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Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2018 Governor Baker recently signed into law a bill filed by Senator Harriette Chandler and myself that will enhance non-partisan civics education in…

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

Methuen Schools, City Must Institute Hiring Freeze

By DJ Deeb – Dec. 2018 Earlier this year (in the February, March, and April 2018 Valley Patriot editions) I outlined many suggestions for cuts in spending for the City…

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

Methuen’s Police Mess, Merry Christmas  ~ TEEN TALK with ABBY

By: Abby Junkvorian  – Dec. 2018 Six months. That is how long the residents of the City of Methuen have been subjected to the ongoing struggles of the Police salaries.…

Saba Shows True Leadership on Police Superiors

Saba Shows True Leadership on Police Superiors

By D.J. Deeb – Nov. 2018 Methuen City Councilor Steve Saba has shown true leadership in dealing with the outrageous Methuen Police Superior Contracts these last few months. In leading…

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

 ColuMBIA GAS, CHANGING EDUCATION FUNDING ARE TOP PRIORITIES By: Tom Duggan, November, 2018 North Andover native Christina Minicucci – a Democrat – defeated Republican Ryan Losco earlier this month to…

Methuen Police Arrest Three Juveniles, Recover Firearm after Report of Suspicious Activity

Methuen Police Arrest Three Juveniles, Recover Firearm after Report of Suspicious Activity

    METHUEN — The Methuen Police Department arrested three juveniles and seized a handgun and ammunition after officers responded Tuesday to a citizen report of suspicious activity. The suspects…

Gas Explosions, Gas Leaks, and Legislative Action

Gas Explosions, Gas Leaks,  and Legislative Action

  By: Linda DeanCampbell – Oct.2018 We must accelerate work to prevent gas-related disasters from happening in our state in the future. Many of the underground pipes that deliver our…

Methuen Native Roddrick Guerra Serves in Navy Hunting Mines in the Pacific

Methuen Native Roddrick Guerra Serves in Navy Hunting Mines in the Pacific

By: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Wyscaver, Navy Office of Community Outreach SAN DIEGO – A 2015 Methuen High School graduate and Methuen, Massachusetts native is serving aboard an…

Methuen School Committee Moves on Residency, Licenses, Superintendent Search

Methuen School Committee Moves on Residency, Licenses, Superintendent Search

B: DJ Deeb – Oct. 2018 At its September 10th and September 25th meetings, members of the Methuen School Committee wasted no time in voting to adopt policies to address…

Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon was recently included as one of more than 200 people from across the country featured in a “Time” Magazine story exploring guns in America. In…

Methuen City Councilors Are Playing Games with People’s Lives ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (OCT. 2018)

Methuen City Councilors Are Playing Games with People’s Lives ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (OCT. 2018)

  Methuen City Councilors are playing games with people’s lives and the safety of police officers and it has to stop. Last month, City Councilor Steve Saba mounted a successful…

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Sept. 2018 As back-to-school season rolls around, now is as good a time as ever to express our appreciation to all who are dedicated to…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK – SEPTEMBER, 2018

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK – SEPTEMBER, 2018

WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT WRONG BUT YOU DON’T On two occasions last month we reported a story on line that we thought we got wrong after it was…

Superintendent Scannell Leaves with Tainted Legacy

Superintendent Scannell Leaves with Tainted Legacy

  By: DJ Deeb – September, 2018 The City of Methuen has gone through a very difficult few months. The latest involves the controversy surrounding Superintendent Judy Scannell not having…

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

The City of Methuen is in a serious crisis. Not just a funding crisis but a management crisis, a leadership crisis and most frightening a structural crisis as a municipality.First,…