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Peace on Earth ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

Peace on Earth ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – December, 2015 The sound of vehicles honking their horns at jaywalkers jolts me from my sleep. The smell of exhaust already suffocates me, barely letting me catch…

With Funding Cuts Daybreak Homeless Shelter Still Trying to Help Those Most in Need

With Funding Cuts Daybreak Homeless Shelter  Still Trying to Help Those Most in Need

By: Tom Duggan – Dec. 2015 Serving more than 1,500 meals per month and having room to shelter only 50 people per night, the Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Lawrence is…

Solving for X ~ JEFF KATZ

Solving for X ~ JEFF KATZ

  By: Jeff Katz – Dec. 2015 I have been privileged over the years to meet many notable folks including celebrities from the entertainment world, athletes and elected officials. One…

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2105 If cities and towns define extreme poverty and homelessness as a public-health issue, the public-policy responses will be quite different than what we are…

TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO ~ A Student’s Recipe for Success

TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO ~ A Student’s Recipe for Success

By: Ana DeBernardo – Sept. 2015 Students strive to do their best, and be their best in school. They join extracurriculars for the sake of being more involved than their…

Overcoming The New School Jitters ~ BABIES & BRIEFCASES w Cheryl Hajjar

Overcoming The New School Jitters ~ BABIES & BRIEFCASES w Cheryl Hajjar

By: Cheryl Hajjar – Sept. 2015 With the 2015 school year underway, our children are all headed back to new classrooms. That means many of them might be a little…

Wasn’t Me…The Blank Made Me Do It ~with Jeff Katz

Wasn’t Me…The Blank Made Me Do It ~with Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – Sept. 2015 For many years, there was the tried and true excuse that the devil made me do it. Commit a crime, major or minor, blame…

PAYING ATTENTION w TOM DUGGAN ~ The Clean River Project in Lawrence and Methuen

PAYING ATTENTION w TOM DUGGAN ~ The Clean River Project in Lawrence and Methuen

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan September 21, 2015 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN John Bergeron and Rocky Morrison of the Clean River Project talk about the ongoing Merrimack River cleanup, what’s in…

With Children at Stake, Parents with Addiction Issues Battle Bureacracy

With Children at Stake, Parents with Addiction Issues Battle Bureacracy

By: Joe D’Amore – Sept. 1, 2015 She was a woman in love with a man who could not help her with her addictions    At the age of 11 she…

From North Andover to London My Year Abroad

From North Andover to London My Year Abroad

By: Vipsania Pimentel – August, 2015 While most of my classmates were getting ready to enter the real working world after our college graduation, I was packing a suitcase, and…

Maybe There Is Hope After All

Maybe There Is Hope After All

A few weeks back, The Bride and I had to fly from Seattle to San Francisco and then on to Boston. The experience at SEA-TAC was the worst I’ve encountered…

7th Grade Murder Victim Remembered 30 Years Later with Headstone

7th Grade Murder Victim Remembered 30 Years Later with Headstone

July, 2015 When Christy Rivera and her friend Lisa Henshall called into Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s radio show on 980WCAP a few weeks ago, they had no idea the…

Newspaper Honors Woburn Police Officer Bob DiNapoli with Officer Tom Duggan Sr. Law Enforcement Award

Newspaper Honors Woburn Police Officer Bob DiNapoli with Officer Tom Duggan Sr. Law Enforcement Award

  Retired Woburn Police Officer Bob DiNapoli was given the Valley Patriot newspaper’s highest awards Friday night during the newspaper’s 11th Anniversary BASH where he was honored with the Officer…

The Do’s and Don’ts To Your New Year’s Resolutions ~It’s Never Too Late to Start

The Do’s and Don’ts To Your  New Year’s Resolutions ~It’s Never Too Late to Start

By: Cheryl Hajjar – January, 2015 Congratulations! You have decided to join the ambitious 45% of Americans who have vowed to stick to their New Years Resolutions. Kudos to you.…

Don’t Overeat Anymore! Don’t Smoke or You Will Die! Stop Worrying! Relax!

Don’t Overeat Anymore! Don’t Smoke or You Will Die! Stop Worrying! Relax!

By: Jerry Valley – December, 2014 While these words might work, they also might incite and conger up resistance, anger and non-compliance as the subconscious mind could see those words…