By: Rebeccah Pearson – July, 2015 With warm weather here, yard work can impact your muscles. We have the perfect way to get around that and feel relaxed and muscle stress free. At Season of Change Massage Therapy Christine Gaudet has been in private practice since 1997. Christine is passionate about massage therapy and enjoys […]
By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives July, 2015 In June, I attended the Methuen City Council’s special meeting where Kinder Morgan, a Houston-based energy infrastructure company, presented their plan for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would travel through Methuen, Massachusetts. I joined Representative Linda Dean Campbell and concerned residents to speak during the public […]
By: Paul Murano – July, 2015 The Supreme Court ruling on “same-sex marriage” was met with proclamations of “Love wins” throughout social media. Yet, did love really win? On the contrary, love lost, and it lost in a big way. This month 239 years ago, this nation declared its independence from England, and won. In […]
By: Dani Langevin – July, 2015 On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States voted that denying gays and lesbians the right to marry is unconstitutional. As expected, those of us who choose love celebrated while those who choose hate condemned the decision and spewed their hate filled rhetoric all over social media. […]
Rain or shine took on a whole new meaning late last month when Catholic HEART Workcamp volunteers arrived at American Training. The volunteers, aged 8th grade through college, arrived Monday, June 29, at four of the organization’s Specialized Housing homes. Over their four day stay, they landscaped and built a deck, and endured the famous […]
By: John MacDonald – July, 2015 As summer is upon us in Lowell the hard work of those seeking elected office really begins. The hot summer days for these candidates will be filled with door knocking, long conversations and attending summer parties where Lowellians gather. Discussions for City Council candidates will be centered on the […]
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July 29, 2015 LISTEN TO RYAN AND TOM 980WCAP’s Ryan Johnston interviewed Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan about his Public Records Bill H3665 on Beacon Hill and why the full vote on the bill did NOT take place today in the House of Representatives.
Ethics Commission Issues Enforcement Letter to State Trooper Seth Peterson for Improperly Using His Official Position
Intervened with a tow company operator in an effort to have a tow charge reduced for a family member, then retaliated against the tow company On May 21, 2015, the State Ethics Commission (“Commission”) voted to find reasonable cause to believe that Massachusetts State Police Trooper Seth Peterson violated the state’s conflict of interest law […]
By: Kathy Runge, July, 2015 The City Council, led by Council President Maldonado, a.k.a. Lawrence’s Ambassador to the UN, has been busy in the last month. The FY16 budget got approved with Maldonado providing the only dissenting vote. He proposed a series of potential cuts and argued for them while acting as president of the […]
LAWRENCE – Concrete fell from the upper deck of the Rt 495 (S) bridge over the Merrimack River down onto the lower deck of the bridge closing the bridge off to traffic Tuesday afternoon. Police closed off the bridge and rerouted traffic causing backups for miles in each direction.
NORTHANDOVER: SANTANDER BANK ROBBERY| MAIN STREET North Andover police are looking for a White man, 5’10”-6′ tall with scarred cheeks below the eyes (possible burns or acne), who walked into Santander Bank, 149 Main St. at approximately 3:37pm on Tuesday. The robber passed a note to a taller and no weapon shown. An undetermined amount of cash […]
July 28, 2015 The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission has fined Methuen City Councilor Joyce Campagnone, $1,000 civil penalty for the violation of conflict of interest laws and was ordered to pay restitution to the City of Methuen in the amount of $4,000. Campagnone, a Methuen City Councilor, is also a full-time paid employee of the Greater Lawrence […]
By: Councilor Dan Grayton – July, 2015 After a couple weeks of delay, the council passed the fiscal year 2016 municipal budget on June 29th. The $156 million dollar budget was approved on a 7-2 vote with myself and Councilor Ron Marsan voting in opposition. The biggest topic of discussion throughout the night was the […]
By: Jeff Katz – July, 2015 My usual writing ritual involves a hot cup of coffee, extra cream, no sugar in a specific mug. If that coffee is not in one of my official writing mugs, well, there’s some major writer’s block that I am sure to encounter. Today, in addition to the coffee […]