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A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2105 If cities and towns define extreme poverty and homelessness as a public-health issue, the public-policy responses will be quite different than what we are…

Former Canton Conservation Commission Consultant Robert Murphy Fined $10K for Conflicts of Interest

Former Canton Conservation Commission Consultant Robert Murphy Fined $10K for Conflicts of Interest

Murphy was paid privately for work on permit applications and plans submitted to the Conservation Commission; then reviewed those applications and plans as consultant to the Conservation Commission.  The Massachusetts State…

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

CLICK THE FRONT PAGE FOR FLIP PAGE VIEWER   READ ON-LINE with OUR NEW FLIP PAGE VIEWER  PDF OF THE OCT, 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT   NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE Tom DugganTom…

Does Chuck Takesian Hold the Key to Salisbury’s Sewer Problems?

Does Chuck Takesian Hold the Key to Salisbury’s Sewer Problems?

IT’S NICE TO BE NICE… OR IS IT?   THE NICE GUY CANDIDATE Salisbury Selectman Chuck Takesian is a nice guy, isn’t he? Everybody loves Chuck. It’s hard to find…

Some are More Equal Than Others

Some are More Equal Than Others

By: Dr. Bharany Padmanabhan – October, 2105 This past week came the news, sadly expected, that Dennis Hastert will be allowed to plead to a lesser charge and the Government…

Stopping Addiction Before It Starts – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Stopping Addiction Before It Starts – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives  – October, 2015 The State Senate recently passed additional reforms aimed at combatting the substance abuse epidemic in Massachusetts. Senate Bill 2020, which passed unanimously,…

Methuen High School Student Arrested for Making Threats to Shoot Up School, Had Material “Glorifying Columbine”

Methuen High School Student Arrested for Making Threats to Shoot Up School, Had Material “Glorifying Columbine”

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 21, 2015|6pm A 16 year old Methuen High School Student was arrested on Tuesday after making threats to harm himself and others, including shooting up…

Haverhill Business Woman, Former Mayoral Candidate Appointed to NECC Trustees

Haverhill Business Woman, Former Mayoral Candidate Appointed to NECC Trustees

Haverhill business leader, Sally L. Cerasuolo – O’Rorke, was recently appointed to the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. Cerasuolo – O’Rorke is the…

Corrupt Former Blandford Selectman Robert Nichols Fined $12,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Corrupt Former Blandford Selectman Robert Nichols Fined $12,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Selectman Nichols made misrepresentations to secure a Town contract for his own company Former Blandford, Massachusetts Selectman Robert Nichols was fined $12,150.50 by the Massachusetts Ethics Commission for illegally steering…

Black Student Who Suffered Racial Slurs, Comments About Lynchings at Lowell High Says Administration Asked Him to “Move On”

Black Student Who Suffered Racial Slurs, Comments About Lynchings at Lowell High Says Administration Asked Him to “Move On”

School Committee Member’s Son Accused of Getting Special Treatment SEE VIDEO OF Nkimbeng SPEECH By: Tom Duggan, October 10, 2015 Black Lowell High School student Anye Nkimbeng was called a “nigger”…

Superior Court Judge Nullifies Recall Petitions vs Dan Rivera, Orders Election Board to Hold Hearing on Challenged Signatures

Superior Court Judge Nullifies Recall Petitions vs Dan Rivera, Orders Election Board to Hold Hearing on Challenged Signatures

The saga of the attempted recall of Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera got more complicated Friday as a Lawrence Superior Court Judge put a stop to all recall activity ordering the…

Worcester Law Firm Owners Fined $8K for Making Illegal Contributions To Polito

Worcester Law Firm Owners Fined $8K for Making Illegal Contributions To Polito

The co-owners of a Worcester law firm agreed to pay $8,000 to the state’s general fund as part of a disposition agreement concerning prohibited contributions to a statewide candidate, according…

Choose Dr. Oliver Sacks over Lucian Leape or Alice Newton

Choose Dr. Oliver Sacks over Lucian Leape or Alice Newton

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2015 Dr. Oliver Sacks passed away last week from melanoma of the eye. He was best known for awakening people frozen into catatonic parkinsonism by the…

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Remarks at the Edward Kennedy Institute

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Remarks at the Edward Kennedy Institute

BOSTON, MA – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered remarks today at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, as part of the Institute’s “Getting to the…

Lawrence 911 Dispatcher Files Defamation, Invasion of Privacy Suit Against the City, Mayor and Police Chief

Lawrence 911 Dispatcher Files Defamation, Invasion of Privacy Suit Against the City, Mayor and Police Chief

By: Tom Duggan – Sept 26, 2015 The viral media reports on a 911 dispatcher in Lawrence whose job was reportedly “on the line” for hanging up on “Spanish-speaking callers” has not only…