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Lawrence Firefighters Local 146 Endorse Vega for Registry of Deeds

Lawrence Firefighters Local 146 Endorse Vega for Registry of Deeds

Unions are Unanimous for Alexcy Vega June 7, 2018, Lawrence, MA- The Lawrence Firefighters Union Local 146 voted unanimously to endorse Alexcy “Alex” Vega for Northern Essex Registry of Deeds…

If You Are Not With The Collective, You Are Disruptive

If You Are Not With The  Collective, You Are Disruptive

By:Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – May, 2018 In April 2018 historians in Prague rediscovered original footage from the notorious Slánský show trial. Said the historians, “One day, when we can make…

Hero in Our Midst, Angelo Dindo ~ The B29 Air Offensive vs. Japan ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Hero in Our Midst, Angelo Dindo ~ The B29 Air Offensive vs. Japan ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy  – May, 2018 May 28th was Memorial Day. This story is to help start us on our reflections of what that day means to each of us…

Hollywood Film “LAWTOWN” Focuses on Lawrence’s Opioid Crisis as a Microcosm for the Country

Hollywood Film “LAWTOWN” Focuses on Lawrence’s Opioid Crisis as a Microcosm for the Country

In December 2016, Justyn Moro, Patrick Flaherty, and Max Rose, alongside Anthem Films began producing a feature length film about the Heroin problem in Lawerence, MA. The team set out…

A Day of Silence at Methuen High ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

A Day of Silence at Methuen High  ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – May, 2018 On April 26, Methuen High School students observed a Day of Silence and have been for a number of years. A Day of Silence…

Flirtin’ with Disaster: The Lawrence City Council and the Open Meeting Law

Flirtin’ with Disaster: The Lawrence City Council and the Open Meeting Law

The Ordinance Committee finally had two meetings in a row, so the May 1st meeting of the full council contained over 20 of their reports. It was the first council…

Methuen School Committeeman Releases Letter to City Council on School Budget/Layoffs

Methuen School Committeeman Releases Letter to City Council on School Budget/Layoffs

Dear Members of the Methuen City Council:   I am very concerned with the dismal state of our current budget in the City of Methuen and with the budget for…

Methuen Methuen School Committee Increases Budget a Whopping 13%

Methuen Methuen School Committee Increases Budget a Whopping 13%

By: D.J. Deeb – May, 2018 Members of the Methuen School Committee voted to request that the mayor and School Committee approve a budget of $82.5 million, a 13% increase…

The Problem Everyone Wants to Ignore, The Homeless in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

The Problem Everyone Wants to Ignore, The Homeless in Lawrence  ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  MAY, 2018 Driving through the City of Lawrence it’s almost impossible not to notice the homeless population, whether they are pan-handling on the corners of the busiest intersections, or…

Senate Funds Narcan Bulk Purchasing to Bring Down Cost for Municipalities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Senate Funds Narcan Bulk Purchasing to Bring Down Cost for Municipalities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – May, 2018 The State Senate included funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 supplemental budget for the Municipal Naloxone Bulk Purchase Trust Fund, which allows…

Amber Alert: Have You Seen the Ordinance Committee?

Amber Alert: Have You Seen the Ordinance Committee?

By: Kathy Runge – April, 2018 The Lawrence Ordinance Committee, consisting of Councilors Reyes, Rodriguez, De La Cruz and Levy, only met twice during the first three months of this…

Team Zingales/Century 21 Gives $1K Scholarship to LHS Star at Charity BASH!

Team Zingales/Century 21 Gives $1K Scholarship to LHS Star at Charity BASH!

FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF’S IN – 1 MARKET ST., LAWRENCE Each year Joe Zingales and Rosanna Zingales-Lopez from Century 21 TEAM ZINGALES in Methuen donate at least $1,000 for our Valley Patriot BASH…

Steven Bochco (1943-2018) ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Steven Bochco (1943-2018) ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – April, 2018 On April 1, legendary TV producer-creator-writer Steven Bochco passed away from Leukemia at the age of 74. The legacy he left behind cannot be…

Study: Mayoral Candidates Spend $6M in ’17 Election ~ Rivera Ranks #7 Among Big Spenders

Study: Mayoral Candidates Spend $6M in ’17 Election ~ Rivera Ranks #7 Among Big Spenders

According to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF), mayoral finalists in 35 cities reported $6,092,517 in expenditures during the 2017 election. HERE ARE THE TOP TEN BIG…

Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau Pays $3,500 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau Pays $3,500 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Nadeau intervened as Building Inspector in work performed at his neighbors’ home  Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau paid a $3,500 civil penalty after admitting to violating the conflict of interest…

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