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The Arab World Has an Empathy Problem ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

The Arab World Has  an Empathy Problem ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

By: Forest Rain – August, 2016 Yes. I said it. Don’t jump on me, hear me out. This is not about being derogatory to an entire culture, this is about…

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

The family and friends of Paula Stamoulis Corey are uniting to raise money to help Paula get diagnostic care and treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Paula was diagnosed…

Pornography – A Public Health Crisis? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Pornography – A Public Health Crisis? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano, Aug. 2016 When I was growing up I saw Democrats and Republicans switch values on the important cultural issues defining what it means to be human. Democrats…

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is Spooky, Nostalgic Fun

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is Spooky, Nostalgic Fun

By: Bill Cushing – August, 2016 If Steven Spielberg and Stephen King got together in the 80’s and made a movie it would be Netflix newest series. “Stranger Things” is…

Lawrence’s Al Zappala Named GM of Sicilian Football Team

Lawrence’s Al Zappala Named GM of Sicilian Football Team

Lawrence native Alfred M. Zappala was named General Manager today of the Elephants Catania American football team in Catania, Sicily bringing decades of experience to one of the most  storied franchises in…

Cops Executed Because of CNN’s Anti-Cop Hysteria

Cops Executed  Because of CNN’s Anti-Cop Hysteria

By: Tom Duggan, August, 2016 I blame CNN and their reporters for the execution of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge last month. Let me make my case, and…

5K Road Races – Have Some Fun

5K Road Races – Have Some Fun

By: Rick Bellanti – July, 2016 It’s that time and summer is fast approaching, which means the nicer weather will be bringing out all the competitive walkers, joggers and running…

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English classes for adult English language learners, who want to further their education or employment opportunities, will be offered at Northern Essex Community college beginning in September. This 16-week…

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

All eyes were on the sky as a plane circled overhead at the LARE Institute graduation celebration on June 16th. Students started snapping pictures of the message it was carrying,…

The Third Way

The Third Way

By: Paul Murano – July, 2016 The more I live the more I come to realize how difficult it is for most people to distinguish between actions and the people…

Community Rallies For Police, Officers Rally for their Citizens in Epic Valley Event Wednesday (7-20)

Community Rallies For Police, Officers Rally for their Citizens in Epic Valley Event Wednesday (7-20)

 ORIGINAL STORY In the wake of the executions of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Police officers, family members, and police survivors (families of officers killed in the line…

Local Author’s book to be launched at National Convention

Local Author’s book to be launched at National Convention

Peter E. Randall Publisher and ATS Communications are pleased to announce that local authors Tom and Ellen Zappala of Merrimac, MA, along with writer John Molori of Methuen, MA, and…

Bill’s TV Talk Mailbag ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Bill’s TV Talk Mailbag ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – June, 2016 From time to time, my column will feature questions asked by readers regarding the world of TV. Feel free to email me with…

Second Boston City Official Charged in City Hall Plaza Music Festival Extortion

Second Boston City Official Charged in City Hall Plaza Music Festival Extortion

BOSTON – The City of Boston’s Chief of Staff of Intergovernmental Affairs, Timothy Sullivan, was arrested this morning after a federal grand jury indicted him in connection with the extortion of…

Pope to Canonize Cecil the Lion and Harambe the Gorilla as Martyr Saints ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

Pope to Canonize Cecil the Lion and Harambe the Gorilla as Martyr Saints ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

By: Paul Murano – June, 2016 Just to be clear, the above title is satire. However, if the 24-7 coverage of the untimely deaths of these animals were any indication,…

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