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Bank Robber Suicide

Bank Robber Suicide

    By: Tom Duggan – September, 2010 Last month, a man walked into a downtown bank in Lowell brandishing a weapon and took the bank occupants hostage as he…

Valley Patriot of the Month: Tech. Sgt. Donald G. Boulette

Valley Patriot of the Month: Tech. Sgt. Donald G. Boulette

Hero In Our Midst: USAF, 439th Security Forces Squadron, Westover ARB   By: Kate Cotnoir – May, 2010 LOWELL – Technical Sergeant Boulette was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was…

Congressional candidate Sam Meas: charge “home” countries for illegals!

Congressional candidate Sam Meas: charge “home” countries for illegals!

By Tom Duggan – May, 2010 Congressional candidate Sam Meas sat with Valley Patriot editor Tom Duggan and his WCAP co-host Paul Murano for an on-air interview about his life…

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Refuses to Lowe Flag for Slain Lawrence Police Officer By: Jerry Flynn – Executive Director, N.E. Police Benevolent Association April, 2010     On Friday, November 17, 1978, Officer Christos Rouses…

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Refuses to Lowe Flag for Slain Lawrence Police Officer By: Jerry Flynn – Executive Director, N.E. Police Benevolent Association April, 2010   On Friday, November 17, 1978, Officer Christos Rouses was…

Outgoing senator Steve Panagiotakos says goodbye, a history of public service

  By: Richard Howe – March, 2010 Senator Steve Panagiotakos Says Goodbye Since announcing last month that he would not seek re-election to the State Senate, Steve Panagiotakos has repeatedly…

Tsongas says new credit cards law will protect consumers

Congressman Tsongas   March, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Niki Tsongas says that a series of landmark reforms to the way the credit card industry does business have now gone…

Getting ready for future challenges

  By: Joe Mendonca – February, 2010 The City Manager has begun to reorganize city government. The first change was to replace the Building Commissioner as the beginning of restoring…

Help us, help you when your pets are on the loose!

  By: Crystal Arnott – January, 2010 Each year thousands of animals go missing and are never reunited with their families. Without proper identification, many of these animals enter shelters…

New year, new council, new hope in Lowell

By: Joe Mendonca, Lowell City Council January, 2010    The New Year has begun. The new City Council has been sworn-in. Jim Milinazzo was elected as the Mayor and Kevin…

Mike Miles, Warren Shaw launch personal attacks

Mike Miles, Warren Shaw launch personal attacks

But Warren Shaw and Mike Miles Can’t Debate the Real Issues By: D.J. Deeb – January, 2010 The letter is ludicrous and speaks for itself. Unlike Mike Miles and his…

Recovery Act Dollars being spent in The Valley

Recovery Act Dollars being spent in The Valley

How Some of Your Money is Being Spent “Since Recovery Act dollars began to be released in March, the Fifth District has received more than $350 million, helping to create…

Governor announces Stimulus Fund Disbursement to Local Communities

Governor announces Stimulus Fund Disbursement to Local Communities

Valley Patriot Questions Tsongas, Governor Patrick on Spending By: Tom Duggan – January, 2010 LINK: How Some of Your Money Was Spent Deval Patrick:      As the senator said, we have…

Tsongas reintroduces legislation to improve the quality of veterans’ health care

From the Desk of Congressman Niki Tsongas By: Congressman Niki Tsongas – January 12, 2009    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Niki Tsongas today reintroduced two bills to address and improve the…

Text-Gate in Lowell:

Elected officials sending secret messages to each other during public meetings may be illegal Tom Duggan – July, 2008 Last week, Lowell City Councilor and former Lowell Mayor Rita Mercier…