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Saving Supermom

Saving Supermom

By: Cheryl Hajjar – October 2013 Having it all. That quintessential line brought on by the feminist movement that has been driven in every young girl’s mind including myself over…

West Nile Virus Found near Senior Center in Downtown North Andover, Truck Spraying Tuesday 24th

West Nile Virus Found near Senior Center in Downtown North Andover, Truck Spraying Tuesday 24th

BREAKING… The Board of Health has announced that mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus near the Senior Center in North Andover. Truck spraying of pesticides will…

A Conversation with Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal, Jorge Hernandez, PART 2

A Conversation with Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal, Jorge Hernandez, PART 2

TRANSCRIBED BY KATHLEEN LAPLANTE READ PART 1 Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan, (an alum of Saint Patrick’s Grammar School) sat down with the (now) Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal Jorge Hernandez.…

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

Responding to the Overuse of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, September, 2013 In 2007 a federal audit found that about one in seven elderly residents were being given antipsychotic medication in nursing homes despite…

Vet to Vet Services Comes Alive in Lawrence as Part of College Project

Vet to Vet Services Comes Alive in  Lawrence as Part of College Project

By: Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Jay Landry is an adult student at Springfield College who is taking human service courses at the school. Born and raised in Amesbury, the…

September is National Guide Dog Month

September is National Guide Dog Month

By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2013 September is National Guide Dog Month which is an honorary way to celebrate the work of guide dogs in the United States. This includes…

Why Tom Duggan Should not Leave the Republican Party

Why Tom Duggan Should not Leave the Republican Party

By: State Representative Lenny Mirra – September, 2013 Conversations with our fearless editor Tom Duggan typically turn into loud and contentious affairs. It was no exception at our latest discussion…

A Conversation with Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal, Jorge Hernandez, PART 1

A Conversation with Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal, Jorge Hernandez, PART 1

Transcribed by Kathleen Laplante Lawrence Catholic Academy is located on Parker and Salem Streets in Lawrence and was once Saint Patrick’s Grammar School, run by Saint Patrick’s Church. Jorge Hernandez…

59 Legislators Vote for Gas Tax Hike Have Taxpayers Pick Up Their Gas Tab!

59 Legislators Vote for Gas Tax Hike Have Taxpayers Pick Up Their Gas Tab!

Boston, MA: As taxpayers across the Commonwealth begin to feel the effects of new and higher taxes today, public records show that many of the legislators who voted to implement…

The Ongoing Fight Against Tax Increases

The Ongoing Fight Against Tax Increases

By: State Senator Kathleen Ives – August, 2013 There has been some misinformation in the press about the Legislature’s recent vote to override Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of the Transportation…

An Inside Look From State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

An Inside Look From State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

By: State Rep. Diana Dizoglio If there is one thing that I have learned during my first term representing you on Beacon Hill, it’s that things don’t always appear as…

Crowdfunding For Cash

Crowdfunding For Cash

 Babies and Briefcases By: Cheryl Hajjar – August, 2013 Unless you have been living in a landfill or still have an analog TV in your home, you have heard of…

DiZoglio, Lyons Spar on Taxes – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, August 3, 2013

DiZoglio, Lyons Spar on Taxes – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, August 3, 2013

LISTEN TO HOUR ONE (RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD) Russia takes a hard line on gays and the gay community is outraged…. but are we supposed to respect other people’s cultures?…

North Andover Police Arrest Two for Stolen Tires

North Andover Police Arrest Two for Stolen Tires

July 26, 2013 BREAKING… According to Lt. Charles Grey of the North Andover Police at 5:14 this morning a caller from Heritage Green Condo Complex observed two males taking tires…

North Andover Businessman Says Billerica Fire Hydrant Bid Tailored to Limit Competition, Says Restrictions will Cost Town Additional $24K

North Andover Businessman Says Billerica Fire Hydrant Bid Tailored to Limit Competition, Says Restrictions will Cost Town Additional $24K

By: Tom Duggan – July 26, 2013 Billerica DPW director Abdul Alkhatib says there are no shenanigans going on with his town’s public bid to purchase fire hydrants. He told…