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June, 2015 Valley Patriot – Edition #140 – Release the Public Records

June, 2015 Valley Patriot – Edition #140 – Release the Public Records

Flip page PDF viewer of the JUNE 2015 Valley Patriot  PDF OF THE JUNE 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT  NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!!   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2015

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2015

PUBLIC RECORDS SIDENOTES By now you know I’m in a fight to change the state’s fake public records law. One of the things not really discussed in the many stories…

State Auditor Bump on Balancing Work, Leadership and Laundry

State Auditor Bump on Balancing Work, Leadership and Laundry

By: Jessica Finocchiaro – June, 2015 NORTH ANDOVER—Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump is the first female to serve as Auditor in the Commonwealth’s history, and she spoke frankly about her…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

Methuen Mayor Zanni Brings Science to Fourth Graders

METHUEN – Will an orange float in a bucket of water? What if it is peeled? The fourth-graders at St. Monica School and those in Christine Habib’s class at the…

Public Records Should Be Made Available to the Public – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Public Records Should Be Made Available to the Public – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2015 Last week, I testified on a bill I filed, S.1700, An Act Relative to Obtaining Information, before the Joint Committee on State…

Methuen Ride Along as Police Test Body Cameras

Methuen Ride Along as Police Test Body Cameras

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2015 The Methuen police are testing new body camera equipment donated to the department as part of a pilot program. So, last month I had…

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…