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Methuen School Committee Ambush is Unacceptable

Methuen School Committee Ambush is Unacceptable

Last month, the Methuen School Committee went into executive session (a private meeting excluding the public) for the purpose of ambushing School Committee Member Jana DiNatale. Her offense? She dared…

Methuen School Committee Holds Illegal Meeting, Ambushes DiNatale

Methuen School Committee Holds Illegal Meeting, Ambushes DiNatale

By Tom Duggan – March, 2017 On January 23rd, the Methuen School Committee went into an executive session, (a meeting where the public is excluded) claiming they were going to…

Methuen High: Best Part of the Gay Community ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Methuen High: Best Part of the Gay Community ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Feb. 2017 When I came out 23 years ago, I was incredibly insecure, nervous almost to the point of paralysis, and petrified to enter into a…

Housing That’s Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Housing That’s Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Katy Ives – Feb. 2017 As regular readers of this column may know, last session I filed a bill to reduce housing costs for veterans by offering a…

The Protein Debate: Whey vs. Soy ~ GETTING HEALTHY with RICK BELLANTI

The Protein Debate: Whey vs. Soy ~ GETTING HEALTHY with RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – Feb. 2017 It’s no secret that working out and building lean muscle helps you burn fat, thus helping you shed unwanted pounds, but what helps build…

Amazon Scores Again with ‘Sneaky Pete’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Amazon Scores Again  with ‘Sneaky Pete’ ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – Feb. 2017 “The Truth Is Always Changing”. That’s the tag line for Amazon’s excellent new series ‘Sneaky Pete,’ and it couldn’t be more appropriate. In…

House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

  By: Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2017 The deadline for filing and co-sponsoring legislation guaranteed to receive a public hearing occurs a few weeks after the session starts. While…

Methuen Taxpayers Deserve More Accountability From City Officials

Methuen Taxpayers Deserve More Accountability From City Officials

By: DJ Deeb – February, 2017 Methuen Public Schools are continuing to move forward and we have much to be proud of, but I am also disappointed to report that…

Moksha Spa Celebrates 10 Years in Methuen

Moksha Spa Celebrates 10 Years in Methuen

In the City of Methuen a much needed spa for stressed out, overworked and spa shy individuals and executives to relax and recover from daily routine. She finally decided to…

Methuen Police Arrest Three For Armed Robbery

Methuen Police Arrest Three For Armed Robbery

On Sunday, February 19, 2017 at approximately 5:00 P.M., officers responded to the area of 7 Craven St. for a report of an unarmed robbery which had just occurred. Once…

Those Who Came Out in 2016 ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Those Who Came Out in 2016 ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – January, 2017 There has been a lot of focus on celebrity deaths over the past year, especially in the past few weeks where 2016 seemed hell…

Northern Essex’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List Announced

Northern Essex’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List Announced

Dr. William Heineman, vice president of academic and students affairs, Northern Essex Community College, is pleased to announce the appointment of students to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016…

A New Year a New You

A New Year a New You

By: Rick Bellanti – January, 2017 Wow, here we are once again, a new year has just rung in and we are all well into our New Year’s resolutions. A…

Reducing Exposure to Toxins ~IN YOU’RE CORNER WITH KATY IVES

Reducing Exposure to Toxins ~IN YOU’RE CORNER WITH KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives (D-Newburyport) In my effort to continue to focus these columns on bills that I will file in the next legislative session, I want to discuss…

Big Issues for The 2017-2018 Legislative Session

Big Issues for The 2017-2018 Legislative Session

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Jan. 2017 Before I list several very challenging issues that we will likely face in this Session – some good news: Massachusetts was recently…

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