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The current state of activism in Lawrence

The current state of activism in Lawrence

  By: Joe D’Amore – June, 2012 The community action movements that swept Lawrence “It’s Your Right” and “Uniting Lawrence” appear to have initated derivative actions that speak to a…

Why is Lowell City Council listening to a P.A.C?

Why is Lowell City Council listening to a P.A.C?

  By: Gerry Nutter – May, 2011 On April 26th for the 2nd time since February the Lowell City Council received a “White Paper” dealing with suggestions of how the…

An “F” on Transparancy in Massachusetts (opnion)

  By: Rob Eno – May, 2012 After completing work on a $32.5 billion budget, Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) said the budget process was, “the most open and transparent we…

Censorship of political dissent in Groveland

Censorship of political dissent in Groveland

  By: Joe D’Amore – May, 2012 Here is my response to questions raised by a reporter of a local newspaper. Groveland’s Candidate’s Night is the only event that offers…

We are Lawrence?

We are Lawrence?

  By: Peter Larocque – April, 2012 The response to an article in March’s Boston Magazine entitled, “Lawrence, MA: City of the Damned” by city politicians and community activist young…

News Media Racism – Latinos Used as a Football

News Media Racism – Latinos Used as a Football

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April, 2012 The media coverage of the recent Trayvon Martin case (where a black man was shot to death by a Latino) should have Hispanics in the…

The Many Contradictions of Mayor Willy Lantigua (opinion)

The Many Contradictions of Mayor Willy Lantigua (opinion)

  By: Jamison Tomasek – February, 2012 The Mayor of Lawrence, everyone must admit, is an interesting character. Some people love him, some hate him. Some really, really hate him.…

Superintendent Hottel Tries to Charge $7,099 for Public Documents

Superintendent Hottel Tries to Charge  $7,099 for Public Documents

December, 2012 North Andover School Superintendent Christopher Hottel handed The Valley Patriot a bill for $7,099 to fill a freedom of information request last month. The Valley Patriot had requested…

Valley Patriot On-line Breaks Castricone Story, Allens Attack Selectman

Valley Patriot On-line Breaks Castricone Story, Allens Attack Selectman

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – December, 2011 Last month, The Valley Patriot received several calls from North Andover residents saying that they had seen former…

Occupy Movement endorsed by Nazi Party

Occupy Movement endorsed by Nazi Party

  By: Jeff Katz – November, 2011 We’re now more than a month in to the “occupy” movement and there does not seem to be any end in sight. The…

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

Last month’s article detailed irregularities in the list of Lawrence registered voters. On the official voter list hundreds of voters were registered two or three times, with the repeating names…

Votes, Taxes, Enemies and Reputations

Votes, Taxes, Enemies and Reputations

By: Lonnie Brennan – June, 2011 So, what did the spring Georgetown elections and the approved $1.2 million school override cost you? If you’re the average homeowner (half of whom…

The Recall Process in Lawrence

The Recall Process in Lawrence

  By: Jamison Tomasek – May, 2011 A recall effort is underway in the City of Lawrence. The process of a recall is contained in the City Charter (hereafter Charter).…

Let’s talk About Public Safety

  By: Peter Larocque – April, 2011 According to Wikipedia, (meaning quick encyclopedia), a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia, Public Safety involves the prevention of and protection from events that…

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

  By: Tom Duggan – September, 2010 State Representative Barry Finegold is a candidate for State Senate. Valley Patriot editor Tom Duggan interviewed him last month on the Paying Attention!…