law

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump has released the findings of her audit, announcing that MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program, paid a total of $476,787 for medical…

Methuen Veteran’s Expo to be Held Wednesday, April, 27, 2016

Methuen Veteran’s Expo to be Held Wednesday, April, 27, 2016

   Methuen Mayor Stephen N. Zanni, the Methuen Senior Activity Center, and the Methuen Department of Veterans Affairs are sponsoring the 17th Annual Veterans Expo, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 2pm-5pm…

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – April, 2016 Recently, the State Senate unanimously, and in a bipartisan fashion, passed a bill I filed to protect consumers from unknowingly entering a…

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…