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MA Rep. Barbara L’Italien’s Attack on the Catholic Church

MA Rep. Barbara L’Italien’s Attack on the Catholic Church

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN     Tom Duggan – November, 2004  Massachusetts State Representative Barbara L’Italien should be ashamed of herself. She has not only taken a public stand…

SENIOR CENTERS OPEN YOUR DOORS!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL October, 2004 LAWRENCE – In the towns of Andover and North Andover, candidates running for office are not allowed into the senior centers to campaign. These are…

GLTS Dedicates Science & Technology Center

GLTS Dedicates Science & Technology Center

ANDOVER- The Greater Lawrence Technical School unveiled the new Science and Technology wing last month and dedicated it to a lifelong advocate of the vocational school, Evelyn Burke. Mrs. Burke…

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND IS WORKING IN LAWRENCE

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL September, 2004 John Kerry and the democrats have long touted the myth that the presidents’ education initiative “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) isn’t funded and “leaves…

Uncertainty Looms For Veterans Stadium

Uncertainty Looms For Veterans Stadium

By: Tom Duggan – September, 2004  LAWRENCE – After more than thirty years of neglect and empty promises by elected officials, the Veterans Memorial Stadium has finally become a priority for…

Signs of Growth are Everywhere in Lawrence – By Lawrence High Principal Tom Sharkey

Signs of Growth are Everywhere in Lawrence – By Lawrence High Principal Tom Sharkey

By: Tom Sharkey – September, 2004 The development of the mill buildings, the construction of a new rail center, and the repairs to City Hall and to Veterans Stadium speak…

Lawrence Charter Needs an “Or Else” – PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN

Lawrence Charter Needs an “Or Else” – PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN

  September, 2004 One of the major problems with the Lawrence City Charter is that there’s no accountability clause when any mayor simply refuses to follow or enforce the law.…

What The World Owes Lawrence, Massachusetts

What The World Owes Lawrence, Massachusetts

  By: Hartley Pleshaw – September, 2004 You probably don’t realize it, but if you live in Lawrence, you live in a place which should be as hallowed as Lexington…

Name Transportation Center for Fallen Firefighter

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL August, 2004 A brand new, multi-million dollar transportation center has broken ground in the City of Lawrence near the North Andover line.  That’s the good news. The…

Willie Lantigua Crying Racism AGAIN!

Willie Lantigua Crying Racism AGAIN!

PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN     By: Tom Duggan -August, 2005 What do you do when you are a State Representative and a campaign contributor violates his liquor license…

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

Hanna’s Education Corner – An Interview with Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

By: Hanna, Age 10 – October, 2004 What is the difference between a teacher, a principal and a superintendent? Teachers work most directly with the students in the classroom. Principals…

Land Grab at Lawrence’s Veteran’s Memorial Stadium

Land Grab at Lawrence’s Veteran’s Memorial Stadium

By: Tom Duggan – August, 2004 LAWRENCE – Two years ago the Lawrence City Council agreed to grant a small portion of land at the Veterans Memorial Stadium for construction…

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Lawrence School Committee uses State Tax Dollars on Cell Phones…for Themselves   By: Tom Duggan – July, 2004   LAWRENCE- In the first three parts of this series, The Valley…

Lawrence School Committee Trip Included Stay at Walt Disney World

Lawrence School Committee Trip Included Stay at Walt Disney World

By: Tom Duggan – May, 2004    While other communities in the Merrimack Valley are counting every penny and making difficult cuts to services and personnel, foregoing luxuries like out-of-state…

Education Myths Debunked by Real Life Examples

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – May, 2004 Recent headlines in Merrimack Valley newspapers have proven that the sacred cow ideologies of public education espoused by…