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Heroes and Bozos of 2018 – TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2018)

Heroes and Bozos of 2018 – TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2018)

  HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2018 While we normally reserve the word “hero” for our brave veterans, police officers, and firefighters, the use of the word hero in this yearly…

Violent Crime Plummets in Lawrence

Violent Crime Plummets in Lawrence

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM OR A NEW NORMAL IN LAWRENCE?  It isn’t a sexy story, so you probably won’t read about it in the local daily newspaper, but violent…

Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

Homelessness Fight is an Opportunity for Dialogue

By: Joe DAmore – Nov. 2018 Recently news reports – and explosive social media message decried Mayor Daniel Rivera, apparent uniliteral decisions regarding the use of the Buckley Bus Station…

Greater Lawrence Tech Senior Ashlin Reyes Named Presidential Scholar Nominee

Greater Lawrence Tech Senior Ashlin Reyes Named Presidential Scholar Nominee

  LAWRENCE — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that Greater Lawrence Tech senior Ashlin Reyes is one of five students from Massachusetts chosen as a nominee for the…

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis  ~  VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

If there is one thing that Michael Gorman and his volunteers at TMF (The Movement Family) have proved over the last six months, it’s that helping the homeless and making…

Saba Shows True Leadership on Police Superiors

Saba Shows True Leadership on Police Superiors

By D.J. Deeb – Nov. 2018 Methuen City Councilor Steve Saba has shown true leadership in dealing with the outrageous Methuen Police Superior Contracts these last few months. In leading…

Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

Residents who lost immigration documents in the September gas explosion may contact GLCAC’s Immigration Services program for help with getting replacements. GLCAC’s Immigration program can help residents replace permanent resident…

Fake Liberal Outrage in a Free Society

Fake Liberal Outrage  in a Free Society

By: Ken Willette 0 Nov. 2018 As we venture once again into a hotly contested election season, it is also fair to call into question some on the Left who…

Is Dracut Ready to Go to Pot?

Is Dracut Ready to Go to Pot?

By: Brian Genest – Nov. 2018 Ready or not, here comes the weed. A company that wants to run a recreational marijuana dispensary in Dracut unveiled its plan at a…

Healing Kittens ~ KITTY CORNER with ROBIN DESMET

Healing Kittens ~ KITTY CORNER with ROBIN DESMET

By: Robin Desmet – Nov. 2018 My boyfriend Paul tells me all the time that his cat Goldy brings down his high blood pressure. I used to chuckle when he…

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

  By: John Cuddy – November, 2018 In honor of Veteran’s day, November 11th, I sought out a Veteran that is still serving our nation; she is Commander Marilisa G.…

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

 ColuMBIA GAS, CHANGING EDUCATION FUNDING ARE TOP PRIORITIES By: Tom Duggan, November, 2018 North Andover native Christina Minicucci – a Democrat – defeated Republican Ryan Losco earlier this month to…

Lawrence Mayor Claims Volunteer Group Feeding the Homeless Violated Agreement – Videos Shows Otherwise

Lawrence Mayor Claims Volunteer Group Feeding the Homeless Violated Agreement – Videos Shows Otherwise

  “If Dan Rivera isn’t interested in feeding the homeless in Lawrence or helping them make their lives better, that’s fine. I just wish he would stop getting in the…

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Despite Proof That Photos of Garbage and Needles Were Not from TMF, Rivera Doubles Down For the past 6 months a volunteer group of teens and young people from Lawrence called…

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

By: Joe D’Amore  – November, 2018 There are at least 350 trailers dotting the landscape of Campagnone green and the large parking lot at Pemberton Park along North Canal street…