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Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Lantigua’s Money, Rivera’s Headaches and the Hotly Contested Mayor’s Race By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 The Lawrence mayor’s seat is a four year term and is limited to two…

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

By: John MacDonald – June, 2017  I attended the controversial special meeting at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday June 20th. As a witness to history I watched the vote for…

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Audit Finds 9% of Lowell General Hospital’s Reports to State Not Filed in Required Timeframe BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today called for improved processes and compliance related…

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

By: John Macdonald – May, 2017 The question of where a new High School in Lowell should be built (or if it should be built) is bringing the worst out…

Lawrence Cops Arrest Methuen man for Stealing an Elderly Woman’s Purse from a Lawrence Cemetery

Lawrence Cops Arrest Methuen man for Stealing an Elderly Woman’s Purse from a Lawrence Cemetery

This morning (Tuesday May 23rd) at approximately 10:30 AM, Lawrence Police responded to a Larceny from a person at the St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Currant Hill Road Lawrence.   Officers…

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward for Fugitive Diego Barros Pires ~ ARMED AND DANGEROUS!

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward for Fugitive Diego Barros Pires ~ ARMED AND DANGEROUS!

Aliases: Diego Pires, Diego Barros I Pires, “Smurf”, “Do It” Date of Birth Used: February 20, 1993 Sex: Male Nationality: American Scars and Marks: Pires has the following tattoos: one…

House Budget Will Need a Haircut

House Budget Will Need a Haircut

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell Following an extensive process that starts with hearings in January, the Fiscal Year 2018 House budget was finalized in the last week in April.…

Former MA Police Sgt. Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Funds From Disabled Veterans, Running Fraudulent Tax Prep. Business

Former MA Police Sgt. Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Funds From Disabled Veterans, Running Fraudulent Tax Prep. Business

“Glenn Pearson took advantage of disabled military veterans who could not manage their own financial affairs, by diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in VA payments to his personal benefit,”…

Mayor Rivera: “Lawrence Is NOT a Sanctuary City”

Mayor Rivera: “Lawrence Is NOT a Sanctuary City”

Protest for Illegal Aliens in Lawrence Closes Downtown Area Despite Promises Not to Do So By: Tom Duggan – May, 2017 Last week a rally was held in Lawrence in…

The Grainger Foundation Supports The Gr. Lawrence Psychological Center

The Grainger Foundation Supports The Gr. Lawrence Psychological Center

Lawrence, MA, May 11, 2017 – The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $10,000 to The Psychological Center, Inc. – Daybreak Shelter in…

Carter, MaGuire Win Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award

Carter, MaGuire Win Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award

$1,600 from BASH Proceeds Donated to Veterans for Wheelchairs and Groceries   Each year The Valley Patriot holds a charity BASH on the anniversary of the newspaper’s birth. “I’m so…

MA Responsible For New Hampshire’s Drug Problem According To Governor Sununu

MA Responsible For New Hampshire’s Drug Problem According To Governor Sununu

By: Helen Price – April, 2017 In recent months, New Hampshire (and, in fact, New England in general) has seen something of an increase in drugs-related problems. What the media…

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Theft of Public Funds

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Theft of Public Funds

Leonardo Lara, 36, pleaded guilty yesterday to concealment money laundering, transacting in criminally-derived property, and theft of public funds. U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel scheduled sentencing for June…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – April/May 2017

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – April/May 2017

NECC TO START 2 FREE SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS Two, free, grant-funded educational programs designed to train unemployed and under-employed individuals in high-demand manufacturing positions, will be offered through Northern Essex…

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – April, 2017 Early Voting passed into law in 2014 and this past presidential election was the first in which residents were allowed to vote…