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Proposed Tewksbury Casino Good For Methuen, Merrimack Valley

Proposed Tewksbury Casino Good For Methuen, Merrimack Valley

The Tewksbury Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on July 18 to move forward a process that will let Tewksbury residents vote on whether or not to allow a Casino in…

An Inside Look From State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

An Inside Look From State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

By: State Rep. Diana Dizoglio If there is one thing that I have learned during my first term representing you on Beacon Hill, it’s that things don’t always appear as…

They’ve Done It Again!

They’ve Done It Again!

By: Jeff Katz – July, 2013 If you felt a little extra tug on your wallet recently that’s because our Beacon Hill payroll patriots decided that you just were not…

Detroit, USA: A Monument to Democrat Policies

Detroit, USA: A Monument to Democrat Policies

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX By: Dr. Chuck Ormsby – July 2013 Detroit has imploded. Like the giant oak whose innards were consumed by thousands of termites, Detroit has finally collapsed.…

Crowdfunding For Cash

Crowdfunding For Cash

 Babies and Briefcases By: Cheryl Hajjar – August, 2013 Unless you have been living in a landfill or still have an analog TV in your home, you have heard of…

DiZoglio, Lyons Spar on Taxes – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, August 3, 2013

DiZoglio, Lyons Spar on Taxes – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, August 3, 2013

LISTEN TO HOUR ONE (RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD) Russia takes a hard line on gays and the gay community is outraged…. but are we supposed to respect other people’s cultures?…

MassDEP Inspection of Cobham Electronic Systems in Lowell Reveals Hazardous Waste Management Violations; $8,580 Penalty Issued

  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Cobham Electronic Systems of Lowell $8,580 after an inspection revealed hazardous waste management violations that included an incomplete contingency…

MassDEP Assesses $3,000 Penalty Against Haverhill Contractor for Asbestos Violations at Former Fitchburg Gas & Electric Site

MassDEP Assesses $3,000 Penalty Against Haverhill Contractor for Asbestos Violations at Former Fitchburg Gas & Electric Site

From MassDEP BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has assessed a $3,000 penalty against Absolute Environmental Contractors, Inc. of Haverhill for the company’s failure to follow asbestos…

North Andover Businessman Says Billerica Fire Hydrant Bid Tailored to Limit Competition, Says Restrictions will Cost Town Additional $24K

North Andover Businessman Says Billerica Fire Hydrant Bid Tailored to Limit Competition, Says Restrictions will Cost Town Additional $24K

By: Tom Duggan – July 26, 2013 Billerica DPW director Abdul Alkhatib says there are no shenanigans going on with his town’s public bid to purchase fire hydrants. He told…

Trinity E.M.S. Donates to NECC’s Paramedic Technology Program

When John Chemaly, president of Trinity E.M.S. Inc., realized the local emergency medical services industry was experiencing a shortage of trained paramedics six or seven years ago, he asked Northern…

Masssachusetts State Spending on Local Projects

Masssachusetts State Spending on Local Projects

Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives reports to the Valley Patriot that she has voted on the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget today in a 36-3 vote. The budget included numerous items that…

11 Tips For Becoming A Natural Born Blogger

11 Tips For Becoming A Natural Born Blogger

By: Cheryl Hajjar – July 2013  It was 1999 and while the century was coming to a close and Prince was singing his iconic song , blogging was about to…

State Legislature Approves $34 Billion Budget

State Legislature Approves $34 Billion Budget

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – July 2013 The Legislature successfully passed the FY14 budget Monday after a prolonged conference committee between the House and the Senate. It was…

Senator Kathleen Ives on Welfare Reform Bill

Senator Kathleen Ives on Welfare Reform Bill

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives BOSTON – Following a press conference that Senate President Therese Murray held Monday morning, the Senate is due to take up a comprehensive welfare reform…

EDITORIAL: Still No Investigation, No Answers on Jamie Atkinson Scandal

EDITORIAL: Still No Investigation, No Answers on Jamie Atkinson Scandal

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL July, 2013 At issue was Attorney Richard D’Agostino, who was applying to replace McQuillan as city solicitor after the council voted not to renew McQuillan’s contract. While…