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Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

BOSTON – Today, the State Senate passed an omnibus property tax relief bill S2124 – An Act improving real property tax abatements, application deadlines, and deferrals. This bill improves the…

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2017 One looming challenge for our country and Massachusetts is a general lack of civic engagement on the part of our young people.…

Massachusetts Lottery Produces Over $1B in Net Profit for First Time in 45 Years

Massachusetts Lottery Produces Over $1B in Net Profit for First Time in 45 Years

Third Consecutive Year of Record-Setting Profit  BOSTON, MA – State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that, for the first time in its 45-year history, the Massachusetts State Lottery surpassed the…

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

By: Tom Duggan – July 29, 2017 Last week the Lawrence city council voted to ban the sale of marijuana within the city limits. The unanimous vote (9-0) came after…

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

Of the 46 recruits to graduate from the Northern Essex Community College/Methuen Police Academy on Friday, July 14, during the academy’s fourth commencement ceremony, 40 already have jobs in law…

Lawrence Mayor Removes Campaign Rival From City Position, Jaime Says Promotion is “Retaliation”

Lawrence Mayor Removes Campaign Rival From City Position, Jaime Says Promotion is “Retaliation”

By: Tom Duggan – July 11, 2017 Just two months before the September mayoral primary in Lawrence, embattled mayor Dan Rivera has removed one of his campaign opponents from his…

MA Democrats Cheer “Racist” Hand-Held Driving Ban ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (7-17)

MA Democrats Cheer “Racist” Hand-Held Driving Ban ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (7-17)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – July, 2017 What we have heard from the Democratic Party at the national level, and here in Massachusetts over the past ten years is that police…

Shadow Donors Plague Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Modesto Maldonado

Shadow Donors Plague Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Modesto Maldonado

By: Tom Duggan – July 8, 2017 OCPF-contributions maldonado    OCPF-expenditures maldonado According to The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance, (OCPF) an enforcement arm of the Secretary of State’s…

MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban ALL Hand Held Cell Phone Use, Electronic Devices While Driving

MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban ALL Hand Held Cell Phone Use, Electronic Devices While Driving

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a piece of legislation which claims will reduce motor vehicle accidents and fatalities by prohibiting the use of ALL hand held electronic mobile…

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy O’Connor Ives – June, 2017 The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget last month, where I advocated for key provisions that will…

Blatchford Drops Out of Lawrence City Council Race After Being Fired From State House

Blatchford Drops Out of Lawrence City Council Race After Being Fired From State House

Former Lawrence School Committeeman Jim Blatchford has withdrawn from the 2017 city council race. Blatchford was fired last Friday, as an aide to Rep. Carmine Gentile, a Democrat from Sudbury. …

AG Healey Gives Big Swamp Reptiles a Pass on Crime and Corruption

AG Healey Gives Big Swamp Reptiles a Pass on Crime and Corruption

By: Bharany Padmanabhan – June, 2017 Last month in this space I reported clearly on sweetheart no-bid contracts between the Board of Registration in Medicine and the Massachusetts Medical Society…

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second Tuesday of every month to help those dealing with…

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Lantigua’s Money, Rivera’s Headaches and the Hotly Contested Mayor’s Race By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 The Lawrence mayor’s seat is a four year term and is limited to two…

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

By: John MacDonald – June, 2017  I attended the controversial special meeting at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday June 20th. As a witness to history I watched the vote for…

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