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Methuen’s Rep. DiZoglio Urges State Control Board to Accompany Borrowing Measure

Methuen’s Rep. DiZoglio Urges State Control Board to Accompany Borrowing Measure

Calls for Immediate Review of All Employee Contracts “…the current legislative proposals put forward as an option for the City to borrow do not go far enough. As it stands,…

Myth and Misconceptions ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Myth and Misconceptions ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – June, 2018 Despite their popularity as pets and their ubiquitous presence in the media, cats are probably one of the most misunderstood breed of animals. Myths…

George Harrison Part I ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

George Harrison Part I ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – June, 2018 I hope you enjoyed the Ringo Starr column, last month. Let’s see if we can pique your interest in moving deeper into the Beatles…

Hispanics Only in Lawrence’s City Hall?

Hispanics Only in Lawrence’s City Hall?

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2018 It’s budget season again. When Mayor Rivera and ex Alcalde Lantigua brag about “their” balanced budgets, they should be giving the credit to the…

House Passes Legislation to Create Automatic Voter Registration in Massachusetts

House Passes Legislation to Create Automatic Voter Registration in Massachusetts

Bill seeks to remove barriers to voter registration and increase voter turnout (BOSTON) – Representative Frank A. Moran joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation creating an efficient…

Chief Addresses Recent Murders, Plummeting Crime Rate

Chief Addresses Recent Murders, Plummeting Crime Rate

Earlier this month, newly appointed Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque appeared on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan. (You can download it on Spotify, iHeartRadio, iTunes etc.) We asked the…

Lawrence General is the only hospital in the Merrimack Valley with an accredited PCI program

Lawrence General is the only hospital in the Merrimack Valley with an accredited PCI program

Celebrating Ten Years of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Exceptional Outcomes  This July, Lawrence General celebrates ten years of performing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI). To date, more than 2,000 of these…

MA It’s time to Vote Republican ~ By John MacDonald

MA It’s time to Vote Republican ~ By John MacDonald

By: John MacDonald – June, 2018 Like thieves in the night State Senate progressive Democrats snuck in another midnight amendment to approve Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State. Progressive Democrats are…

Community Flag Retirement Box

Community Flag Retirement Box

By: Don Jarvis – June, 2018 In 2017 I started a volunteer group called Preserving Newbury, and last year we started a Community Flag Retirement Box which is located at…

Lawrence’s Gabriela Taveras is Crowned Miss Massachusetts 2018

Lawrence’s Gabriela Taveras is Crowned Miss Massachusetts 2018

WORCESTER, MA – Gabriela Taveras, 23, of Lawrence was selected as Miss Massachusetts 2018 on Saturday, June 30, at the 79th annual Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant.  Competing as Miss North Shore,…

Prop 2 1/2 Override Not an Option for Methuen

Prop 2 1/2 Override Not an Option for Methuen

By: DJ Deeb – June, 2018 The Methuen School Committee held a budget workshop meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to discuss the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 budget. In April,…

Why Isn’t Dracut Budgeting for Capital Expenses?

Why Isn’t Dracut Budgeting for Capital Expenses?

By: Brian Genest – June 2018 Hold onto your wallets in Dracut, again. Town hall is trying to raise property taxes, again. New Proposition 2 ½ debt exclusions are being pushed,…

Working Together to End Gun Violence ~ By State Rep. Lenny Mirra (R) West Newbury

Working Together to End Gun Violence ~ By State Rep. Lenny Mirra (R) West Newbury

By: Lenny Mirra – June, 2018 The mission was simple, get both sides to sit down with each other and discuss new ways to end gun violence that all sides…

Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Bu: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2018 School shootings are becoming too common an occurrence across the country. The discussion of gun control and mental health treatment has surfaced…

Diehl Promises to Help DayBreak Shelter in Lawrence

Diehl Promises to Help DayBreak Shelter in Lawrence

  “Warren has ignored the poorest of the poor here at Daybreak” Last month we learned that United States Senator Elizabeth Warren – who is running for reelection – has…