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Public should have been told about Lawrence water

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   February, 2009 In March and August of 2008, the City of Lawrence did not perform the states’ required monthly chlorite testing on the city’s drinking water. The…

City Approves Sal Lupoli’s $100 Million Retail Development on Merrimack Street

City Approves Sal Lupoli’s $100 Million Retail Development on Merrimack Street

Slated to Bring 2,000 New Jobs to Lawrence   By: Tom Duggan  February 2, 2009  The Lawrence Historical Commission voted Tuesday evening to approve the demolition of two buildings on…

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…

North Andover Family caught in Mumbai, India terrorist attacks

North Andover Family caught in Mumbai, India terrorist attacks

North Andover woman recounts how she and her family became caught up in India’s terrorist attack By: Erin Mary Ackerman – January, 2009 Editors note: The following is a first…

Blanchette calls for “investigation” into how The Valley Patriot obtained public information on his $5,000 Raise

Blanchette calls for “investigation” into how The Valley Patriot obtained public information on his $5,000 Raise

Blanchette calls for “investigation” into how The Valley Patriot obtained public information on his $5,000 Raise   The president of the Lawrence city council has called for an “investigation” into…

Mayoral Candidate in legal dispute

Mayoral Candidate in legal dispute

Israel Reyes at the center of lawsuit over allegations on May Street     By: Paula Porten  December, 2008   Former Lawrence City Councilor and candidate for Mayor, Israel Reyes, is…

Andrea Traficanti Files for Permanent Disability

Andrea Traficanti Files for Permanent Disability

Fired Attorney’s Firm Member Made Millions on Taxpayers   Valley Patriot Staff – November, 2008 Former Lawrence city hall worker Andrea Traficanti will be back in court next month seeking…

Hero in Our Midst – Haverhill’s John Katsaros and Code Burgandy

Hero in Our Midst – Haverhill’s John Katsaros and Code Burgandy

  Tech Sgt. James Moore, USAF It is now possible for us to remember a true patriot. Sworn to silence for a period of time, even to his own family,…

Public Deserves Answers From School Committee Chair

Public Deserves Answers From School Committee Chair

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan October, 2008 Last May the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) notified the North Andover Public Schools that their high school was being…

Eagle Tribune Cuts 52 Jobs

Eagle Tribune Cuts 52 Jobs

    By: Tom Duggan – September, 2008 The Eagle Tribune newspaper, head-quartered in North Andover and owned by Alabama-based Community News-paper Holdings, Inc. announced last week that at least…

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Family of hero soldier killed in Iraq says Eagle~Tribune Reporter had to be thrown out of wake and funeral as well By: Tom Duggan – August, 2008 Slain soldier, Army Pfc.…

World-wide golf aid “SwingRite” made in Boxford

World-wide golf aid “SwingRite” made in Boxford

Valley Patriot’s “Puppy Girl” markets multi-national company to help your golf Swing-Rite! Tom Duggan While Boxford resident Kate Whitey may be best known as the author of our Puppy Love…

Remembering Alex Jiminez – Valley Patriot of the Month – August 2008

Remembering Alex Jiminez – Valley Patriot of the Month – August 2008

Since the very first edition of The Valley Patriot in March of 2004, this space has been reserved for honoring local veterans who have either performed heroically in battle or…

Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy Refutes Chief Romero’s Claim of Increased Arrests at LHS

Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy Refutes Chief Romero’s Claim of Increased Arrests at LHS

 By: Tom Duggan – May, 2008   July 29, 2008 — Following Police Chief John Romero’s issuing of the School Resource Officer (SRO) report detailing an increase in arrests in…

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…