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Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

By: Joe DAmore – Nov. 2018 Recently news reports – and explosive social media message decried Mayor Daniel Rivera, apparent uniliteral decisions regarding the use of the Buckley Bus Station…

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis  ~  VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

If there is one thing that Michael Gorman and his volunteers at TMF (The Movement Family) have proved over the last six months, it’s that helping the homeless and making…

Lawrence Mayor Claims Volunteer Group Feeding the Homeless Violated Agreement – Videos Shows Otherwise

Lawrence Mayor Claims Volunteer Group Feeding the Homeless Violated Agreement – Videos Shows Otherwise

  “If Dan Rivera isn’t interested in feeding the homeless in Lawrence or helping them make their lives better, that’s fine. I just wish he would stop getting in the…

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Despite Proof That Photos of Garbage and Needles Were Not from TMF, Rivera Doubles Down For the past 6 months a volunteer group of teens and young people from Lawrence called…

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

By: Joe D’Amore  – November, 2018 There are at least 350 trailers dotting the landscape of Campagnone green and the large parking lot at Pemberton Park along North Canal street…

MA State Senate Passes Bill Facilitating Access to State IDs for Homeless

MA State Senate Passes Bill Facilitating Access to State IDs for Homeless

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts Senate passed S.2568, An Act to provide identification to homeless youth and families. Currently, a person who is looking to obtain a Massachusetts identification card must…

City Bull Dozes Another Homeless Encampment on Train Bridge in South Lawrence

City Bull Dozes Another Homeless Encampment on Train Bridge in South Lawrence

By: Tom Duggan – May 23, 2018 A homeless encampment on the railroad bridge adjacent to the water falls in South Lawrence has been bulldozed by the Lawrence DPW with…

The Problem Everyone Wants to Ignore, The Homeless in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

The Problem Everyone Wants to Ignore, The Homeless in Lawrence  ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  MAY, 2018 Driving through the City of Lawrence it’s almost impossible not to notice the homeless population, whether they are pan-handling on the corners of the busiest intersections, or…

Political Correctness Doesn’t Help the Homeless!

Political Correctness Doesn’t Help the Homeless!

By: Peter Larocque – Feb.2018 God Bless you and Happy New Year! It is great to be back for an exciting 2018 writing about the Goodness of God! Just the…

Human Trafficking Victims Expanding Homeless Counts

Human Trafficking Victims Expanding Homeless Counts

By: Joe D’Amore – Feb. 2018 Homeless population counts are now underway nationally and throughout the state sponsored by HUD and state agencies tasked with the annual census process. The…

Lawrence is an Open City for The Migrant Homeless

Lawrence is an Open City  for The Migrant Homeless

By: Joe D’Amore January, 2018 Most cities and towns that are in proximity of Lawrence including those that share municipal borders have eradicated homelessness. This does not mean that they…

Lawrence Public Schools Service 258 Homeless Children Every Day

Lawrence Public Schools Service  258 Homeless Children Every Day

  The Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan hosted Arlin Santiago on the Paying Attention! Television Program earlier this month. Santiago is the “Educational Stability Specialist” for the Lawrence Public Schools.…

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

  By Tom Duggan – July 26, 2017 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera’s new “Homeless Coordinator” Anil “Nilly” DaCosta has issued a new directive to manage the ongoing problem of dozens…

2 Alarm Arlington St. Fire Leaves at Least 7 People Homeless in Lawrence

2 Alarm Arlington St. Fire Leaves at Least 7 People Homeless in Lawrence

PHOTOS HERE  By: Tom Duggan – June 21, 2017 LAWRENCE – A two alarm fire at 18 Arlington St. in Lawrence left at least 7 people homeless early Wednesday morning.…

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – October, 2016 The city of Lawrence and several Cape Ann communities have an almost intractable homelessness problem not unlike other urban centers in the United States.…

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