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Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

 Reviewed and approved payments to vendor that employed his wife as a bus monitor on GLEC routes The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Richard Prue, the…

Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2014 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon appeared on 980WCAP’s Paying Attention Radio Program earlier this month to reveal a new safety measure being implemented in…

7 Dangerous Apps That Every Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

7 Dangerous Apps That Every  Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

By: Kristen Peaks – July, 2014 I work in public relations at Cook Children’s. It’s my job to be on social networking sites, peruse the internet and keep up with…

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Anna DeBernardo – July, 2014 ​The phrase “skinny as a twig” seems to be one used too often when referring to the majority of celebrities that dominate today’s media.…

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – July, 2014 It was the summer of 1983 and quite often my mother and aunt would haul 4 kids in the car and head to the…

Hampstead Academy, An Opportunity For Your Child to Succeed

Hampstead Academy, An Opportunity For Your Child to Succeed

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2014 The Hampstead Academy private grammar school in Hampstead, NH was first opened in 1978 as the Atkinson Learning Center and services kids from pre-K…

Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon: Methuen Schools to Pilot Indoor Shooter Detection System

Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon: Methuen Schools to Pilot Indoor Shooter Detection System

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano (was off this week). and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. VIDEO BELOW.…

What is Happiness – Teen talk with Ana DeBernardo

What is Happiness – Teen talk with Ana DeBernardo

By Ana DeBernardo – June, 2014 This past week, my class was asked to write a paragraph on what “happiness” means to us and what our own idea of happiness…

After Being Kidnapped by Department of Children and Families, Justina Pelletier is Home Free

After Being Kidnapped by Department of Children and Families, Justina Pelletier is Home Free

  By: Bharani Padmanabhan MD PhD – June 18, 2014 Justina Pelletier, one of four children of Lou and Linda Pelletier, was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease by Dr Mark Korson at…

Star of Music Videos, TV and Movies: Methuen’s Brittany Baldi’s Path to Success and How You Too, Can Get Into Show Business

Star of Music Videos, TV and Movies: Methuen’s Brittany Baldi’s Path to Success and How You Too, Can Get Into Show Business

  By: Tom Duggan – June, 2014 The Valley Patriot sat down with Methuen’s Brittany Baldassari, known in the entertainment business as Brittany Baldi to talk about her success, and see…

Soul Searching at North Andover High, Students Meet Author Patrick MacDonald

Soul Searching at North Andover High, Students Meet Author Patrick MacDonald

  By: Christine Morabito – June 10, 2014  When Justin Bilton asked his English class to read the memoir, “All Souls: A Family Story from Southie,” something amazing happened. Even…

Good Times Gala Celebrates accomplishments of American Training’s Guests, Leaves Lots of Smiles on Attendees

Good Times Gala Celebrates accomplishments of American Training’s Guests, Leaves Lots of Smiles on Attendees

 Ask anyone who attended American Training’s Celebrate Good Times Gala what their favorite part of the formal evening was and you’ll get the same answer every time – the ear-to-ear…

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Police Chief Announce Crackdown on Noise, Police Sweeps Through Troubled Areas

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Police Chief Announce Crackdown on Noise, Police Sweeps Through Troubled Areas

Chief Says Weekend Patrol Shifts to be Dedicated to Noise Complaints By: Tom Duggan and Jon Bergeron – May 24, 2014 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, flanked by Police Chief Fitzpatrick…

Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Invites Senate Committee on Drug Addiction Treatment to Methuen for Hearing

Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Invites Senate Committee  on Drug Addiction Treatment to Methuen for Hearing

By Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives The Massachusetts State Senate has formed a special committee to study drug addiction and treatment options in Massachusetts and aims to address an epidemic of…

Lawrence High Alumni Gives More Than $74K in Scholarships; Mayor Rivera Tells Students “Don’t Be Afraid to Fail!”

Lawrence High Alumni Gives More Than $74K in Scholarships; Mayor Rivera Tells Students “Don’t Be Afraid to Fail!”

By: Tom Duggan - May 15, 2014 PHOTO GALLERY| VIDEO OF EVENT VIDEO OF MAYOR'S SPEECH Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, a 1989 graduate of Lawrence High School gave the keynote…

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