Significant Progress Despite a Challenging 2020 ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Significant Progress Despite a Challenging 2020 ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, 2020 was a challenging year to say the least, with our communities facing hardships that COVID-19 brought to our economy, families, health care system and many other facets of our lives. At the same time, it was amazing to see the people of the Merrimack Valley come together during an unprecedented […]

Fighting to Bring Your Tax Money Back to The Valley ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Fighting to Bring Your Tax  Money Back to The Valley ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The Legislature recently passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The package includes important investments in sectors impacted by COVID-19, including public health, education and childcare, food security and housing supports. Locally, the budget includes $200,000 toward the establishment of a first-ever Methuen Youth and Community Center, bringing us one step […]

Helping Our Local Restaurants Through the COVID-19 Emergency ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Helping Our Local Restaurants Through the COVID-19 Emergency ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Help The Valley Patriot Stay in Business Your Donation of ANY Amount helps  Hello Valley Patriot Readers, In Massachusetts, we have seen many of our local restaurants adversely impacted by COVID-19, with mom and pop establishments fearful that lost revenue from reduced capacity requirements and lingering hesitation by the public to dine out will prevent […]

Expanding Health Care Access in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Expanding Health Care Access in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

By: Senator Diana DiZoglio – July 2020 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Now more than ever, it is important that we explore new ways to make our health care system more affordable and accessible for Massachusetts residents. In that spirit, the Massachusetts Senate recently passed the Patients First Act, comprehensive health care legislation to increase access […]

Senator DiZoglio’s Small Business Bills Advance Out of Committee

Senator DiZoglio’s Small Business Bills Advance Out of Committee

(BOSTON) – Two bills filed by State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), both aimed at helping small businesses during the COVID-19 emergency, have been voted favorably out of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses and advanced to the Senate for further consideration. One bill, S. 2643, An Act establishing a Massachusetts Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for businesses […]

Here to Help You During the Coronavirus Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Here to Help You During the Coronavirus Crisis ~ IN  YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

By: Senator DiZoglio, April, 2020 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, First, I want to reiterate to residents of the Merrimack Valley that my team stands ready to assist you – individuals, businesses, health care personnel, first responders and anyone and everyone needing any assistance. We are here to help answer your questions and ensure your concerns […]

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Don Silba, Joseph Augusta, Joe DiZoglio, and the Vets at the Lawrence DAV!

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Don Silba, Joseph Augusta, Joe DiZoglio, and the Vets at the Lawrence DAV!

Heroes Still Serving By: John Cuddy Meeting Don Silba, Joseph Augusta, Jim Moran, Joe DiZoglio, and the other US Military Veteran members of the Queen City Chapter 2’s Service Center at the Lawrence Disabled American Veterans was an eye-opening experience. I stopped by their Lawrence Office at 112A East Haverhill Street, in Lawrence’s Prospect Hill […]

Lifting Our Voices at the State House ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Lifting Our Voices at the State House ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, We’ve seen in recent years how non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are all too often abused to hide the misdeeds of harassers and abusers by requiring the legal silencing of victims. They have fostered a culture of intimidation and disrespect and only in recent years have brave victims come forward with their painful […]

My Bill On Epinephrine ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

My Bill On Epinephrine ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Do you have an allergy or know anyone who has a severe allergy to something like, for example, peanuts? The lives of people with this type of life-altering condition cause them to constantly be on alert regarding potential interactions with that allergen – to the point where some cannot even touch […]

Changing The State’s Campaign Finance Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Changing The State’s Campaign Finance Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

December, 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, As your representatives, we legislators have little power to perform effectively on your behalf without maintaining your trust. That’s why I’m so grateful that the state legislature recently bolstered that trust by unanimously passing a bill I sponsored to increase transparency and accountability in our public elections. To date, […]

Education Reform ~ In Your Corner with Senator DiZoglio

Education Reform ~ In Your Corner with Senator DiZoglio

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation Hello Valley Patriot Readers, It has been 25 years since the state’s education funding formula has been updated. A lack of reform has left school districts significantly underfunded, with insufficient support for special education, English-language learner programs, and school building construction and renovation, among other […]

Our SenaTOUR ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Our SenaTOUR ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Recently, I was so pleased to host fellow senators from across the Commonwealth for a listening SenaTOUR of the Merrimack Valley. This was a prime opportunity to make the unique challenges facing our communities salient to legislators outside the region. I opened the SenaTOUR with a policy forum at CI Works, […]

Distracted Driving ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Distracted Driving  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

By Diana DiZoglio – Sept. 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Distracted driving, the act of driving while engaging in other activities that divert the driver’s attention away from the road, has become an epidemic on our roadways. We’ve all seen the constant news headlines reporting car crashes and fatalities. Take, for instance, a recent early-morning […]

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

  Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The devastating events of September 18, 2018, which destroyed homes and buildings in communities in North Andover, Lawrence and Andover will be long remembered. With negligible assistance from the Columbia Gas, residents turned to social media for help and called daily for relief from my office. Not only was restoration […]

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio Concealed School Spending Problems

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio  Concealed School Spending Problems

Fellow Committee Member Says DiZoglio Should Resign  Last month, we learned at an open meeting that whistle-blower Ian Gosselin – the business manager of the Methuen Public Schools – told School Committee member Nick DiZoglio in early 2018 that school finances were out of whack and that the budget numbers were fake. DiZoglio didn’t inform […]