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Andover Man, Local Teamsters Face 20 Years for Extortion of Reality TV Production Company,

Andover Man, Local Teamsters Face 20 Years for Extortion of Reality TV Production Company,

BOSTON—Five members of Teamsters Local 25 were arrested today in connection with attempting to extort a television production company that was filming a reality show in the Boston area in…

Choose Dr. Oliver Sacks over Lucian Leape or Alice Newton

Choose Dr. Oliver Sacks over Lucian Leape or Alice Newton

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2015 Dr. Oliver Sacks passed away last week from melanoma of the eye. He was best known for awakening people frozen into catatonic parkinsonism by the…

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for Children

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for  Children

Legislation Comes in Response to Recent FDA Approval of OxyContin to Children under Age 17 (BOSTON) – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has filed legislation in the Massachusetts House of…

IN THE GROOVE w CINDY ANNIS ~ The Beach Boys!

IN THE GROOVE w CINDY ANNIS ~ The Beach Boys!

By: Cindy Annis – Sept. 2015 In 1961, three brothers, with a cousin and a friend from Hawthorne, California formed a group that would forever define summer. The original members…

TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO ~ A Student’s Recipe for Success

TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO ~ A Student’s Recipe for Success

By: Ana DeBernardo – Sept. 2015 Students strive to do their best, and be their best in school. They join extracurriculars for the sake of being more involved than their…

Overcoming The New School Jitters ~ BABIES & BRIEFCASES w Cheryl Hajjar

Overcoming The New School Jitters ~ BABIES & BRIEFCASES w Cheryl Hajjar

By: Cheryl Hajjar – Sept. 2015 With the 2015 school year underway, our children are all headed back to new classrooms. That means many of them might be a little…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Harold Paragamian , WWII

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Harold Paragamian , WWII

NORTH ANDOVER – Merrimack College awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree to Methuen resident Harold Paragamian on June 2. Mr. Paragamian, 90, took occasional classes at Merrimack between 1969 and…

B-Street Bombers Still Rocking After 35 Years (INTERVIEW)

B-Street Bombers Still Rocking After 35 Years (INTERVIEW)

This year marks the 35th anniversary for the B-Street Bombers, a legendary local band from Lawrence. Last month, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan and his assistant Stephanie Jaskot sat down…

Mayor Rivera Swears in Jim Fitzpatrick Permanent Police Chief

Mayor Rivera Swears in Jim Fitzpatrick Permanent Police Chief

Photo Gallery Audio of the Swearing In Audio of Interview with Chief Fitzpatrick (9-24-15) Acting Lawrence Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick was sworn in as permanent chief by Mayor Dan Rivera…

Paying Attention Radio FLASHBACK… Bruce Arnold Talks About his Military Service (November, 11, 2002)

Paying Attention Radio FLASHBACK… Bruce Arnold Talks About his Military Service (November, 11, 2002)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN., RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Radio Legend Bruce Arnold, who spent more than 50 years in radio passed away this week. In 2002 Valley Patriot publisher Tom…

Doctors Express Comes to Methuen – Get In, Get Out, Get BETTER in Under an Hour

Doctors Express Comes to Methuen – Get In, Get Out, Get BETTER in Under an Hour

  METHUEN, MA – A New Doctors Express Urgent Care Center opened at 380R Merrimack Street in Methuen last month, drawing local movers and shakers in the Valley, from state…

Labor Union to Bankroll Recall Efforts to Remove Lawrence Mayor, Calls Rivera “Sexist”, “Racist” and an “Oreo Cookie”

Labor Union to Bankroll Recall Efforts to Remove Lawrence Mayor, Calls Rivera “Sexist”, “Racist” and an “Oreo Cookie”

The president of a local union has come forward saying he and his organization are going to bankroll the recall petition against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera to have Rivera removed from office.…

Clean River Project: Environmental Group Leads by Example

Clean River Project: Environmental Group Leads by Example

By Christine Morabito – September 2015 While it is fashionable to say you care about the environment, at least one nonprofit organization is putting words into action. I recently had the…

Clean River Project Pulls 58th Car From Merrimack River, Had Federal Tracking Device

Clean River Project Pulls 58th Car From Merrimack River, Had Federal Tracking Device

PHOTO GALLERY   A government issued GPS tracking device was found inside a Chevy, Spectrum Tuesday morning, when volunteers from The Clean River Project (CRP) towed their 58th car of the…

Haverhill Police Ask for Public’s Help when Robber Threatens to Give Clerk AIDS with Needle

Haverhill Police Ask for Public’s Help when Robber Threatens to Give Clerk AIDS with Needle

HAVERHILL – According to Haverhill Police, at about 8:30pm Tuesday night, a white male approximately 5′, 8″ to 5’10” tall, entered Cumberland Farms at 426 Lowell Ave , grabbed a…