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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…

“Corrupt Salisbury Officials” Push Out Owners of Red Ridge Farm

“Corrupt Salisbury Officials” Push Out Owners of Red Ridge Farm

By: Tom Duggan – March, 2016 Salisbury residents Stacie and Mark Warcewicz, owners of The Meadow at Red Ridge Farm have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Salisbury for…

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

The Massachusetts House of Representatives took a number of important measures in addressing the ongoing opioid abuse crisis in the Commonwealth. The House passed comprehensive legislation that incorporated aspects of…

The Attack on Charlie Baker ~ The Pulse with John MacDonald

The Attack on Charlie Baker ~ The Pulse with John MacDonald

By: John MacDonald – March, 2016 By the time this article is published, Super Tuesday, March 1st will be over. Not only will we know who the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell 2.5.16 I am pleased that the House of Representatives is currently closely reviewing legislation filed by Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante from Gloucester that will…

The Many Colors of Hue House Salon & Spa in North Andover

The Many Colors of Hue House Salon & Spa in North Andover

By: Cheryl Hajjar – March. 2016 There’s a new hair and nail salon in town. Not just any salon. Hue House Salon & Spa brings a modern and eclectic approach…

NA Selectman’s Race March 29th, an Interview with Selectman Smedile

NA Selectman’s Race March 29th, an Interview with Selectman Smedile

Incumbent North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile lives on Green Street and was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2001. She graduated from Boston College and taught on a Navaho…

Nobile Blames Selectman Smedile for Bradstreet Debacle, Smedile: Nobile Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About

Nobile Blames Selectman Smedile for Bradstreet Debacle, Smedile: Nobile Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About

By: Tom Duggan, 3-12-16 The contentious race for Board of Selectman in North Andover has gotten even more contentious between five term incumbent Rosemary Smedile and challenger Chris Nobile who…

Say NO To Common Core English at Methuen High

Say NO To Common Core  English at Methuen High

By: DJ Deeb – Feb. 2016 There is currently a push being made by some members of the Methuen School District Administration to push members of the Methuen School Committee…

Valley Patriot Newspaper Celebrates the Community with Our 12th Anniversary BASH!

Valley Patriot Newspaper Celebrates the Community with Our 12th Anniversary BASH!

Join us as We Celebrate The Valley Patriot’s 12th Anniversary! TICKETS ARE $30 in Adv. $40 at the Door * VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ARE FREE ORDER TICKETS ON-LINE HERE or…

Judge Rules Against LRA Board Member Who Claimed He Had a Five Year Term

Judge Rules Against LRA Board Member Who Claimed He Had a Five Year Term

By: Tom Duggan – Feb. 29, 2016 Superior Court Judge Robert Welch has rejected the claim by former Lawrence Redevelopment Authority member James Patrick O’Donoghue to remain on the board…