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2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Nov, 2016 Leading up to the beginning of a new formal legislative session in January, I’m focusing in on which bills will be priorities…

Cambridge College’s New Campus at Sal’s Riverwalk

Cambridge College’s New Campus at Sal’s Riverwalk

In honor of their new location, Cambridge College Lawrence held a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new state-of-the-art campus at The Riverwalk on October 20, 2016. Over fifty guests joined…

Newburyport Company Celebrates Employees Who Graduated from Workplace English Program

Newburyport Company Celebrates Employees Who Graduated from Workplace English Program

Cesiah Albarran of Lawrence came to this country in 2013 from Puerto Rico with a recently earned bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and limited…

Bump Audit Finds MBTA Not Collecting or Reconciling Outstanding Balances

Bump Audit Finds MBTA Not Collecting or Reconciling Outstanding Balances

BOSTON, MA — An audit of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), released today by Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, found that the entity has left long overdue accounts receivable balances…

Changing Sewer-User Fees Rejected By Town Meeting

Changing Sewer-User Fees Rejected By Town Meeting

November, 2016 At Annual Town Meeting, Article 18 (Sewer User Fees charged by Actual Metered Water Method) the Selectmen/Sewer Commissioners voted against the interests of the single families, seniors and…

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Inspired by Methuen’s Phil Lahey, students at the Greater Lawrence Tech School have started a Drug Education Task Force. Lahey, a former Methuen Councilor and the main force in the…

State Fines AG Maura Healey Campaign Donors $10K for Illegal Contributions

State Fines AG Maura Healey Campaign Donors $10K for Illegal Contributions

An Avon-based businessman and his bookkeeper who illegally contributed to Attorney General Maura Healey’s political campaign have agreed to pay $7,500 and $2,500 respectively to resolve a review by the…

Valley Patriot TV Commercial Runs on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and NECN

Valley Patriot TV Commercial Runs on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and NECN

The Valley Patriot is a free, monthly, newspaper that is distributed to more than 800 locations in 50+ cities and towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We distribute in Market…

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

Hero Police Officer Seeks to Return to Board of Selectmen in North Andover

The Valley Patriot confirmed Saturday, that North Andover Police Lt. Dan Lanen, is seeking to return to the board of selectmen in this Spring’s town elections.  Lanen, a hero police…

Massachusetts Senate Adopts Caregiver Advice and Records Enablement Standards (C.A.R.E.) Act

Massachusetts Senate Adopts Caregiver Advice and Records Enablement Standards  (C.A.R.E.) Act

Boston-  The Massachusetts state Senate today advanced a bill intended to provide family caregivers with critically needed information and guidance to effectively care for a patient once released from a…

Lawrence Councilor Jeovanny Rodriguez Attends in “Latino” Conference in DC

Lawrence Councilor Jeovanny Rodriguez Attends in “Latino” Conference in DC

Lawrence’s District “D” City Councilor  Jeovanny Rodriguez is in Washington, D.C. this week for a three day policy conference with the race-based National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.…

Governor Appoints Lawrence Councilor Laplante to the State Housing Appeals Committee

Governor Appoints Lawrence Councilor Laplante to the State Housing Appeals Committee

The Baker-Polito Administration has appointed Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante to the state Housing Appeals Committee where he will address (Chapter 40B) appeals in an impartial forum to resolve conflicts…

Another Inmate Escapes from Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center (CAC)

Another Inmate Escapes from Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center (CAC)

For the third time in in the last two weeks, an inmate at the Lawrence jail has escaped.  Essex County Sheriff Frank G. Cousins Jr. reported this morning that his…

Property Sales, Foreclosures for OCTOBER, 2016 in Andover, North Andover, Lawrence, & Methuen

Property Sales, Foreclosures for OCTOBER, 2016 in Andover, North Andover, Lawrence,  & Methuen

From Northern Essex Registrar of Deeds M. Paul Iannuccillo (All properties are listed in order; seller, buyer, address, and price.)   ANDOVER Peter & Shirley Schwarz, Terrance & Jennifer Healy,…

Corporations Fined $10K for Illegal Donations to AG Healey and Boston Mayor Walsh

Corporations Fined $10K for Illegal Donations to AG Healey and Boston Mayor Walsh

Massachusetts corporations make $10,000 payment to resolve campaign finance issue Corporations owned by two Allston-based businessmen have made a $10,000 civil forfeiture payment to the state’s general fund to resolve…