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18 Local Lenders Offer Valley Small Businesses $2 Million Emergency Loan Fund

18 Local Lenders Offer Valley Small Businesses $2 Million Emergency Loan Fund

Small Businesses impacted by the gas emergency have access to capital thanks to local, collaborative Financial Institutions. BOSTON – December 19, 2018 – Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) announces the…

Body and Brain Yoga at Riverwalk

Body and Brain Yoga at Riverwalk

BodynBrain Yoga Riverwalk is located in the Riverwalk complex in Lawrence. Although it serves the community by offering daily yoga and Tai Chi classes, free workshops on gut health and…

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

By DJ Deeb – Dec. 2018 Earlier this year (in the February, March, and April 2018 Valley Patriot editions) I outlined many suggestions for cuts in spending for the City…

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas  ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

By: Abby Junkvorian  – Dec. 2018 Six months. That is how long the residents of the City of Methuen have been subjected to the ongoing struggles of the Police salaries.…

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis  ~  VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

If there is one thing that Michael Gorman and his volunteers at TMF (The Movement Family) have proved over the last six months, it’s that helping the homeless and making…

Environmental Leadership Scholarships for Massachusetts High School Seniors

Environmental Leadership Scholarships for Massachusetts High School Seniors

The Henry David Thoreau Foundation awards collegiate scholarships of up to $20K to eight to ten students graduating from public or private high schools in Massachusetts. The Henry David Thoreau…

Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

Residents who lost immigration documents in the September gas explosion may contact GLCAC’s Immigration Services program for help with getting replacements. GLCAC’s Immigration program can help residents replace permanent resident…

Audit Leads to Improved Reporting of Instances of Elder Abuse

Audit Leads to Improved Reporting of Instances of Elder Abuse

Audit found seven instances of serious abuse or neglect of seniors not reported to district attorneys After a report by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump found the Executive Office of…

The Higher Price of Living Large Rick Bellanti / Health & Wellness ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

The Higher Price of Living Large Rick Bellanti / Health & Wellness ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

Br: Rick Bellanti – Nov. 2018 I have been writing about health and wellness and the effects of being overweight and what obesity does to our bodies and the health…

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

  By: John Cuddy – November, 2018 In honor of Veteran’s day, November 11th, I sought out a Veteran that is still serving our nation; she is Commander Marilisa G.…

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

By: Joe D’Amore  – November, 2018 There are at least 350 trailers dotting the landscape of Campagnone green and the large parking lot at Pemberton Park along North Canal street…

Prospect Hill to Perform at Valley Patriot 15th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night

Prospect Hill to Perform at Valley Patriot 15th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night

The rock band Prospect Hill’s drummer and producer, Mark Roberge has announced today that the band will be performing at The Valley Patriot’s 15th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night…

Methuen Police Arrest Three Juveniles, Recover Firearm after Report of Suspicious Activity

Methuen Police Arrest Three Juveniles, Recover Firearm after Report of Suspicious Activity

    METHUEN — The Methuen Police Department arrested three juveniles and seized a handgun and ammunition after officers responded Tuesday to a citizen report of suspicious activity. The suspects…

Why the Midterm Elections Matter ~ TEEN CORNER

Why the Midterm Elections Matter ~ TEEN CORNER

  By: Casey Pratt – Oct. 2018 According to the Pew Research Center, since 1948 voter turnout during presidential elections has been around 10% higher than the turnout at midterm elections.…

Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon was recently included as one of more than 200 people from across the country featured in a “Time” Magazine story exploring guns in America. In…

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