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HERO IN Our Midst: CORPORAL ROBERT F. BAILEY, U.S. ARMY

HERO IN Our Midst: CORPORAL ROBERT F. BAILEY, U.S. ARMY

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: Helen Mooradkanian – June, 2013 In that assault landing on Morotai, 45 LSTs (landing ship, tank) lined the shore. Offshore coral reefs and boulders…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – Sorting Out the Obama Scandals, Connecting the Dots

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – Sorting Out the Obama Scandals, Connecting the Dots

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2013 In the last few months, the American people have had to endure story after story in the news about the Obama administration’s abuse of…

FBI Releases Annual Crime Statistics

FBI Releases Annual Crime Statistics

According to the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, released today, the nation experienced a 1.2 % increase in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 % decline in…

Speaking In Support of Police Training and Public Safety

Speaking In Support of Police Training and Public Safety

By: Senator Katie O’Connor Ives – June 2013 May was a busy month in the Senate. It was my first budget season and per tradition in the legislature, a new…

Crooner Brian Evans Sues Red Sox and … EVERYBODY!

Crooner Brian Evans Sues Red Sox and … EVERYBODY!

  Brian Evans, whose music video “At Fenway” has now surpassed 11 million views on YouTube in just the past three months, has filed five federal lawsuits in the US…

Lantigua Conceals DiAdamo Money – Who Paid for DiAdamos Legal Services on Lantigua Criminal Matter?

Lantigua Conceals DiAdamo Money – Who Paid for DiAdamos Legal Services on Lantigua Criminal Matter?

By: Tom Duggan – June 2013 The DiAdamo and DiAdamo Law Firm has been paid millions of dollars over the last ten years representing the City of Lawrence on worker’s…

Download PDF of the June, 2013 Valley Patriot Edition #116

Download PDF of the June, 2013 Valley Patriot Edition #116

CLICK THE IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the…

On Taxes and Transportation in Massachusetts: The Big Picture

On Taxes and Transportation in Massachusetts: The Big Picture

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – June 2013 First I would like to thank Valley Patriot Columnist D. J. Deeb for his label as a moderate Democrat. My colleagues…

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part 3 of 3

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part 3 of 3

Downtown, Public Assets, Consolidating Town Services The Valley Patriot sat down with North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor in March of this year to give residents a chance to get…

Grand Jury Fails to Indict D’Ambrosia, Methuen Teen Freed After being Charged with Terrorism for Facebook Threats

Grand Jury Fails to Indict D’Ambrosia, Methuen Teen Freed After being Charged with Terrorism for Facebook Threats

By: Tom Duggan – June 5, 2013 An Essex County Grand Jury has refused to indict Carmen D’Ambrosio on state terrorism charges after the 18 year old Methuen High School…

Former MassHealth CEO. Philip Poley Fined $25,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Former MassHealth CEO. Philip Poley Fined $25,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

June 5, 2013  The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission has fined former Mass Health CEO Philip Poley for admitted to repeatedly violating Mass. General Law chapter. 268A, the conflict of interest law.…

30,000 Missing EBT Cards in MA, State Auditor Suzanne Bump on Waste Fraud and Abuse in the Massachusetts Welfare System

30,000 Missing EBT Cards in MA, State Auditor Suzanne Bump on Waste Fraud and Abuse in the Massachusetts Welfare System

 “They [DTA officials] should have realized this was a problem because, it had only been a couple of years before when they, in-fact, had employees who were taking blank cards,…

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part II

An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part II

  LAST MONTH: An Interview with Town Manager Andrew Maylor – Part 1 The Valley Patriot sat down with North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor in March of this year to…

24 Year Old Lawrence Man Stable after Being Shot on Park Street

24 Year Old Lawrence Man Stable after Being Shot on Park Street

By: Tom Duggan Lawrence Police cordoned off a section Park Street within minutes and began marking up shell casings on the ground (4 in all) as well as a live…

Methuen Teen Being Held on Terrorism Charges Becomes Free Speech Poster Boy

Methuen Teen Being Held on Terrorism Charges Becomes Free Speech Poster Boy

By: Tom Duggan – May 22, 2013 First Amendment advocates and free speech organizations have taken notice of Methuen High School student Cameron D’Ambrosio, who is being held pending a…