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Lawrence’s Al Zappala Named GM of Sicilian Football Team

Lawrence’s Al Zappala Named GM of Sicilian Football Team

Lawrence native Alfred M. Zappala was named General Manager today of the Elephants Catania American football team in Catania, Sicily bringing decades of experience to one of the most  storied franchises in…

Lawrence Man Gets ‘Holiday Bonus’ in August

Lawrence Man Gets ‘Holiday Bonus’ in August

BRAINTREE, MA – Jonathan Vega of Lawrence is the third $2.5 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$2,500,000 Holiday Bonus” instant game. Vega chose the cash option on…

Cops Executed Because of CNN’s Anti-Cop Hysteria

Cops Executed  Because of CNN’s Anti-Cop Hysteria

By: Tom Duggan, August, 2016 I blame CNN and their reporters for the execution of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge last month. Let me make my case, and…

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

By: Tom Duggan Embattled Lawrence City Councilor Sandy Almonte, who represents the District “A” Prospect Hill neighborhood, has resigned from her position just one month after being arrested for assault…

The August, 2016 Edition of The Valley Patriot

The August, 2016 Edition of The Valley Patriot

Open or download the August, 2016 edition of The Valley Patriot     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a…

What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

  By: Dr. Rami Rustum – July, 2016 Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder marked by widespread, unexplained pain in the muscles and joints. It’s not a disease. It’s a syndrome,…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2016

Reggie Autumn Craft & Vendor Fair to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Greater Lawrence Technical School Andover, MA. We are looking for interested crafters and vendors interested…

The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2016 From talking to police chiefs all over The Valley, it’s become increasingly clear that use of the new drug narcan is causing some unintended…

Getting the People’s Business Done

Getting the People’s Business Done

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2016 The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed important legislation for workers, for our communities, and protections for transgender individuals. Facing an…

My 2016 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 2016 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2016 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced next week and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give my…

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – July, 2016 The reality of UMass Lowell and its significant impact on the City of Lowell has hit hard lately. UMass Lowell recently purchased Perkins Park…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2016 June proved to be a volatile month for both the City of Methuen budget and the Methuen Public Schools budget. Even though Mayor Steve…

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

By: State Representative Lenny Mirra – July, 2016 Here’s why you should care, and care A LOT, about health care costs: Massachusetts has the highest healthcare costs in the world.…

MA Attorney General Says She’s Not Banning Guns, Changing Laws

MA Attorney General Says She’s Not Banning Guns, Changing Laws

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy denied reports that she is “banning guns” or  overstepping her authority saying she is neither creating a new law or taking away 2nd amendment rights.…

Tails from the City ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Tails from the City ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – July, 2016 July—a great month for fireworks, cookouts, beaches, and……TNR. What in the world is TNR? TNR stands for: Trap-Neuter-Return. After becoming aware of the number…