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VA Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $70K Using Mobile Payment Application

VA Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $70K Using Mobile Payment Application

BOSTON – A Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) employee pleaded guilty today to embezzling nearly $70,000 in VA funds. Michael Donaher, 41, of Lakeville, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court…

Monthly Cash Assistance and Emergency Benefits Provided by Local Veterans Services Officers in Every City and Town Across MA

Monthly Cash Assistance and Emergency Benefits Provided by Local Veterans Services Officers in Every City and Town Across MA

Financial Assistance Massachusetts is home to 380,000 of the nation’s 21 million veterans. More than half are aged 65 and older, and one in seven lives in poverty. As a…

VIDEO: Moulton Announces Service Academy Appointments

VIDEO: Moulton Announces Service Academy Appointments

Salem, MA — Today, Representative Seth Moulton (MA-06) announced five candidates from the Sixth Congressional District have accepted appointments at one of the nation’s military service academies. A video announcement from Rep. Moulton…

Clear Path New England Offers Services for Homeless Veterans

Clear Path New England Offers Services for Homeless Veterans

Clear Path for Veterans New England is taking all necessary health and wellness precautions advised to address the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, we recognize the growing needs among…

Tony Marino, US Navy Pacific Theater – World War II – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Tony Marino, US Navy Pacific Theater – World War II  – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – April, 2020 PELHAM, NH, New Hampshire’s Tony Marino grew up in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He was an athlete at Chelsea High, graduating with the class of 1940.…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Don Silba, Joseph Augusta, Joe DiZoglio, and the Vets at the Lawrence DAV!

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Don Silba, Joseph Augusta, Joe DiZoglio, and the Vets at the Lawrence DAV!

Heroes Still Serving By: John Cuddy Meeting Don Silba, Joseph Augusta, Jim Moran, Joe DiZoglio, and the other US Military Veteran members of the Queen City Chapter 2’s Service Center…

Major Ronald Santagati, US Air Force: Korean and Vietnam Wars ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Major Ronald Santagati, US Air Force: Korean and Vietnam Wars ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – Feb. 2020 Raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Ronald Santagati is now living in Salem, New Hampshire with his wife (and high school sweetheart) Joan, to whom he…

Disgracing the Memory of Hero Veteran John Ratka: Where is VNOC One Year After His Passing?

Disgracing the Memory of Hero Veteran John Ratka: Where is VNOC One Year After His Passing?

  It’s been over a year since Command Master Chief John Ratka passed away. John was the Executive Director of Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) in Haverhill and winner of…

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Fr. James Broderick – 39 Bombing Missions Over Nazi Germany in a B24 Liberator

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Fr. James Broderick – 39 Bombing Missions Over Nazi Germany in a B24 Liberator

By: John Cuddy – January, 2020 Originally hailing from Gloucester, Massachusetts, Fr. James Broderick is now a Catholic priest living in retirement at the Archdiocese of Boston’s Regina Cleri Home…

House Passes Legislation to Support, Honor Our Veterans

House Passes Legislation to Support, Honor Our Veterans

  BY: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2019 In recognition of Veterans Day, the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed two bills to support and honor our Veterans. I…

Rep. Campbell, Governor, Lt. Gov., & Secretary Urena Honor Gold Star Families at Annual Tree Dedication

Rep. Campbell, Governor, Lt. Gov., & Secretary Urena Honor Gold Star Families at Annual Tree Dedication

(BOSTON) – Representative Linda Dean Campbell joined government officials, Veterans organizations, and families of our Fallen Heroes at the State House on Wednesday for the Annual Gold Star Families Tree…

U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster Marshall Rogers Sr. ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster Marshall Rogers Sr. ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – December, 2019 Marshall Rogers Sr. was born in 1921 on his family dairy farm in North Andover, MA. He was the second youngest of nine children.…

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Gerard Boucher US Marine Corp-Retired; Still Serving Brother & Sister Veterans!

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Gerard Boucher US Marine Corp-Retired; Still Serving Brother & Sister Veterans!

By: John Cuddy – November, 2019 Haverhill’s Gerard Boucher joined the US Marine Corp to avoid getting drafted by the US Army. On the wall of his home sits a…

All Aboard to Honor Our Vietnam Veterans

All Aboard to Honor  Our Vietnam Veterans

If you’re reading this column, please thank a veteran for making it possible. Since our country’s founding nearly 250 years ago, our veterans have fought to protect and defend all…

Pat Walor of the 9th Infantry! Dairy Farmer, WW II Infantryman, American Hero! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Pat Walor of the 9th Infantry! Dairy Farmer, WW II Infantryman, American Hero!   ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy -Oct.2019 Dracut’s Pat Walor was born on his family’s farm in Peabody, Massachusetts in 1923 – the second youngest of eleven children. His father was a dirt…

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