Student Mental Health Must Be a Legislative Priority

Student Mental Health Must Be a Legislative Priority

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Nov. 2021 It is time to get serious about mental health services for our students. Even for years before the pandemic, we saw a concerning rise in stress, anxiety, and depression among young people. COVID-19 only made things worse. Last year, many Massachusetts emergency rooms saw 4 times […]

Merrimack Valley Hospice Teaches Grievers to Navigate Mealtime Solo

Merrimack Valley Hospice Teaches Grievers to Navigate Mealtime Solo

Lawrence – For those who are grieving, navigating new rhythms of grocery shopping, preparing meals and dining without a beloved partner can cause added daily distress. Recognizing the deep connection between food and mourning, Merrimack Valley Hospice offers “Cooking and Eating for One” classes among its free, virtual support groups offered via the Zoom videoconferencing […]

GLCAC Announces Food & Rental Assistance, Parenting Support Groups & New Live Show

GLCAC Announces Food & Rental Assistance, Parenting Support Groups & New Live Show

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is now accepting applications for food and rental assistance programs and is enrolling parents in two support groups. In addition, GLCAC will launch a new monthly show on Facebook Live to feature the services it offers and to answer viewer questions. Sign Up for SNAP at GLCAC The […]

Gladys Araceli Ceron of North Andover Sentenced for Performing Illegal Silicone Injections

Gladys Araceli Ceron of North Andover Sentenced for Performing Illegal Silicone Injections

Defendant injected individuals with silicone oil, which can cause stroke, death or disfigurement 10-9-21 BOSTON – A North Andover woman was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for performing illegal silicone injections in exchange for money. Gladys Araceli Ceron, 73, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to two years in […]

Stop Sweeping the Homeless Out of Sight ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (10/21)

Stop Sweeping the Homeless Out of Sight ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (10/21)

October, 2021 At a time when the Merrimack Valley desperately needs our elected officials at the highest level of government to experience the homeless crisis first hand, Lowell, like so many other communities, sweeps their homeless problem out of sight, or under the rug, as some may say. At issue; Lowell City Councilor Rita Mercier […]

MA Must Cut Ties with Firm That Fed the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

MA Must Cut Ties with Firm That Fed the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, This past February, the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. settled a lawsuit brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and 46 other state Attorneys General after admitting to their role in helping pharmaceutical companies, including Purdue Pharma, bolster the sale of opioids like Oxycontin to increase profits. The settlement, which saw […]

Sounding the Alarm for Combined Sewer Overflows

Sounding the Alarm for Combined Sewer Overflows

  By:Rep. Linda Dean Campbell This summer, our Commonwealth experienced the rainiest July on record in at least a century. The climate report recently released by the United Nations predicts that average precipitation in our region will continue to increase as climate change worsens. In the Merrimack Valley, we know all too well what more […]

More People Would Get Vaccine if Not for All The Lies! ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

More People Would Get Vaccine if Not for All The Lies! ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Aug. 2021 If you’re looking for someone to blame for all the unvaccinated deaths in this country, look no further than the “news” media and government officials. Despite the fact that the vast majority of the “news” media continues to blame Donald Trump and his supporters for refusing to take the vaccine – the fact […]

Surviving The Summer Heat Wave With H20 ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

Surviving The Summer Heat Wave With H20 ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – July,  2021 One of the dangers of this heatwave we’ve been having lately is heatstroke. Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke, can occur if your body […]

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Aug. 2021) ~ Americans Must Stand up to Vaccine Mandates

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Aug. 2021) ~ Americans Must Stand up to Vaccine Mandates

August 1, 2021 We have been astounded and horrified over the last few months to learn that private businesses, schools, and colleges are requiring proof of a COVID vaccine before going to work or school. We were even more horrified to learn that our government officials are doing nothing about this obvious and blatant invasion […]

Haverhill Rep. Vargas Targets Religious Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccines

Haverhill Rep. Vargas Targets Religious Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccines

“The bill would remove the current section of the vaccination law which allows parents to cite “religious” reasons to reject vaccination for kids entering schools” The Joint Committee on Public Health will convene on Monday, July 12th to hear testimony regarding H2411, An Act relative to vaccines and preventing future disease outbreaks.  The bill would remove the […]

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