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Rt 110 Convenience Sells $2.5M Scratch Winner, 8th Time They’ve Sold $1M+ Winner

Rt 110 Convenience Sells $2.5M Scratch Winner, 8th Time They’ve Sold $1M+ Winner

By: Tom Duggan – August, 2016 Hasmukh Vora, owner of Rt. 110 Convenience Store in Methuen has sold another multi-million scratch ticket winner this month making it the 8th time they have…

Lawrence Man Gets ‘Holiday Bonus’ in August

Lawrence Man Gets ‘Holiday Bonus’ in August

BRAINTREE, MA – Jonathan Vega of Lawrence is the third $2.5 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$2,500,000 Holiday Bonus” instant game. Vega chose the cash option on…

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

By: Tom Duggan Embattled Lawrence City Councilor Sandy Almonte, who represents the District “A” Prospect Hill neighborhood, has resigned from her position just one month after being arrested for assault…

The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2016 From talking to police chiefs all over The Valley, it’s become increasingly clear that use of the new drug narcan is causing some unintended…

Bump Audit Shows MCAD Not Doing Their Jobs

Bump Audit Shows MCAD  Not Doing Their Jobs

An audit released by Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today found the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has not been completing investigations into claims of discrimination in the timeframe required…

Getting the People’s Business Done

Getting the People’s Business Done

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2016 The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed important legislation for workers, for our communities, and protections for transgender individuals. Facing an…

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – July, 2016 The reality of UMass Lowell and its significant impact on the City of Lowell has hit hard lately. UMass Lowell recently purchased Perkins Park…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2016 June proved to be a volatile month for both the City of Methuen budget and the Methuen Public Schools budget. Even though Mayor Steve…

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

By: State Representative Lenny Mirra – July, 2016 Here’s why you should care, and care A LOT, about health care costs: Massachusetts has the highest healthcare costs in the world.…

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English classes for adult English language learners, who want to further their education or employment opportunities, will be offered at Northern Essex Community college beginning in September. This 16-week…

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Cashing $146,000 in Stolen Tax Refund Checks

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Cashing $146,000 in Stolen Tax Refund Checks

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced last weekin U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with receiving fraudulent U.S. Treasury checks. Rolfi Espinal, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District…

Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor Wins Award for Accountability Practices

Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor Wins Award for Accountability Practices

(WASHINGTON, JULY 19, 2016) — AGA has awarded its prestigious Einhorn-Gary Award to the Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor (OSA) for its contributions to furthering government accountability. The OSA’s…

Restaurant Company to pay $210,000 for Failing to Pay Workers for Training

Restaurant Company to pay $210,000 for Failing to Pay Workers for Training

2,500 Bloomin’ Brands Employees Who Were Not Paid for Required Trainings will Receive Restitution  BOSTON – A national casual dining restaurant company has agreed to pay $210,000 in restitution and…

POWERBALL JACKPOT REACHES $422 MILLION

POWERBALL JACKPOT REACHES $422 MILLION

 BRAINTREE, MA (JULY 25, 2016) – The Powerball jackpot for the Wednesday, July 27 drawing is an estimated $422 million. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $291…

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

By: Kathy Runge – July, 2016 The soap operas have nothing on the Lawrence City Council. The meetings are filled with fabricated drama. The Budget Drama: During the first meeting…

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