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When Teachers are Bullied, Do Teachers Unions Care? ~Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

When Teachers are Bullied, Do Teachers Unions Care? ~Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Do teachers’ unions really care about the teachers they are responsible for protecting and defending? It seems like every time I see a story about teachers unions they are always…

Valley Patriot Newspaper Honor Hero Veteran Bruce Arnold Salvucci at Annual BASH

Valley Patriot Newspaper Honor Hero Veteran Bruce Arnold Salvucci at Annual BASH

Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award Winner Bruce Arnold Salvucci The Valley Patriot newspaper gave away one Hero Veteran Award at their annual BASH on Friday to WCCM radio legend Bruce…

Hero Police and Firefighter Receive Valley Patriot Officer Tom Duggan Memorial Award at Annual BASH

Hero Police and Firefighter Receive Valley Patriot Officer Tom Duggan Memorial Award at Annual BASH

OFFICER TOM DUGGAN SR. LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD Each year, The Valley Patriot newspaper gives awards at the annual BASH to members of the community and members of The Valley Patriot…

Life is Always an Option ~Teen Talk with Anna Debernardo

Life is Always an Option ~Teen Talk with Anna Debernardo

By Anna DeBernardo February 2015 As I was sitting in my living room brainstorming ideas for this month’s column, my thought process was interrupted multiple times by my 2 year…

Snowmageddon 2015 – The Great Work Stimulus Program? Never!

Snowmageddon 2015 – The Great Work Stimulus Program? Never!

By: John MacDonald – March 2015 Snow is everywhere. Storm after storm is in the forecast with no end in sight. The Vermont National Guard has been brought in to…

Are You Really Wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt?

Are You Really Wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt?

By: Christine Morabito – March 2014 (revised) I’ll try not to judge. I’m sure you would never knowingly celebrate a violent, bloodthirsty hit-man for Fidel Castro, the brutal communist dictator. If…

Candid Camera Initiative Nabs Two Suspects Who Repeatedly Smashed Dumped Glass from Scrap Windows in Middlesex Fells Reservation

Candid Camera Initiative Nabs Two Suspects Who Repeatedly Smashed Dumped Glass from Scrap Windows in Middlesex Fells Reservation

Dangerous shards left in area frequented by hikers, dog-walkers  BOSTON – Two Revere residents are facing criminal charges stemming from flagrant illegal dumping and the shattering of large quantities of…

Top Ten Restaurants in Manchester

Top Ten Restaurants in Manchester

  By: Justess Jacobson – February, 2015 I love food. Anyone who has known me for more than ten minutes knows, that I do indeed love food. My favorite tends…

Lowell’s Own Anthony Bourdain

Lowell’s Own Anthony Bourdain

By: John Macdonald - February, 2015  Some of us are familiar with the numerous television shows, books and magazine articles of the culinary adventurist Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain is an articulate…

Missing Lawrence Man with Dementia Found Safely

Missing Lawrence Man with Dementia Found Safely

LAWRENCE – Family members of a 76 year old Lawrence man, Juan Bienvenido Paulino, say they are relieved that Mr. Paulino has been found safely late Thursday night after being missing since 11am,…

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

By: Oscar Camargo – January 2015 Veteran organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion are experiencing a decline in membership. In fact, membership in the…

Podcast of Paying Attention (2-14-15) – An Interview with MTV’s Brittany Baldi, The Upcoming Valley Patriot BASH and MORE

Podcast of Paying Attention (2-14-15) – An Interview with MTV’s Brittany Baldi, The Upcoming Valley Patriot BASH and MORE

Interview with Brittany Baldi  Download or Listen to Hour 1 Download or Listen to Hour 2 Tom and Paul started the show off talking about a great service for disabled American Veterans, free snow…

Senator L’Italien to Hold Town Hall Forum at Salvatore’s in Lawrence

Senator L’Italien to Hold Town Hall Forum at Salvatore’s in Lawrence

LAWRENCE – State Sen. Barbara A. L’Italien (D-Andover) along with Senate President Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced today that the Senate will host a Town Hall-style meeting Feb. 23 at Salvatore’s…

City of Methuen Seeks Residents to Fill Boards and Commissions

City of Methuen Seeks Residents to Fill Boards and Commissions

Mayor Stephen N. Zanni is looking for prospective Methuen residents interested in joining the city’s many boards and commissions. Serving on a city board is a great way to get…

Saving Money with Your Startup ~ Babies and Briefcases

Saving Money with Your Startup ~ Babies and Briefcases

By: Cheryl Hajjar, February, 2015 You are reading this article because you have either decided to start a new business in 2015 or you are looking for ways to save…