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Firefighter, Activist Manny “Juan” Gonzalez Officially Kicks off Campaign for Lawrence Mayor

Firefighter, Activist Manny “Juan” Gonzalez Officially Kicks off Campaign for Lawrence Mayor

By: Tom Duggan – July 18, 2013 Lawrence Firefighter and community activist Manuel “Juan” Gonzalez launched his official campaign kickoff for Mayor Thursday night before a packed room of about…

City Pays DiAdamos $4M Rent For Building Worth $801,200

City Pays DiAdamos $4M Rent For Building Worth $801,200

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2013 According to documents obtained by The Valley Patriot, Carmine and William DiAdamo of the DiAdamo and DiAdamo Law firm are not only the worker’s compensation…

The Declaration of Independence vs. City of Lawrence

The Declaration of Independence vs. City of Lawrence

  By: Peter Larocque – June, 2013 According to the Declaration of Independence, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, are unalienable rights of all the people endowed by their…

Lantigua Conceals DiAdamo Money – Who Paid for DiAdamos Legal Services on Lantigua Criminal Matter?

Lantigua Conceals DiAdamo Money – Who Paid for DiAdamos Legal Services on Lantigua Criminal Matter?

By: Tom Duggan – June 2013 The DiAdamo and DiAdamo Law Firm has been paid millions of dollars over the last ten years representing the City of Lawrence on worker’s…

Lantigua Spends $32,178 of Taxpayers Money to Fight $61 Public Records Request

Lantigua Spends $32,178 of Taxpayers Money to Fight $61 Public Records Request

“… what Mayor Lantigua and City Attorney Charlie Boddy are doing is, they are using your public money to hire a law firm out of  Boston, to prevent you the…

Representative Diana DiZoglio Fights to Close Campaign Finance Loopholes

Representative Diana DiZoglio Fights to  Close Campaign Finance Loopholes

  Last month, during the state budget debate, Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) addressed her colleagues for the first time in the 188th General Court in support of closing a serious…

Lawrence’s Crayone on Forefront of Great Music, Raising Money for Charity

Lawrence’s Crayone on Forefront of Great Music, Raising Money for Charity

    LAWRENCE – Funusual Records is proud to release the Charity album ‘We Stand With You’ featuring 17 tracks. An album that features both local artists from around Massachusetts…

Revolving Door: Will Lawrence’s Politics Ever Change?

By: Peter Larocque – May 2013 Before I get into Lawrence politics, I would like to share a comment that I posted last week on my Facebook page concerning the…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lantigua, Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez, Frank Cousins and MORE!

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK: Lantigua, Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez, Frank Cousins and MORE!

  RICH OLD WHITE GUY VS YOUNG VIBRANT LATINO … WHATS A LIBERAL TO DO? For 25 years, the news media and the democrat party narrative has always been to…

24 Year Old Lawrence Man Stable after Being Shot on Park Street

24 Year Old Lawrence Man Stable after Being Shot on Park Street

By: Tom Duggan Lawrence Police cordoned off a section Park Street within minutes and began marking up shell casings on the ground (4 in all) as well as a live…

GLCAC’s Head Start Wins Award for STEM Curriculum

GLCAC’s Head Start Wins Award for STEM Curriculum

The GLCAC’s Head Start program recently won recognition for its innovation and leadership in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to preschoolers. In a ceremony attended by Lawrence Mayor William…

EDITORIAL: The Fleecing of Taxpayers – Ultimate Power, No Transparency, No Outrage in Lawrence

EDITORIAL: The Fleecing of Taxpayers – Ultimate Power, No Transparency, No Outrage in Lawrence

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL MAY, 2013   The corruption and the fleecing of the state taxpayers by Lawrence officials is staggering, and we believe the biggest scandal going on in the…

Lawrence Man Charged with Extortion and Illegal Firearm Possession

Lawrence Man Charged with Extortion and Illegal Firearm Possession

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office BOSTON—Felix Paulino, 35, of Lawrence was indicted on charges of interstate extortionate threats and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On…

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Delivers Some Tough Love to the Tea Party and Conservatives

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Delivers Some Tough Love to the Tea Party and Conservatives

Video of Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan delivering some tough love to the Tea Party and Conservatives Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in…

McVeigh and Tildsley retire; Dunham leads Striders

McVeigh and Tildsley retire; Dunham leads Striders

By: Mark Behan – May 2013 After a combined 70 years of coaching and 875 wins between them, two Lions of the Winter have retired. Longtime Andover High School girls’…