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CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

Last month, the City of Lawrence and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognized the heroism of World War II veteran and former Lawrence native, Thomas A. Sullivan of the Army’s 338th…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2016

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook –  June, 2016

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Let me start with a shout out to State Rep. Marcos Devers, who had the courage to vote against the “bathroom bill,” which I’m…

Property and Foreclosure Listing from The May Edition of The Valley Patriot

Property and Foreclosure Listing from The May Edition of The Valley Patriot

  PROPERTIES-May16 CLICK HERE FOR AD RATES FOR REAL ESTATE SECTION   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

Phyllis Jones To Challenge DiZoglio For State Rep.

Phyllis Jones To Challenge DiZoglio For State Rep.

By: Tom Duggan – May, 2016 14th Essex District State Representative Diana DiZoglio will have a challenger for the Democratic Party’s primary in September. She is North Andover attorney Phyllis…

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

Final Language of New Public Records Law Released by Conference Committee

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4333 5-23-16 On Monday, a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on a new public records reform bill for the first time in 40 years. …

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

H-1B Foreign Workers Are Destroying Merrimack Valley Economy

By: Duncan Burns – May, 2016 Right now, when it comes to labor issues, all eyes are currently on The Verizon Strike, which affects many municipalities across The Merrimack Valley.…

Salvatore’s Donates and Serves Gourmet Meal to Homeless in Lawrence

Salvatore’s Donates and Serves Gourmet Meal to Homeless in Lawrence

  With the Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Lawrence in desperate need of funding to care for the less fortunate, the new owner of Salvatore’s Restaurant, Mike Agricola, showed up last…

Dominicans in Lawrence Vote for Dominican President, Show ID to Vote and say Voter ID is “Not Racist”

Dominicans in Lawrence Vote for Dominican President, Show ID to Vote and say Voter ID is “Not Racist”

  By: Tom Duggan – 5-15-16 LAWRENCE – The gymnasium of the old high school on Haverhill St. was filled to capacity Sunday afternoon as Dominican citizens who live in…

An Interview with Bylli Crayone Of Lawrence (Part I) on His New Release “Green”

An Interview with Bylli Crayone Of Lawrence (Part I) on His New Release “Green”

  Last month The Valley Patriot sat down with Lawrence singing sensation Bylli Crayone to discuss the 25th anniversary of his first release (which came out last February) called “25 Years,…

God’s Grace is Greater Than Your Sin!

God’s Grace is Greater Than Your Sin!

John 1:19, reads as follows, “For the law [the 10 Commandments] was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” Notice grace and truth are on the…

Jaws of Life Needed to Extract Trapped Woman in Lawrence While Porch Collapsing

Jaws of Life Needed to Extract Trapped Woman in Lawrence While Porch Collapsing

Lawrence Emergency responders this morning are using the jaws of life to extract a trapped woman from her car on Brook Street after she crashed into a house and telephone…

Lawrence Council Refuses to Tear Down Building Owned By Councilor Reyes, Declares Panhandling for Earthquake Victims in Ecuador “an Emergency”

Lawrence Council Refuses to Tear Down Building Owned By Councilor Reyes, Declares Panhandling for Earthquake Victims in Ecuador “an Emergency”

      By: Tom Duggan, May 3, 2016|820pm The Lawrence City Council refused to tear down a crumbling building owned by one of their own councilors by refusing to…

Dr. Rustum Opens New Pain Management Clinic at Sal’s Riverwalk!

Dr. Rustum Opens New Pain Management Clinic at Sal’s Riverwalk!

This month marks the return of Dr. Rami Rustum as a columnist in The Valley Patriot. We sat down with Dr. Rustum last week to talk about what does, and…

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

WANT YOUR EVENT OR ORGANIZATION LISTED IN THE NOTEBOOK? FOR $150 WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR NOTICE, EVENT, ETC. (150 word max) EDITION #150 – In case you didn’t notice the…

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…

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