New Electric School Buses for the Children of Lawrence

New Electric School Buses  for the Children of Lawrence

Lawrence Mayor Brian A. DePena’s Office gratefully welcomed his new partnership with Beacon Mobility to not only help the City of Lawrence with the Mayor’s Economic Prosperity Plan by training and hiring our residents, but it will also help us protect our children’s health by reducing pollution. With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of […]

State Senate Race in Methuen & Lawrence ~ Payano, Zeigler, and Rodriguez

State Senate Race in Methuen & Lawrence ~ Payano, Zeigler, and Rodriguez

Three Democrats are running in the September 6th primary to fill the seat vacated by Diana DiZoglio who is running for State Auditor. Methuen City Councilor Eunice Zeigler, Lawrence City Councilor Pavel Payano, and Lawrence activist Doris Rodriguez are all seeking the Democrat Party’s nomination to go on to the November final election. Despite having […]

Major Reforms of Veteran Care & Soldiers’ Homes Finalized

Major Reforms of Veteran Care & Soldiers’ Homes Finalized

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The Massachusetts Legislature unanimously sent to Governor Baker a final bill that will comprehensively reform Veteran care in our Commonwealth – which includes, but goes far beyond, major reforms to how our Soldiers’ Homes are governed and operated. As lead sponsor of this legislation alongside Senator Mike Rush, a […]

Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett Announce Endorsement for Paul Tucker

Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett Announce Endorsement for Paul Tucker

Salem, Massachusetts, August 15, 2022… Today Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett announced his endorsement for Rep. Paul Tucker, a Salem attorney, who is running for District Attorney in the upcoming Democratic Primary Election.  DA Blodgett is retiring after a remarkable 20 years leading the Essex District Attorney’s Office. In his formal statement, DA Blodgett said: “A […]

Lawrence’s Mayor DePeña Appoints War Hero; Francisco Ureña as the Provisional Manager at the Lawrence Municipal Airport

Lawrence’s Mayor DePeña Appoints War Hero; Francisco Ureña as the Provisional Manager at the Lawrence Municipal Airport

  Francisco A. Ureña Is serving as Provisional Manager at the Lawrence Municipal Airport located in North Andover. Francisco has a history of public service. He enlisted the day after high school in the United States Marine Corps. Serving eight years of honorable active-duty service. A decorated Marine, he served at two American Embassies; American […]

North Andover Selectman Chris Nobile’s Residency in Question

North Andover Selectman Chris Nobile’s Residency in Question

8-6-22 North Andover Selectman Chris Nobile is coming under fire as some political activists are questioning whether Nobile actually lives in North Andover. Nobile was asked during public participation earlier this year if he lived in town but Nobile refused to answer. During a meeting discussion about the proposed Royal Crest – Merrimack College development, […]

Lawrence Mayor DePeña, City Council President Laplante Meet with White House Officials to Promote Naturalization

Lawrence Mayor DePeña, City Council President Laplante Meet with White House Officials to Promote Naturalization

Lawrence’s Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) Ranks in the Top 10 for Core Based Groups Eligible to Become U.S. Citizens LAWRENCE, MA – Mayor Brian A. DePeña and City Council President Marc Laplante met with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and White House officials to join efforts to mitigate […]

Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

BOSTON – A Methuen man pleaded guilty on Aug. 3, 2022 in federal court in Boston to his involvement in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” 31, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, two counts of […]

Podcast Interviews of Candidates for Governor Geoff Diehl and Chris Doughty

Podcast Interviews of Candidates for Governor Geoff Diehl and Chris Doughty

Republican Candidates for Governor Chris Doughty and Geoff Diehl will face off in the September 6th state primary race. The winner of this contest will face Democrat Attorney General Maura Healy to see who replaces outgoing governor Charlie Baker. The Paying Attention! Podcast is recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem,  NH. Visit […]

Gum Disease Compromises Your Health ~ DENTAL CARE MONTHLY

Gum Disease Compromises Your Health ~ DENTAL CARE MONTHLY

METHUEN FAMILY DENTRISTRY If you have periodontal (gum) disease, did you know your overall health is compromised? 93% of adults have either gingivitis or periodontitis, two stages of gum disease. Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums in the mouth that can destroy the bone. If periodontal disease is not addressed properly, it […]

Alicia Isabel Matias De Jesus, 50 of Lawrence Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft

Alicia Isabel Matias De Jesus, 50 of Lawrence Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft

BOSTON – A Lawrence woman was sentenced on July 20, 2022 in connection with identity theft charges. Alicia Isabel Matias De Jesus, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to six months in prison and two years of supervised release. Marias De Jesus was also ordered to pay forfeiture and restitution […]

Mayor Brian A. DePena, Has Declared a Heat Emergency – Open Two Cooling Centers

Mayor Brian A. DePena, Has Declared a Heat Emergency – Open Two Cooling Centers

July 19, 2022 With a prolonged period of very hot temperatures projected to be in the mid-to-high-90s, Mayor Brian A. DePena has declared a heat emergency in the City of Lawrence beginning Tuesday, July 19, through Friday, July 22. The Mayor is offering cooling centers for our residents to combat the heat. COOLING CENTERS    The Center, 145 […]