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Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

Veteran Organizations Fight for Relevancy

By: Oscar Camargo – January 2015 Veteran organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion are experiencing a decline in membership. In fact, membership in the…

Bob LeBlanc says Poor People in Lawrence “Love Being Poor” and that “Everybody in the City of Lawrence are Poverty Pimps”

Bob LeBlanc says Poor People in Lawrence “Love Being Poor” and that “Everybody in the City of Lawrence are Poverty Pimps”

Former Methuen Town Manager and Democrat operative Bob LeBlanc says “everybody in the city of Lawrence are poverty pimps” and the poor people of Lawrence “love being poor.” LeBlanc called in to the Paying…

Podcast of Paying Attention (2-14-15) – An Interview with MTV’s Brittany Baldi, The Upcoming Valley Patriot BASH and MORE

Podcast of Paying Attention (2-14-15) – An Interview with MTV’s Brittany Baldi, The Upcoming Valley Patriot BASH and MORE

Interview with Brittany Baldi  Download or Listen to Hour 1 Download or Listen to Hour 2 Tom and Paul started the show off talking about a great service for disabled American Veterans, free snow…

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

On March 31st, voters will cast their ballots to fill two seats on the North Andover Board of Selectmen, including one being vacated by Bill Gordon, who has very capably…

Senator L’Italien to Hold Town Hall Forum at Salvatore’s in Lawrence

Senator L’Italien to Hold Town Hall Forum at Salvatore’s in Lawrence

LAWRENCE – State Sen. Barbara A. L’Italien (D-Andover) along with Senate President Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced today that the Senate will host a Town Hall-style meeting Feb. 23 at Salvatore’s…

City of Methuen Seeks Residents to Fill Boards and Commissions

City of Methuen Seeks Residents to Fill Boards and Commissions

Mayor Stephen N. Zanni is looking for prospective Methuen residents interested in joining the city’s many boards and commissions. Serving on a city board is a great way to get…

Exchange Club Honors North Andover Firefighters

Exchange Club Honors North Andover Firefighters

  Nine members of the North Andover Fire Department were honored by the Lawrence Exchange Club last month. Fire Chief Andrew Melnikas took to the podium and talked about why…

2014 Year-End Housing Report: Local Home Prices Increased in All Categories in Merrimack Valley for the 2nd Straight Year

2014 Year-End Housing Report: Local Home Prices Increased in All Categories in Merrimack Valley for the 2nd Straight Year

Single-Family Volume and Prices Had a Strong Fourth Quarter   (MERRIMACK & NASHOBA VALLEYS) — The Northeast Association of REALTORS® (NEAR) reported today that the combined sales of single-family homes…

Governor Baker, Mayor Rivera Announce $95K to Make Intersections Safer

Governor Baker, Mayor Rivera Announce $95K to Make Intersections Safer

February 5, 2015, Lawrence, MA- Governor Charlie Baker, with Mayor Daniel Rivera, Senator Barbara L’Italien, State Representative Marcos Devers, State Representative Frank Moran and State Representative Diana DiZoglio, announced in…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – Mayor Fiorentini Must Act Now on Police Station Mold (2-15)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – Mayor Fiorentini Must Act Now on Police Station Mold (2-15)

It seems hard to believe. Since before the Haverhill Police Station was even occupied, concerns were raised about mold and mildew due to substandard construction work. That was in 1999.…

Podcast of Paying Attention w. Tom Duggan (1-31-15) Guests: Tim Imholt, Bob Christakos, and Phil Decologero

Podcast of Paying Attention w. Tom Duggan (1-31-15) Guests: Tim Imholt, Bob Christakos, and Phil Decologero

  DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Tom and Paul started the show off with a call from former State Rep. Candidate Phil DeCologero  who…

American Legion Notes for the New Year

American Legion Notes  for the New Year

Hard to believe another year has come and gone. Time again for our New Year’s resolutions. Hopefully I can stick with most of them! Some are the usual ones: lose…

Methuen’s Brittany Baldi Moves to L.A. Starts New TV Series

Methuen’s Brittany Baldi Moves  to L.A. Starts New TV Series

Methuen’s Brittany Baldi has moved to Los Angeles, California to expand her career in the entertainment industry. Baldi says she loves working in Boston and will probably be back someday,…

New Year Puppy

New Year Puppy

By: Tracey Zysk – January, 2105 How many of you found an adorable cute little puppy under your tree this holiday season? If you did or are planning on adopting…

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera Announces Selection for New Fire Chief

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera Announces Selection for New Fire Chief

Following a five-month nationwide, public, search process conducted by a team of nine community members, Mayor Daniel Rivera today announced his selection for Chief of the Lawrence Fire Department, and…