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Veterans Assisting Veterans Hold Rally In Lowell ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH

Veterans Assisting Veterans Hold Rally In Lowell  ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH

By: Tom Duggan – September, 2017 Last month, John MacDonald and his colleagues at Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) held a rally at Holy Ghost Park in Lowell. The rally featured…

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives I recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health to encourage the favorable report of H1170 “An Act to Protect Little Lungs,” filed by…

Northern Essex Hosts Health Fair in Lawrence

Northern Essex Hosts Health Fair in Lawrence

Receive your annual flu shot, learn how to deal with anxiety, and find out the role of a clinical research coordinator at Northern Essex Community College’s Health and Wellness Fair…

Lawrence/State Police Gang Unit Arrest Three on Heroin Distribution Charges

Lawrence/State Police Gang Unit Arrest Three on Heroin Distribution Charges

Sept. 28, 2017 LAWRENCE  – Lawrence Police and the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit arrested two men and a woman on Wednesday for trafficking heroin, illegally possessing firearms, and one…

Political Newcomer, Mallett Says Lawrence Will Not be a Sanctuary City if He’s Elected Mayor

Political Newcomer, Mallett Says Lawrence Will Not be a Sanctuary City if He’s Elected Mayor

40 year old Paul Mallett  says he wants to be mayor of Lawrence and ads that if he is elected Lawrence will not be a sanctuary city.  There are eight candidates…

Rivera Faces 7 Opponents Tuesday in Mayoral Primary

Rivera Faces 7 Opponents Tuesday in Mayoral Primary

On September 26th, Lawrence voters will choose between 8 candidates running for mayor. Incumbent Mayor Dan Rivera is finishing up his first four-year term. The two candidates who get the…

Citizens Bank Donates $250K to The Gr. Boston Food Bank to Help Fight Hunger – $20K for Merrimack Valley Families

Citizens Bank Donates $250K to The Gr. Boston Food Bank to Help Fight Hunger – $20K for Merrimack Valley Families

Part of $415,000 state-wide effort in 2017 BOSTON, MA – Citizens Bank today announced that as part of its Citizens Helping Citizens Fight Hunger initiative, it is donating a total…

NECC Celebrates $18 Million Renovation of Spurk Building on Haverhill Campus

NECC Celebrates $18 Million Renovation of Spurk Building on Haverhill Campus

At the Tuesday, September 19 celebration of Northern Essex Community College’s newly renovated Spurk Building, the focus was on the importance of what takes place in the building, one of…

Boxford’s Municipal Solar Power Generation Facility

Boxford’s Municipal Solar Power Generation Facility

BOXFORD – On August 16th, the Town of Boxford, cut the ceremonial ribbon on the newly built solar array on the former landfill on Spofford Road. Massachusetts’ Senator Minority Leader…

Haverhill Narcotics Unit Arrest Three More Fentanyl Dealers Wednesday

Haverhill Narcotics Unit Arrest Three More Fentanyl Dealers Wednesday

The Haverhill Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 60 High St Wednesday morning. As a result of the search warrant, 5 individuals were arrested.  Kenneth Giles age 37, 60…

State and Haverhill Police Arrest “Dangerous” Felons on Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Charges

State and Haverhill Police Arrest “Dangerous” Felons on Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Charges

At approximately 5:30pm Tuesday, the Haverhill Police Department – with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police STOP and VFAS Teams – arrested Demetrius Tragiou (age 36) of 47 Forest…

Smart911 Now Available in Methuen

Smart911 Now Available in Methuen

METHUEN – When it comes to responding to an emergency call, every second counts.  That is why Mayor Stephen N. Zanni has worked with public safety officials, City Councilors &…

A collaborative sports leadership academy effort for Lawrence youth!

A collaborative sports leadership academy effort for Lawrence youth!

Beyond Soccer, Everyone’s A Player and Lawrence High Athletic Department teamed up in 2015 to bring a top quality, multi-sport leadership academy to Lawrence kids, in their own backyard. This effort was prompted by…

Essex County Sheriff’s Dept Pays Tribute to MIA/ POW’s on National Recognition Day

Essex County Sheriff’s Dept Pays Tribute to MIA/ POW’s on National Recognition Day

Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger led a service last week on National POW/MIA Recognition Day to remember Prisoners of War and Missing in Action.   The ceremony was held at…

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

Methuen’s East District has two elected representatives on the city council. The city council votes on local ordinances (laws), and approves spending for the police, fire, schools, and other city…