Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell ~ August, 2018 I am proud that the Massachusetts Legislature has renewed its commitment to our Veterans by passing the BRAVE Act. As a Veteran and coming from a family of Veterans, I am proud and grateful that Massachusetts continues to honor those that have made, and continue […]

Three Ladies and Some Grateful Veterans “…the VA saved my life”.

Three Ladies and Some Grateful Veterans “…the VA saved my life”.

  By: Joe D’Amore – July 16, 2018 This is what a veteran explained to me along with lots of heartfelt details about his life on a recent fishing trip organized by Dick George of 101st Airborne Division Association of Newburyport.   Mr George collaborated with several wonderful organizations to fill a fishing boat that cast […]

House Passes DiZoglio Bill to Assist Veterans with Cost of Emergency Medical Services

House Passes DiZoglio Bill to Assist Veterans with Cost of Emergency Medical Services

(BOSTON) – The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) to assist veterans in need of emergency medical assistance. Currently, veterans in need of emergency medical attention who are not near a VA hospital are transported to the nearest non-VA hospital, where they do not necessarily receive the same […]

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives – October, 2017 I recently testified on a bill I filed S733, “An Act Relative to Access to Housing for First Responders,” This legislation would allow MassHousing, an independent, quasi-public state agency focused on providing financing for affordable housing, to create a special home loan program for first responders who […]

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses

Read the text of the bill here (PDF) Watch a video about the bill here (YouTube) Washington, DC  — U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today released the following statements after bipartisan legislation, the Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2017, passed out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  The legislation, which streamlines the process […]

Heroes In Our Midst ~ SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEWS

Heroes In Our Midst ~ SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEWS

Heroes in Our Midst: From the Pages of The Valley Patriot Copyright © 2017, The Valley Patriot Genre: Nonfiction Softcover: 449 pages includes index Rating: 5 out of 5 Bookmarkers Available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or at the Valley Patriot Office in North Andover.  By: Sue Piazza – June, 2017 Since the first […]

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

BUY NOW  Each month since March of 2004, The Valley Patriot newspaper has published a front page story about the bravery and dedication of a local veteran called “Valley Patriot of the Month, Heroes in Our Midst”. In the 13 years we have been publishing The Valley Patriot, we’ve amassed quite a collection of stories […]

What to Expect From a Donald Trump Administration ~ PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan

What to Expect From a Donald Trump Administration ~ PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 2016 With all the media lies and misrepresentations about Donald Trump before the election, it’s hard to know what was real and what was just made-up, anti-Trump hysteria. So, what will Donald Trump do as president? Nobody really knows the answer to that since he has never been elected to […]

Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved omnibus veterans’ legislation in June known as the Veterans H.O.M.E. Act. State Senator Katy Ives – July, 2016 Senate Bill 2325, “An Act Relative to Housing, Operations, Military Service, and Enrichment,” seeks to improve housing and employment opportunities for military veterans and their families. The bill allows municipalities to offer […]

“We’ve Got Your Back” – Residents, Veterans Serve Lunch to Methuen & Lawrence Police

“We’ve Got Your Back” – Residents, Veterans Serve Lunch to Methuen & Lawrence Police

PHOTOS|VIDEO CHIEF SOLOMON|VIDEO CHIEF FITZPATRICK Lawrence and Methuen Police were treated to a free lunch Friday afternoon thanks to JT Torres of New England Veterans’ Liberty House and resident volunteers from all over the Merrimack Valley. Torres is also helping to organize a pro-police “We’ve Got Your Back” rally, at Methuen High School next week. (Wed. July 20th, […]

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