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48% of Doctors Would Let You Suffer to Please State Medical Board

48% of Doctors Would Let You Suffer to Please State Medical Board

  By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – January, 2017 Medscape and other medically-oriented web organizations periodically conduct surveys of physicians nation-wide on various topics such as physician burnout, compensation, best places…

The Myths, Facts, and Decision to Renovate Lowell High

The Myths, Facts, and Decision to Renovate Lowell High

By: John MacDonald – Jan. 2017 STORY PHOTO: GEORGE DELUCA According to Wikipedia “damn those pesky websites with interesting historical information.” “ Lowell, Massachusetts was incorporated as a town in…

There’s a New Sheriff in Town, Now the Work Begins ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (JAN-2017)

There’s a New Sheriff in Town, Now the Work Begins ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (JAN-2017)

During the reign of Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins we have seen political relatives hired to major, high-paying jobs, sober houses located in crack neighborhoods in Lawrence, complaints of employees…

Boxford PD Blues ~ What Are They Hiding in Boxford?

Boxford PD Blues ~ What Are They Hiding in Boxford?

By: Tom Duggan, January, 016 For the last few months, The Valley Patriot has been sifting through dozens of complaints about the police chief and the inner workings of the…

Ballot Question Committee Fined $125K for Trying to Hide Donor Information

Ballot Question Committee Fined $125K for Trying to Hide Donor Information

The Horse Racing Jobs and Education Ballot Question Committee has agreed to a $125,000 civil forfeiture, paid to the state’s general fund, to resolve campaign finance issues related to the…

Bump Calls on Office of Court Interpreter Services to Improve Payment Processes

Bump Calls on Office of Court Interpreter Services to Improve Payment Processes

 Audit Report – HERE BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today is calling on the Office of Court Interpreter Services (OCIS) to improve its payment processes, particularly for per…

Former Lawrence Councilor Arrested Again, Says Lawrence Police Show Too Much “Disrespect”

Former Lawrence Councilor Arrested Again, Says Lawrence Police Show Too Much “Disrespect”

Dec. 19, 2106|10PM Former Lawrence City Councilor Sandy Almonte has been arrested again, this time in Lawrence after police learned she had a warrant for her arrest out of North…

Haverhill Woman Charged with Criminal Obstruction, Harassing a Witness

Haverhill Woman Charged with Criminal Obstruction, Harassing a Witness

AG’s Office Originally Charged Woman with Larceny, Medicaid False Claims for Billing MassHealth for Services Not Provided BOSTON – A Haverhill woman who served as the personal care attendant (PCA)…

Audit Finds Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association Falling Short of Transparency Requirements

Audit Finds Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association Falling Short of Transparency Requirements

FULL AUDIT HERE BOSTON, MA — An audit of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association (MSA), released today by Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, found that the Association was not meeting statutorily required…

Lawrence Police Officer William Green Wants to Resign, Tried to Meet with Mayor with Press and is Denied

Lawrence Police Officer William Green Wants to Resign, Tried to Meet with Mayor with Press and is Denied

Sources in the Lawrence Mayor’s office say that controversial Lawrence Police Officer William Green was not denied his resignation from the department by the mayor as has been claimed.  …

$15.4M in Welfare Fraud – The December, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot

$15.4M in Welfare Fraud – The December, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot

DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THE DECEMBER, 2016 VALLEY PATRIOT  READ IN OUR FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover…

Commitment to Patient Care Not Quite Sturdy at Sturdy Hospital

Commitment to Patient Care Not Quite Sturdy at Sturdy Hospital

BY: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Nov. 2016 Leadership is made much of because it affects every member of an organization and everyone who has to deal with them. The impact…

Things We All Learned From The Justo Garcia Trial ~ Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook

Things We All Learned From The Justo Garcia Trial ~ Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook

By: Kathy Runge – Nov. 2016 First, the DA can’t prove that a worker is stealing from this city because the City of Lawrence hires incompetents and can’t keep records.…

American Revolution v2.0

American Revolution v2.0

By: Jeff Katz – Nov. 2016 For well over a year, we’ve been told that America would make history on November 8, 2016. We’d be going to the polls and…

Mass. Auditor Bump Exposes $15.4M in Welfare Fraud

Mass. Auditor Bump Exposes $15.4M in Welfare Fraud

Auditor Bump Focuses Efforts to Strengthen Public Benefits Programs Announces that Her Office Identified a Record $15.4M in Public Benefits Fraud in FY16  Boston, MA – Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump has…