EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Latest News

February 17, 2013

Crime down, test scores up under Lantigua? Not so fast...



“Under the leadership of Director Jaime Melendez, Veterans’ Services has almost doubled the former military men and women receiving benefits.”

Melendez did not respond to a request for the numbers. The Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services tracks only the number of veterans receiving income supplements under its Chapter 115 program. Those numbers are up 14 percent in the 14 months since Lantigua named Melendez to run the Lawrence veterans’ office, to an average of 98 a month. In the 14 months before Melendez took over, the office served a monthly average of 86 veterans.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News

AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Photos of the Week