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Methuen High School Parking Fee Should Be Repealed

Methuen High School Parking  Fee Should Be Repealed

By: Dj Deeb – January , 2019 At its December Business Meeting, members of the Methuen School Committee voted unanimously to adopt a $100 student parking fee effective during the…

DiZoglio Financial Literacy Bill Signed into Law

DiZoglio Financial Literacy Bill Signed into Law

Just days after being sworn in as a state senator, financial literacy legislation sponsored by State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has been signed into law. Under DiZoglio’s bill, An Act…

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

By DJ Deeb – Dec. 2018 Earlier this year (in the February, March, and April 2018 Valley Patriot editions) I outlined many suggestions for cuts in spending for the City…

Greater Lawrence Tech Senior Ashlin Reyes Named Presidential Scholar Nominee

Greater Lawrence Tech Senior Ashlin Reyes Named Presidential Scholar Nominee

  LAWRENCE — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that Greater Lawrence Tech senior Ashlin Reyes is one of five students from Massachusetts chosen as a nominee for the…

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…

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

 ColuMBIA GAS, CHANGING EDUCATION FUNDING ARE TOP PRIORITIES By: Tom Duggan, November, 2018 North Andover native Christina Minicucci – a Democrat – defeated Republican Ryan Losco earlier this month to…

Methuen School Committee Moves on Residency, Licenses, Superintendent Search

Methuen School Committee Moves on Residency, Licenses, Superintendent Search

B: DJ Deeb – Oct. 2018 At its September 10th and September 25th meetings, members of the Methuen School Committee wasted no time in voting to adopt policies to address…

Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon was recently included as one of more than 200 people from across the country featured in a “Time” Magazine story exploring guns in America. In…

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…

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Sept. 2018 As back-to-school season rolls around, now is as good a time as ever to express our appreciation to all who are dedicated to…

The Smoke of Satan Has Entered ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Smoke of Satan  Has Entered ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

  In his homily in 1972 on the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Paul VI made this ominous statement: “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of…

Methuen School Committee Had One Chance to Get it Right ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Sept. 2018)

Methuen School Committee Had One Chance to Get it Right ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Sept. 2018)

  METHUEN SCHOOL COMMITTEE COVERED UP THE CORRUPTION THAT GOT US HERE Methuen has become the city of scandal and cover-ups. It is a reputation that has sadly been earned.…

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…

Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell ~ August, 2018 I am proud that the Massachusetts Legislature has renewed its commitment to our Veterans by passing the BRAVE Act. As…

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…