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Lawrence School Receiver to Resign from Top Education Spot

Lawrence School Receiver to Resign from Top Education Spot

By: Tom Duggan – 11-14-17 Lawrence Superintendent-Receiver Jeff Riley is expected to announce his resignation Wednesday just one week after the reelection of Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera. Riley was appointed…

Lawrence Police Arrest Man For 1st Degree Murder at YMCA

Lawrence Police Arrest Man For 1st Degree Murder at YMCA

Tom Duggan – 11-13-17 Lawrence Police and Massachusetts State Police arrested a Lawrence man Monday for the murder of Jose Bergos, (53) at the rooming house of the Lawrence YMCA.…

Print Edition of the November, 2017 Valley Patriot Newspaper

Print Edition of the November, 2017 Valley Patriot Newspaper

DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THIS EDITION  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ October, 2017

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ October, 2017

THE RACE FOR CONGRESS AND THE DEMOCRAT RESHUFFLE Lawrence’s freshman State Representative Juana Matias certainly doesn’t have any self esteem problems these days. Defeating Marcos Devers in a low turnout…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook ~ Election Edition

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook ~ Election Edition

By: Kathy Runge – Oct. 2017 Why are most of our elections in Lawrence a choice between who you can’t stand the least? I can endorse almost no one in…

Black Cats ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Black Cats ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Oct. 2017 Halloween—a holiday for witches, ghosts, vampires, and the much maligned black cat. But what is it about black cats that brings out the haters?…

Cops Seize Nearly A Kilogram of Heroin and Fentanyl – $21K in Cash In Raids In Lawrence, Lowell, Peabody and Haverhill

Cops Seize Nearly A Kilogram of Heroin and Fentanyl – $21K in Cash In Raids In Lawrence, Lowell, Peabody and Haverhill

  A large scale joint state and federal investigation has resulted in the arrest of 12 individuals in connection with a major heroin and fentanyl trafficking operation that brought large…

A&M Auto Body Moves from East Boston to Lawrence ~ A Direct Repair Facility

A&M Auto Body Moves from East Boston to Lawrence ~ A Direct Repair Facility

With all the bad publicity surrounding Lawrence’s crime and corruption problems, you might think that small businesses like A&M Auto Body would be resistant to moving into the city. But,…

Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover Named to Lawrence General Board of Trustees

Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover Named to Lawrence General Board of Trustees

Lawrence General Hospital has announced they have welcomed Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover, Massachusetts to its Board of Trustees. A native of the Merrimack Valley, Rodriguez has been focused on healthcare as…

Multiple Shootings Put Hospital on Lockown/Diversion, Gunshot Victim Dies in Crash

Multiple Shootings Put Hospital on Lockown/Diversion, Gunshot Victim Dies in Crash

Tom Duggan – 10-23-17 Another busy night for Lawrence police as the epidemic of shootings and gang violence had all patrol cars in the city tied up for hours.  Police…

Rivera vs. Lantigua – The Rematch from Hell! ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Rivera vs. Lantigua – The Rematch from Hell! ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

  Yup, it’s the scenario from hell for anyone who cares about the conditions of the City of Lawrence, how it affects the surrounding communities, and indeed the rest of…

Lawrence Council Candidate, Franklin Miguel Says Lawrence Needs Voter ID To Ensure Fair Elections

Lawrence Council Candidate, Franklin Miguel Says Lawrence Needs Voter ID To Ensure Fair Elections

LAWRENCE—Lawrence city council candidate Franklin Miguel has called for more oversight in Local elections. Historically, the city has never enforced any voter ID in any of its elections, but one…

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet - Sept. 2017 I was interested in fostering Chicken from the moment I saw his picture. His curious, wide-eyed look captured my attention and his story captured…

Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises $15K Through Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises $15K Through Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

  Lowell, MA – Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) a 100% volunteer, 501C3, which donates 100% of its proceeds to veterans, veterans causes, veteran organizations and veteran charities received a $15,000-dollar…

Lawrence Firefighters, Dental Partners in Lawrence Team Up to Help Lawrence Families in Puerto Rico

Lawrence Firefighters, Dental Partners in Lawrence Team Up to Help Lawrence Families in Puerto Rico

    When hero Lawrence firefighters Juan “Manny”Gonzalez first heard about the hurricane devastation on the island of Puerto Rico, he said he knew he had to do something. “Many…