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Feds Pump $750,000 more into Lawrence

Feds Pump $750,000 more into Lawrence

Lawrence Receives Federal Funds to Hire 6 Police Officers Lawrence Must Pay $125,000 and pick up full tab after 3 years. “This year all new officers hired under the grant must…

The Public Needs Watchdogs Not Lapdogs

The Public Needs Watchdogs Not Lapdogs

  By: Christine Morabito, Greater Boston Tea Party – June, 2012 Gone are the days when local newspapers did anything resembling in-depth investigative reporting. Whether the issue is lack of funding,…

RILEY’S TURNOVER PLAN: MORE MONEY!

RILEY’S TURNOVER PLAN: MORE MONEY!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL    June, 2012 Receiver Jeffrey Riley’s plan to improve the educational opportunities for the children of Lawrence contains a few ideas that, if fully exploited, may improve performance.…

Teacher Beast

  By: Dani Langevin – June, 2012 This has been a particularly difficult work year for me. It started off with me being taken away the very first day of…

The Real War on Women

  By: Paul Murano – June, 2012 People feel most offended when they know deep in their heart something is true. Consider this point as you read this column. In…

The Road to Beacon Hill is Paved with Mediocre Intentions

  By: Karin Rhoton – June, 2012 Somehow the rhetoric never changes, even though the calendar does. Another year has gone by and still the taxpayers of Massachusetts continue to…

Unelected Bureaucrats

  By: Peter Larocque – June, 2012 I would like to respond to an Editorial entitled, “Bake Sale Band Flap” that was published in the Eagle-Tribune on 5/13/2012. Towards the…

The current state of activism in Lawrence

The current state of activism in Lawrence

  By: Joe D’Amore – June, 2012 The community action movements that swept Lawrence “It’s Your Right” and “Uniting Lawrence” appear to have initated derivative actions that speak to a…

Thank You Frank Incropera

  By: Bob Cuomo – June, 2o12 On May 19, 2012 the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Association had its election of Officers and Trustees. This year for the first time in…

Bill Manzi Waivers on Voter ID

Bill Manzi Waivers on Voter ID

  By; Tom Duggan – June, 2012 Former Methuen Mayor and Democrat candidate for State Senate in the Massachusetts First Essex District race, Bill Manzi, called into “Paying Attention!” with…

Who is Minding the Store in Methuen?

  By: Ken Willette – June, 2012 I have observed with great dissatisfaction political decisions being considered or enacted by our local leadership in Methuen. With each questionable decision, I…

Five Centenarians Celebrate Birthdays at Penacook Place, Haverhill

Five Centenarians Celebrate Birthdays at Penacook Place, Haverhill

June, 2012 HAVERHILL – Five residents of Penacook Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently celebrated birthdays of 100 years or more. Residents, staff, family members, elected officials and other guests…

What’s a Traditional Democrat to Do When His Party Has Been Hijacked by Leftist Extremists?

What’s a Traditional Democrat to Do When His Party Has Been Hijacked by Leftist Extremists?

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – June, 2012 You’ve probably heard of “Conservative Democrats.” Lately they have been as scarce as hen’s teeth. Locally, I viewed…

Proud of my Boy Scout and Proud of the Boy Scouts

Proud of my Boy Scout and Proud of the Boy Scouts

  By: Jeff Katz – June, 2011 There are times as a father where your son can just plain make you proud. I look back on some of those times…

DOE: No Exit Plan in Lawrence

DOE: No Exit Plan in Lawrence

Massachusetts Officials Have No Plan to Fix Lawrence Schools and No Exit Plan or Timetable to Leave By: Tom Duggan – June, 2012 Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitch Chester stood on…