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The Building Blocks to Raising a Confident Child ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

The Building Blocks to Raising a Confident Child ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – Sept. 2014 The temperatures are cooling, the autumn coffee flavors are brewing and those of us who are parents are all settling into our fall routines…

Building Careers by Crushing Families

Building Careers by  Crushing Families

By: Bharani Padmanabhan, MD September, 2014 The Valley Patriot helped the Pelletiers escape the corrupt gag order that Children’s Hospital whistled up from a captured Court to protect Dr. Alice…

Summer Has Gone ~TEEN TALK WITH ANNA DEBERNARDO

Summer Has Gone ~TEEN TALK WITH ANNA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – September, 2014 Once again, summer has come and gone, and the dreaded schedules of school, homework, and going to bed early are just around the corner.…

Methuen Chief on Drug Epidemic in The Valley

Methuen Chief on Drug Epidemic in The Valley

This is part III of our series on Law Enforcement in Massachusetts from our interview with Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon. Solomon appeared on Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s radio program…

TITLE Boxing Club Celebrates Their 1 Year Anniversary

TITLE Boxing Club Celebrates Their 1 Year Anniversary

TITLE Boxing Club has quickly become the go-to fitness club for workout enthusiasts and beginners alike in the Merrimack Valley. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, members range in…

Prospect Hill Frontman Adam Fithian Out as Band Elevates Edgar Trancoso as New Lead Singer

Prospect Hill Frontman Adam Fithian Out as Band Elevates Edgar Trancoso as New Lead Singer

By: Tom Duggan – September 11, 2014 Home grown Lawrence, Massachusetts rock sensation “Prospect Hill” has let their lead singer Adam Fithian go and elevated bassist Edgar Trancoso to front-man…

Studying Abroad Family Style ~ Teen Talk with Ana DeBernardo

Studying Abroad Family Style ~ Teen Talk with Ana DeBernardo

By: Ana Debernardo – August, 2014 Six weeks ago, my sister Lucia, a rising junior at Harvard College, left for an eight week study abroad program in Italy. She spent…

LARE Institute Offers Free Customer Service Certification

LARE Institute Offers Free Customer Service Certification

LARE Institute offering free Customer Service Certification training and assessment for qualified Lawrence residents, as made possible through Santander Foundation grant. Opportunity is knocking at the doors of Lawrence residents…

Thoughts from Councilor #5 ~ Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

Thoughts from Councilor #5 ~ Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

  Greetings Valley Patriots! It is my pleasure to begin to provide an article each month geared towards those of you with a eye trained on Methuen and its politics.…

The Mysterious Black Cat

The Mysterious Black Cat

By: Tracey Zysk – August, 2014 Many people have these crazy notions that black cats represent the dark side, bring bad luck or even represent death. However, if you go…

Methuen’s Brittany Baldi PART II Doing What You Love to Do

Methuen’s Brittany Baldi PART II Doing What You Love to Do

Last month, Methuen’s Brittany Baldi talked about how she started in show business and her time on MTV’s “Are You the One” (AYTO). Shortly after our interview, Baldi was flown…

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Transportation Director Richard Prue Pays $5,000 for Conflict of Interest Law Violation, Wife Benefited From Contract

 Reviewed and approved payments to vendor that employed his wife as a bus monitor on GLEC routes The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Richard Prue, the…

Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

Solomon: Methuen to Use Shooter Detection Technology in Schools

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2014 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon appeared on 980WCAP’s Paying Attention Radio Program earlier this month to reveal a new safety measure being implemented in…

7 Dangerous Apps That Every Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

7 Dangerous Apps That Every  Parent Needs to Know About ~ A Look Into Some of the Scariest Apps for your Kids

By: Kristen Peaks – July, 2014 I work in public relations at Cook Children’s. It’s my job to be on social networking sites, peruse the internet and keep up with…

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

Real Role Models Today ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Anna DeBernardo – July, 2014 ​The phrase “skinny as a twig” seems to be one used too often when referring to the majority of celebrities that dominate today’s media.…

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