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New Legislative Session Opportunities for Positive Change

New Legislative Session Opportunities for Positive Change

By Senator Katy Ives – February, 2015 As I begin my second term as State Senator and a new two-year legislative session, I have filed a cross section of bills…

O’Connor Ives and Tarr to Host Senate President and Colleagues in North Andover

O’Connor Ives and Tarr to Host Senate President and Colleagues in North Andover

State Senators Kathleen O’Connor Ives and Bruce Tarr will be hosting their Senate colleagues in North Andover on Monday, February 23, 4:00 – 5:15 pm to attend a Commonwealth Conversation…

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

By: Oscar Camargo – January 2015 Veteran organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion are experiencing a decline in membership. In fact, membership in the…

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

On March 31st, voters will cast their ballots to fill two seats on the North Andover Board of Selectmen, including one being vacated by Bill Gordon, who has very capably…

Exchange Club Honors North Andover Firefighters

Exchange Club Honors North Andover Firefighters

  Nine members of the North Andover Fire Department were honored by the Lawrence Exchange Club last month. Fire Chief Andrew Melnikas took to the podium and talked about why…

2014 Year-End Housing Report: Local Home Prices Increased in All Categories in Merrimack Valley for the 2nd Straight Year

2014 Year-End Housing Report: Local Home Prices Increased in All Categories in Merrimack Valley for the 2nd Straight Year

Single-Family Volume and Prices Had a Strong Fourth Quarter   (MERRIMACK & NASHOBA VALLEYS) — The Northeast Association of REALTORS® (NEAR) reported today that the combined sales of single-family homes…

Podcast of Paying Attention w. Tom Duggan (1-31-15) Guests: Tim Imholt, Bob Christakos, and Phil Decologero

Podcast of Paying Attention w. Tom Duggan (1-31-15) Guests: Tim Imholt, Bob Christakos, and Phil Decologero

  DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Tom and Paul started the show off with a call from former State Rep. Candidate Phil DeCologero  who…

New Year Puppy

New Year Puppy

By: Tracey Zysk – January, 2105 How many of you found an adorable cute little puppy under your tree this holiday season? If you did or are planning on adopting…

Biomarkers: The Next Revolution ~ The Doctor is IN with Dr. Frank MacMillan

Biomarkers: The Next Revolution ~ The Doctor is IN with Dr. Frank MacMillan

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – January, 2015 I’d like to be funny and say that my end of the year article is typically on the year’s major breakthrough in health…

O’Connor Ives to Serve as Senate Chair of Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses

O’Connor Ives to Serve as Senate Chair of Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses

Last week, State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives was appointed as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses.  “This is a great opportunity to oversee meaningful…

Video: Pro Police Rally in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 17, 2015

Video: Pro Police Rally in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 17, 2015

Part 1 Part 2   PHOTOS Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host of the Paying…

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 2015 In my first legislative session we passed a number of significant laws, including requiring nursing homes, rest homes, or other long term care…

The Power Of Giving ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

The Power Of Giving ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – December, 2014 It is better to give to then receive. We have all heard that popular saying before, but what does it really mean? The power…

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Christmas, Hanukkah and ringing in the New Year are always filled with joy and excitement. However, it comes with over excitement and some obstacles for our pets. Keeping your furry…

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

      BOZO OF THE YEAR – LENNY DEGNAN – It takes a lot to get bozo of the year but Lenny Degnan, (former Chief of Staff for Lawrence…