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Latino Underrepresentation in Methuen’s Municipal Govt.

Latino Underrepresentation in Methuen’s Municipal Govt.

By: Tomas Michele – August, 2019 Municipal governments should embody the view of its constituency and promote inclusion of the different segments of its residents. Ensure that policies and procedures…

Jennifer Kannan Announces Opening of Campaign Office

Jennifer Kannan Announces Opening of Campaign Office

Jennifer Kannan, announced candidate for Mayor of Methuen, has opened her campaign office at 36 Hampshire St. Methuen. “With the help of my large and dedicated band of volunteers I…

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The State Legislature approved a $43.1 billion budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2019. The balanced budget, which Governor Charlie…

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio Concealed School Spending Problems

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio  Concealed School Spending Problems

Fellow Committee Member Says DiZoglio Should Resign  Last month, we learned at an open meeting that whistle-blower Ian Gosselin – the business manager of the Methuen Public Schools – told…

Methuen Police Invite Public to Attend Grady’s Gladiators Fundraiser

Methuen Police Invite Public to Attend Grady’s Gladiators Fundraiser

Proceeds to Support Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute METHUEN — The Methuen Police are inviting the public to attend a fundraiser this weekend that will raise money to support…

PDF of The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, August, 2019 – Edition #190 ~ Moulten Takes on Big Tech

PDF of The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, August, 2019 – Edition #190 ~ Moulten Takes on Big Tech

PDF of the August, 2019 Valley Patriot Read in our Flip Page Viewer Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He…

Methuen Cop Indicted for Misappropriation of Union Funds

Methuen Cop Indicted for Misappropriation of Union Funds

METHUEN – A member of the Methuen Police Department has been indicted after an investigation into alleged misappropriation of funds from the Methuen Police Patrolman’s Association. An Essex County Grand Jury…

Methuen City Electrician Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Mayor Jajuga Alleging Retaliation and Offer of Payoff

Methuen City Electrician Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Mayor Jajuga Alleging Retaliation and Offer of Payoff

By: Tom Duggan – July 31, 2019 An electrician for the City of Methuen – Dan Tulley – has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Methuen Mayor Jim Jajuga in…

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

In June, we were fortunate to have Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo visit the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) in Haverhill. I invited the Speaker to help highlight the…

Senator DiZoglio Fighting to Reinstate Merrimack River District Commission

Senator DiZoglio Fighting to Reinstate Merrimack River District Commission

In the Fiscal Year 2020 Senate Budget, State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) passed legislation to create a Merrimack River District Commission, an inclusive commission of local stakeholders — from sewage…

Addressing the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Addressing the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Every day we hear a news report or read of a new statistic about the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. We all know people – loved ones,…

Methuen Resident Graduates from Notre Dame Academy

Methuen Resident Graduates from Notre Dame Academy

Tyngsboro, MA – On June 1st, the Academy of Notre Dame (NDA) held its 165th Upper School Commencement Ceremony. Among the students who received their diplomas from the private, all-girls…

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

 Given the enormous conflicts and controversies that have gone on in Methuen over the last two years, you might think that the people of Methuen have had enough. But a…

State Legislature Funds Road Repairs, Combats Distracted Driving

State Legislature Funds Road Repairs, Combats Distracted Driving

By: Linda Dean Campbell – June, 2019 In May, the Legislature advanced two pieces of legislation to improve road safety in the Commonwealth. One authorizes the sale of state bonds…

My Work on This Year’s Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

My Work on This Year’s Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

June, 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, After a spirited week of debate, the Massachusetts State Senate has delivered a state budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year. The budget will now…

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