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NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

NECC Offers Info Sessions on Nurse Assistant Programs 

Northern Essex Community College will hold information sessions for a five-week, non-credit nursing assistant program that is offered twice this fall at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St. in Lawrence, Entry K.…

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

On Thursday August 10th two individuals were taken into custody following a traffic accident on route 114 in Lawrence. At approximately 2:40 PM Lawrence Police responded to a traffic accident…

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

A few months ago the governor of New Hampshire called out the City of Lawrence as the source of their “drug crisis” and “opioid epidemic”. He painted a picture of…

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2017 One looming challenge for our country and Massachusetts is a general lack of civic engagement on the part of our young people.…

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – July, 2017 When you rescue kittens that were born outside, chances are very good that they will need some degree of socialization, or taming. Kittens born…

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

By: Tom Duggan – July 29, 2017 Last week the Lawrence city council voted to ban the sale of marijuana within the city limits. The unanimous vote (9-0) came after…

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

  By Tom Duggan – July 26, 2017 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera’s new “Homeless Coordinator” Anil “Nilly” DaCosta has issued a new directive to manage the ongoing problem of dozens…

Lawrence Candidate Catches DPW Workers Cleaning Councilor’s Property, Broadcasts Confrontation Live on Facebook

Lawrence Candidate Catches DPW Workers Cleaning Councilor’s Property, Broadcasts Confrontation Live on Facebook

By: Tom Duggan – July 25, 2017 Lawrence City Council candidate Francisco Paulino says he is so sick of the special favors City Councilor Estella Reyes has been getting with her…

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

Of the 46 recruits to graduate from the Northern Essex Community College/Methuen Police Academy on Friday, July 14, during the academy’s fourth commencement ceremony, 40 already have jobs in law…

Maldonado says No Problem with His Campaign Donations, Media Should Focus on “Rivera’s Pattern of Corruption”

Maldonado says No Problem with His Campaign Donations, Media Should Focus on “Rivera’s Pattern of Corruption”

By: Tom Duggan – July 17, 2017 `In response to the State’s Office of Campaign and Political Financing (OCPF) demanding he disclose donors to his campaign, Lawrence City Councilor and…

Lawrence Mayor Removes Campaign Rival From City Position, Jaime Says Promotion is “Retaliation”

Lawrence Mayor Removes Campaign Rival From City Position, Jaime Says Promotion is “Retaliation”

By: Tom Duggan – July 11, 2017 Just two months before the September mayoral primary in Lawrence, embattled mayor Dan Rivera has removed one of his campaign opponents from his…

Shadow Donors Plague Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Modesto Maldonado

Shadow Donors Plague Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Modesto Maldonado

By: Tom Duggan – July 8, 2017 OCPF-contributions maldonado    OCPF-expenditures maldonado According to The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance, (OCPF) an enforcement arm of the Secretary of State’s…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2017

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2017

I’ve been gone for a few months and there’s so much news you may not have heard about it’ll take two months to catch up. Council Business: The Ordinance Committee…

Leonardo Lara of Lawrence Sentenced For Money Laundering & Theft of Public Funds

Leonardo Lara of Lawrence Sentenced For Money Laundering & Theft of Public Funds

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for money laundering, transacting in criminally-derived property, and theft of public funds.  Leonardo Lara, 36, was sentenced…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ June, 2017

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ June, 2017

MEDFLIGHT COPTER SHOT AT, MEDFLIGHT ISSUES BIZARRE PRESS RELEASE Last month a fight on Boxford Street in Lawrence resulted in six people being stabbed. One was stabbed in the chest, another…

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