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Loving Life, Serving the Community Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson

Loving Life, Serving the Community  Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson

  By: Eva Montabello   When telling a story about “strength of spirit”, Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson wholeheartedly embodies the statement. A lifetime of health hardships hasn’t stopped him…

Lifting the Veil on Welfare Fraud

Lifting the Veil on Welfare Fraud

  By: Christine Morabito, Greater Boston Tea Party – February, 2012 If there is one thing Massachusetts excels at it is rewarding bad behavior. Exhibit A: the lack of oversight applied…

Hoops Star Brewington, returns to help local kids

  By: Connie Benedetto – February, 2012 Dwight Brewington, a native of Lynn, MA, was born partially deaf. Yet, from a young age, after realizing his love and passion for…

Breaking the Silence

  By: Debbie Papalia – February, 2012 At this year’s March for Life in Washington, DC, Steven Tyler, the famed frontman of Aerosmith and the “American Idol” judge was mentioned…

Identity Theft Crackdown Sweeps Across the Nation

Identity Theft Crackdown Sweeps Across the Nation

More than 200 Actions Taken in 23 States   (Boston) The Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department today announced the results of a massive national sweep cracking down on…

Women and Children First

Women and Children First

  By: Paul Murano – February, 2012 The capsizing of the Costa Concordia in Santa Marinella, Italy where the captain apparently abandoned ship with passengers still on board recalls the…

N.E. Police Chiefs Association Endorses EZ-ID Bill

N.E. Police Chiefs Association Endorses EZ-ID Bill

February, 2012 BOSTON – The New England Association of Chiefs of Police (NEACOP) has unanimously endorsed the EZ-ID bill filed by Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) and co-sponsored by…

At 11% Enrollment, It’s Time to Change the Republican Team

At 11% Enrollment, It’s Time to Change the Republican Team

  By: Lonnie Brennan – February, 2012 I love sports, and as my bride will tell you, my favorite is politics. I watch political debates the way she watches the…

The Many Contradictions of Mayor Willy Lantigua (opinion)

The Many Contradictions of Mayor Willy Lantigua (opinion)

  By: Jamison Tomasek – February, 2012 The Mayor of Lawrence, everyone must admit, is an interesting character. Some people love him, some hate him. Some really, really hate him.…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Tim Thomas, Willie Lantigua and More!

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Tim Thomas, Willie Lantigua and More!

By: Ronnie Ford – February 2012  Bruin’s goalie Tim Thomas has the right stuff, stood up for his opinion and didn’t join team mates to meet the president. He exercised…

The Sad, Surprising Tale of Chuck Turner

The Sad, Surprising Tale of Chuck Turner

  By: Jeff Katz – February, 2012 It is a very rare occasion when I am surprised by a politician’s action. At this point in my life, I’d like to…

Why Isn’t the Unemployment Rate Zero?

Why Isn’t the Unemployment Rate Zero?

… or, there goes the government screwing things up again! Thinking Outside the Box: by Charles Ormsby We are so used to hearing about the rate of unemployment that we…

U.S. Senator Scott Brown kicks off his re-election to “The People’s Seat”

U.S. Senator Scott Brown kicks off his re-election to “The People’s Seat”

Brown, the bridge builder vs.Warren, the rock thrower Brown Kicks off Reelection Campaign at Packed Worcester Venue   Cecilia P. Calabrese   On a cold January night in 2010 the…

Valley Patriot Celebrates 100th Edition

Valley Patriot Celebrates 100th Edition

  Looking Back at 8 Years And 100 Editions of Exclusive News And Views!   February – 2012 Looking Back On Our First Edition Next month The Valley Patriot will…