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Four Local Veterans Bestowed “Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award” at Annual BASH!

Four Local Veterans Bestowed “Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award” at Annual BASH!

    The Valley Patriot held our annual BASH last month, at the Relief’s In in Lawrence and granted four local veterans with The Valley Patriot Hero Veterans Award. Because honoring…

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio and Cambridge Doctor Bharani Padmanabhan were both bestowed one of the highest honors by The Valley Patriot newspaper last month, when they were each…

Eating Our Own ~ By Jeff Katz

Eating Our Own ~ By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – April, 2016 I’m proud to say that Charlie Baker is my governor and my neighbor. I served with him as fellow elected members of Swampscott Town…

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

By: Duncan Burns, Political Oberserver 4-18-16 This is not the story of a lottery winner, nor is it one of a successful rags-to-riches journey, no, this is the story of…

Woburn Police Investigating Hoax Call to Police Station

Woburn Police Investigating Hoax Call to Police Station

WOBURN — Chief Robert Ferullo reports that the Woburn Police Department responded to an apartment complex for a call that later proved to be false. Shortly before 7 p.m. Friday,…

DRY RUN? Woburn and Wilmington Police Respond to Threats to “KILL COPS” in Bomb Scare, Shooting Hoaxes

DRY RUN? Woburn and Wilmington Police Respond to Threats to “KILL COPS” in Bomb Scare, Shooting Hoaxes

By: Tom Duggan 4-15-16|940pm Both Woburn and Wilmington Police Departments responded to separate calls at almost the same time Friday, which put both stations on high alert and required the…

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2016 After several years of asking for an updated Capital Improvement Plan for Methuen Public Schools, Facilities Director Bruce Stella presented a comprehensive 5-year plan…

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

Here Ye History Buff’s, Living History at Endicott State Park

By: Jennifer Jones – 4-12-18 On a brisk Saturday morning March 26, 2016, the troops rallied for a special event at Endicott Park in Danvers, Massachusetts from 11-2p. For people…

Auditor’s Office Provides Solutions to Address Fiscal Impacts on Municipalities

Auditor’s Office Provides Solutions to Address Fiscal Impacts on Municipalities

040616 5-Year Fiscal Impact Report 2011-2015 BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released recommendations about how the state can reduce its impact on municipal finances. The policy recommendations…

Haverhill Bank Donates $17,500 to West Newbury Causes

Haverhill Bank Donates $17,500 to West Newbury Causes

(FROM TIM COCO) HAVERHILL –  Replacement batting cages and dugouts are coming to the West Newbury Youth League and supporters of the town’s Council on Aging will receive a boost…

State Senate Passes Complicated Education Bill

State Senate Passes Complicated Education Bill

BOSTON – The State Senate passed legislation on Thursday, by a 22-13 vote, which seeks to help students in all public schools in the Commonwealth. Senate Bill 2203 “An Act…

Breaking the Homelessness Cycle in Lawrence

Breaking the Homelessness Cycle in Lawrence

By: Joe D’Amore-4-12-16 When the sun goes down and the amber street lights flicker on, the arches under the bridge where a large population of homeless people live take on…

Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

Auditor Bump Meets with Student Auditors as Part of Student Government Day

North Chelmsford, Clinton Students Participate in 68th Annual Event BOSTON, MA –   State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump recently welcomed student State Auditors to the State House during the 68th Annual…

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Over coffee and pastry, fifty people attended the first legislative open house at Daybreak Shelter in Lawrence, MA. In tight quarters, Carina Pappalardo, Chief Executive Officer, discussed the agency’s partnership…

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

By: Tom Duggan, 4-4-16 Former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is in trouble again with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF). The state’s political watchdog agency has fined…