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New Book to tell the tales of Lowell’s Own Bobby Christakos

New Book to tell the tales of Lowell’s Own Bobby Christakos

  By: Tom Duggan – January 2013 Five-time Golden Glove boxing champion, Bobby Christakos may live in a modest home in a quiet neighborhood in Lowell, but once visitors get…

Radio, Political Legend Ronnie Ford Dies at 75

Radio, Political Legend Ronnie Ford Dies at 75

Hero war Veteran Ronnie Ford not only served his country in the military but when he came home from battle became a police officer in Methuen to serve his community. …

MassDEP Penalizes Yankee Environmental Services of Billerica $35,625 for Asbestos Violations on Babcock Street in Boston

MassDEP Penalizes Yankee Environmental Services of Billerica $35,625 for Asbestos Violations on Babcock Street in Boston

   BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized Yankee Environmental Services $35,625 for asbestos violations that occurred during an asbestos removal project on a structure located…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

  By: Ronnie Ford – January 2013 Officer Tom Earnshaw is one big dude! When faced with a twenty person mob attack on his person, the experienced and likable cop…

Shooting Straight About Newtown, Connecticut

By: Jeff Katz – January 2013 I remember distinctly where I was as I heard about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I was trying to…

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

DEMOCRAT CORNER WITH MARA DOLAN: The Trouble With Guns

By: Mara Dolan – January 2013 I’m incredibly glad to have the opportunity to write a column for the Valley Patriot, and I thank Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan very…

School Committeeman Chaisson in Methuen Says Tribune Attack on his Family “Disgusting”

School Committeeman Chaisson in Methuen Says Tribune Attack on his Family “Disgusting”

WEB EXTRA!   SAYS HE WILL BE CANDIDATE FOR WEST END DISTRICT COUNCIL By: Tom Duggan – January 14, 2013 Methuen School Committeeman Evan Chaisson says he is “disgusted” with…

A Real Plan to Stop School Shootings – Written Expressly for Parents of School Children

A Real Plan to Stop School Shootings – Written Expressly for Parents of School Children

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX   By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – January 2013 The recent massacre in Newtown, Connecticut was horrific to say the least. By all accounts, the unarmed staff…

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   January 2013 The North Andover School Committee has decided that grading children in the school system with the time tested letter grades which reflect their achievement…

MassDEP Penalizes Waltham Demolition Contractor $41,150 for Asbestos, Demolition Violations at Old Colony Housing in South Boston

MassDEP Penalizes Waltham Demolition Contractor $41,150 for Asbestos, Demolition Violations at Old Colony Housing in South Boston

  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized NASDI, LLC, a contractor hired to conduct demolition work at the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston,…

America Has Never Needed the Tea Party More

America Has Never Needed the Tea Party More

By: Christine Morabito – January 2013 Either Congress is in denial about their historically low approval rating of 18 percent, or they have pathologically high self-esteem. Actually, both things may…

Mark Mezzina To Run for School Committee in the Spring

Mark Mezzina To Run for School Committee in the Spring

By Tom Duggan – January 8, 2013   19 year old Mark Mezzina says he wants to serve on the North Andover School Committee. The Johnson Road resident says that…

Rep. DiZoglio To Tackle Enforcement of State’s Public Records Law

Rep. DiZoglio To Tackle Enforcement of State’s Public Records Law

By: Tom Duggan – January 8, 2013 What do you call it when the legislature passes a law but they purposely don’t impose any penalties for violating that law? Well…

Download the January 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (PDF) Edition #111

Download the January 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (PDF) Edition #111

Click the Jan Edition to download Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director…

PODCAST – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 5, 2013

PODCAST – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 5, 2013

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom spoke with former Lawrence City Councilor Mike Sweeney about the death of…

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