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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

By: Senator Katy Ives – May, 2015 On April 22, 1965, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the Massachusetts Legislature in a Joint Session comprised of State Senate…

Local Students Graduate from NECC

Local Students Graduate from NECC

    Over 1,300 associate degrees and certificates were awarded at Northern Essex Community College’s 53rd Annual Commencement Exercises which were held on Saturday, May 16th in the quadrangle on…

O’Connor Ives to Serve as Senate Chair of Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses

O’Connor Ives to Serve as Senate Chair of Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses

Last week, State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives was appointed as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses.  “This is a great opportunity to oversee meaningful…

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 2015 In my first legislative session we passed a number of significant laws, including requiring nursing homes, rest homes, or other long term care…

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

      BOZO OF THE YEAR – LENNY DEGNAN – It takes a lot to get bozo of the year but Lenny Degnan, (former Chief of Staff for Lawrence…

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

By: State Senator Katy Ives Dec. 2014 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It disproportionately impacts women and is caused…

Tom Duggan’s Post Election Notebook, November-2014

  CHANNEL 5 DEBATE – Of all the debates this political season, Channel 5’s debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was by far the worst. It was so awful…

Republican Jim Keclourse Wins Recount by 12 votes in 1st Essex Rep. Race

Republican Jim Keclourse Wins Recount by 12 votes in 1st Essex Rep. Race

By: Tom Duggan – December 2, 2014 PREVIOUS STORY UPDATED 6;20 pm 12/4/14 James Kelcourse has held on to his razor thin lead in the 1st Essex State Rep. race recount…

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives November, 2014 November 11, Veterans’ Day, a national day of remembrance to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces during…

PODCAST of Paying Attention (Nov. 7, ’14) with State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero

PODCAST of Paying Attention (Nov. 7, ’14) with State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom, State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero talked about the election results, analyzed…

Kelcourse Declared Official Winner by 11 Votes, Cameron Promises Recount

Kelcourse Declared Official Winner by 11 Votes, Cameron Promises Recount

By: Joe D’Amore Correspondent UPDATE November 7, 2014 11AM.  Republican State Rep. Candidate Jim Kelcourse has been declared the winner of the three way race for the 1st Essex State Rep.…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

  By: Tom Duggan, November 3, 2014 While The Valley Patriot newspaper has a policy against endorsing candidates, each member of our editorial board is free to endorse or make…

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Political Deceptions Valley Patriot columnist and member of the Methuen School Committee, DJ Deeb wrote in his column this month that voters should choose Republican candidates in the upcoming state…

Artie T is an Inspiration to us ALL

Artie T is an Inspiration to us ALL

  By: Tom Duggan – September, 2014 It was like a drama from a Hollywood movie. The “good” Arthur T. Demoulas vs. the “evil” Arthur S. Demoulas is how the…

State Senator O’Connor Ives Working Into Final Day of Session

State Senator O’Connor Ives Working Into Final Day of Session

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – August, 2014 July is one of the busiest months in the legislature because the legislative session comes to a close on July 31, 2014.…

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