HAMILTON: Methuen and Haverhill Budget Wins

HAMILTON: Methuen and Haverhill Budget Wins

By: State Rep. Ryan Hamilton 5-24 I’m happy to report that the House Budget has been passed and that Methuen and Haverhill did well in this year’s house budget. In Chapter 70, Methuen received 68.62 million, while Haverhill received 87.97 million. In Unrestricted local aid, Methuen received 6.56 million, and Haverhill received 11.87 million. For […]

PAYANO: Senate Passes Three Consumer Protection Bills

PAYANO: Senate Passes Three Consumer Protection Bills

State Senator Pavel  Payano 05/24 This month, the Massachusetts Senate passed three important consumer protection bills aimed at safeguarding our community members from unfair practices across several sectors. The passage of S.2738 is a milestone in curbing the deceptive practices of third-party electric suppliers. This legislation prevents these entities from enrolling new residential customers, protecting […]

PAULINO: Protecting Methuen’s Healthcare Access

PAULINO: Protecting Methuen’s Healthcare Access

  Dear friends and neighbors, As your state representative, I’m deeply concerned about the recent developments at Steward Health Care and how they have impacted Holy Family Hospital, a vital institution that has served our community for generations. We must ensure that it continues to be an essential part of our community, providing the care […]

Lawrence Mayor Appoints Former Councilor As Director of Planning & Development

Lawrence Mayor Appoints Former Councilor As Director of Planning & Development

  Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena has hired former City Councilor Carlos Matos’s as the new Director of the Office of Planning & Development. Matos was most known as a District “B” City Councilor who went up against the developers of Lawrence High School to stop them from taking land from the Veterans Memorial  Stadium and […]

 Jeffrey Hollett Serving Veterans; Assisting in Meeting Five Basic Needs ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

 Jeffrey Hollett Serving Veterans; Assisting in Meeting Five Basic Needs ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

  By: John Cuddy – 4-24  The Valley Patriot this March, met with Haverhill’s Veteran Services Director, US Army and Massachusetts National Guard Veteran Jeffrey Hollett and discussed the five basic needs of our Nation’s Veterans. Most Veterans consider those needs to be housing, health care, access to education, employment, and most importantly, support and […]

Valley Patriot Honors Police, Veterans, Activists at 20th Anniversary BASH!

Valley Patriot Honors Police, Veterans, Activists at 20th Anniversary BASH!

Last month, at The Valley Patriot’s 20th Anniversary BASH, not only did the newspaper give out $58,000 in scholarship money to local students but several people were honored for their work in the community with recognitions and awards. THE JOHN RATKA HERO VETERANS AWARD Because honoring Veterans is so much a part of what we […]

Enterprise Bank, AAA, Lions Clubs Pitch in $5,800 for TMF

Enterprise Bank, AAA, Lions Clubs Pitch in $5,800 for TMF

The Movement Family (TMF), a group of volunteers who feed the homeless in Lawrence, attended the Valley Patriot BASH last month to support the newspaper’s charitable endeavors  and help raise money for local scholarships. Instead, they walked away with more than $5,800 in donations after being surprised by Jessica Phillips of Enterprise Bank and her […]

Addressing Economic Challenges, Housing Needs in Our Community

Addressing Economic Challenges, Housing Needs in Our Community

  By: Francisco Paulino To the Valued Residents of Methuen and Lawrence, Currently, our community, along with the broader national landscape, has encountered a series of economic challenges. One of the most pressing issues has been the rise of credit card indebtedness and defaults, a trend that leads to a greater financial burden among many […]