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 […]

The Senior Circuit Breaker State Tax Credit

The Senior Circuit Breaker State Tax Credit

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino Jan. 2024 The Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit is an essential element of Massachusetts’ support for its senior residents, particularly in the communities of Lawrence and Methuen. As the State Representative for the 16th Essex District and a member of the Massachusetts House Revenue Committee, I am committed to ensuring […]

After 31 Years, Salisbury’s Shenanigans Unraveled!

After 31 Years, Salisbury’s Shenanigans Unraveled!

Jan. 2024 Last November the Town of Salisbury finally responded to multiple public records requests showing that the town misled several courts when their lawyers claimed that the town was court ordered to abate water pollution, (mandated to construct the U.S. EPA/State sewer project) and that this “one project” included contracts one to five as […]

MeVa Transit Offers Free Veteran Transportation to Bedford V.A.

MeVa Transit Offers Free Veteran Transportation to Bedford V.A.

11-29-24 Haverhill, MA — Local veterans seeking care at the VA Bedford Healthcare System will soon have access to a free door to door ride service with the launch of the new MeVa Transit VA Bedford mediMeVa. Last Thursday, the MeVa Transit Advisory Board unanimously approved the new mediMeVa service to the VA Bedford Healthcare […]

Melvin Antonio Perez Medina of Lawrence Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison For Concealing More Than 2 Kilos of Fentanyl Inside Cereal Box

Melvin Antonio Perez Medina of Lawrence Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison For Concealing More Than 2 Kilos of Fentanyl Inside Cereal Box

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston to his role in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy. Melvin Antonio Perez Medina, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 64 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In October 2023, Perez Medina […]

State Auditor DiZoglio Finds $12M+ in Public Benefit Fraud in FY23

State Auditor DiZoglio Finds $12M+ in Public Benefit Fraud in FY23

  BOSTON – Today, State Auditor Diana DiZoglio released her tenure’s first annual fraud report. The fiscal year 2023 (FY23) Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) annual report summarizes BSI’s work to help make government work better by investigating, under the law, fraud, abuse, and illegal acts involving public assistance benefits throughout the Commonwealth. This year, […]

Bay Staters Deserve Opportunities To Build a Better Financial Future

Bay Staters Deserve Opportunities To Build a Better Financial Future

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino ~ 12-23 Whether you grew up in Lawrence, Methuen, Revere, Winthrop, Brighton, or Boston, every community in the Commonwealth values kitchen-table issues; an honest day’s work, safe streets, affordable homes, good schools, access to quality and affordable healthcare, and the ability to earn a good living and save for the […]

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. […]

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, […]