Tewksbury Police Awarded Grant to Expand Project Lifesaver Program by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 

Tewksbury Police Awarded Grant to Expand Project Lifesaver Program by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 

Program Helps Protect Individuals with Dementia-Related Illnesses NEW YORK (July 15, 2021)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has awarded a $6,000 grant to the Tewksbury Police Department to expand its Project Lifesaver program, which provides safety technology to Tewksbury families caring for loved ones with dementia-related illnesses who are prone to wandering. Wandering is a common […]

Tewksbury Rep. David A. Robertson Fined $2K for Using His Own Money to Finance His Campaign

Tewksbury Rep. David A. Robertson Fined $2K for Using His Own Money to Finance His Campaign

State Rep. David A. Robertson of Tewksbury agreed to a total civil forfeiture payment of $2,000 to resolve issues of non-disclosure in his 2020 reelection campaign, according to a disposition agreement between the candidate and OCPF. Robertson acknowledged that during the 2020 primary and general elections, he personally spent $15,399 without utilizing his campaign bank […]

Public Health Museum Open for Indoor Tours

Public Health Museum Open for Indoor Tours

The Public Health Museum in Massachusetts is welcoming back visitors, albeit in a slightly different, socially-distanced manner. The museum is offering timed entry tours limited to two per day. “Our volunteers will remain safely spaced and masked as they guide visitors through our exhibits” said Sandra Price, the museum’s Coordinator of Volunteer Engagement. Through original […]

Nicholas O’Neil (37) of Tewksbury, Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge

Nicholas O’Neil (37) of Tewksbury, Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge

BOSTON – A Tewksbury man was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boston in connection with a Sept. 22, 2020 bank robbery. Nicholas O’Neil, 37, has been indicted on one count of bank robbery after being arrested in Tewksbury on Sept. 22, 2020. He was previously charged by federal criminal complaint. According to […]

Companion Care Services Seeks Volunteers for Vets in Nursing Homes

Companion Care Services Seeks  Volunteers for Vets in Nursing Homes

Alicia Nordin of Companion Care Services of New England says with more part time volunteers she would be able to service more nursing home residents, in particular, military veterans. Alicia’s non-profit was established to provide companionship to seniors who may not have any family to visit them. “We all worked in the field for so […]

Representative Lyons Fights Attorney General’s Efforts to Restrict Gun Rights

Representative Lyons Fights Attorney  General’s Efforts to Restrict Gun Rights

Boston – A consistent advocate of Constitutional Rights, the Second Amendment, and protections for law abiding citizens, Rep. Jim Lyons (R-Andover) has expressed grave concerns about an unprecedented regulation unilaterally implemented by Attorney General Maura Healey. On July 20th, Healey announced that her office would redefine how it interprets the current Massachusetts firearms laws, criminalizing […]

State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Trip Israel: Part II

State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Trip Israel: Part II

This is part II of our sit down interview with State Senator Barbara L’Italien concerning her trip to Israel late last year. Since part I of our interview in March, Senator L’Italien and the other Senators who visited Israel have come under fire by anti-Semitic, hate groups disguised as “peace” organizations but actually support Palestinian […]

Rep. Lyons Pushes effort to allow 72-hour Medical Hold for Treating Overdose Victims

Rep. Lyons Pushes effort to allow 72-hour Medical Hold for Treating Overdose Victims

BOSTON – State Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) today offered an amendment to allow doctors and care givers the power to involuntarily hold overdose victims at a hospital or drug treatment facility for an initial three day period to receive emergency treatment. The amendment, put forth by Rep. Lyons and  Rep. Shaunna L. O’Connell (R-Taunton), was […]

Rep. Lyons Reviews Legislative Accomplishments at Mid Session

Rep. Lyons Reviews Legislative Accomplishments at Mid Session

“We’ve turned a corner,” said Rep. Jim Lyons, “but we still have a long, long way to go.” Reflecting on the first half of the 2015-2016 legislative sessions, State Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) noted that it was a productive year marked by many legislative accomplishments, although vital challenges remain to be addressed. “From the beginning,” […]

Rep. Lyons Supports Repeal of 1989 License Suspension Law

Rep. Lyons Supports Repeal of 1989 License Suspension Law

State Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) today supported the repeal of a 1989 law requiring individuals to forfeit their driver’s license for five years for certain drug-related offenses.  The current law is seen as a deterrent to individuals convicted of minor drug crimes who try to secure employment or treatment following their release from prison. The […]

Army Veteran Oscar Camargo to Challenge Jim Lyons for 18th Essex State Rep. Seat

Army Veteran Oscar Camargo to Challenge Jim Lyons for 18th Essex State Rep. Seat

ANDOVER- Shortly after delivering remarks at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony in neighboring North Andover, Andover resident Oscar Camargo will announce his candidacy for the 18th Essex’s State Representative seat.  Camargo, a 15-year US Army veteran, will express his intentions to prospective voters on November 11th at 2:30PM in front of Andover’s Old Town Hall.  Running […]

Sen. L’Italien (D-ANDOVER) Tapped to Head Key State House Committee

Sen. L’Italien (D-ANDOVER) Tapped to Head Key State House Committee

Legislative panel oversees consumer protection, alcohol licensing policy BOSTON — Sen. Barbara L’Italien has been appointed the new Senate chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, succeeding the late Sen. Thomas Kennedy, who passed away last month. Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, announced the appointment Thursday following a formal session […]

State Rep. Jim Lyons Receives Newspapers 1st Amendment Award

State Rep. Jim Lyons Receives Newspapers 1st Amendment Award

  FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD WINNER JIM LYONS The Valley Patriot newspaper bestowed its’ highest honor Friday to Andover State Rep. Jim Lyons (R) of Andover. Lyons received the Valley Patriot newspaper’s 1st Amendment Award for his dedication to the releasing of public documents to the public in the face of stonewalling by government officials.  Lyons is […]

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

Paying Attention Podcast – State Rep. Jim Lyons on Corruption and Job Selling at the State House (November 15, 2014 )

CLICK TO LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO LISTEN TO  HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked with Andover State Rep. Jim Lyons about the corruption in state government. Lyons and Rep. Lombardo are demanding accountability for all those involved in the Massachusetts Department of Probation scandal including Speaker DeLeo and other Reps. (Story to […]

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