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DiAdamo Files $5MIL Lawsuit Against Their Client, The City of Lawrence over School Building Lease

DiAdamo Files $5MIL Lawsuit Against Their Client, The City of Lawrence over School Building Lease

By Tom Duggan – April 4, 2014 Attorney Carmine DiAdamo is suing the City of Lawrence for $5MIL, after Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera made it clear to him that the…

Degnan Will Serve 18 Months, North Andover Moderator, Selectman, Vouch for Degnan’s Character

Degnan Will Serve 18 Months, North Andover Moderator, Selectman, Vouch for Degnan’s Character

Current and Former Political Officials Ask Judge for Leniency at Degnan Sentencing Hearing By: Tom Duggan: April 3, 2014 Willie Lantigua’s former Chief of Staff Lenny Degnan will pay a…

Lights in Lowell a lot Dimmer

Lights in Lowell a lot Dimmer

By: Frank McCabe, 980WCAP March, 2014 The City of Lowell is a darker place today. This week we said goodbye to one of its brightest stars, Tom McKay. Tom McKay…

BREAKING… Student Stabbed at Methuen High School, PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

BREAKING… Student Stabbed at Methuen High School, PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

UPDATE 8:39pm Methuen police have arrested eighteen year old Methuen Teen Justin Suriel in connection with today’s stabbing at Methuen High School…. more …. BREAKING… METHUEN… ] Massachusetts State Police and…

Most fundraising and spending records broken in 2013 mayoral elections

Most fundraising and spending records broken in 2013 mayoral elections

All major mayoral fundraising and expenditure records, which former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino held during his 21 years as mayor, were eclipsed during the 2013 election, according to a study…

Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

By: Scott MacDonald – April 2014 On Monday March 19th, five Billerica selectmen candidates met for a final videotaped debate before the April 5th election. The debate touched on many…

Colon Cancer Awareness Month – By Dr. Frank

Colon Cancer Awareness Month – By Dr. Frank

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – March 2014 Forget for a minute, the ongoing debate over national health care, and the endless shouting that never seems to persuade anyone to think…

Lowell’s Window to the World

Lowell’s Window to the World

By: John MacDonald – March, 2014 Anyone who knows even a little about economic development realizes that a downtown represents what is interpreted as the city or town’s window to…

Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit Wins Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year

Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit Wins Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year

The Street Narcotics Unit (SNEU) is a small, highly proactive narcotics unit under the Special Operations Division of the Lawrence Police Department. The unit is dedicated to the eradication of…

Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

 Tracey Zysk – March, 2014 Over four years ago, I placed a business card size ad in The Valley Patriot. The calls were coming in and clients started signing up…

Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

By: Senator Katy Ives – March 2014 Given this is The Valley Patriot’s 10th year anniversary special edition, I would like to highlight legislation in the State House especially relevant…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 29, 2014

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 (right click to save to your IPOD or desktop) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2   Today Tom and Paul talked about the Valley…

Unfair taxation looming in Massachusetts again

Unfair taxation looming  in Massachusetts again

By Selectman Joe D’Amore – March, 2014 On February 25th the State’s wire services released a report that a committee known as the Tax Fairness Commission appointed by the Massachusetts…

Missing in action 1/3rd of the time: Georgetown Deserves Better!

Missing in action 1/3rd of the time: Georgetown Deserves Better!

By Lawrence “Lonnie” Brennan – March 2014 First, for the disclaimer: I very much like Georgetown Selectman Phil Trapani and I certainly very much like Georgetown Selectman Steve Smith. They…

Thinking About The Valley Patriot’s 10th Anniversary

Thinking About The Valley Patriot’s 10th Anniversary

By: Peter Larocque – March, 2014 The most frequently asked question that I receive when the topic of The Valley Patriot newspaper comes up is why do you write for…