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Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – April, 2016 Recently, the State Senate unanimously, and in a bipartisan fashion, passed a bill I filed to protect consumers from unknowingly entering a…

Baker Gives Money to Lawrence, Haverhill to Enhance Maintenance of Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems

Baker Gives Money to Lawrence, Haverhill to Enhance Maintenance  of Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $385,000 to 10 Communities to Develop Asset Management Plans to Help Minimize System Failures  BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded $385,000 in grants to 10 communities to complete Asset…

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

Do you binge watch CSI shows? Do you think you would make a good crime scene investigator? Come and test your skills during Northern Essex Community College’s first Crime Scene…

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

By: Duncan Burns, Political Oberserver 4-18-16 This is not the story of a lottery winner, nor is it one of a successful rags-to-riches journey, no, this is the story of…

Haverhill Bank Donates $17,500 to West Newbury Causes

Haverhill Bank Donates $17,500 to West Newbury Causes

(FROM TIM COCO) HAVERHILL –  Replacement batting cages and dugouts are coming to the West Newbury Youth League and supporters of the town’s Council on Aging will receive a boost…

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Over coffee and pastry, fifty people attended the first legislative open house at Daybreak Shelter in Lawrence, MA. In tight quarters, Carina Pappalardo, Chief Executive Officer, discussed the agency’s partnership…

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

The Massachusetts House of Representatives took a number of important measures in addressing the ongoing opioid abuse crisis in the Commonwealth. The House passed comprehensive legislation that incorporated aspects of…

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell 2.5.16 I am pleased that the House of Representatives is currently closely reviewing legislation filed by Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante from Gloucester that will…

DEA and Haverhill Detectives Arrest Lawrence Man for Fentanyl Laced Heroin Worth $20K

DEA and Haverhill Detectives Arrest Lawrence Man for Fentanyl Laced Heroin Worth $20K

On Friday, DEA Agents from Portland Maine, Boston MA , DEA Cross Border Initiative, and Haverhill Detectives arrested Christopher Graciano-Fernandez age 22, of 15 Birch St. Lawrence MA in the…

Stronger Support by Medical Community Needed to Address Opioid Crisis

Stronger Support by Medical Community Needed to Address Opioid Crisis

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Jan. 2016 We have an opportunity in coming weeks in the Legislature to send the Governor a comprehensive piece of legislation to further…

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen Ives Dec. 2015 The Massachusetts Senate recently completed the first year of a two-year legislative session by sending to the governor’s desk legislation for increased penalties for…

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2015 Before Thanksgiving, the Massachusetts House passed two important pieces of legislation. One of these bills will make significant changes to our antiquated public…

The Valley Patriot December, 2015 Edition: Round 1: Victory on Public Records

The Valley Patriot December, 2015 Edition: Round 1: Victory on Public Records

>>FLIP-PAGE PDF VIEWER<<     READ ON KINDLE     DECEMBER, 2015 PDF Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

An Opportunity to Get Standardized Testing Right

An Opportunity to Get Standardized Testing Right

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is due to make a formal recommendation on whether to adopt the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)…

Are Anti-Bullying Programs Counterproductive? ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Are Anti-Bullying Programs Counterproductive? ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar, Nov. 2015 In days past, bullying was somewhat of a norm, or almost even seen as a rite of adolescent passage. Most kids at some point were…

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