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GOP Candidates for Sheriff Tackle Issue of Homeless Inmates

GOP Candidates for Sheriff Tackle Issue of Homeless Inmates

THE ELECTION IS THURSDAY, SEPT. 8th The Valley Patriot in conjunction with the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center’s Carina Pappalardo, hosted a debate for the Republican candidates for Essex County Sheriff.…

Salvatore’s Donates and Serves Gourmet Meal to Homeless in Lawrence

Salvatore’s Donates and Serves Gourmet Meal to Homeless in Lawrence

  With the Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Lawrence in desperate need of funding to care for the less fortunate, the new owner of Salvatore’s Restaurant, Mike Agricola, showed up last…

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…

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…

With Funding Cuts Daybreak Homeless Shelter Still Trying to Help Those Most in Need

With Funding Cuts Daybreak Homeless Shelter  Still Trying to Help Those Most in Need

By: Tom Duggan – Dec. 2015 Serving more than 1,500 meals per month and having room to shelter only 50 people per night, the Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Lawrence is…

Daybreak Homeless Shelter & Psychological Center in Lawrence Need Your Help

Daybreak Homeless Shelter & Psychological Center in Lawrence Need Your Help

By: Carina Pappalardo As Valley Patriot readers know, The Psychological Center in Lawrence has undergone some major changes this past year. Fortunately, Daybreak Shelter and our other programs, Pegasus House, Women’s…

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2105 If cities and towns define extreme poverty and homelessness as a public-health issue, the public-policy responses will be quite different than what we are…

Local Resident Provides Hope For Homeless Children

Local Resident Provides Hope For Homeless Children

By: Cheryl Hajjar – April 26, 2014  As some of you know my company, Indigo Magic was a recent Merrimack Valley Sandbox Winter Accelerator winner in February. Here ,17 finalists…

Tom Duggan’s Methuen Election Notebook (Oct.2019)

Tom Duggan’s Methuen Election Notebook (Oct.2019)

  VOTE NOVEMBER 5th IN LOCAL ELECTIONS – HERE’S WHY ITS IMPORTANT November 5th is Election Day for cities in the Merrimack Valley. In Methuen and Haverhill voters get to…

The War on LGBTQ+ Rights ~ YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

The War on LGBTQ+ Rights ~  YE GAY OL’E VALLEY

By: Dani Lengevin – Oct. 2019 “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think,” Adolf Hitler. This should be the current administration’s mantra. As far as I…

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

Balanced State Budget Includes Major Increase in Education Funding

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The State Legislature approved a $43.1 billion budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2019. The balanced budget, which Governor Charlie…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2019 – Local, State and National

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2019 – Local, State and National

POLICE AND DA’S NOW CONTROL WHAT YOU KNOW Four men were stabbed on Kendall Street in Lawrence on the 4th of July. One man, the aggressor in the situation, was…

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

Speaker DeLeo Joins State Delegation at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

In June, we were fortunate to have Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo visit the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) in Haverhill. I invited the Speaker to help highlight the…

Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

July, 2019 In the process of posting breaking news on The Valley Patriot Facebook and Twitter pages we often encounter reader comments that evoke serious emotion, discussion, and debate. Earlier…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (JUNE, 2019)

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (JUNE, 2019)

CHANGES TO METHUEN’S CITY CHARTER The Methuen City Council and the charter commission are considering changes to the city charter this year (the document that governs how the city operates).…