REP. PAULINO; Bridging the Gap, My Commitment to Pay Equity

REP. PAULINO; Bridging the Gap, My Commitment to Pay Equity

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino -Feb, 2024 In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a troubling disparity exists that undercuts the very principles of fairness and equality we hold dear. As it stands, women earn only 82 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts for the same work. This harsh inequality not only undermines the […]

OPINION: Neville Chamberlain Redux

OPINION: Neville Chamberlain Redux

By: Theodore Xenakis – Feb. 2024 “We don’t seek a war with Iran. We’re not looking for a wider conflict in the Middle East.” Those are the words of White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby on January 29th. News flash Mr. Kirby. We are already at war with Iran! When a hostile nation […]

Good News for Lawrence Police, But Firefighters Want Fairness

Good News for Lawrence Police, But Firefighters Want Fairness

02-2024 EDITORS NOTE: These are the thoughts and opinions of Mike Delaney and not the Firefighters’ Union or any other group he’s affiliated with. Congratulations to the Lawrence Police for finally securing a well-deserved contract from the city. It’s truly a commendable achievement for the department after years of advocating for fair compensation. However, it’s […]

Addressing the Rumors on Steward/Holy Family Hospital

Addressing the Rumors on Steward/Holy Family Hospital

By: State Rep.  Ryan  Hamilton – Feb,  2024 Over the course of the last month, there have been several rumors about the futures of Holy Family, Methuen, and Haverhill. I, along with legislative delegations of Methuen, Haverhill, and the Merrimack Valley, have been working diligently with the State Department of Health and Human Services and […]

Investigating Fraud in Our Public Benefit Programs ~ IN YOUR CORNER with AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

Investigating Fraud in Our Public Benefit Programs ~ IN YOUR CORNER with AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

By: Diana DiZoglio – Feb. 24 Much of our focus in the State Auditor’s Office is on conducting audits and reports that identify ways state agencies and organizations can improve accessibility to government services and resources, while helping to ensure greater accountability and transparency across our state government. I’d like to share a bit about […]

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Police Chief, Schools, Haverhill City Council

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Police Chief, Schools, Haverhill City Council

Jan,  20204 WILL CASTRO BE PERMANENT? Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena is expected to send down William Castro’s name to the city council for approval to be the permanent Lawrence Police Chief. Castro is currently the Acting Police Chief after former Chief Roy Vasque was pushed out over politics. Castro was appointed as DePena’s Chief of […]

The Sound of Silence in Dracut

The Sound of Silence in Dracut

By: Philippe Thibault, Jan.  2024 The greatest philosophical questions in the world are often passed off as a gag line. What is the sound of one hand clapping? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a noise? There are academic discussions that can be made from these […]

My First Year Protecting State Taxpayers ~ IN YOUR CORNER with STATE AUDITOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

My First Year Protecting State Taxpayers ~ IN YOUR CORNER with STATE AUDITOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

By: Auditor DiZoglio – (01/24) Happy 2024! It’s hard to believe it’s been just about a year since I was sworn in as Massachusetts’ Chief Accountability Officer – State Auditor. I spent 2023 working toward fulfilling my commitments to you. This especially includes making sure Massachusetts delivers on the services and programs our residents rely […]

Phil Thibault Ignores Ethical Conflicts in Dracut

Phil Thibault Ignores Ethical Conflicts in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – Jan.  24 How can Dracut miss Phil Thibault if he won’t go away? Thibault, the town’s most rejected perennial candidate—a nine-time failure at the ballot box—has found a new way to add to his credentials as Dracut’s most monumental loser: Getting passed over for a variety of appointed positions on town […]

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