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Rep Update: Transparency Legislation Gaining Momentum on Beacon Hill

Rep Update: Transparency Legislation Gaining Momentum on Beacon Hill

By: State Rep Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2015 Constituents and members of the press often run into significant roadblocks trying to obtain public records. These include excessive wait times…

Methuen Pride Shows in Behavior and Displays

Methuen Pride Shows  in Behavior and Displays

By: DJ Deeb - April, 2015 Methuen residents have much to be grateful for with members of the City Council working in conjunction with members of the Methuen Athletic Awareness…

North East Sea Glass Expo

North East Sea Glass Expo

Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media…

Don’t Phase Me, Bro!

Don’t Phase Me, Bro!

By: Councilor Dan Grayton – April, 2015 The early months of 2015 are proving to be expensive for the City of Methuen. In addition to the approval of a 4.6…

Thank You to All our BASH Sponsors!

Thank You to All our BASH Sponsors!

Last month, The Valley Patriot held our 11th Anniversary BASH at the Firefighters Relief’s In in Lawrence. As we celebrate our amazing success over 11 years we would be remiss…

Park This Way

Park This Way

By: Jeff Katz – April, 2015 There’s a great viral video going around that shows the worst job of parking a car in the history of parking cars. We see…

How to Reverse Federal Testing Potlatch, Improve the Education of Low-Income Students

How to Reverse Federal Testing Potlatch, Improve the Education of Low-Income Students

By: Sandra Stotsky – April, 2015 The past 50 years have witnessed the strange evolution of the chief instrument of the federal government for improving the education of low-income children—the…

Family and Friends of Murdered Child in 1985 Trying to Raise Money for Headstone

Family and Friends of Murdered Child in 1985 Trying to Raise Money for Headstone

The friends and family of a child murdered in 1985 are desperately trying to raise money for her headstone 30 years later.  By: Tom Duggan – 4-26-14 In 1985 a…

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 25, 2015 – A Gravestone for a Murdered Child, Media Manipulation and the Death Penalty

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 25, 2015 – A Gravestone for a Murdered Child,  Media Manipulation and the Death Penalty

CLICK TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul interviewed the sister of Michelle Pimentel a 7th grader girl…

The PULSE with John MacDonald and Tom Duggan (4-23-15) Hillary, the Media,

The PULSE with John MacDonald and Tom Duggan (4-23-15) Hillary, the Media,

THE PULSE With John MacDonald and Tom Duggan   Today John MacDonald and Tom Duggan talk about new revelations about Hillary Clinton, The detention of a Lawrence man who was…

Man Who Recorded, Interfered with Arrest is Himself up on Drug Charges

Man Who Recorded, Interfered with Arrest is Himself up on Drug Charges

        UPDATED 4-23-15 – CLICK ALL 4 IMAGES ABOVE TO READ According to documents obtained by the Valley Patriot, the man involved in videotaping police officers and walking…

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

By: Dr. Jin Sung – April, 2015 Magnesium is a mineral used by every tissue and organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. If you suffer from…

Mad Men: One of TV’s Greatest Dramas Says Goodbye ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

Mad Men: One of TV’s Greatest Dramas Says Goodbye ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

By: Bill Cushing, April, 2015 April 5, 2015 marked the beginning of Mad Men’s final season when it premiered on AMC at 10 pm. Mad Men will undoubtedly go down…

Lawrence Councilor Files Open Meeting Law Violation Complaint Against Council, Neighborhood Carnival Runs Afoul of Law

Lawrence Councilor Files Open Meeting Law Violation Complaint Against Council, Neighborhood Carnival Runs Afoul of Law

Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante (District F) has filed an Opening Meeting Law complaint to the City Clerk claiming that the city council approved the use of the South Lawrence…

Rutland DPW Superintendent Gary Kellaher Hired His Son – Fined $2,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Rutland DPW Superintendent Gary Kellaher Hired His Son – Fined $2,500 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement (“Agreement”) in which Rutland Department of Public Works (“DPW”) Superintendent Gary Kellaher admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest…

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