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Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni & Senator Katy Ives – Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (6-12-14)

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni & Senator Katy Ives – Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (6-12-14)

Listen to or Download Hour 1: Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni talks about running for reelection, the new turf at Nicholson Stadium, and more.  Listen to or Download Hour 2: State…

Podcast: State Senator Jamie Eldridge on Public Records in MA, Top Ten “That’s NOT News” (6-6-15)

Podcast: State Senator Jamie Eldridge on Public Records in MA, Top Ten “That’s NOT News” (6-6-15)

FIRST HOUR State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) appeared on The Paying Attention radio program on 980WCAP to talk about public records. A great interview with a guy SECOND HOUR: Top Ten news…

Sister of Murdered Child in 1985 Raises Money for Headstone, Ceremony Slated for July

Sister of Murdered Child in 1985 Raises Money for Headstone, Ceremony Slated for July

Tom Duggan, May, 2015 The friends and family of a child murdered in 1985 have privately raised nearly $4,000 for a headstone, 30 years after the murder of Michelle Pimentel…

A Very Tight House & State Budget

A Very Tight House & State Budget

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – May, 2015 The Budget passed by the House of Representatives for Fiscal Year 2016 closes a budget gap without tax increases, new fees,…

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

By: Senator Katy Ives – May, 2015 On April 22, 1965, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the Massachusetts Legislature in a Joint Session comprised of State Senate…

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, (Methuen) May, 2015 On Wednesday, the House concluded deliberations for the proposed FY16 with funding allocated for significant projects throughout the Merrimack Valley. In addition…

Local Students Graduate from NECC

Local Students Graduate from NECC

    Over 1,300 associate degrees and certificates were awarded at Northern Essex Community College’s 53rd Annual Commencement Exercises which were held on Saturday, May 16th in the quadrangle on…

METHUEN – Private iPhone Sale Turns into Armed Robbery, Arrests

METHUEN – Private iPhone Sale Turns into Armed Robbery, Arrests

METHUEN – May 15, 2015 A Methuen man was robbed of $200 cash yesterday when he arrived to make a purchase of an iPhone 6 from a female he made…

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

By: Dr. Jin Sung – April, 2015 Magnesium is a mineral used by every tissue and organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. If you suffer from…

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

State Money for Methuen in Massachusetts House Budget

On Wednesday, the House concluded deliberations for the proposed FY16 with funding allocated for significant projects throughout the Merrimack Valley. In addition to the much toted $400,000.00 funding for the…

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – April, 2015 The Massachusetts State Senate organized eight days throughout the winter to host Commonwealth Conversations across the state, comprised of roundtables, forums and town…

Gay Writers of the Valley ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Gay Writers of the Valley ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – April, 2015 I ran this column almost five years ago, but feel the need to remind our readers of two local gay authors. Brian Tessier is…

Rep Update: Transparency Legislation Gaining Momentum on Beacon Hill

Rep Update: Transparency Legislation Gaining Momentum on Beacon Hill

By: State Rep Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2015 Constituents and members of the press often run into significant roadblocks trying to obtain public records. These include excessive wait times…

Methuen Pride Shows in Behavior and Displays

Methuen Pride Shows  in Behavior and Displays

By: DJ Deeb - April, 2015 Methuen residents have much to be grateful for with members of the City Council working in conjunction with members of the Methuen Athletic Awareness…

Don’t Phase Me, Bro!

Don’t Phase Me, Bro!

By: Councilor Dan Grayton – April, 2015 The early months of 2015 are proving to be expensive for the City of Methuen. In addition to the approval of a 4.6…