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Who Really Cares About the Environment?

Who Really Cares About the Environment?

Just Look Locally at Lawrence and Listen Carefully for the Crickets By: Tom Duggan – March, 2012 In July of 2009 the Valley Patriot wrote an explosive story, publishing Documents…

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

By: Gary Manion – March, 2012 On Super Tuesday the voters of Lawrence, Tewksbury, Dracut and Andover not only cast votes for President but voted for local and state party…

Noose Tightens on Lantigua Admin

Noose Tightens on Lantigua Admin

Feds Serve More Subpoenas in Corruption Probe By: Tom Duggan – March, 2012 Since the days of Willie Lantigua’s first campaign for state representative, The Valley Patriot has reported extensively…

Identity Theft Crackdown Sweeps Across the Nation

Identity Theft Crackdown Sweeps Across the Nation

More than 200 Actions Taken in 23 States   (Boston) The Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department today announced the results of a massive national sweep cracking down on…

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.…

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Tim Thomas, Willie Lantigua and More!

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford – Tim Thomas, Willie Lantigua and More!

By: Ronnie Ford – February 2012  Bruin’s goalie Tim Thomas has the right stuff, stood up for his opinion and didn’t join team mates to meet the president. He exercised…

Valley Patriot Celebrates 100th Edition

Valley Patriot Celebrates 100th Edition

  Looking Back at 8 Years And 100 Editions of Exclusive News And Views!   February – 2012 Looking Back On Our First Edition Next month The Valley Patriot will…

Chester’s Coup d’etat

Chester’s Coup d’etat

  By: Peter Larocque – January, 2012 As of the time this article went to print, The Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, Mr. Mitchell Chester held meetings with…

“Sober House” on Crack Corner

“Sober House” on Crack Corner

Prisoners in “Sober House” on Crack Corner Have  No Supervision, Escapes Continue with No Accountability Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan Tom Duggan  - January 2012 LAWRENCE, MA – The intersection of…

William X Wall Experiment Station is State-of-the-Art, ‘Green’ Building following $30M Upgrade

  November, 2011 LAWRENCE – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today celebrated the opening of the newly expanded and renovated Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station in Lawrence,…

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua runs the Table in Council Races: Net Gain- Zero

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua runs the Table in Council Races: Net Gain- Zero

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN     By: Tom Duggan – November, 2011 At Large City Council All three Lawrence City Councilors at Large were reelected last month garnering more…

Redistricting for 2012: Haverhill, Lawrence, Andover, North Andover

  By: Jamison Tomasek – November, 2011 The results of the Massachusetts legislature’s redistricting commission, at least as far as the House and Senate are concerned, are official. In a…

State Rep Jim Lyons Demands Answers

State Rep Jim Lyons Demands Answers

Governor Patrick Administration Refuses to Say How Much is Spent on Illegals By: Tom Duggan – November 2012 State Representative Jim Lyons (D) Andover, has turned Beacon Hill on it’s…

The RECURRING DREAM by Bill Arcand

  Book review by Dottie Avery – November, 2011 The Author of THE RECURRING DREAM, Bill Arcand, was born and raised in Lawrence, MA. He moved to California in the…

FAIL FORWARD – Self-Motivation For When The Going Gets Tough

FAIL FORWARD – Self-Motivation For When The Going Gets Tough

By: Diana Dizoglio One hopes that tough times will produce humility, strength of character, and eventually growth and change. As anyone who has faced a challenge knows, however, this process…