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What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis  ~  VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

If there is one thing that Michael Gorman and his volunteers at TMF (The Movement Family) have proved over the last six months, it’s that helping the homeless and making…

Gov. Baker and U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Second Annual P.A.A.R.I National Law Enforcement Summit

Gov. Baker and U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Second Annual P.A.A.R.I National Law Enforcement Summit

Event will Stream Live at PAARIUSA.org/livestream BOSTON — Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade is pleased to announce that Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams will…

Environmental Leadership Scholarships for Massachusetts High School Seniors

Environmental Leadership Scholarships for Massachusetts High School Seniors

The Henry David Thoreau Foundation awards collegiate scholarships of up to $20K to eight to ten students graduating from public or private high schools in Massachusetts. The Henry David Thoreau…

Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

Residents who lost immigration documents in the September gas explosion may contact GLCAC’s Immigration Services program for help with getting replacements. GLCAC’s Immigration program can help residents replace permanent resident…

Audit Leads to Improved Reporting of Instances of Elder Abuse

Audit Leads to Improved Reporting of Instances of Elder Abuse

Audit found seven instances of serious abuse or neglect of seniors not reported to district attorneys After a report by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump found the Executive Office of…

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…

North Andover Resident Finds Columbia Gas Worker Scrawled “N” Word on Her Basement Pipes

North Andover Resident Finds Columbia Gas Worker Scrawled “N” Word on Her Basement Pipes

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 15, 2018 North Andover resident Rachel Moffat says she was “horrified” last month to find that workers for Columbia Gas wrote an ethnic slur (the…

Massachusetts Ballot Questions 2018

Massachusetts Ballot Questions 2018

QUESTION #1 LIMITING THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS NURSES ARE RESPONSIBLE TO CARE FOR * The Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care (Yes on 1), is leading the campaign in support…

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.…

Columbia Gas Brought Out the Best in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Columbia Gas Brought Out the Best in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

THE DISASTER Sitting in my office listening to the police scanner it was obvious from the time the first call went out that the explosion on Chickering Road in Lawrence…

Gas Contractor Feeney Brothers Thrown Out of Lawrence and Andover, Still Doing Gas Work in North Andover

Gas Contractor Feeney Brothers Thrown Out of Lawrence and Andover, Still Doing Gas Work in North Andover

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 20, 2018 RIVERA THROWS FEENEY OUT OF LAWRENCE Despite denying responsibility for the gas explosions in the Greater Lawrence area on September 13th, and an…

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