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 […]

KANE’S KORNER ~ Western Avenue Studios

KANE’S KORNER ~ Western Avenue Studios

Nov. 2023 Described as the “Creative Soul of Lowell” houses more than 350 artists under its roof (westernavenuestudios.com). Kane was very intrigued to learn more about the space because not only can you rent a working space as an artist, but you could also live in an artist loft within a community of fellow creative […]

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 […]

Unceasingly Grateful

Unceasingly Grateful

By: Philippe Thibault – Nov. 2023 Maybe it is the crisp air, the smell of fallen leaves, the sound of a crackling fire, the long shadows on midafternoon walks, or the plastic Santa Clauses that have been in stores since Labor Day, but this time of year brings out philanthropic qualities of goodwill that we […]

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

By: Santiago Reyes Cruz, Jr. Fresh out of the hospital from a life-threatening illness, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan was presented with one of the most prestigious awards in the Merrimack Valley last month, the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center’s Overcoming Obstacles Award Most people may know that Tom is a homeless advocate; he feeds them, […]

Lawrence’s Record-breaking Economic Growth

Lawrence’s Record-breaking Economic Growth

For the second year in a row, Mayor Brian A. DePeña and City Councilors chose not to increase property taxes by the allowable Proposition 2.5 limitation, therefore, assuring the lowest split tax rates since 2007 and the third lowest in over two decades. The proposed FY2024 Residential Tax Rate is $9.28; this is a decrease […]

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