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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…

Lawrence Company Volunteers to Help Maintain Ball Fields

Lawrence Company Volunteers to Help Maintain Ball Fields

October, 2011 LAWRENCE, MA: Lawrence City Councilor Marc LaPlante has announced that the Lawrence company, Tompkins Landscaping, has begun work to maintain the South Lawrence East ball fields. “When the…

Senator Finegold Gets $631K Grant for Lawrence Police

Senator Finegold Gets $631K Grant for Lawrence Police

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2011 LAWRENCE – State Senator Barry Finegold (D) Andover, held a press conference Monday at Lawrence City Hall to announce a state grant approved in…

Parents of Public School Children Beware!

Parents of Public School Children Beware!

Trasnformative Education – A Looming Disaster THINKING OUTSIDE the BOX! By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – October 2011 A Vision for                  Transformative Education…

Our Politicians Failed Us in the City of Lawrence

  By: Robert O’Koniewski – October, 2011 Election time is once again upon us here in Lawlesstown. The choices we make on Tuesday, November 8 will dictate how the remaining…

Voter ID, Secure Communities-Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Voter ID, Secure Communities-Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

  By: Jamison Tomasek – October, 2011 It is very hard to be positive about Lawrence. There has been a lot of press lately about a number of issues important…

Now Here’s Something We Can Do!

Now Here’s Something We Can Do!

  By: Peter Larocue – September, 2011 In my August Valley Patriot column I wrote about having an event where we the Citizens of Lawrence who believe in the power…

Green or Shovel Ready – Government Fails to Create Jobs

Green or Shovel Ready – Government Fails to Create Jobs

By: John Golnik – September, 2011 In mid August, Representative Tsongas was in Lawrence to present a $300,000 grant to the Workforce Investment Board, federal monies from the EPA, for…

Tsongas Pens Letter to President Obama

Tsongas Pens Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, As you know, nationwide unemployment remains unacceptably high. The job numbers released earlier this month show that the private sector added only 154,000 jobs. While this number…

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

  By: Jamison Tomasek – September, 2011 Last month’s article detailed irregularities in the list of Lawrence registered voters. On the official voter list hundreds of voters were registered two…

McCann Files Lawsuit Against Former Mayor

McCann Files Lawsuit Against Former Mayor

Sullivan says same suit filed twice before, expects dismissal again   By: Tom Duggan – September, 2011 LAWRENCE – On February 9, 2007 (then) Public Works Director Frank McCann was…

What Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins Doesn’t Want You To Know

What Essex County Sheriff Frank  Cousins Doesn’t Want You To Know

ANOTHER VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE! Public not being notified of escapes, pretrial detainees being held at CAC BY:TOM DUGGAN, SEPT. 04, 2011 Meet James Walsh. According to documents obtained by the Valley Patriot,…

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

Last month’s article detailed irregularities in the list of Lawrence registered voters. On the official voter list hundreds of voters were registered two or three times, with the repeating names…