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North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – April, 2016 Las month on March 28th, I was invited by my good friend and fellow North Andover Board of Health member, Mr. Joseph McCarthy, to…

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

Innovation to allow non-attendee participation at Town Meeting expanded. Continuing what he calls “the historic initiative of the past two years”, North Andover Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo will be allowing…

The Genie is Out of the Bottle on Prescription Drug Prices ~ THE DR. IS IN!

The Genie is Out of the Bottle on Prescription Drug Prices ~ THE DR. IS IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – December, 2015 As a college student in the mid 1980s, I studied and received my bachelor degree in economics prior to attending medical school. Also…

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen Ives Dec. 2015 The Massachusetts Senate recently completed the first year of a two-year legislative session by sending to the governor’s desk legislation for increased penalties for…

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Awards $49,187 to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Awards $49,187 to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

Healthy Eating for Successful Living program funds mark first Harvard Pilgrim Foundation grant to support new focus on healthy aging   LAWRENCE –  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation today announced it…

Methuen Village Raises $6K for Alzheimer’s Association

Methuen Village Raises $6K for  Alzheimer’s Association

Last month, Methuen Village Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support hosted their annual Casino Night, an evening of spectacular food and games, to support a cause. This year, all proceeds were…

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.…

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…

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…

Some are More Equal Than Others

Some are More Equal Than Others

By: Dr. Bharany Padmanabhan – October, 2105 This past week came the news, sadly expected, that Dennis Hastert will be allowed to plead to a lesser charge and the Government…

The Fascinating Francis Phenomenon ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

The Fascinating Francis Phenomenon ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

By: Paul Murano – October, 2015 A very unexpected thing happened throughout the media and in the nation last week. We were inundated with all things pope. There was non-stop…

Choose Dr. Oliver Sacks over Lucian Leape or Alice Newton

Choose Dr. Oliver Sacks over Lucian Leape or Alice Newton

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2015 Dr. Oliver Sacks passed away last week from melanoma of the eye. He was best known for awakening people frozen into catatonic parkinsonism by the…

IN THE GROOVE w CINDY ANNIS ~ The Beach Boys!

IN THE GROOVE w CINDY ANNIS ~ The Beach Boys!

By: Cindy Annis – Sept. 2015 In 1961, three brothers, with a cousin and a friend from Hawthorne, California formed a group that would forever define summer. The original members…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Harold Paragamian , WWII

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Harold Paragamian , WWII

NORTH ANDOVER – Merrimack College awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree to Methuen resident Harold Paragamian on June 2. Mr. Paragamian, 90, took occasional classes at Merrimack between 1969 and…

B-Street Bombers Still Rocking After 35 Years (INTERVIEW)

B-Street Bombers Still Rocking After 35 Years (INTERVIEW)

This year marks the 35th anniversary for the B-Street Bombers, a legendary local band from Lawrence. Last month, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan and his assistant Stephanie Jaskot sat down…

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