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Public Safety Related Legislation I am Filing ~ By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

Public Safety Related Legislation I am Filing ~ By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2017 My prior service in the U. S. Army has influenced my public service in many ways, very significantly in my understanding…

Valley Patriot/Gr. Lawrence Tech. School, $1K Scholarship Winner Daniela Marroquin

Valley Patriot/Gr. Lawrence Tech. School, $1K Scholarship Winner Daniela Marroquin

Jessica Finnocchiaro of the Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover has been working with The Valley Patriot BASH committee for the past three years. Finnocchiaro interviews students who apply for…

Valley Patriot, Team Zingales Partner for $2,000 in Scholarships

Valley Patriot, Team Zingales Partner for $2,000 in Scholarships

Each year The Valley Patriot holds its annual charity BASH. This year seven students attending the BASH walked away with $1,000 in scholarship money for college.  “Six years ago The…

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – April, 2017 Early Voting passed into law in 2014 and this past presidential election was the first in which residents were allowed to vote…

Will the Lowell Mayor be Allowed to Snub His Veterans?

Will the Lowell Mayor be Allowed to Snub His Veterans?

By: John MacDonald – April, 2017 Several months ago, the Lowell Veterans Commission was tasked by the Lowell City Council to find a way to recognize Walter Bayliss. Mr. Bayliss…

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2017 There have been many noteworthy stories about the City of Methuen this past month. New contracts have been approved by city officials, the Marijuana…

Defending Immigrants from Perceived “Racism”

Defending Immigrants from Perceived “Racism”

By: Teresa Giuffre – April, 2017 I’ve read with interest, the onslaught of negative comments on the pages of the Valley Patriot, and on your Facebook feed, regarding the treatment…

State, Local, And Federal Cops Take Back The Streets of Lawrence

State, Local, And Federal Cops Take Back The Streets of Lawrence

LAWRENCE UNDER SIEGE By: Tom Duggan – 4-30-17 HERE COME THE FEDS After a significant spike in violent crimes over the last six months, Lawrence Police Chief James Fitzpatrick has…

MA Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) Rejects Racism Claims Against Lawrence Police

MA Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) Rejects Racism Claims Against Lawrence Police

 Defendants in Discrimination Case Say They May Be Filing a Defamation Suit Against Fellow Officer By: Tom Duggan – 4-26-17 The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has ruled in favor…

Methuen Bank Robber Identified And Captured

Methuen Bank Robber Identified And Captured

  4-22-17 – The bank robber in Methuen has been identified and captured. He is Thomas Bowler, age 48. He is being charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm…

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

VALLLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April 2017   A few months ago The Valley Patriot began to investigate the goings on at the Boxford police station. Rumors about a department out of…

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan appeared on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl who recently attended The Valley Patriot’s 13th Anniversary BASH and wanted to talk…

1950 Line of Duty Death Discovered, Great Grandson a Lawrence Cop

1950 Line of Duty Death Discovered, Great Grandson a Lawrence Cop

By: Tom Duggan – Feb. 2017 Lawrence Police Officer Frank Daly says he always wondered about his family legend about his Great Grandfather Jeremiah O’Connor dying in the line of…

Common Sense Updates to State Zoning Laws – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Common Sense Updates  to State Zoning Laws – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Feb. 2017 Last session, as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, I was tasked with reviewing proposals for…

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – Feb. 2017 “Doctor, yes I was told I have arthritis. Now you are telling me that I have Osteoarthritis?? How come?”. This question is typical…