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Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – October, 2016 The city of Lawrence and several Cape Ann communities have an almost intractable homelessness problem not unlike other urban centers in the United States.…

Merrimack Valley Hospice offering a Grief Support Group for Men

Merrimack Valley Hospice offering a Grief Support Group for Men

Lawrence MA. –  Merrimack Valley Hospice is currently providing a Grief Support Group for men who have lost a love one and they welcome new participants.  The group is meeting…

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Lawrence resident and United States Navy Veteran Brian Mercer teaches others to save lives through training and education. Five years ago Mercer, an EMT and owner of a wheelchair van…

Lawrence General Opens New State-of-the-Art Intensive Care Unit

Lawrence General Opens New  State-of-the-Art Intensive Care Unit

The Lawrence General Hospital has opened a new, state-of-the-art intensive care unit that features 19 private patient rooms, advanced patient monitoring systems, and enhanced space for patients, families and staff.…

Understanding Neuropathy ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Understanding Neuropathy ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – Sept. 2016 Neuropathy is the term used to describe a problem with the nerves, usually the peripheral nerves as opposed to the central nervous system…

Elder Services Executive Director Wins National Leadership Award

Elder Services Executive Director Wins National Leadership Award

Rosanne Distefano, Executive Director of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley was presented the Excellence in Leadership Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging during the n4a…

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Sept. 2016 Oftentimes when I show up at someone’s home to trap their backyard cats, I am by myself. I set up the traps and then…

NECC is First Community College in MA to Offer Competency-Based Education

NECC is First Community College in MA to Offer Competency-Based Education

Northern Essex Community College is the first community college in Massachusetts to offer a method of learning designed especially for busy adults who need flexibility in order to pursue a…

KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

By: Kathy Runge – Sept. 2016 The City Council needs an official summer schedule. I said this last month but it’s so important I have to say it again. Both…

Cambridge College-Lawrence Moves to State of the Art Campus

Cambridge College-Lawrence Moves to State of the Art Campus

New location expands capacity, increases student resources and enhances access Cambridge College recently announced plans to move its campus from 360 Merrimack Street to 280 Merrimack Street in Lawrence, effective…

Psychological Center Gala Gets $5,000 Donation from Merrimack Valley Credit Union

Psychological Center Gala Gets $5,000 Donation from Merrimack Valley Credit Union

  Credit Union to Sponsor The Psychological Center’s Fall Gala The Merrimack Valley Credit Union in Lawrence presented $5,000 to The Greater Lawrence Psychological Center this week for their annual…

National Night Out on Tower Hill in Lawrence

National Night Out on Tower Hill in Lawrence

By: Rickey Gonzalez – Aug. 2016 LAWRENCE – National Night Out continues to bring the community together with those that protect and serve. They (who) come together under a united…

Medical Interpreter Information Session Offered at NECC

Medical Interpreter Information Session Offered at NECC

An information session, for individuals interested in enrolling in a Medical Interpreter Certificate Program at Northern Essex Community College, will be held on Saturday, September 10, from 10 to 11…

Judge Rejects Castro’s Claim That Robito Supporter Stole and Defaced His Signs One Day Before Election

Judge Rejects Castro’s Claim That Robito Supporter Stole and Defaced His Signs One Day Before Election

Tom Dugan: Sept. 7, 2016 Just one day before the primary election for Sheriff, a district court judge has dismissed a criminal complaint by Essex County Sheriff’s candidate William Castro…

Robito, Marks Spar Over Pretrial Detainees at the CAC

Robito, Marks Spar Over Pretrial Detainees at the CAC

FULL VIDEO OF THIS DEBATE Last month, The Valley Patriot hosted a substantive debate with the Democratic Party Candidates for Essex County Sheriff, leaving no doubt about the difference between…