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Massachusetts’ Highest Court Continues to Set Outrageous Precedents

Massachusetts’ Highest Court Continues to Set Outrageous Precedents

By: Joe D’Amore – Sept. 2014 A former Amherst high school science teacher Ronald Garney pleaded guilty to buying and possessing child pornography. Furthermore , he used a state-issued email…

PODCAST State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

PODCAST State Senate Debate with Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives & Jessica Finocchiaro – Paying Attention Radio Program with Tom Duggan (8-16-14)

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell on Saturday’s from 10am to noon.…

State Senator Ives Advocates for Key Priorities in State Budget

State Senator Ives Advocates for Key Priorities in State Budget

The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget last month where I advocated for key provisions that will be beneficial to the constituents of my district. Below…

The PAWS ACT Presented By State Senator Bruce Tarr

The PAWS ACT Presented By State Senator Bruce Tarr

By: Tracey Zysk – May, 2014 The Valley Patriot is once again praising Senator Bruce Tarr for his endless efforts to keep our pets safe in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.…

Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Invites Senate Committee on Drug Addiction Treatment to Methuen for Hearing

Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Invites Senate Committee  on Drug Addiction Treatment to Methuen for Hearing

By Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives The Massachusetts State Senate has formed a special committee to study drug addiction and treatment options in Massachusetts and aims to address an epidemic of…

Local Resident Provides Hope For Homeless Children

Local Resident Provides Hope For Homeless Children

By: Cheryl Hajjar – April 26, 2014  As some of you know my company, Indigo Magic was a recent Merrimack Valley Sandbox Winter Accelerator winner in February. Here ,17 finalists…

Protecting Kids – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

Protecting Kids  – In Your Corner with Katy Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives April, 2014 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. I’m glad to report two recent developments that will strengthen safety for our children in the Commonwealth.…

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

We must Remove the Most Vulnerable Children in Danger

By: Joe D’Amore – April, 2014 There are heroes who work with foster families and children in Massachusetts and are on the front line of caring for children at risk…

Unfair taxation looming in Massachusetts again

Unfair taxation looming  in Massachusetts again

By Selectman Joe D’Amore – March, 2014 On February 25th the State’s wire services released a report that a committee known as the Tax Fairness Commission appointed by the Massachusetts…

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Valley Patriot (March 2014)

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Valley Patriot (March 2014)

CLICK FOR OUR NEW TURN PAGE VIEWER WITH NO WAITING! CLICK HERE TO DIRECTLY VIEW OR DOWNLOAD PDF  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper…

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

The days of public officials refusing to comply with the state’s public records law are almost over. So says State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D), Newburyport who told the Valley…

IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

IN YOUR CORNER with KATY IVES – A Response to Court Rulings on Sentencing Juveniles Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – February, 2014 Senators Barry Finegold, (D-Andover), Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge), Eileen Donoghue (D-Lowell), James Timilty (D-Walpole), Joan Lovely (D-Salem), Richard Ross (R-Wrentham),…

Highlights from 2013: A Year in the Massachusetts State Senate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

Highlights from 2013: A Year in the Massachusetts State Senate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 204 A year ago I was sworn in as the State Senator of the First Essex District, representing the communities of Amesbury, Haverhill,…

January 2014 Valley Patriot Edition #123 – A NEW DAY IN LAWRENCE, Maloney to be Fired

January 2014 Valley Patriot Edition #123 – A NEW DAY IN LAWRENCE, Maloney to be Fired

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE JANUARY 2014 VALLEY PATRIOT! Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman,…

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy – IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy –  IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – December, 2013 At the end of this year’s legislative session, the Senate took up a bill to increase Massachusetts’ minimum wage rate from the…

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