OPINION: Bail – Illegal Alien in the Wind

OPINION: Bail – Illegal Alien in the Wind

By: Anne Manning-Martin – July, 2024 The recent release on $500 bail and subsequent flight of migrant Cory Alvarez, alleged to have raped a disabled child by force, highlights a little known but serious problem in our judicial system: when a judge is appointed to the court, he or she sits on both civil cases […]

REP. HAMILTON: House Passes Massive Borrowing Measure

REP. HAMILTON: House Passes Massive Borrowing Measure

  By: State Rep. Ryan Hamilton – July 2024 I hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July. It’s always a great time to celebrate America’s birthday with family and friends. This past month, the House has been busy. In this edition of the Valley Patriot, I will discuss two significant pieces of legislation the House […]

SEN. PAYANO: Massachusetts Senate Takes Bold Action to Address Housing Crisis

SEN. PAYANO: Massachusetts Senate Takes Bold Action to Address Housing Crisis

By: State Senator Pavel Payano – July, 224 In a decisive move aimed at tackling Massachusetts’ ongoing housing crisis, the Massachusetts Senate has unanimously passed S.2834, also known as the Affordable Homes Act. This legislation marks a significant step forward in addressing housing affordability, availability, and equity across the state. The Affordable Homes Act is […]

Grand Opening of LeadHumano Collective: A Beacon of Leadership Development in North Andover

Grand Opening of LeadHumano Collective: A Beacon of Leadership Development in North Andover

July, 2024 A new era of leadership development has dawned in North Andover with the grand opening of the LeadHumano Collective, a pioneering institute dedicated to empowering businesses through coaching and training. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, held in conjunction with the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce on Monday, June 3rd, marked a momentous occasion for the local […]

Audit the Legislature, End the Secret Slush Funds! ~ Valley Patriot Editorial July, 2024

Audit the Legislature, End the Secret Slush Funds! ~ Valley Patriot Editorial July, 2024

July, 2024 Massachusetts State Auditor Diana DiZoglio has been on a personal mission since her days as a legislative aide on Beacon Hill back in 2011. That mission is to hold lawmakers accountable for the money they spend, the backroom deals they make, and the secrets they keep from the voters they are supposed to […]

VIDEO: Paying Attention Podcast, State Auditor DiZoglio’s Efforts to Audit the State Legislature

VIDEO: Paying Attention Podcast, State Auditor DiZoglio’s Efforts to Audit the State Legislature

On today’s show Tom talks about Massachusetts State Auditor, Diana Dizoglio’s efforts to get a ballot question on the November presidential ballot, that if successful would allow her to audit the state legislature, giving her access to all their expenses which would in turn make them public record. What are legislature hiding? Also, does it […]

Navy Seabee, Vet Advocate, & Comedian, Johnny Joyce ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Navy Seabee, Vet Advocate, & Comedian, Johnny Joyce ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

  By: John Cuddy – 6/24 Growing up in Medford, Massachusetts with six siblings, Johnny Joyce loved baseball and the Boston Red Sox, he played in baseball’s Babe Ruth youth program. Shortly after graduating from Medford High with the Class of 1987, Johnny Joyce joined the US Navy Seabees in 1988. He completed basic training […]

EYE ON DRACUT: Monumental Loser Phil Thibault Unaffected in Dracut

EYE ON DRACUT: Monumental Loser Phil Thibault Unaffected in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – 6-24 How can Dracut miss Phil Thibault if he won’t go away? The town’s most rejected perennial candidate—a nine-time failure at the ballot box—Phil Thibault has a new hobby: Applying for appointments on town boards and reapplying when he’s rejected. When there’s an opening on any board these days, Phil Thibault […]

Study Finds Nearly 2 Million Adults in Massachusetts are Hungry

Study Finds Nearly 2 Million Adults in Massachusetts are Hungry

  With exorbitant costs of living, increased grocery prices and the end of pandemic-era supports in 2023, 1 in 3 Massachusetts adults reported household food insecurity, according to the latest annual statewide study from The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), with the overall number increasing to nearly two million food insecure adults in the Commonwealth. […]

Salem Gym Teacher Darren Benedick Charged After Undercover Investigation into Child Exploitation

Salem Gym Teacher Darren Benedick Charged After Undercover Investigation into Child Exploitation

  SALEM, Mass. – Gym and health teacher Darren Benedick, 42, of Salem was arraigned in Newburyport District Court on Wednesday afternoon following a sting operation in which he allegedly made plans to meet an underaged girl for a sexual encounter, apparently unaware that the person he was communicating with online was not a 14-year-old […]

PAULINO: Putting Patients First: The Future of MA Healthcare

PAULINO: Putting Patients First: The Future of MA Healthcare

    By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino 6-24 Dear Constituents, I am writing to share a significant update on our efforts to transform healthcare in Massachusetts. As your State Representative, I have been working tirelessly to ensure that our healthcare system is equitable, efficient, and effective. Recently, I addressed the House of Representatives, advocating for […]

Auditing CARES Funding Spent in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

Auditing CARES Funding Spent in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

By: Massachusetts State Auditor Diana DiZoglio 6-24 Hello Valley Patriot readers, During the darkest days of 2020, when the economy was freefalling and we were all learning to stay healthy, Congress passed the CARES Act to provide measured relief. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) distributed these emergency funds to each […]

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