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How can we TEST to see if I have a GLUTEN sensitivity or GLUTEN related health issues?

How can we TEST to see if I have a GLUTEN  sensitivity or GLUTEN related health issues?

What if your path to a better quality life is avoiding food that is killing you and your family? By: Dr. Jin Sung – February, 2014 Gluten is one of…

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES – The Multi-tasking Mama Finding A Balance

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES – The Multi-tasking Mama  Finding A Balance

By: Cheryl Hajjar – February, 2014 So the other day while sitting at my kitchen island I found myself writing an email, having 2 conversations going via text, cooking dinner,…

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – February, 2014 Many people don’t realize that sexual harassment is actually a form of sex discrimination. The statute that makes sexual harassment unlawful in Massachusetts…

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan – Why is Lowell Wasting Your Tax Money on Hydrants?

MADE IN THE USA? FIRE HYDRANTS … REALLY? If you told me when we started this newspaper ten years ago that I would be writing a column about fire hydrants…

Tea Party Republican Jumps into Rep. Race in Methuen, Says Campbell Co-Authored Transgender Bathroom Bill

Tea Party Republican Jumps into Rep. Race in Methuen, Says Campbell Co-Authored Transgender Bathroom Bill

February 15, 2014 (Audio of on air interview) Former Methuen mayoral candidate Al DiNuccio announced today on the Paying Attention Radio Program on 980WCAP in Lowell that he is throwing…

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FEBRUARY 2014 VALLEY PATRIOT! (DOWNLOAD TIME 2MIN) Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former…

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

  Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Tracey Zysk of North Andover, owner of Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care has won a national award by Pet Sitter’s International for promoting quality pet care through…

Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts

Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – January, 2014 Covenants not to compete are contracts provided to an employee by an employer that are intended to limit and/or restrict an employee from…

BHI Forecast: State tax revenues to Rise in 2014 and 2015

BHI Forecast: State tax revenues to Rise in 2014 and 2015

By Paul Craney – January, 2014 The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI) estimates that Massachusetts state tax revenues will come in at $23.283 billion for Fiscal Year 2014,…

Merrimack Paper Owes Millions in Back Taxes, State Police Investigating 6 Alarm Lawrence Mill Fire

Merrimack Paper Owes Millions in Back Taxes, State Police Investigating 6 Alarm Lawrence Mill Fire

Yesterday’s Updated Fire Story LAWRENCE – Records from the city of Lawrence show that The Merrimack Paper Company, which burned down in a six alarm fire on Thursday, owes the…

Raising the Minimum Wage: Unions Win; Poor and Minorities Lose

Raising the Minimum Wage: Unions Win; Poor and Minorities Lose

By: Christine Morabito – January 2014 Raising the minimum wage – sounds like a good idea. Fair? Compassionate? Would you feel differently if you knew it would hurt the very…

The Merrimack Valley Sandbox -Creating a Path For Entrepreneurs

The Merrimack Valley Sandbox -Creating a Path For Entrepreneurs

 By: Cheryl Hajjar – December, 2013 As the Yuletide spirit is among us, and the frenzy of holiday shopping has begun, 17 budding entrepreneurs from the Merrimack Valley are preparing…

Legislature Moves Forward on Hefty and Charged Issues

Legislature Moves Forward on Hefty and Charged Issues

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – December, 2013 Thus far this session, the Massachusetts Legislature continues to make progress on several issues of public interest. House and Senate…

The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

It’s a weekend afternoon, and a young father and mother walk through the doors of the newly opened “Frank’s Barber Shop” on 150 Main Street in North Andover. Two boys…

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy – IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy –  IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – December, 2013 At the end of this year’s legislative session, the Senate took up a bill to increase Massachusetts’ minimum wage rate from the…