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Methuen Chief Solomon’s Attorneys Release Statement on Larivier Trial

February, 2008 On Thursday, January 24, 2008, a jury of eight citizens rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of Joseph Solomon and Joseph Alaimo in the United States District Court…

Former North Andover’s Acting Superintendent Gave Himself Illegal Raise of $4,484 Raise

VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE!   By: Tom Duggan – January, 2008   The North Andover School Committee is suing their former acting Superintendent Richard Bergeron for illegally giving himself a $4,484.34…

Stokes Arraigned in US District Court in Boston Charged with forging Military Discharge Papers

Stokes Arraigned in US District Court in Boston Charged with forging Military Discharge Papers

Says he will not resign from Lawrence School Committee     by Tom Duggan, posted 1/9/08 BOSTON, – January 9, 2008 – Elected Lawrence School Committeeman James Stokes was arraigned…

City settles lawsuit for $610,000 over computer porn

City settles lawsuit for $610,000 over computer porn

City Clerk’s Internet Porn, Harassment Cost City Thousands By: Tom Duggan – January, 2008 Lawrence’s former assistant city clerk, Jennifer Padellaro, settled her workers’ compensation claims as well as her…

Lawrence Fire Department receives grant to network emergency communications throughout state

Lawrence Fire Department receives grant to network  emergency communications throughout state

  Tom Duggan – December, 2007   In 1995, a devastating fire ripped through the Malden Mills factory on Broadway in Methuen. Firefighters and police officers responded to the emergency…

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Thanks Police

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Thanks Police

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   November, 2007  Governor Deval Patrick recently stirred up controversy when he stated on a Boston radio program that he is interested in getting rid of police…

Lawrence City Council Mislead but Should Know Better

Lawrence City Council Mislead but Should Know Better

  By: Robert O’Koniewski, Esq. – September, 2007   On the threshold of Labor Day weekend as the unofficial close of summer approached, many of us were enjoying the last…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: We Love Immigrants

  June 5, 2007 We love immigrants. Those who come to America to become Americans have been the blood, sweat and backbone of our nation for many years.  Those who…

Spanish Newspaper Siglo21 Misleading Latinos

Spanish Newspaper Siglo21 Misleading Latinos

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan   By: Tom Duggan -Monday, May 7, 2007 Last week Siglo 21, (a partially bilingual newspaper) printed the following paragraphs about the ACLU and our…

Criminals and Cop Haters “Educate” the ACLU

Criminals and Cop Haters “Educate” the ACLU

How People Hear What They Want to Hear  Paying Attention! With Tom Duggan By Tom Duggan – May, 2007 Last month the ACLU came to Lawrence for a meeting with…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Police Details Needed?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Police Details Needed?

April,2007 We’ve noticed that North Andover Licensing Commission members always give a nice little speech to each new license holder about the how strict they are and how they have…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Lawrence Cabbie is no Criminal

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February – 2007  Here we go again in Lawrence where the victim is arrested and treated like the criminal, instead of focusing on the real criminals.  Last…

Methuen’s Police Chief Joe Solomon Speaks Out

Methuen’s Police Chief Joe Solomon Speaks Out

Defends Grant Spending, Says Eagle~Tribune Attacks on Him and Dept. Motivated by “Racism Against Arab-Americans”      By: Tom Duggan – February, 2007 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon said in an exclusive…

The Attacks on Chief Solomon Must Stop!

The Attacks on Chief Solomon Must Stop!

By: Methuen Councilor Debbie Quinn – December 2006  A recent newspaper article in the Boston Globe quoted me as saying that I am “definitely pro-blue.” That is an accurate quote, and…

Valley Patriot Editorial: Methuen City Councilors Should Butt Out

December, 2006  Last month, Methuen city councilors tried to inject themselves into the so-called controversy between Police Chief Joe Solomon and the officers and union members under his command.  What’s…