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Local Authors Win Prestigious National Book Award with Cracker Jack

Local Authors Win Prestigious National Book Award with Cracker Jack

June, 2014 Peter E. Randall Publisher is pleased to announce that the newest book by Tom Zappala and Ellen Zappala, The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players, was awarded a…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Dr. Richard Mooradkanian, U.S. Army, 1953–1955

Valley Patriot of the Month – Dr. Richard Mooradkanian, U.S. Army, 1953–1955

By: Helen Mooradkanian – June, 2014 Dr. Richard Mooradkanian, U.S. Army, 1953-1955, was my trusted military advisor who critiqued each “Hero of the Month” column I wrote before I sent…

Discovering, Not Creating, the Truth about Sex ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

Discovering, Not Creating, the Truth about Sex ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – June, 2014  Last month’s May edition of the Valley Patriot included a critique of my April column on the moral question of homosexual acts. (Clarity on…

Marriage Equality Marks 10 Year Anniversary ~Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Marriage Equality Marks 10 Year Anniversary ~Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – June, 2014 Ten years ago last month the wonderfully forward thinking SJC made marriage open and equal to all adult couples that want to spend a…

Podcast of Paying Attention: Topics Buffer Zones, Willie Lantigua, Guest: Doris Rodriguez

Podcast of Paying Attention: Topics Buffer Zones, Willie Lantigua, Guest: Doris Rodriguez

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. VIDEO BELOW. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD…

Podcast and Video of Paying Attention (6-21-14) Interview with Pavel Payano, Candidate for State Senator

Podcast and Video of Paying Attention (6-21-14) Interview with Pavel Payano, Candidate for State Senator

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. VIDEO BELOW. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD…

Finocchiaro Qualifies for State Senate Democratic Primary, Challenging Incumbent Senator Ives

Finocchiaro Qualifies for State Senate Democratic Primary, Challenging Incumbent Senator Ives

Methuen Democrat Says Working Families Need a Strong Advocate on their Side METHUEN—Methuen Democrat Jessica Finocchiaro officially qualified for the ballot for the First Essex State Senate seat with 591…

UPDATED… Hearing Cancelled: Lawrence Officer Arrested, Released Days Before Disciplinary Hearing

UPDATED… Hearing Cancelled: Lawrence Officer Arrested, Released Days Before Disciplinary Hearing

DISCIPLINARY HEARING CANCELLED – OFFICER GREEN SAYS MAYOR OFFERED TO REINSTATE HIM, REFUSED By: Tom Duggan, UPDATED June 24, 214 |12PM UPDATE…. The Hearing for Lawrence Police Officer William Green…

Public Safety Secretary Confirms 7 Flights of Illegals Landed in MA, Denies Safety Net Services Provided

Public Safety Secretary Confirms 7 Flights of Illegals Landed in MA, Denies Safety Net Services Provided

By: Tom Duggan 6-23-14|3PM According to Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral, at least seven flights landed in Massachusetts recently containing illegal aliens transported from the Mexican border prior…

Penn. Man Arraigned, Held on $500K Bail After Stealing Police Car, Assaulting Officer

Penn. Man Arraigned, Held on $500K Bail After Stealing Police Car, Assaulting Officer

By: Tom Duggan June 23, 2014 2PM ORIGINAL STORY Three Suspects in Custody After Wild Chase Leads to Stolen Cruiser and Threats of “Killing Any Cop I See” Pennsylvania resident Robert Zygarowski…

BREAKING…. Three Suspects in Custody After Wild Chase Leads to Stolen Cruiser and Threats of “Killing Any Cop I See”

BREAKING…. Three Suspects in Custody After Wild Chase Leads to Stolen Cruiser and Threats of “Killing Any Cop I See”

  UPDATE FROM CHANNEL 5 - Police say Penn. man assaulted officer, stole cruiser. Suspect also allegedly threatened to shoot police 6-21-14 1:08AM|Tom Duggan PHOTOS LAWRENCE - Salem NH police lead a…

Mayor Rivera, Treasurer Grossman, Senators and Reps. Endorse Marcos Devers for Reelection

Mayor Rivera, Treasurer Grossman, Senators and Reps. Endorse Marcos Devers for Reelection

Full Video below VIDEO|PHOTOS By: Tom Duggan – June 19, 2014 Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers, a Democrat, held his official reelection kickoff Thursday night as Salvatore’s Restaurant at Sal’s…

After Being Kidnapped by Department of Children and Families, Justina Pelletier is Home Free

After Being Kidnapped by Department of Children and Families, Justina Pelletier is Home Free

  By: Bharani Padmanabhan MD PhD – June 18, 2014 Justina Pelletier, one of four children of Lou and Linda Pelletier, was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease by Dr Mark Korson at…

Doris Rodriguez Officially On Ballot for State Senate

Doris Rodriguez Officially On Ballot for State Senate

Doris Rodriguez, is a democratic candidate for the State Senate seat of the 2nd Essex and Middlesex District. The district includes Andover, Dracut, Lawrence, and Tewksbury. “We need a leader…

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Endorses Treasurer Steve Grossman for Governor

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Endorses Treasurer Steve Grossman for Governor

By: Tom Duggan – June 18, 2014 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has only been the city’s top political figure for five months but he is already injecting himself into political…