Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen Ives Dec. 2015 The Massachusetts Senate recently completed the first year of a two-year legislative session by sending to the governor’s desk legislation for increased penalties for trafficking fentanyl, and five bills related to veterans. To further address the health crisis of opiate abuse in the Commonwealth, the legislature passed House Bill […]

Veterans, Single Mom’s, Elderly and Working Families Are Getting Screwed. Help Stop the Madness!

Veterans, Single Mom’s, Elderly and Working Families Are Getting Screwed. Help Stop the Madness!

By: John MacDonald – September, 2015 America. We are still the greatest nation on earth and who amongst us would ever really want to live anywhere else? However in my opinion the last seven years of extreme progressive left wing leadership in the White House and here in Massachusetts during the Deval Patrick era and […]

Veterans Hold Service in Lowell for Soldiers Killed in Tennessee Muslim Terrorist Attack

Veterans Hold Service in Lowell for Soldiers Killed in Tennessee Muslim Terrorist Attack

  More than 125 people showed up last night at the Lowell VFW, as Veterans Assisting Veterans held a memorial service for the four marines and one navy seaman who were killed last week by a Muslim Terrorist at a Tennessee  recruiting center. Air force veteran and WCAP radio host John MacDonald organized the event after Massachusetts […]

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

By: Oscar Camargo – January 2015 Veteran organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion are experiencing a decline in membership. In fact, membership in the VFW has been steadily shrinking for 22 years straight. Despite over a decade’s worth of conflict, newer veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns are […]

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 2015 In my first legislative session we passed a number of significant laws, including requiring nursing homes, rest homes, or other long term care facilities to first obtain informed, written consent if psychotropic medications are to be administered, along with a description of the side effects. We also passed […]

Thousands and Thousands of Cards From Throughout The World Pouring in to Hero Helpers Headquarters!

Thousands and Thousands of Cards From Throughout The World  Pouring in to Hero Helpers Headquarters!

Mansfield, MA (December 9, 2014) – Hero Helpers of America and Heartillery Group launched their second annual Mission Holiday Cards in mid October with a deadline of this Friday, December 12. The sister organizations with the help of Operation Christmas Cards set what they thought was a high goal of 50,000 cards. Since then the two groups have been […]

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Comes to Massachusetts

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Comes to Massachusetts

By: Linda Dean Campbell – November, 2014 Very recently, I was afforded the opportunity to have a discussion with our new national Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald. Wisely, he is taking time to visit VA health care centers across the country, including our center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. I was impressed by some of […]

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives November, 2014 November 11, Veterans’ Day, a national day of remembrance to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces during war, was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. In my first term as State Senator, I am proud to have worked […]

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

By: Gary Mannion – August, 2014 Webster’s dictionary defines a patriot as one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests. The Moran family was such a family; one of the many families, over the years, that has shown its support for its country. Born and raised on Willow St. in […]

Massachusetts House of Representatives: 2013 and 2014

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – January, 2014 Last year was a very productive year for our Legislature and 2014 will bring forth necessary and spirited debate on some key issues to include ballot initiatives. In 2013, the focus of the Legislature was upon the economy, transportation, welfare reform, regulating compounding pharmacies, election laws, […]