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ABC’s ‘Single Parents’ Is The Fall’s Best New Comedy ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

ABC’s ‘Single Parents’ Is The Fall’s Best New Comedy ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

by: Bill Cushing – Nov. 2018 ABC has become known for its comedies over the last 10 years or so, but now with many of the sitcoms getting older the…

The Higher Price of Living Large Rick Bellanti / Health & Wellness ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

The Higher Price of Living Large Rick Bellanti / Health & Wellness ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

Br: Rick Bellanti – Nov. 2018 I have been writing about health and wellness and the effects of being overweight and what obesity does to our bodies and the health…

Healing Kittens ~ KITTY CORNER with ROBIN DESMET

Healing Kittens ~ KITTY CORNER with ROBIN DESMET

By: Robin Desmet – Nov. 2018 My boyfriend Paul tells me all the time that his cat Goldy brings down his high blood pressure. I used to chuckle when he…

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

  By: John Cuddy – November, 2018 In honor of Veteran’s day, November 11th, I sought out a Veteran that is still serving our nation; she is Commander Marilisa G.…

Lawrence Mayor Claims Volunteer Group Feeding the Homeless Violated Agreement – Videos Shows Otherwise

Lawrence Mayor Claims Volunteer Group Feeding the Homeless Violated Agreement – Videos Shows Otherwise

  “If Dan Rivera isn’t interested in feeding the homeless in Lawrence or helping them make their lives better, that’s fine. I just wish he would stop getting in the…

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Despite Proof That Photos of Garbage and Needles Were Not from TMF, Rivera Doubles Down For the past 6 months a volunteer group of teens and young people from Lawrence called…

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

By: Joe D’Amore  – November, 2018 There are at least 350 trailers dotting the landscape of Campagnone green and the large parking lot at Pemberton Park along North Canal street…

Methuen Police Arrest Three Juveniles, Recover Firearm after Report of Suspicious Activity

Methuen Police Arrest Three Juveniles, Recover Firearm after Report of Suspicious Activity

    METHUEN — The Methuen Police Department arrested three juveniles and seized a handgun and ammunition after officers responded Tuesday to a citizen report of suspicious activity. The suspects…

‘Ozark’ Hits Its Stride in a Terrific Second Season ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

‘Ozark’ Hits Its Stride in a Terrific Second Season ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – Oct. 2018 After the first season of the excellent Netflix drama ‘Ozark’ there were many comparisons to ‘Breaking Bad.’ While ‘Breaking Bad’ was a story…

Tragedy in Lawrence ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Tragedy in Lawrence ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Oct. 2018 The day the gas lines exploded is one that will not quickly be forgotten by residents in the Merrimack Valley. It was a day…

Gas Explosions, Gas Leaks, and Legislative Action

Gas Explosions, Gas Leaks,  and Legislative Action

  By: Linda DeanCampbell – Oct.2018 We must accelerate work to prevent gas-related disasters from happening in our state in the future. Many of the underground pipes that deliver our…

Increasing Fiber For a Healthier Life ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

Increasing Fiber For a Healthier Life ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – Oct. 2018 Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet, and a diet high in fiber may help reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity and…

Sheriff Coppinger Will Bring up the Rear Rather Than Lead From the Front

Sheriff Coppinger Will Bring up the Rear Rather Than Lead From the Front

By: Bharani Pandamabhan – Oct. 2018 Valley Patriot readers know that in June I had written a plea to Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger to provide medical treatment in-house to…

Why the Midterm Elections Matter ~ TEEN CORNER

Why the Midterm Elections Matter ~ TEEN CORNER

  By: Casey Pratt – Oct. 2018 According to the Pew Research Center, since 1948 voter turnout during presidential elections has been around 10% higher than the turnout at midterm elections.…

And the Two Become One Flesh ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

And the Two  Become One Flesh ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Oct. 2018 It has been said that the reason marriage vows are taken in close proximity to the altar is because marriage is a sacrificial offering…