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Public Rallies for Police, Speakers Talk of Importance of Supporting Police

Public Rallies for Police, Speakers Talk of Importance of Supporting Police

  More than 350 people rallied at Methuen High School last week to show their love and support for police officers and their families. The rally was organized to honor…

Lawrence Tax Preparer & Former School Teacher Sentenced for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

Lawrence Tax Preparer & Former School Teacher Sentenced for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

BOSTON – A Lawrence tax preparer and former teacher in the Lawrence and Boston school systems was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with his role…

Live VIDEO Interview with Kemal Bozkurt in Istanbul as Coup is Taking Place

Live VIDEO Interview with Kemal Bozkurt in Istanbul as Coup is Taking Place

CLICK PHOTO FOR INTERVIEW Technology sure has come a long way. As CNN was reporting that all social media in Turkey was shut down by a military coup, we were live…

“We’ve Got Your Back” – Residents, Veterans Serve Lunch to Methuen & Lawrence Police

“We’ve Got Your Back” – Residents, Veterans Serve Lunch to Methuen & Lawrence Police

PHOTOS|VIDEO CHIEF SOLOMON|VIDEO CHIEF FITZPATRICK Lawrence and Methuen Police were treated to a free lunch Friday afternoon thanks to JT Torres of New England Veterans’ Liberty House and resident volunteers from all…

Two Lawrence Councilors Want to Make it Harder to Recall the Mayor

Two Lawrence Councilors Want to Make it Harder to Recall the Mayor

Lawrence City Councilors Laplante and Vasquez say it is far too easy to mount a recall election against a city mayor and have submitted a proposal to make it more…

Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Ratify New Contract

Lawrence General Hospital Nurses Ratify New Contract

Three-year Agreement between hospital and RNs includes increase to wages, time off benefits and staffing improvements to ensure quality patient care LAWRENCE, Mass. — The more than 450 nurses of…

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,…