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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…

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.…

Bulletproof Backpacks; the Newest Quick Fix for Gun Violence at Schools?

Bulletproof Backpacks; the Newest Quick Fix for Gun Violence at Schools?

By: Abigail Juknavorian – Sept. 2018 Two hundred dollars; that’s the average price for the newest back to school accessory. What kind of accessory could be that expensive? Bulletproof backpacks. Following…

Methuen Mayor Violates Open Meeting Law ~ Emails Committee on How They Should Vote

Methuen Mayor Violates Open Meeting Law ~ Emails Committee on How They Should Vote

School Committee Member Calls Mayors Behavior a “Disgrace” and a “Circus”   VIDEO OF MEETING DISCUSSION AND SHOUTING MATCH  9-11-18 Methuen Mayor Jim Jajuga has violated the state’s open meeting law by sending…

School Committees Play Vital Role in State Oversight

School Committees Play Vital  Role in State Oversight

By: DJ Deeb –  August, 2018 As of the deadline for this article the City/School budgets have not been fully resolved or finalized, but I hope to provide more information…

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Influence of Social Media and Young Women in the Workplace

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Influence of Social Media and Young Women in the Workplace

By: Abby Juknavorian – July, 2018 The presence of social media is daunting. It can be used to communicate both good and bad opinions on many current situations and experiences.…

Delphi Technology Solutions Sponsors North Andover Middle School at Fenway

Delphi Technology Solutions Sponsors  North Andover Middle School at Fenway

Delphi Technology Solutions, Inc. of Lawrence, sponsored the North Andover Middle School (NAMS) singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox game against the Los Angeles…

Foster Parent Recruitment Funding in the State Budget is Priceless ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Foster Parent Recruitment Funding in the State Budget is Priceless ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – July, 2018 One of my budgetary priorities this year was to increase funding for the Foster Care Parent Campaign line item in the Fiscal Year…

High School Students in Lawrence, MA Rank #1 in Workplace Performance for the 10th Time  

High School Students in Lawrence, MA Rank #1 in Workplace Performance for the 10th Time  

Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School Ranked Against 32 Fully Enrolled High Schools (11,522 Students) Across the United States  (Lawrence, MA) – Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School students have ranked #1…

Myth and Misconceptions ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Myth and Misconceptions ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – June, 2018 Despite their popularity as pets and their ubiquitous presence in the media, cats are probably one of the most misunderstood breed of animals. Myths…

Lawrence’s Gabriela Taveras is Crowned Miss Massachusetts 2018

Lawrence’s Gabriela Taveras is Crowned Miss Massachusetts 2018

WORCESTER, MA – Gabriela Taveras, 23, of Lawrence was selected as Miss Massachusetts 2018 on Saturday, June 30, at the 79th annual Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant.  Competing as Miss North Shore,…

Prop 2 1/2 Override Not an Option for Methuen

Prop 2 1/2 Override Not an Option for Methuen

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2018 The Methuen School Committee held a budget workshop meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to discuss the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 budget. In April,…

Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Bu: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2018 School shootings are becoming too common an occurrence across the country. The discussion of gun control and mental health treatment has surfaced…

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