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A Call to Respect Our Public Safety Officials

  By: Marc LaPlante – Lawrence City Councilor – November, 2010 The following is from a prepared statement given to the Lawrence City Council by Councilor Marc LaPlante two days before the…

Former Mayor Sullivan speaks out on city finances

Former Mayor Sullivan speaks out on city finances

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2010 Former Lawrence Mayor Mike Sullivan says he has had enough of the “lies” by current Mayor Lantigua and members of the Deval Patrick administration…

Cops under Siege: guns, ski masks, ammo confiscated

Cops under Siege: guns, ski masks, ammo confiscated

By: T0m Duggan – November, 2010 When Lawrence police got an anonymous tip that a man with a gun in his waistband had just left Bali’s, a nightclub on Essex…

Lawrence Cops Under Siege: Six Cops Working Alone at Night

Lawrence Cops Under Siege: Six Cops Working Alone at Night

Mayor Lantigua has SIX cops Patrolling Early Nights Mayhem ensues as citizens left unprotected, Missing teens found drugged in Andover   By: Tom Duggan- November, 2010 When the call went…

They Came to Honor Pangi

  By: Tom Duggan – October, 2010 Last month hundreds of friends supporters and elected officials gathered at the Meadow Creek Golf Club in Dracut to honor the outgoing State…

Patrick Blanchette fined $20,000 for taking money from campaign

Patrick Blanchette fined $20,000 for taking money from campaign

Blanchette is Mayor Lantigua’s Economic Development Director and Former City Council President By: Tom Duggan – October, 2010 The State Office of Campaign Finance (OCPF) has fined former Lawrence City…

Welcome Back Police Chief Solomon

Welcome Back Police Chief Solomon

We Predicted his illegal Firing would lead to his return and it has Valley Patriot Editorial October, 2010   Love him or hate him, Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon may…

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!…

Bank Robber Suicide

Bank Robber Suicide

    By: Tom Duggan – September, 2010 Last month, a man walked into a downtown bank in Lowell brandishing a weapon and took the bank occupants hostage as he…

Mosque Supporters are a Disgrace to our Country

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   September, 2010 Next year marks the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 and the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. And while the ‘war on terror” is still…

Oh, How far we in Lawrence Have Sunk

Oh, How far we in  Lawrence Have Sunk

  By: Attorney Robert O’Koniewski – September, 2010 The financial crisis plaguing our fair city is well documented and requires no re-hashing. You’d have to be living in a cave…

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

An interview with Senate Candidate Barry Finegold

 Finegold Defends Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua   By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 State Representative Barry Finegold is a candidate for State Senate. Valley Patriot editor Tom Duggan interviewed him…

Methuen Police Chief Stands his Ground

Methuen Police Chief Stands his Ground

Solomon: No deals I’m Coming back to work   By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 Last month, the Mass. Civil Service Commission ruled that the City of Methuen wrongly terminated…

Only FIVE Patrolman protecting the city on a Thursday Night

Only FIVE Patrolman protecting the city on a Thursday Night

  Lawrence Cops chase man with gun through Lawrence alleys     By; Tom Duggan – August, 2010 “Common and Newbury, Common and Newbury!” an out of breath officer Dan…

Lawrence finances take center stage in state senate race

Lawrence finances take center stage in state senate race

  By: Tom Duggan – August, 2010 The race to replace State Senator Sue Tucker in the Second Essex District of Massachusetts has found the failed finances and financial mismanagement…