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MA Auditor Finds More Than $17.6M in MassHealth Fraud

MA Auditor Finds More Than $17.6M in MassHealth Fraud

Bump Says Findings Pointing to Persistent Deficiencies in Payment System BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today announced that during a one year period, her office’s Medicaid Audit Unit…

Methuen School Committee Holds Illegal Meeting, Ambushes DiNatale

Methuen School Committee Holds Illegal Meeting, Ambushes DiNatale

By Tom Duggan – March, 2017 On January 23rd, the Methuen School Committee went into an executive session, (a meeting where the public is excluded) claiming they were going to…

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE – Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for 2017 BASH Awards

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE – Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for 2017 BASH Awards

The Valley Patriot newspaper has announced the nominees for the 2017 Valley Patriot BASH Awards. Winners will be announced at The Valley Patriot BASH, held on March 24th, at the Firefighter’s…

The Big Bopper – In he Groove with Cindy Annis

The Big Bopper – In he Groove with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis – Feb. 2017 The Big Bopper was born on October 24, 1930 in Sabine Pass, Texas. His birth name was Jiles Perry Richardson Jr. Being the son…

Moksha Spa Celebrates 10 Years in Methuen

Moksha Spa Celebrates 10 Years in Methuen

In the City of Methuen a much needed spa for stressed out, overworked and spa shy individuals and executives to relax and recover from daily routine. She finally decided to…

Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

By: Kathy Runge – January, 2017 In December ex-District A Councilor and potential mayoral candidate Sandy Almonte verbally abused a Lawrence police officer at the scene of an accident involving…

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

BUY NOW  Each month since March of 2004, The Valley Patriot newspaper has published a front page story about the bravery and dedication of a local veteran called “Valley Patriot…

Northern Essex’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List Announced

Northern Essex’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List Announced

Dr. William Heineman, vice president of academic and students affairs, Northern Essex Community College, is pleased to announce the appointment of students to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016…

Reducing Exposure to Toxins ~IN YOU’RE CORNER WITH KATY IVES

Reducing Exposure to Toxins ~IN YOU’RE CORNER WITH KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives (D-Newburyport) In my effort to continue to focus these columns on bills that I will file in the next legislative session, I want to discuss…

Merrimack College Urged to Add “Hindu” to its Jewish-Christian-Muslim Center

Merrimack College Urged to Add “Hindu” to its Jewish-Christian-Muslim Center

Hindus are urging renowned Merrimack College in North Andover (Massachusetts) to add “Hindu” to its Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations Center to be inclusive for its Hindu students and the community. Hindu statesman…

Election Post Mortum ~ KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

Election Post Mortum ~ KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

By: Kathy Runge – Dec. 2016 The election is finally over, but it just won’t go away. Donald Trump is our president-elect and the crybabies won’t stop whining. When it…

Trump Must Block Govt. Control Over Medical Practices

Trump Must Block Govt. Control Over Medical Practices

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Dec. 2016 Left to itself, the government naturally exerts greater and greater control over people’s lives and requires prior permission for everything. In the case…

BOOK REVIEW ~ THE NEW HARRY POTTER

BOOK REVIEW ~ THE NEW HARRY POTTER

By Sue Piazza – Dec. 2016 “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” Based on an Original New Story by J.K. Rowling. John Tiffany & Jack Thorne…

Methuen LGBTQ Youth Weigh in on Trump ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Methuen LGBTQ Youth Weigh in on Trump ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Dec. 2016 I am blissfully now teaching sophomore U.S. History at the newly and beautifully renovated Methuen High School and loving it. I am also the…

Lawrence Council Approves Police Use of NARCAN

Lawrence Council Approves Police Use of NARCAN

DEC. 20, 2016| 8:30pm The Lawrence City Council approved the use of NARCAN Tuesday night, allowing Lawrence Police to carry the medication that literally revives people who die from heroin…