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State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012  Lawrence Teachers Union President Frank McLaughin says that Receiver Jeff Riley has mandated a new contract for teachers in the now state run Lawrence…

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in with former Lawrence Public School Department Graphic Designer John Laurenza today. Laurenza admitted to violating conflict of interest laws, (specifically…

Is Contraception Health Care?

Is Contraception Health Care?

By: Paul Murano Now that the Supreme Court has struck down the individual mandate as unconstitutional and in effect declared Obamacare to be the largest tax is U.S. History, the…

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012 The race to fill the 2d Essex House District being left vacant by Harriet Stanley has three Republicans vying for the nomination in the…

Rumbo Readers Complain of Censorship, Personal Attacks

Rumbo Readers Complain of Censorship, Personal Attacks

  By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012 Several readers ofThe Valley Patriot who also read the Bi-Lingual newspaper in Lawrence called “Rumbo” contacted the Valley Patriot last month complaining that…

An Update on the Groveland Bridge

An Update on the Groveland Bridge

  By: Joe D’Amore - July, 2012 As part of a new public access TV program called Groveland Chronicles I devoted a portion of the first episode to the building of…

Lawrence’s New Image?

Lawrence’s New Image?

Magazine Shoot of Sexy Models at Lawrence Fire Station By: Tom Duggan, July, 2012 The city of Lawrence was featured on the front page of a national magazine last month…

Roberts Ruling Reflux: Tortured Logic

Roberts Ruling Reflux: Tortured Logic

By: Jeff Katz As I sit down to write this, it is a little more than one week since the Supreme Court of the United States handed down their decision…

Haverhill Board of Health Disgraces our Freedoms

Haverhill Board of Health Disgraces our Freedoms

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL    July, 2012 This month we had written a 500 word editorial on our views concerning the Haverhill Board of Health’s move to ban smoking in private…

Gay Independence Day

Gay Independence Day

  By, Dani Langevin, Lesbian Columnist – July, 2012 This month, as we do every July here in America, we celebrate Independence Day. It is on this day over 230…

  By, Dani Langevin, Lesbian Columnist – July, 2012 This month, as we do every July here in America, we celebrate Independence Day. It is on this day over 230…

Why I am Running for State Representative

Why I am Running for State Representative

  By: Kevin Cuff – July, 2012 Nearly forty years ago, my family taught me the values of civic RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. As a member of our hometown School Committee,…

Morabito: Voter Fraud in Lawrence, We Are All “Disenfranchised” Now!

Morabito: Voter Fraud in Lawrence, We Are All “Disenfranchised” Now!

  By: Christine Morabito, Greater Boston Tea Party – July, 2012 It’s a simple question: Do we care enough about fair elections to demand them? Or, do we remain silent…

Distinguished Dignitaries Receive High Honors At ACONE Luncheon

Distinguished Dignitaries Receive High Honors At ACONE Luncheon

July, 2012 Two nationally recognized personalities received awards at the prestigious Cabot Awards sponsored by ACONE, (Aero Club of New England.) Herb Kelleher Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines,…

Are you Constipated?

Are you Constipated?

  Dr. Jin Sung – July, 2012 Constipation is a very common problem, but fortunately is one that can usually be easily remedied with lifestyle changes. Ironically, one of the…

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