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As O’Brien Exits the New Hampshire Political Stage, an Intimate Reflection on his Legacy

As O’Brien Exits the New Hampshire Political Stage, an Intimate Reflection on his Legacy

By: DJ Bettencourt – August, 2015 The announced retirement last month of former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien is certain to set off reflections and reactions from across the…

This Year’s Lowell City Council Race Just Got Exciting!

This Year’s Lowell City Council Race Just Got Exciting!

By: John MacDonald  – August, 2015 Little did anyone suspect that the vote to hire a new Superintendent of Schools in Lowell would have such a profound effect on this…

Dr. Gomer Turns Eyesore in Lawrence Into Jewel of the Neighborhood

Dr. Gomer Turns Eyesore in Lawrence Into Jewel of the Neighborhood

After a year of construction work, Dr. Gomer finally announced the opening of his new location for Mount Vernon Dental Solutions. The new dental office was built in place of…

Teacher Speaks Out on Poor Treatment in Lawrence Schools

Teacher Speaks Out on Poor Treatment  in Lawrence Schools

By: Amy Berard – August, 2015 I am one of the 59 Lawrence teachers whose contract was not renewed this year. Recently, on June 11, you reported on this. I…

SHENANIGANS! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

SHENANIGANS! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Last month the Massachusetts Legislature delayed a scheduled vote on a public records reform bill after getting pressure from the very politicians who will have to pay the price for…

Lawrence Mayor Rivera Opposes Sanctuary Cities, But Will Not Veto Council’s Decision

Lawrence Mayor Rivera Opposes Sanctuary Cities, But Will Not Veto Council’s Decision

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera said Wednesday that even though he opposes making Lawrence a sanctuary city, he will not veto the city council’s vote Tuesday to stop criminal illegal aliens from being deported…

90 Year Old Veteran Gets Degree from Merrimack College

90 Year Old Veteran Gets Degree from Merrimack College

Merrimack College will award a Bachelor of Arts degree to Methuen resident Harold Paragamian in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2nd, in Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel…

Despite Media Reports, Lawrence 911 Dispatcher is not Suspended for Hanging up on Spanish Speaking Callers

Despite Media Reports, Lawrence 911 Dispatcher is not Suspended for Hanging up on Spanish Speaking Callers

FULL INTERVIEW WITH IKE GABRIEL OF THE SEIU (Produced by Zach Murhpy) Explosive new details have come to light revealing that  media reports about a 911 call taker in Lawrence,…

Rep. DiZoglio to File Bill Exempting Active Duty Military from Excise Tax

Rep. DiZoglio to File Bill Exempting Active Duty Military from Excise Tax

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) says she believes those who put their lives on the line for our country in the United States military should not have to pay excise…

Governor Should Direct Opioid Abuse Policy

Governor Should Direct Opioid Abuse Policy

By: Joe D’Amore – July, 2015 Our state is reeling from spiraling crises in opioid addiction and the newest statistics confirm the need for a coordinated policy response from the…

MCAD to Hear Corruption and Whistle-blower Case Against Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington

MCAD to Hear Corruption and Whistle-blower Case Against Salisbury Town Manager Neil Harrington

By: Tom Duggan, July 31, 2015 The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has granted a hearing to former members of the Salisbury Board of Health, after Town Manager Harrington fired…

Rep. DiZoglio Secures Additional Funding for Merrimack Valley Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Rep. DiZoglio Secures Additional Funding for Merrimack Valley Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Included in this year’s 2016 State Budget is an amendment, sponsored by State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), for $25,000 toward the Lawrence-Methuen Community Coalition (LMCC)’s recently formed Merrimack Valley Opioid…

Lawrence Fire Department to Receive $1.1M in Federal Assistance for New Hires, Equipment & Training

Lawrence Fire Department to Receive $1.1M in Federal Assistance for New Hires, Equipment & Training

LAWRENCE – The Lawrence Fire Department will receive $1,181,222.00 from the federal government to be used to hire new firefighters and purchase new equipment and training. The grant comes to the city…

Four of Six School Committee Seats Go Empty on September Primary Ballot, Few Run for City Council

Four of Six School Committee Seats Go Empty on September Primary Ballot, Few Run for City Council

WHO’S IN AND WHO’S OUT IN CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL COMMITTEE RACES Candidates wishing to have their names appear on the September ballot for municipal elections had until close of…

Methuen Candidates for City Office Turn in Nomination Papers

Methuen Candidates for City Office Turn in Nomination Papers

By: Tom Duggan – August 4, 2015 In order for any candidate for public office to have their name appear on the ballot at election time, they must get nomination…