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We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL December, 2017 Last month this editorial page highlighted the problem of corporate social media tech-giants (like Facebook and Twitter) censoring political messages their employees don’t agree with.…

MassDEP Fines CIL, Inc. of Lawrence  $18,690 for Hazardous Waste Management and Air Quality Violations 

MassDEP Fines CIL, Inc. of Lawrence  $18,690 for Hazardous Waste Management and Air Quality Violations 

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized CIL, Inc., a metal finishing business in Lawrence, $18,690 for several hazardous waste management and air quality violations. MassDEP…

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

By: Tom Duggan, Jr. – Dec. 1, 2017 Earlier this year The Valley Patriot learned about Lawrence Police Officer Jeremaiah O’Connor had died in the line of duty back in…

Lawrence Rep. Frank A. Moran Announces Bond Projects New Lawrence Police Station, Local Projects

Lawrence Rep. Frank A. Moran Announces Bond Projects New Lawrence Police Station, Local Projects

BOSTON – After more than 60 years of working in a crumbling building every day, the men and women of the Lawrence police department may finally be getting a new…

Thanksgiving: The Natural and Supernatural ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Thanksgiving: The  Natural and Supernatural ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Nov. 2017 At the end of each November we commemorate a peace meal between two warring parties. We call it Thanksgiving. The word ‘Thanksgiving’ in Greek…

VALLEY PATRIOT WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT – BAKER/DIMAURO

VALLEY PATRIOT WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT – BAKER/DIMAURO

Jenn Baker ​and Tripper (Alfredo III) ​DiMauro were married by the sea on September 9, 2017 at Shining Tides in Mattapoisett, MA. The bride is the daughter of Christopher Menz…

Lawrence School Receiver to Resign from Top Education Spot

Lawrence School Receiver to Resign from Top Education Spot

By: Tom Duggan – 11-14-17 Lawrence Superintendent-Receiver Jeff Riley is expected to announce his resignation Wednesday just one week after the reelection of Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera. Riley was appointed…

Two Methuen Men Among 33 MA Firefighting Academy Graduates

Two Methuen Men Among 33 MA Firefighting Academy Graduates

33 Local Firefighters Graduate State Firefighting Academy “Graduating from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy takes great perseverance, drive, and intelligence. We are proud of Both Jamison Kattar and John McCarthy, and look…

Financial Planning for Adult Children with Special Needs ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOTT

Financial Planning for Adult Children with Special Needs ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOTT

By: Alex Talcott -Oct. 2017 If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you’ve likely dedicated much of your life to researching, providing, and advocating for the best…

Black Cats ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Black Cats ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Oct. 2017 Halloween—a holiday for witches, ghosts, vampires, and the much maligned black cat. But what is it about black cats that brings out the haters?…

Methuen Residents Wake UP to Nazi Graffiti, Police Believe It’s A Hate Crime Hoax

Methuen Residents Wake UP to Nazi Graffiti, Police Believe It’s A Hate Crime Hoax

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 29, 2017 Methuen residents living in the Forest Lake area of West Methuen woke up Sunday Morning to profane graffiti and Nazi Swastikas painted on…

A&M Auto Body Moves from East Boston to Lawrence ~ A Direct Repair Facility

A&M Auto Body Moves from East Boston to Lawrence ~ A Direct Repair Facility

With all the bad publicity surrounding Lawrence’s crime and corruption problems, you might think that small businesses like A&M Auto Body would be resistant to moving into the city. But,…

Prayer and Action Can Bolster Gun Control ~ Joe D’Amore

Prayer and Action Can Bolster Gun Control ~ Joe D’Amore

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2017 As I write this, countless families and friends of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre are now receiving the bodies, released from official…

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives – October, 2017 I recently testified on a bill I filed S733, “An Act Relative to Access to Housing for First Responders,” This legislation would…

Methuen Student Recognized for Commitment to Local Nonprofit Cradles to Crayons

Methuen Student Recognized for Commitment to Local Nonprofit Cradles to Crayons

(Boston, MA)- On Sunday, October 15th, 11-year-old Kailey Moras of Methuen, MA was recognized by The Mary Jo Brown Foundation, a charity that is focused on making a difference in people’s…

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