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NECC Celebrates $18 Million Renovation of Spurk Building on Haverhill Campus

NECC Celebrates $18 Million Renovation of Spurk Building on Haverhill Campus

At the Tuesday, September 19 celebration of Northern Essex Community College’s newly renovated Spurk Building, the focus was on the importance of what takes place in the building, one of…

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

By D.J. Deeb, M.A., M.S., M.Ed.   As most Valley Patriot readers already know, the Methuen Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th.  I am running for re-election to the…

Montibello Seeks to Replace Dempsey, Says Vargas Put Lives at Risk

Montibello Seeks to Replace Dempsey, Says Vargas Put Lives at Risk

Haverhill resident Eva Montibello has joined Andy Vargas and Paul Magliochetti in the race for the Democratic nomination for the state representative seat being vacated by Brian Dempsey. Montibello has…

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

 By: John MacDonald – 8-24-17 The delay by the MSBA, due to pending litigation (Thanks to Ed Kennedy and the Lowell School Committee) to table the vote to move the…

Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

Methuen Scout Recalls Attendance at Jamboree

By: Liam Norcross – August, 2017 July 17, 2017 at 7 pm I was curious and kind of scared about going to the National Scout Jamboree. I was worried about…

NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

Northern Essex Community College will hold information sessions for a five-week, non-credit nursing assistant program that is offered twice this fall at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St. in Lawrence, Entry K.…

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2017 One looming challenge for our country and Massachusetts is a general lack of civic engagement on the part of our young people.…

Outstanding Methuen Teachers Recognized

Outstanding Methuen Teachers Recognized

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2017 Things are beginning to wind down for the year with Methuen Public Schools. At our June 12th Methuen School Committee meeting, members of the…

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

Of the 46 recruits to graduate from the Northern Essex Community College/Methuen Police Academy on Friday, July 14, during the academy’s fourth commencement ceremony, 40 already have jobs in law…

Store Video Shows Child Striking 11-year-old with a High Chair in Haverhill

Store Video Shows Child Striking 11-year-old with a High Chair in Haverhill

By: Tim Coco – WHAV The father of an 11-year-old, distraught over an incident a week ago where his daughter was bullied and assaulted by another child, is seeking justice…

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy O’Connor Ives – June, 2017 The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget last month, where I advocated for key provisions that will…

BREAKING…. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester Dies …. Statement by Senator Elizabeth Warren

BREAKING…. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester Dies …. Statement by Senator Elizabeth Warren

Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester has passed away. The controversial head of Massachusetts public education was intimately involved in the takeover of the  U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following…

Methuen School Committee Reduces Budget

Methuen School Committee Reduces Budget

By: DJ DEEB – June, 2017 At our May 22nd Methuen School Committee meeting, members of the committee voted to approve an operating budget for fiscal year 2018 of $72…

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second Tuesday of every month to help those dealing with…

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

By: John MacDonald – June, 2017  I attended the controversial special meeting at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday June 20th. As a witness to history I watched the vote for…

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