Let’s Talk About Food Addiction

  By: Pennie Hale – February 2013 Is there a secret to weight loss? Do some people know the secret while others don’t? When you see someone successfully losing weight, are you envious? Have you seen tv commercials that claim to know the secret? Have you invested money in commercial weight-loss programs? Have you purchased […]

Local Students Make Deans List

February 2013 BOXFORD: Alexander Dzwil, Junior at Bentley, Business major. Margeaux Guercia, Junior at Bentley, Marketing major. Michael Mahalati, Junior at Bentley, Marketing major. Joshua Stavis of Boxford, Junior at Bentley, Economics-Finance major. David Hall of Boxford, Junior at Bentley Economics-Finance major. Lauren Vorwald of Boxford, Wentworth Institute of Technology BRADFORD: Samantha Kelleher, Sophomore at […]

Note to Lawrence Citizens, Beware of False Prophets!

  By: Peter Larocque – February 2013 Usually when one reads the Title of Prophet, they immediately think of Biblical Prophets. Biblical Prophets are those called by God to speak for Him to discipline, admonish, encourage or edify His people. They may at times even warn His people of coming events that would not be […]

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH: Lieutenant Colonel Don Sheehan, USAF

By: Helen Morradkanian – February 2013 TEWKSBURY – When 6,000 Marines were trapped at their base during the 77-day siege of Khe Sanh—a surprise attack by 40,000 heavily armored North Vietnamese and Viet Cong during the infamous 1968 Tet Offensive —it was “the longest and deadliest battle” of the Vietnam War. West Point graduate Lieutenant […]

The War on The Poor & Taxpayers is Going Well

By: Christine Morabito, President Gr. Boston Tea Party – February 2013 Governor Deval Patrick claims his budget for fiscal year 2014 promises “a better Commonwealth for the next generation.” – That is, if they can afford to live here. On January 16, the Patrick administration introduced “The Way Forward,” an ambitious proposal to tax the […]

Lawrence Councilor LaPlante Responds to Mayor Lantigua’s State of the City Address

“He did make mention during his speech that crime was the lowest in ten years. That’s not the case. It’s actually a 36% increase in felonious crimes since Lantigua has been in office. That increase was on his watch. That translates to 665 felonious incidents above average. That’s a huge impact on the people and […]

Lawmakers File Bill to Retain In-State Tuition Benefits for Citizens and Legal Residents

Lawmakers File Bill to Retain In-State  Tuition Benefits for Citizens and Legal Residents

February 2013 Boston – Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) and Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) filed legislation (HD2038) on Thursday, January 17 preserving in-state tuition benefits for citizens and legal residents of the Commonwealth. The Lyons-Lombardo bill reserves taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition at institutions of higher education to citizens and legal permanent residents, who are also residents of […]

That Illegal Diadamo Lease at the School Department Central Offices in Lawrence

By: Mark Gray – January 2013 What could your city/town do with 500,000 a year? Throw it in the garbage, right? Isn’t that what all your politicians and elected officials are doing right now in Lawrence with the illegal DiAdamo lease on Essex Street? What would you do if they were? Would you call them […]

Million Veteran Program Now Enrolling in Lowell

BOSTON -The Million Veteran Program (MVP) is a trailblazing VA effort to consolidate genetic, military exposure, health, and lifestyle information together in one single database. The database will be used by authorized researchers with VA, other federal health agencies, and academic institutions within the U.S., in a secure manner, to conduct health and wellness studies […]

NeedyMeds to the Rescue!

LOWELL – The Gloucester-based non-profit that has saved Lowellians more than $20,000 in prescription costs through its drug discount card since partnering with the city in December 2011, has announced it will now also offer a FREE Helpline Number for residents who need assistance locating health care resources. “We are pleased to be able to offer […]