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, […]

Veterans’ Benefits and Ride Share Drivers

Veterans’ Benefits and Ride Share Drivers

By: Estela Reyes ~ 10-23 I want to start this month’s column with a big ‘Thank You’! Thank you for reading into and engaging with the work of your elected officials. It is a joy of this job to hear constituents’ advocacy and carry their voices to the State policy-making level. I am thankful to […]

PAYANO: MA Senate Passes PACT Act 3.0 for Affordable Healthcare

PAYANO: MA Senate Passes PACT Act 3.0 for Affordable Healthcare

  Massachusetts State Senator Pavel Payano December, 2023 In a historic move, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the Act Relative to Pharmaceutical Access, Costs, and Transparency, commonly known as the PACT Act 3.0, on November 15, 2023. This bipartisan legislation is a crucial step in urgently needed reforms to address the rising costs of prescription […]

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 […]

Massachusetts Democrats Must Walk the Walk on Homelessness ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (12-23)

Massachusetts Democrats Must Walk the Walk on Homelessness ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (12-23)

12-23 Right now, there are tens of thousands of American citizens in Massachusetts who are homeless, jobless, hungry, and in desperate need of help. This is a human tragedy, and it is 100% the fault of the Massachusetts Democrat Party. Why blame democrats? Well, democrats control every single constitutional office from governor to state treasurer. […]

Factorial Energy Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Methuen

Factorial Energy Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Methuen

Will House Largest Solid-State Battery Line in the US   Factorial Inc. (Factorial), an industry leader in the development of solid-state battery technology for electric vehicle (EV) applications, today announced the opening of its new battery manufacturing facility in the Boston suburb of Methuen. The state-of-the-art facility represents a significant step in scaling up the […]

Resume of Lawrence’s Acting Police Chief William Castro

Resume of Lawrence’s Acting Police Chief William Castro

  PODCAST INTERVIEW HERE Nov.  2023 Last month, Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena appointed former law enforcement officer William Castro to be the acting police chief. Castro was DePena’s chief of staff and immediately came under fire from city councilors and city council candidates for being a “political appointment”. One candidate even posted on Facebook that […]