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The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

It’s a weekend afternoon, and a young father and mother walk through the doors of the newly opened “Frank’s Barber Shop” on 150 Main Street in North Andover. Two boys…

Peace on Earth – CULTURE WARRIOR – Paul Murano

Peace on Earth – CULTURE WARRIOR – Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano -December, 2013 “Our world has always been at war with itself because it has been at war with God.” These are the words of renowned philosopher and…

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy – IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy –  IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – December, 2013 At the end of this year’s legislative session, the Senate took up a bill to increase Massachusetts’ minimum wage rate from the…

Dying to Teach – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Dying to Teach – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – December, 2013 In 1927, fifty-five year old Andrew Kehoe, school board treasurer in Bath, Michigan shot his wife, fire-bombed his own barn then set off a…

Looking Back at Four Years of Lantigua Shenanigans – PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan

Looking Back at Four Years of Lantigua Shenanigans  – PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan

December, 2013 Right to the bitter end, Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua went down swinging as he told reporters on the day he conceded that if he were white, he would…

Why Did Salisbury Refuse to Cash $15K Check from Tomaselli Sisters?

Why Did Salisbury Refuse to Cash $15K Check from Tomaselli Sisters?

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 In the ongoing battle between the Town of Salisbury and the Tomaselli sisters over the Town’s efforts to take their property, Town Manager Neil…

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

By: Jeff Katz – December, 2013 It is that time of the year when Christmas is in the news. For many of my friends it is an extremely important time…

Valley Patriot of the Month – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sergeant Thomas F. Siopes, U.S. Army

Valley Patriot of the Month – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sergeant Thomas F. Siopes, U.S. Army

By: Helen Mooradkanian – December, 2013 In the early dawn hours of March 25, 1969, in the rice paddies of South Vietnam, near Bong Son, in the province of Binh…

The Valley Patriot’s 2013 Year in Review – Suzanne Bump, Erin Cox and a Methuen Teen “Terrorist”

The Valley Patriot’s 2013 Year in Review – Suzanne Bump, Erin Cox and a Methuen Teen “Terrorist”

We started off the year of 2013 losing our good friend and colleague, Ronnie Ford of Methuen. We missed him all year and it would be impossible to start a…

Workers at eight Steward hospitals vote to ratify new three year labor agreement

Workers at eight Steward hospitals vote to ratify new three year labor agreement

Contract victory ensures wage increases, job security provisions, and affordable health coverage for hospital workers  MASSACHUSETTS – Nearly 5,000 healthcare workers who are members of the state’s largest healthcare union…

The December, 2013 Valley Patriot (Edition #122)

The December, 2013 Valley Patriot (Edition #122)

The December 2013 Valley Patriot, Edition #122     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host…

Lawrence City Councilor on Ride-Alongs with Police, Fire and DPW – PART I

Lawrence City Councilor on Ride-Alongs with Police, Fire and DPW – PART I

PART ONE: OBSERVING LAWRENCE POLICE AND DISPATCH  By: Tom Duggan – December 16, 2013 Last week Lawrence City Councilor Mark Laplante went on a “ride along” with the Lawrence police, fire,…

Taxation without Representation? Not with the Tea Party Around

Taxation without Representation? Not with the Tea Party Around

By: Christine Morabito – In July of 2013 the Massachusetts legislature did something both historic and fiendishly clever. When voting to increase the gas tax (not historic) they also voted…

“Racist” Valley Democrats Support Voter ID – Valley Patriot Editorial December 2013

“Racist” Valley Democrats Support Voter ID – Valley Patriot Editorial December 2013

By: Tom Duggan – December 15, 2013 Last month all three of Lawrence’s State Representatives voted in favor of Voter ID in Massachusetts. This is odd given that we are…

An Open Letter to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley

An Open Letter to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley

  By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan Dear Madam, For a year now I have been waiting, living off my savings, to hear from you and your office about my written criminal complaint…

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