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Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

By: Ana DeBernardo – Nov. 2015 It’s a truth universally acknowledged that teenagers all come accompanied by a bad rep. Whether they’re being moody, stubborn, angry, or just plain brats,…

Are Anti-Bullying Programs Counterproductive? ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Are Anti-Bullying Programs Counterproductive? ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar, Nov. 2015 In days past, bullying was somewhat of a norm, or almost even seen as a rite of adolescent passage. Most kids at some point were…

North Andover Santa Parade 2015, Photos, Winners, Video

North Andover Santa Parade 2015, Photos, Winners, Video

Despite a delay because of rain, the North Andover Santa Parade was held on Main Street Saturday. PHOTO GALLERY   Winners of the Parade Category:           Floats 1st place –            Taki’s…

VAV Donates 26 Copies of “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

VAV Donates 26 Copies of  “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

METHUEN – Francisco Urena, Massachusetts Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, is recommending a children’s book “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” by Valerie Pfundstein and recently introduced the book to VAV Board Members.…

A Helping Light in a darkened area of Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

A Helping Light in a darkened area of Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

By: Rebecca Pearson – November 24, 2014 With recent reports hitting the news streams about the over whelming opioid overdoses in our area and around the Massachusetts and New Hampshire…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2015 Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni was re-elected to his third and final term last month. Methuen has a charter provision that limits the consecutive terms…

Questions Every Parent Should Ask to Learn More About Their Child’s School

Questions Every Parent Should Ask to Learn More About Their Child’s School

By: Amy Berard – November, 2015 1. How often is the SpEd (Special Education) teacher in the inclusion classroom? At an IEP meeting, parents will be notified if their child…

School Days, School Daze ~ THIS MONTH WITH JEFF KATZ

School Days, School Daze ~ THIS MONTH WITH JEFF KATZ

By: Jeff Katz – November, 2015 For those of us with children of a certain age, we hear on a fairly regular basis about what is going right and what…

Home Health VNA Recognized Nationally for Patient Satisfaction

Home Health VNA Recognized Nationally for Patient Satisfaction

Lawrence, MA – Home Health VNA was recently ranked as one of the country’s highest performing home care agencies in the area of patient satisfaction by scoring in the top…

The Valley Patriot – November 2015 – Edition #145 – Rivera Recalls Move Forward

The Valley Patriot – November 2015 – Edition #145 – Rivera Recalls Move Forward

CLICK THE FRONT PAGE FOR PDF VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host of the…

Shawn Hansen Sports Corner: 30th GBSCC

Shawn Hansen Sports Corner: 30th GBSCC

  As I turned 30 Years old this past August, the Kansas City Royals won their first World Series title in 30 Years as the Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club…

Helping Your Children After Divorce ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Helping Your Children After Divorce ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – Oct. 2015 Healing after a divorce is a long process and never easy but it begins with you. Children can emotionally heal from a divorce if…

A Student’s Recipe for Success ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

A Student’s Recipe for Success ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

By: Ana Debernardo – Oct., 2015 On my first day of high school, I remember imagining graduation day and realizing it would be eons before a then new, freshman inmate…

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2105 If cities and towns define extreme poverty and homelessness as a public-health issue, the public-policy responses will be quite different than what we are…

Rep Report: Action Regarding The Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Rep Report: Action Regarding The Department of Children and Families (DCF)

  By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell October, 2015 The Baker Administration has placed our DCF under new executive leadership that is deeply committed to effecting very necessary improvements in our…