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Heroes and Bozos of 2018 – TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2018)

Heroes and Bozos of 2018 – TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2018)

  HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2018 While we normally reserve the word “hero” for our brave veterans, police officers, and firefighters, the use of the word hero in this yearly…

Violent Crime Plummets in Lawrence

Violent Crime Plummets in Lawrence

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM OR A NEW NORMAL IN LAWRENCE?  It isn’t a sexy story, so you probably won’t read about it in the local daily newspaper, but violent…

Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

By: Joe DAmore – Nov. 2018 Recently news reports – and explosive social media message decried Mayor Daniel Rivera, apparent uniliteral decisions regarding the use of the Buckley Bus Station…

Greater Lawrence Tech Senior Ashlin Reyes Named Presidential Scholar Nominee

Greater Lawrence Tech Senior Ashlin Reyes Named Presidential Scholar Nominee

  LAWRENCE — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that Greater Lawrence Tech senior Ashlin Reyes is one of five students from Massachusetts chosen as a nominee for the…

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis  ~  VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

If there is one thing that Michael Gorman and his volunteers at TMF (The Movement Family) have proved over the last six months, it’s that helping the homeless and making…

Thankful for Jesus!

Thankful for Jesus!

  By: Peter Larocque – November, 2018 As we approach Thanksgiving this year I find myself so thankful to God who so loved me and still does love me in…

The December 2018 Valley Patriot Print Edition PDF

The December 2018 Valley Patriot Print Edition PDF

DOWNLOAD THE DECEMBER 2108 VALLEY PATRIOT  ValleyPatriotThe Valley Patriot is a free monthly print newspaper serving Northern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. The print edition is published by the 10th…

Gov. Baker and U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Second Annual P.A.A.R.I National Law Enforcement Summit

Gov. Baker and U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Second Annual P.A.A.R.I National Law Enforcement Summit

Event will Stream Live at PAARIUSA.org/livestream BOSTON — Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade is pleased to announce that Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams will…

Environmental Leadership Scholarships for Massachusetts High School Seniors

Environmental Leadership Scholarships for Massachusetts High School Seniors

The Henry David Thoreau Foundation awards collegiate scholarships of up to $20K to eight to ten students graduating from public or private high schools in Massachusetts. The Henry David Thoreau…

Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

Residents who lost immigration documents in the September gas explosion may contact GLCAC’s Immigration Services program for help with getting replacements. GLCAC’s Immigration program can help residents replace permanent resident…

Audit Leads to Improved Reporting of Instances of Elder Abuse

Audit Leads to Improved Reporting of Instances of Elder Abuse

Audit found seven instances of serious abuse or neglect of seniors not reported to district attorneys After a report by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump found the Executive Office of…

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

  By: John Cuddy – November, 2018 In honor of Veteran’s day, November 11th, I sought out a Veteran that is still serving our nation; she is Commander Marilisa G.…

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

 ColuMBIA GAS, CHANGING EDUCATION FUNDING ARE TOP PRIORITIES By: Tom Duggan, November, 2018 North Andover native Christina Minicucci – a Democrat – defeated Republican Ryan Losco earlier this month to…

Lawrence Mayor Claims Volunteer Group Feeding the Homeless Violated Agreement – Videos Shows Otherwise

Lawrence Mayor Claims Volunteer Group Feeding the Homeless Violated Agreement – Videos Shows Otherwise

  “If Dan Rivera isn’t interested in feeding the homeless in Lawrence or helping them make their lives better, that’s fine. I just wish he would stop getting in the…

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Despite Proof That Photos of Garbage and Needles Were Not from TMF, Rivera Doubles Down For the past 6 months a volunteer group of teens and young people from Lawrence called…