My Efforts to Increase Cultural Funding in the Valley

My Efforts to Increase Cultural Funding in the Valley

By: State Rep. Ryan Hamilton The Merrimack Valley is home to some of our Commonwealth’s finest arts and culture organizations. As the State Representative for Methuen and Haverhill, I can tour many of these historic landmarks and cultural attractions. This month, I want to highlight some of the significant events and projects underway in our […]

Former Councilor, School Committeeman Ken Willette, to Run Sticker Campaign in Methuen

Former Councilor, School Committeeman Ken Willette, to Run Sticker Campaign in Methuen

 Willette Announces Write-In Campaign for Methuen School Committee  Kenneth Willette (10 Burnham Road, Apt. 506A) officially announced his campaign today as a write-in candidate for the Methuen School Committee. Willette previously served six years on the Methuen School Committee and six years as a Methuen City Councilor at Large. Willette stated: “Based upon positive feedback […]

Bread & Roses Housing ~ KANE’S KORNER

Bread & Roses Housing ~ KANE’S KORNER

Affordable Homeownership in Lawrence, Haverhill, and North Andover By: Kane Kane knows it is a dream of many families in the Merrimack Valley to own a home. There are so many hard-working people that work full time that are priced out of homeownership due to the astronomical price of real estate. The Executive Director of […]

Joshua Cruz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Use Stolen Identities to Fraudulently Purchase Vehicles

Joshua Cruz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Use Stolen Identities to Fraudulently Purchase Vehicles

BOSTON – A Lawrence man pleaded guilty today to 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, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire […]

Haverhill City Council Admits Violating Open Meeting Law ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (8-23)

Haverhill City Council Admits Violating Open Meeting Law ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (8-23)

On June 17th, the Haverhill City Council violated the state’s open meeting law by secretly discussing, drafting, finalizing, signing, and circulating a letter declaring that racism is BAD – as if we are all so stupid that we really needed them to tell us that. What this was really about, was the city council capitalizing […]

US Army Vet. James Hajjar, Attorney & Lawrence Lion – HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

US Army Vet. James Hajjar, Attorney & Lawrence Lion – HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – 7/23 Lawrence’s James George Hajjar, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the Plains neighborhood in Lawrence, a community of Lebanese, Sicilian, and Irish, a few blocks northwest of Campagnone Common, named after three Lawrence brothers, who were killed in the Normandy Campaign of World War II. James […]

“The Night Agent” ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

“The Night Agent” ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – 7/23 ‘The Night Agent,’ an exciting new political action-thriller, is slick and fun and with an increasing list of action-thrillers on streaming, this is definitely one of the more memorable ones. It is my recommendation for this month. The series opens with a terrorist attack on the subway. FBI Agent Peter […]

Woke World Blues

Woke World Blues

By: Ken Willette – 7/23 The followers of Woke World have experienced major setbacks lately, which demonstrate the limits of their influence in 2023 mainstream America. Anheuser-Busch (AB), Disney and Target have collectively lost almost $100 billion in revenue over woke antics since 2022. The battles between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Disney executives are […]

Indivisible in Dracut

Indivisible in Dracut

Philippe Thibault – 7.23 “All politics is local” is most strongly associated with former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tip O’Neill. There would still be national issues that would spark conversation at the local coffee shop and diner. These were discussions between friends and colleagues that may not agree politically but were bound by […]

MassHealth Spent Nearly $85M on Out-of-State Residents ~ IN YOUR CORNER with STATE AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

MassHealth Spent Nearly $85M on Out-of-State Residents ~ IN YOUR CORNER with STATE AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Our office has been very busy releasing several audit reports before the end of the fiscal year, while also focusing on approximately 64 ongoing audits. Most recently, we released an audit of MassHealth, as part of our ongoing independent statutory oversight of the state’s Medicaid program. I want to highlight this […]

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