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September is National Guide Dog Month

September is National Guide Dog Month

By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2013 September is National Guide Dog Month which is an honorary way to celebrate the work of guide dogs in the United States. This includes…

Download PDF of the September, 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#119)

Download PDF of the September, 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot (#119)

Click Image or HERE to download PDF of the September, 2013 Edition of The Valley Patriot  Lead Story: Fraud, Forgeries and Illegal Signatures Found on Mayor Lantigua’s Nomination Papers, All approved…

Fraud, Forgeries and Illegal Signatures Found on Mayor Lantigua’s Nomination Papers, All approved By Lawrence Election Department

Fraud, Forgeries and Illegal Signatures Found on Mayor Lantigua’s Nomination Papers, All approved By Lawrence Election Department

By: Tom Duggan – August 15, 2013 The Valley Patriot obtained copies of Lawrence mayor Willie Lantigua‘s nomination papers, submitted and certified on April 11, 2013. Lantigua turned in 30…

CLASS Pins Kiwanis AKTION Club Volunteers

CLASS Pins Kiwanis AKTION Club Volunteers

  LAWRENCE – Families, friends, supporters and CLASS staff gathered as 13 members of the Aktion Club of Kiwanis of Greater Lawrence received their service pins on Aug. 29 to…

The Victim Generation: When Nothing’s Your Fault

The Victim Generation: When Nothing’s Your Fault

By: Christine Morabito – September, 2013 When San Diego Mayor, Bob Filner was accused of sexually harassing nearly 20 women, he quickly announced he was admitting himself into a two-week…

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX – If We’re Going to Bomb Something … At Least Make a Difference

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX – If We’re Going to Bomb Something … At Least Make a Difference

“Should President Obama decide to order a military strike against Syria, his main order of business must be to kill Bashar Assad. Also, Bashar’s brother and principal henchman, Maher. Also,…

Anne Knowles’ Andover Notebook

WALKING TOURS Change is in the air, and so we begin the fall season. Andover is one of the jewels of the north shore so let us check out some…

Hide and Go Peep, By Jeff Katz

Hide and Go Peep, By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – Septeber 2013 As a married, suburban father of three, I long ago stopped pondering what goes on in the bedrooms of my neighbors even though I…

An $80 Million Lie: Sisters Discover Sewer Project 100% Paid for with Grant Money

An $80 Million Lie: Sisters Discover Sewer Project 100% Paid for with Grant Money

PART I By: Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Gracemarie and Joyce Tomaselli say they are days away from losing their property in Salisbury because town officials have retaliated against them…

Change Methuen Charter to Mandate Primaries

Change Methuen Charter to Mandate Primaries

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL September 2013 You cannot put a price on democracy. Yet, the City of Methuen has a provision in their charter that cancels their preliminary elections when there…

Lawrence Firefighters Union Local 146 Endorses Juan “Manny” Gonzalez for Lawrence Mayor

Lawrence Firefighters Union Local 146 Endorses Juan “Manny” Gonzalez for Lawrence Mayor

Lawrence Firefighter’s Union Local 146 endorsed one of their own this month in the Lawrence mayor’s race.   With 125 dues paying members, a motion was made and seconded at the…

Friendly’s CEO on Hand for Haverhill Reopening

Friendly’s CEO on Hand for Haverhill Reopening

By Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Last month, Friendly’s Corporation CEO John Maguire was on hand at the Friendly’s on Main Street in Haverhill for their grand re-opening. The restaurant…

Myra Ortiz Launches Write-in Campaign for School Committee

Myra Ortiz Launches Write-in Campaign for School Committee

LAWRENCE- Today Myra Ortiz launched her campaign for Lawrence School Committee District A. Ortiz a mother of two and resident of the city for 13 years decided less than a…

Treasury, IRS Announce All Legal Same-Sex Marriages To Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes;

Treasury, IRS Announce All Legal Same-Sex Marriages To Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes;

  The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as…

The Time For Talk is Over, Now it’s Time to Vote!

The Time For Talk is Over, Now it’s Time to Vote!

By: Peter Lrocque – September, 2013 Dear Fellow Lawrencians, This coming Primary Election which is about to take place on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 is probably the most important election…

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