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State Senators Initiate Investigation into The Holy Family Hospital

State Senators Initiate Investigation into The Holy Family Hospital

    After a November 13th meeting at The State House with State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and representatives from Will Brownsberger’s office and the Department of Health, a…

More than $9 million spent on statewide ballot questions in 2012

More than $9 million spent on statewide ballot questions in 2012

   More than $9 million was spent to influence three questions put before the voters on the 2012 statewide ballot, according to disclosure reports filed by ballot question committees with…

Termination Hearing for Lawrence Firefighter Tim Atwood

Termination Hearing for Lawrence Firefighter Tim Atwood

  PREVIOUS STORY Lantigua Takes Medical Benefits, Will Terminate Hero Firefighter   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is…

Lantigua Takes Medical Benefits, Will Terminate Hero Firefighter

Lantigua Takes Medical Benefits, Will Terminate Hero Firefighter

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 27, 2012 Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua has scheduled a termination hearing for Lawrence Firefighter Tim Atwood on Wednesday, claiming he is incapable of doing the…

Video & Photos – 2012 North Andover Santa Parade

Video & Photos – 2012 North Andover Santa Parade

Photo Gallery of Santa Parade               Video by Tom Duggan Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Sal Lupoli’s Newest Venture, Phoodeez.com, Revolutionizing How You Cater Events

Sal Lupoli’s Newest Venture, Phoodeez.com, Revolutionizing How You Cater Events

  Phoodeez, a Boston-based online food delivery company being marketed to college students and businesses, launched their website this past week. The site is specifically designed to make it easier…

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell 15th Annual Holiday Auction

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell 15th Annual Holiday Auction

November – 2012 LOWELL – The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell presents the 15th Annual Holiday Auction Thursday, November 29 at 5:30 pm at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.…

The Walk for Hunger supports hunger relief programs throughout the state

The Walk for Hunger supports hunger  relief programs throughout the state

November, 2012 Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, has awarded $226,650 in grants to emergency food programs in the northeastern part of the state through funds raised by the…

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Sandy Relief

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Sandy Relief

    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Following major disasters, it’s common for scam…

Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella Fined 4,000 for Conflict of Interest

Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella Fined 4,000 for Conflict of Interest

Directed the City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program Coordinator to use grant funds to renovate the mayor’s friend’s home without following standard procedures   The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement (“Agreement”)…

Unions & Groups Make $782,000 in Independent Expenditures for Legislative Races

Unions & Groups Make $782,000 in Independent Expenditures for Legislative Races

  BOSTON – Unions and associations reported making $782,052 in independent expenditures to support or oppose 114 legislative candidates this year. In addition, five Independent Expenditure Political Action Committees, known…

$15MIL Contract Renewal After Ambulances “Donated”

$15MIL Contract Renewal After Ambulances “Donated”

By: Tom Duggan – November 12, 2012 Just days after taking office in 2010, Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, his Chief of Staff, Leonard “Lenny” Degnan of North Andover, and then…

Download the PDF of the November Edition of The Valley Patriot

Download the PDF of the November Edition of The Valley Patriot

  Download the PDF of The Valley Patriot’s November, 2012 Edition (#109)   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He…

Senator-Elect Katie Ives: I’ll Attend Tea Party Meetings & Listen

Senator-Elect Katie Ives: I’ll Attend Tea Party Meetings & Listen

Listen to Hour 1        Listen to Hour 2 Saturday on The Paying Attention! Radio Program on WCAP (980AM) Senator-Elect Kathleen O’Connor Ives co-hosted The Paying Attention! Radio Program…

Methuen Police Now Have Remote Submarine for Search and Rescue

Methuen Police Now Have Remote Submarine for Search and Rescue

  By: Tom Duggan – November 1, 2012 METHUEN – The City of Methuen’s Police Department has one more tool in it’s’ arsenal when responding to public safety emergencies in…