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It’s Not About Black And White—iIt’s About Red, White & Blue

It’s Not About Black And White—iIt’s About Red, White & Blue

By: Christine Morabito – August, 2010 I normally recommend that the Tea Party ignore the ridiculous charges of racism leveled by our opponents. However, while watching the Sunday talk shows,…

What is Your Unemployment Rate? Is it 1%… 10%… 20%… or 30%?

What is Your Unemployment Rate?  Is it 1%… 10%… 20%… or 30%?

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” – Harry S. Truman THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby –…

The Heartbeat of the Valley

The Heartbeat of the Valley

  By: Paul Murano – August, 2010 When I moved back home from Tampa in the early 1990’s I gathered together a young adult group from St. Margaret’s in Burlington…

Gay Writers of the Valley

Ye Gay Old Valley   By: Dani Langiven, Lesbian Columnist – August, 2010 I thought I’d step away from my political ranting and introduce you to two members of the…

On Fibromyalgia …

On Fibromyalgia …

“I hurts all over and I feel tired the whole day!”   By: Dr. Rami Rustim – August, 2010 This is the usual statement heard from any patient suffering from…

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

 Finegold Defends Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua   By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 State Representative Barry Finegold is a candidate for State Senate. Valley Patriot editor Tom Duggan interviewed him…

Methuen Police Chief Stands his Ground

Methuen Police Chief Stands his Ground

Solomon: No deals I’m Coming back to work   By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 Last month, the Mass. Civil Service Commission ruled that the City of Methuen wrongly terminated…

Only FIVE Patrolman protecting the city on a Thursday Night

Only FIVE Patrolman protecting the city on a Thursday Night

  Lawrence Cops chase man with gun through Lawrence alleys     By; Tom Duggan – August, 2010 “Common and Newbury, Common and Newbury!” an out of breath officer Dan…

Lawrence finances take center stage in state senate race

Lawrence finances take center stage in state senate race

  By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 The race to replace State Senator Sue Tucker in the Second Essex District of Massachusetts has found the failed finances and financial mismanagement…

It’s the Money, Stupid!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  AUGUST, 2010 Late last month Massachusetts education officials decided to discard the MCAS testing requirements and adopt a new federal program called the Common Core State Standards.…