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Methuen School Committee Had One Chance to Get it Right ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Sept. 2018)

Methuen School Committee Had One Chance to Get it Right ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Sept. 2018)

  METHUEN SCHOOL COMMITTEE COVERED UP THE CORRUPTION THAT GOT US HERE Methuen has become the city of scandal and cover-ups. It is a reputation that has sadly been earned.…

Methuen Mayor Violates Open Meeting Law ~ Emails Committee on How They Should Vote

Methuen Mayor Violates Open Meeting Law ~ Emails Committee on How They Should Vote

School Committee Member Calls Mayors Behavior a “Disgrace” and a “Circus”   VIDEO OF MEETING DISCUSSION AND SHOUTING MATCH  9-11-18 Methuen Mayor Jim Jajuga has violated the state’s open meeting law by sending…

Rep. José Tosado Embodies State House’s ‘Failure To Protect’

Rep. José Tosado Embodies State House’s ‘Failure To Protect’

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – August, 2018 State Auditor Suzanne Bump recently released an audit on complaints handled by the Division of Professional Licensure. Almost every profession requires a license these…

Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell ~ August, 2018 I am proud that the Massachusetts Legislature has renewed its commitment to our Veterans by passing the BRAVE Act. As…

School Committees Play Vital Role in State Oversight

School Committees Play Vital  Role in State Oversight

By: DJ Deeb –  August, 2018 As of the deadline for this article the City/School budgets have not been fully resolved or finalized, but I hope to provide more information…

Dems Turn Congressional Race into Clown Circus

Dems Turn Congressional Race into Clown Circus

By: Brian Genest ~ August, 2018 Have you seen this troupe of Democrats running in the 3rd Congressional District? The big top tent is stuffed with far-out lefties, even by…

Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget Update ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget Update ~ IN  YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

  By: Senator Katy Ives – August, 2018 The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a $41.88 billion state budget for FY19 and directs a $367 million deposit into the Stabilization Fund,…

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…