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Bill’s TV Mailbag ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

Bill’s TV Mailbag ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

  By: Billy Cushing – February, 2105 From time to time, my column will feature questions asked by readers regarding the world of TV. Feel free to email me with…

Lowell’s Own Anthony Bourdain

Lowell’s Own Anthony Bourdain

By: John Macdonald - February, 2015  Some of us are familiar with the numerous television shows, books and magazine articles of the culinary adventurist Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain is an articulate…

Missing Lawrence Man with Dementia Found Safely

Missing Lawrence Man with Dementia Found Safely

LAWRENCE – Family members of a 76 year old Lawrence man, Juan Bienvenido Paulino, say they are relieved that Mr. Paulino has been found safely late Thursday night after being missing since 11am,…

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…

Moody’s Upgrades Lawrence to an A3 Rating with a Stable Outlook

Moody’s Upgrades Lawrence to an A3 Rating with a Stable Outlook

February 18, 2015, Lawrence, MA- Last week, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the City of Lawrence’s credit rating to A3 from Baa1. This rating upgrade is the first time Lawrence has…

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…

Bob LeBlanc says Poor People in Lawrence “Love Being Poor” and that “Everybody in the City of Lawrence are Poverty Pimps”

Bob LeBlanc says Poor People in Lawrence “Love Being Poor” and that “Everybody in the City of Lawrence are Poverty Pimps”

Former Methuen Town Manager and Democrat operative Bob LeBlanc says “everybody in the city of Lawrence are poverty pimps” and the poor people of Lawrence “love being poor.” LeBlanc called in to the Paying…

Podcast of Paying Attention (2-14-15) – An Interview with MTV’s Brittany Baldi, The Upcoming Valley Patriot BASH and MORE

Podcast of Paying Attention (2-14-15) – An Interview with MTV’s Brittany Baldi, The Upcoming Valley Patriot BASH and MORE

Interview with Brittany Baldi  Download or Listen to Hour 1 Download or Listen to Hour 2 Tom and Paul started the show off talking about a great service for disabled American Veterans, free snow…

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…

Senator L’Italien to Hold Town Hall Forum at Salvatore’s in Lawrence

Senator L’Italien to Hold Town Hall Forum at Salvatore’s in Lawrence

LAWRENCE – State Sen. Barbara A. L’Italien (D-Andover) along with Senate President Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced today that the Senate will host a Town Hall-style meeting Feb. 23 at Salvatore’s…

City of Methuen Seeks Residents to Fill Boards and Commissions

City of Methuen Seeks Residents to Fill Boards and Commissions

Mayor Stephen N. Zanni is looking for prospective Methuen residents interested in joining the city’s many boards and commissions. Serving on a city board is a great way to get…

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…

Governor Baker, Mayor Rivera Announce $95K to Make Intersections Safer

Governor Baker, Mayor Rivera Announce $95K to Make Intersections Safer

February 5, 2015, Lawrence, MA- Governor Charlie Baker, with Mayor Daniel Rivera, Senator Barbara L’Italien, State Representative Marcos Devers, State Representative Frank Moran and State Representative Diana DiZoglio, announced in…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – Mayor Fiorentini Must Act Now on Police Station Mold (2-15)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – Mayor Fiorentini Must Act Now on Police Station Mold (2-15)

It seems hard to believe. Since before the Haverhill Police Station was even occupied, concerns were raised about mold and mildew due to substandard construction work. That was in 1999.…