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Sal Lupoli of Sal’s Riverwalk announces workforce training grant

Sal Lupoli of Sal’s Riverwalk announces workforce training grant

  By: Tom Duggan – April, 2008   Lawrence/Boston, MA – Sal Lupoli, President/CEO of Sal’s Pizza Retail and Wholesale Divisions, Salvatore’s Restaurants and Riverwalk Properties is proud to announce…

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Announces $11 MIL Workers’ Compensation Rate Cut for Employers

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Announces $11 MIL Workers’ Compensation Rate Cut for Employers

     By: Tom Duggan – April, 2008 BOSTON – Thursday, April 17, 2008 – The Patrick Administration today announced an agreement in the 2008 workers’ compensation rate setting proceeding…

Democracy in Pakistan

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL    December, 2007 There is a rush to judgment by the media and our government, both Democrats and Republicans, reacting to Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf’s declaration of emergency…

Erroneous Eagle~Tribune story costs Monarch $40M

Erroneous Eagle~Tribune story costs Monarch $40M

  An exclusive interview with Bob Ansin. By: Tom Duggan – October, 2007 Earlier this month, several erroneous Eagle-Tribune stories alleged that Robert Ansin, CEO of sustainable development company MassInnovation,…

Eagle~Tribune Hit Piece Costs Ansin $40 Million – Part II

Eagle~Tribune Hit Piece Costs Ansin $40 Million – Part II

Ansin Offers Condo Buyers a Refund  Most Refuse & Stick with Monarch Project In the face of adversity, developer’s commitment to sustainable business practices goes beyond environmental concerns By: Tom…

Bank Pulls Funding on Monarch After Bogus Asbestos Story Appears in Tribune

Bank Pulls Funding on Monarch After Bogus Asbestos Story Appears in Tribune

Eagle~Tribune Hit Piece Costs Ansin $40 Million PART 1   WEB EXTRA   By: Tom Duggan  (09/20/07)  An Exclusive Interview with Bob Ansin (Part 1)  Sustainable developer Bob Ansin has pumped…

Ethics Charges Made Against Councilor Nunzio DiMarca

Ethics Charges Made Against Councilor Nunzio DiMarca

By: Tom Duggan (09/05/07) An ethics complaint has been filed against Lawrence City Councilor Nunzio DiMarca for a trip he admittedly took to Italy last spring. DiMarca’s plane fare and expenses…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Thank You J.K. Rowling!

August, 2007  We wish to thank author J.K. Rowling for inspiring so many people, especially young children, to read and to enjoy reading in the age of internet, television and…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Police Details Needed?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Police Details Needed?

April,2007 We’ve noticed that North Andover Licensing Commission members always give a nice little speech to each new license holder about the how strict they are and how they have…

The Valley Patriot Hits a Milestone!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 10/03/06 While most businesses in the United States fail within their first year, The Valley Patriot seems to have been a success from our very first edition.…

Fix the Lawrence Fountain NOW!

Fix the Lawrence Fountain NOW!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   September, 2006 For years the people of Lawrence and visitors to the city have enjoyed the majesty of a giant fountain at the corner of South…

Trash Talk in North Andover

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   July, 2006 Fool us once, shame on you! Fool us twice, shame on us!  Try to fool us every year – what do you think we…

Eagle Tribune Workers Try to Organize Union

Eagle Tribune Workers Try to Organize Union

      By: Tom Duggan, November, 2005 Only a few short months after Chip Rogers sold The Eagle~Tribune newspaper, employees of the daily paper have become so angry and…

Racism and Targeting in Lawrence – Commissioner Roger Twomey Answers Allegations

Racism and Targeting in Lawrence – Commissioner  Roger Twomey Answers Allegations

“I believe that the only way Willie Lantigua can get political power is to control people who truly don’t know what is going on. He constantly stirs the pot of…

Haverhill’s Future

Haverhill’s Future

By: Jim Rurak, Former Mayor of Haverhill January, 2005  Haverhill’s history seesaws between big plans to promote its urban economy and extaordinary commitments to preserve its rural assets.  Unlike Lowell and Lawrence…