TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Police Chief, Schools, Haverhill City Council

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Police Chief, Schools, Haverhill City Council

Jan,  20204 WILL CASTRO BE PERMANENT? Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena is expected to send down William Castro’s name to the city council for approval to be the permanent Lawrence Police Chief. Castro is currently the Acting Police Chief after former Chief Roy Vasque was pushed out over politics. Castro was appointed as DePena’s Chief of […]

Methuen Village Honored With Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ Accreditation

Methuen Village Honored With Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ Accreditation

  METHUEN – Methuen Village, an assisted living and memory support community, held a flag-raising ceremony today to celebrate receiving the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ accreditation. Methuen Village is just the fifth community in the state to become Purple Flag accredited. Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is a collaboration between the Institute for Senior […]

Phil Thibault Ignores Ethical Conflicts in Dracut

Phil Thibault Ignores Ethical Conflicts in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Jan.  24 How can Dracut miss Phil Thibault if he won’t go away? Thibault, the town’s most rejected perennial candidate—a nine-time failure at the ballot box—has found a new way to add to his credentials as Dracut’s most monumental loser: Getting passed over for a variety of appointed positions on town […]

After 31 Years, Salisbury’s Shenanigans Unraveled!

After 31 Years, Salisbury’s Shenanigans Unraveled!

Jan. 2024 Last November the Town of Salisbury finally responded to multiple public records requests showing that the town misled several courts when their lawyers claimed that the town was court ordered to abate water pollution, (mandated to construct the U.S. EPA/State sewer project) and that this “one project” included contracts one to five as […]

MeVa Transit Offers Free Veteran Transportation to Bedford V.A.

MeVa Transit Offers Free Veteran Transportation to Bedford V.A.

11-29-24 Haverhill, MA — Local veterans seeking care at the VA Bedford Healthcare System will soon have access to a free door to door ride service with the launch of the new MeVa Transit VA Bedford mediMeVa. Last Thursday, the MeVa Transit Advisory Board unanimously approved the new mediMeVa service to the VA Bedford Healthcare […]

Lawrence Mayor DePeña Welcomes Dr. Agrawal as New President/CEO of Lawrence General 

Lawrence Mayor DePeña Welcomes Dr. Agrawal as New President/CEO of Lawrence General 

1-25-24 Mayor Brian A. DePeña was honored to host and once again welcome Dr. Abha Agrawal, MD, FACP, FACHE, the new President and CEO of Lawrence General Hospital.  Mayor DePeña alongside Dr. Abha Agrawal and Ellen Murphy Meehan who is a health system consultant, spoke topics of discussion included how to improve patient care in […]

Joshua Cruz of Lawrence Gets 2 Year Sentence for Conspiracy to Use Stolen ID’s to Fraudulently Purchase Vehicles

Joshua Cruz of Lawrence Gets 2 Year Sentence for Conspiracy to Use Stolen ID’s to Fraudulently Purchase Vehicles

1-22-24 BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced today for his role in a scheme to use the stolen identities of United States citizens from Puerto Rico to fraudulently purchase vehicles and other merchandise and apply for, and utilize bank accounts and credit cards. Joshua Cruz, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti […]

PAYANO: State Senate Advances Consumer Rights, Fentanyl Tests

PAYANO: State Senate Advances Consumer Rights, Fentanyl Tests

State Senator Pavel Payano (D-Lawrence) Reveals Senate Priorities State Senator Pavel Payano – Jan 2024 On January 4th, 2024, the Massachusetts Senate made significant strides by unanimously passing three key pieces of legislation aimed at addressing public health concerns and enhancing consumer rights. The bills cover a range of critical issues, including harm reduction in […]

U.S. Army Veteran Joe Cuddy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

U.S. Army Veteran Joe Cuddy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – 12-23 Born and raised in South Lawrence, Joseph Cuddy attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in the Class of 1952. Joe played basketball, hockey and football and ran track. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army. As the middle of 5 brothers, Joe’s brother, […]

More Election Fraud in Lawrence – Councilor-Elect Indicted

More Election Fraud in Lawrence – Councilor-Elect Indicted

Updated 12-20-23 Lawrence District A Councilor-Elect, Fidelina Santiago was indicted on the charges of Illegal Voting or Attempt to Vote (4 counts), Conspiracy to Vote or Attempt to Vote Illegally (4 counts), Unlawful Interference with Voter (4 counts), and Obstruction of Voting (4 counts). Indictments were also returned for Jennifer Lopez on the charges of […]

Methuen Police Receive $400K Grant to Create Clinical Community Response Team

Methuen Police Receive $400K Grant to Create Clinical Community Response Team

METHUEN — CEO Matthew Page-Shelton and Police Chief Scott McNamara are pleased to announce that Front Line and the Methuen Police Department will receive a two-year, $400,000 grant to fund the addition of a clinical co-response clinician with the Methuen Police Department, as well as the creation of a civilian Community Response Team. The addition […]

Karen Silva-Brown of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Benefits

Karen Silva-Brown of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Benefits

BOSTON – A Methuen woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to stealing Social Security benefits intended for her child.    Karen Silva-Brown, 57 pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public funds before U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs, who scheduled sentencing for March 7, 2024. Silva-Brown was arrested and […]