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City Violates Public Records Law Refusing Methuen Superior Officers’ Public Records Requests

City Violates Public Records Law Refusing Methuen Superior Officers’ Public Records Requests

By: Tom Duggan – August 15, 2018 The attorney for the Methuen Superior officers union has requested public information from the city regarding salaries and contracts for other city departments…

Let’s Stop Blaming Methuen Police for City’s Financial Problems ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, AUG. 2018

Let’s Stop Blaming Methuen Police for City’s Financial Problems ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, AUG. 2018

  The City of Methuen is in a financial mess that has resulted in the mayor and city council having to borrow $4M from the state. That $4M loan comes…

NECC Police Academy Director Thomas Fleming Pays $5,000 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

NECC Police Academy Director Thomas Fleming Pays $5,000 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Fleming received commissions on training gear sold to Police Academy Northern Essex Community College Police Academy Director Thomas Fleming has paid a $5,000 civil penalty after admitting he violated two…

Lawrence Mayor Endorses Minicucci For State Rep. to Replace DiZoglio

Lawrence Mayor Endorses Minicucci For State Rep. to Replace DiZoglio

LAWRENCE, MA – Calling her a “woman who gets things done,” Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera announced that he is supporting local businesswoman Christina Minicucci (D-North Andover) for the open 14th…

Blocking Doctors Begins Earlier Than Thought

Blocking Doctors Begins  Earlier Than Thought

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July, 2018 We have reached the point in the United States where pretty much anyone has been deemed worthy of second-guessing doctors. Some high-school dropout at…

No Mercy – Even for Small Animals in Massachusetts

No Mercy – Even for Small  Animals in Massachusetts

By: Aliana Brodmann von Richthofen – July, 2018 After having been around the so-called bush, otherwise known as the system of favoritism and corruption in Massachusetts, many times over, I should…

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Women by Exploiting their Opioid Addiction

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Women by Exploiting their Opioid Addiction

WASHINGTON – Rashad Sabree, 37, of Boston, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty today in federal court in District of Maine to two counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion, announced…

Legislature Passes Credit Protection Bill to Protect Consumers in the Wake of Equifax Breach

Legislature Passes Credit Protection Bill to Protect Consumers in the Wake of Equifax Breach

Bill creates stronger protections against identity theft and data breaches for all consumers in the Commonwealth  BOSTON — The state legislature on Thursday voted to pass final language of a bill…

Charlie Baker and the Small Republican Tent

Charlie Baker and the  Small Republican Tent

By: Brian Genest – July, 2018 Broken promises. Broken partnerships. Broken party. Charlie Baker is a broken politician and he’s fractured the MassGOP, too. Remember when Charlie Baker used to…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2018) ~ “Rule of Corruption” Proves That Rules Don’t Matter

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2018) ~  “Rule of Corruption” Proves That Rules Don’t Matter

July, 2018 While voting on last year’s Methuen city budget and union contracts there were at least five (of nine) members of the city council who had a conflict of…

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT UP TO $306 MILLION

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT UP TO $306 MILLION

Grand prize in Tuesday night’s drawing is largest since March  BRAINTREE, MA (JULY 9, 2018) – The Mega Millions jackpot for the Tuesday, July 10 drawing is an estimated $306 million.  The cash…

Methuen’s Rep. DiZoglio Urges State Control Board to Accompany Borrowing Measure

Methuen’s Rep. DiZoglio Urges State Control Board to Accompany Borrowing Measure

Calls for Immediate Review of All Employee Contracts “…the current legislative proposals put forward as an option for the City to borrow do not go far enough. As it stands,…

House Passes Legislation to Create Automatic Voter Registration in Massachusetts

House Passes Legislation to Create Automatic Voter Registration in Massachusetts

Bill seeks to remove barriers to voter registration and increase voter turnout (BOSTON) – Representative Frank A. Moran joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation creating an efficient…

Lawrence General is the only hospital in the Merrimack Valley with an accredited PCI program

Lawrence General is the only hospital in the Merrimack Valley with an accredited PCI program

Celebrating Ten Years of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Exceptional Outcomes  This July, Lawrence General celebrates ten years of performing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI). To date, more than 2,000 of these…

MA It’s time to Vote Republican ~ By John MacDonald

MA It’s time to Vote Republican ~ By John MacDonald

By: John MacDonald – June, 2018 Like thieves in the night State Senate progressive Democrats snuck in another midnight amendment to approve Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State. Progressive Democrats are…

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