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Audit Finds Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association Falling Short of Transparency Requirements

Audit Finds Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association Falling Short of Transparency Requirements

FULL AUDIT HERE BOSTON, MA — An audit of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association (MSA), released today by Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, found that the Association was not meeting statutorily required…

Son of Cuban Immigrants, Baker Appoints Andover Attorney Sal Tabit Superior Court Judge

Son of Cuban Immigrants, Baker Appoints Andover Attorney Sal Tabit Superior Court Judge

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has nominated  Andover attorney Salim Tabit to serve as Associate Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Attorney Tabit is a Founding Partner at Broadhurst Tabit LLP,…

$15.4M in Welfare Fraud – The December, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot

$15.4M in Welfare Fraud – The December, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot

DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THE DECEMBER, 2016 VALLEY PATRIOT  READ IN OUR FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover…

Commitment to Patient Care Not Quite Sturdy at Sturdy Hospital

Commitment to Patient Care Not Quite Sturdy at Sturdy Hospital

BY: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Nov. 2016 Leadership is made much of because it affects every member of an organization and everyone who has to deal with them. The impact…

Things We All Learned From The Justo Garcia Trial ~ Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook

Things We All Learned From The Justo Garcia Trial ~ Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook

By: Kathy Runge – Nov. 2016 First, the DA can’t prove that a worker is stealing from this city because the City of Lawrence hires incompetents and can’t keep records.…

FALL WEATHER – WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN

FALL WEATHER  – WEATHER 101 with AL KAPRIELIAN

By: Al Kaprielian – Nov. 2016 Fall is here and now in full swing. A lot of leaves have now fallen due to recent heavy rains and gusty winds. With…

PRESIDENT TRUMP – The November, 2016 VALLEY PATRIOT Print Edition

PRESIDENT TRUMP – The November, 2016 VALLEY PATRIOT Print Edition

* Open or download the NOVEMBER, 2016 edition of The Valley Patriot, * KINDLE Read our ON-LINE Flip Page Viewer  ValleyPatriotThe Valley Patriot is a free monthly journal of news, commentary, and…

Mass. Auditor Bump Exposes $15.4M in Welfare Fraud

Mass. Auditor Bump Exposes $15.4M in Welfare Fraud

Auditor Bump Focuses Efforts to Strengthen Public Benefits Programs Announces that Her Office Identified a Record $15.4M in Public Benefits Fraud in FY16  Boston, MA – Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump has…

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Expanding Land Conservation

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Nov, 2016 Leading up to the beginning of a new formal legislative session in January, I’m focusing in on which bills will be priorities…

Bump Audit Finds MBTA Not Collecting or Reconciling Outstanding Balances

Bump Audit Finds MBTA Not Collecting or Reconciling Outstanding Balances

BOSTON, MA — An audit of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), released today by Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, found that the entity has left long overdue accounts receivable balances…

State Fines AG Maura Healey Campaign Donors $10K for Illegal Contributions

State Fines AG Maura Healey Campaign Donors $10K for Illegal Contributions

An Avon-based businessman and his bookkeeper who illegally contributed to Attorney General Maura Healey’s political campaign have agreed to pay $7,500 and $2,500 respectively to resolve a review by the…

Massachusetts Senate Adopts Caregiver Advice and Records Enablement Standards (C.A.R.E.) Act

Massachusetts Senate Adopts Caregiver Advice and Records Enablement Standards  (C.A.R.E.) Act

Boston-  The Massachusetts state Senate today advanced a bill intended to provide family caregivers with critically needed information and guidance to effectively care for a patient once released from a…

Governor Appoints Lawrence Councilor Laplante to the State Housing Appeals Committee

Governor Appoints Lawrence Councilor Laplante to the State Housing Appeals Committee

The Baker-Polito Administration has appointed Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante to the state Housing Appeals Committee where he will address (Chapter 40B) appeals in an impartial forum to resolve conflicts…

Another Inmate Escapes from Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center (CAC)

Another Inmate Escapes from Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center (CAC)

For the third time in in the last two weeks, an inmate at the Lawrence jail has escaped.  Essex County Sheriff Frank G. Cousins Jr. reported this morning that his…

Corporations Fined $10K for Illegal Donations to AG Healey and Boston Mayor Walsh

Corporations Fined $10K for Illegal Donations to AG Healey and Boston Mayor Walsh

Massachusetts corporations make $10,000 payment to resolve campaign finance issue Corporations owned by two Allston-based businessmen have made a $10,000 civil forfeiture payment to the state’s general fund to resolve…