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An Inside Look From State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

An Inside Look From State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

By: State Rep. Diana Dizoglio If there is one thing that I have learned during my first term representing you on Beacon Hill, it’s that things don’t always appear as…

Why MA needs to defund Common Core

By Sandra Stotsky – July, 2013 Why Massachusetts needs to defund implementation and testing of Common Core’s current standards In this essay, I suggest why Common Core’s English language arts…

Rich Progressives Must Be Cosied up to, No Matter What

By Dr. Padmanabhan – July, 2013 This column was triggered by a gushing puff piece published naturally by Brian McGrory’s newspaper – The Boston Globe – on May 21, 2013.…

State Legislature Approves $34 Billion Budget

State Legislature Approves $34 Billion Budget

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – July 2013 The Legislature successfully passed the FY14 budget Monday after a prolonged conference committee between the House and the Senate. It was…

Representative DiZoglio Votes to Strengthen EBT Enforcement

Representative DiZoglio Votes to Strengthen EBT Enforcement

  BOSTON – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing legislation that provides immediate funds for reforms to the electronic benefit…

Why MA needs to defund Common Core

By Sandra Stotsky, special to the Valley Patriot Why Massachusetts needs to defund implementation and testing of Common Core’s current standards In this essay, I suggest why Common Core’s English…

The Corruption of a President

By: Tom Weaver – June 2013 Yes, our President is fighting a war, a war run by bureaucrats with rules of engagement set by those not risking their lives to…

Speaking In Support of Police Training and Public Safety

Speaking In Support of Police Training and Public Safety

By: Senator Katie O’Connor Ives – June 2013 May was a busy month in the Senate. It was my first budget season and per tradition in the legislature, a new…

On Taxes and Transportation in Massachusetts: The Big Picture

On Taxes and Transportation in Massachusetts: The Big Picture

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – June 2013 First I would like to thank Valley Patriot Columnist D. J. Deeb for his label as a moderate Democrat. My colleagues…

It’s Kitten Season!!

It’s Kitten Season!!

By: Crystal Galloway Arnott - May 2013 Shelter Manager, Lowell Humane Society Sure signs of spring have arrived, sunshine and blooming flowers, but for those of us in the animal sheltering field…

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES: Can’t Hold Us Down

BABIES AND BRIEFCASES: Can’t Hold Us Down

  By: Cheryl Hajjar – May, 2013 As I listen to my Ipod, I hear Christina Aguilera’s voice reciting “Nobody’s gonna hold us down, nobody’s gonna hold us down “,…

New School Math: Spend $4M to Save $40k? Article 19 North Andover Town Meeting Vote Expected May 21

By: Clare Donegan NORTH ANDOVER: Town Meeting voters are considering a $4M expenditure involving 16 municipal buildings, including 8 schools. If the contract is awarded to AMERESCO the $40k study…

LeapFrog Group Ratings Are Bought and Paid For

LeapFrog Group Ratings Are Bought and Paid For

  By: Dr. Padmanabhan – May 2013 This is the first of a series of occasional columns on medical corruption, an issue that affects us all. Readers of the Valley Patriot…

Lowell City Councilor Rita Mercier Offers a Lesson About Civility and Democracy

Lowell City Councilor Rita Mercier Offers a Lesson About Civility and Democracy

By: George Deluca – (Lowell2020.com) April 2013 On Tuesday night, about 100 people crammed into the Lowell City Council Chambers to participate in a discussion about a motion to clear…

IT’s the MEDIA Stupid!

By: James Grant – April 2013 As conservatives, we can develop strategies to regain political control of our country on both local and national levels. We can organize initiatives to…