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Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

Pelletier Family Gives Powerful Testimony in Support of Justina’s Law

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July 3, 2015 Valley Patriot readers may be familiar with the 17 month long ordeal suffered by young Justina Pelletier at the hands of the Massachusetts…

Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini Announces Deal with Outside Electric Companies to Lower Rates

Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini Announces Deal with Outside Electric Companies to Lower Rates

July 1, 2015 This past winter, Haverhill residents were hit hard with staggering increases in their electric bills. Basic service electric rates have gone up by an unbelievable 37%.   Wednesday,…

Capitol Waste Services Fined $120K for Illegal, Secret Donations to Candidates

Capitol Waste Services Fined $120K for Illegal, Secret Donations to Candidates

July 1, 2015 The owners of Capitol Waste Services of East Boston have been fined $120,000 by the state for making illegal political contributions according to a disposition agreement with the…

The Warning Signs of Financial Abuse ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

The Warning Signs of  Financial Abuse ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – June, 2015 Many of us at one point in our lives have either been in an abusive relationship or have known someone in an abusive relationship.…

Baker’s Public Safety Secretary Changes Security in Prisons in Response to NY Prison Break

Baker’s Public Safety Secretary Changes Security in Prisons in Response to NY Prison Break

    June 30, 2015 Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett today announced a reformed security procedure regarding access by attorneys to clients held in Department of Correction facilities in…

Spend a Day Boating With Your Dog

Spend a Day Boating  With Your Dog

By: Tracy Zysk – June, 2015 Summer is here, and if you are like most New Englanders, at some point over the next couple of months you will be on…

An Interview with Gov. Jim Gilmore Homeland Security in the Hometown of a Flying Ace PART I

An Interview with Gov. Jim Gilmore Homeland Security in the Hometown of a Flying Ace PART I

By Alex Talcott – June, 2015 Dover, New Hampshire’s McConnell Center is named for the late Air Force Captain Joseph C. McConnell, a local credited with shooting down 16 enemy…

Strong Support at State House Hearing to Improve Access to Public Information

Strong Support at State House Hearing to Improve Access to Public Information

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell June, 2015 Massachusetts gets an F grade for access to public records according to some very respected public interest groups. A number of bills…

Fired Lawrence Counselor Says She Wants to be Made Whole

Fired Lawrence Counselor Says She Wants to be Made Whole

By: Tom Duggan  -June, 2015 A fired guidance counselor in the Lawrence Public Schools, Brenda Sudol-Kirwin, won an arbitration hearing against the schools in August of 2013, for sick leave…

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

Methuen Schools to Start Before Labor Day

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2015 The end of the school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, teachers, and support staff. May and June are always busily…

Haverhill Police Arrest Methuen Man Masturbating in Front of Children in His Car

Haverhill Police Arrest Methuen Man Masturbating in Front of Children in His Car

June 26, 2105 Haverhill Police Detectives say they arrested Methuen resident Matthew Homan (33, of 40 Danberry Dr.) on 2 counts of Open and Gross Lewdness earlier this week. According…

Garbage Truck Crashes into Lake Cochichewick in North Andover

Garbage Truck Crashes into Lake Cochichewick in North Andover

June 25, 2015 A garbage truck went off Great Pond Road in North Andover, Thursday and crashed into into Lake Cochichewick at about 6AM. The trash truck is owned by JRM Hauling…

June, 2015 Valley Patriot – Edition #140 – Release the Public Records

June, 2015 Valley Patriot – Edition #140 – Release the Public Records

Flip page PDF viewer of the JUNE 2015 Valley Patriot  PDF OF THE JUNE 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT  NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!!   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot…

“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

“WEATHER 101” WITH AL! What do All Those Weather Terms MEAN?

EXCLUSIVE TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT By: Al Kaprielian – June, 2015 On a surface weather map we commonly see what we call “fronts”. A front is caused by differences in…

Ethics Commission Fines  Cambridge RA Director Joseph Tulimeri $37,500 for Conflict of Interest 

Ethics Commission Fines  Cambridge RA Director Joseph Tulimeri $37,500 for Conflict of Interest 

Tulimieri also required to make restitution to the Redevelopment Authority in the amount of $21,245  The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement (“Agreement”) in which Joseph Tulimieri, the former…