The Lowell Veterans’ Center ~ KANE’S KORNER

The Lowell Veterans’ Center ~ KANE’S KORNER

4-24 Providing professional, safe, and confidential personal and readjustment counseling to eligible veterans and their families in our community, Director Elisabeth Parrott of the Lowell Vet Center emphasized that veterans coming through the door of the Lowell Vet Center have entered a judgement free zone. Kane could hear in Elisabeth’s voice that she meant what […]

Alabama Supreme Court Ruling and the Future of IVF ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Alabama Supreme Court Ruling and the Future of IVF ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

  By: Paul Murano – 03/24 One of the more consequential rulings of the past century quietly took place in a state court recently, and it could potentially make overturning Roe v. Wade look like child’s play. The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos conceived by the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process are human children […]

KANE’S KORNER ~ Meet Lawrence JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez, 2024 BASH Scholarship Winner

KANE’S KORNER ~ Meet Lawrence JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez, 2024 BASH Scholarship Winner

  03-24 Kane Peaslee could not believe how energetic and motivated his new friend Commander Eileen Suarez is. Kane says,” It’s impressive how many purposeful tasks Eileen squeezes in each day.” Every morning Kane gets up at 6:00AM but really it’s just to eat, then he goes back to bed. Eileen does not go back […]

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 […]

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 […]

What if God Was One of Us? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

What if God  Was One of Us? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – 12-23 Let’s play an imagination game. Let’s imagine that the invisible almighty Creator of the universe, who infinitely transcends the created order of time, space and matter, decided to become part of His creation. Like an author who writes Himself into his own novel, or an artist who paints himself into […]

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 […]

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. […]

State Senator Payano ~ Raising the Bar on Education

State Senator Payano ~ Raising the Bar on Education

The Crucial Need to Increase the Dropout Age State Senator Pavel Payano – Nov. 2023 As a State Senator, my commitment to improving education in Massachusetts is unwavering. Senate bill 341, “An Act Relative to Dropout Prevention and Student Recovery,” a pivotal piece of legislation, which I sponsored, aims at reshaping the educational landscape for […]

Psychological Center Honors 7 People, Raises $50K for Community Programs

Psychological Center Honors 7 People, Raises $50K for Community Programs

  LAWRENCE — Last month, the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center, Inc., hosted approximately 200 people at their 5th-annual Overcoming Obstacles Gala at Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant in Lawrence. I first want to thank Michael Agricola and Phillip Wood, (owners of Salvatore’s) for donating their food and space for this event. The gala raised approximately $50,000 to […]

The Methuen Veterans Center: A New Vision for Veterans’ Services

The Methuen Veterans Center: A New Vision for Veterans’ Services

State Rep. Ryan Hamilton 10-23 I am proud to come from the Merrimack Valley, where we cherish and uplift our veterans and their families. I am also proud to come from a family who understands the sacrifice our veterans have made. My grandfather was a Korean War veteran and two of my uncles served in […]

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