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Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Bringing the State Senate to Our District – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – April, 2015 The Massachusetts State Senate organized eight days throughout the winter to host Commonwealth Conversations across the state, comprised of roundtables, forums and town…

Gay Writers of the Valley ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Gay Writers of the Valley ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – April, 2015 I ran this column almost five years ago, but feel the need to remind our readers of two local gay authors. Brian Tessier is…

City Councilors Behaving Badly

City Councilors Behaving Badly

By Kathy Runge – April, 2015 Council meetings in February and March were a train wreck, but everyone got their vacations in. Councilor Maldonado opened the meeting of March 3…

Rep Update: Transparency Legislation Gaining Momentum on Beacon Hill

Rep Update: Transparency Legislation Gaining Momentum on Beacon Hill

By: State Rep Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2015 Constituents and members of the press often run into significant roadblocks trying to obtain public records. These include excessive wait times…

Methuen Pride Shows in Behavior and Displays

Methuen Pride Shows  in Behavior and Displays

By: DJ Deeb - April, 2015 Methuen residents have much to be grateful for with members of the City Council working in conjunction with members of the Methuen Athletic Awareness…

Don’t Phase Me, Bro!

Don’t Phase Me, Bro!

By: Councilor Dan Grayton – April, 2015 The early months of 2015 are proving to be expensive for the City of Methuen. In addition to the approval of a 4.6…

Thank You to All our BASH Sponsors!

Thank You to All our BASH Sponsors!

Last month, The Valley Patriot held our 11th Anniversary BASH at the Firefighters Relief’s In in Lawrence. As we celebrate our amazing success over 11 years we would be remiss…

Family and Friends of Murdered Child in 1985 Trying to Raise Money for Headstone

Family and Friends of Murdered Child in 1985 Trying to Raise Money for Headstone

The friends and family of a child murdered in 1985 are desperately trying to raise money for her headstone 30 years later.  By: Tom Duggan – 4-26-14 In 1985 a…

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 25, 2015 – A Gravestone for a Murdered Child, Media Manipulation and the Death Penalty

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan – April 25, 2015 – A Gravestone for a Murdered Child,  Media Manipulation and the Death Penalty

CLICK TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul interviewed the sister of Michelle Pimentel a 7th grader girl…

The PULSE with John MacDonald and Tom Duggan (4-23-15) Hillary, the Media,

The PULSE with John MacDonald and Tom Duggan (4-23-15) Hillary, the Media,

THE PULSE With John MacDonald and Tom Duggan   Today John MacDonald and Tom Duggan talk about new revelations about Hillary Clinton, The detention of a Lawrence man who was…

Man Who Recorded, Interfered with Arrest is Himself up on Drug Charges

Man Who Recorded, Interfered with Arrest is Himself up on Drug Charges

        UPDATED 4-23-15 – CLICK ALL 4 IMAGES ABOVE TO READ According to documents obtained by the Valley Patriot, the man involved in videotaping police officers and walking…

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

By: Dr. Jin Sung – April, 2015 Magnesium is a mineral used by every tissue and organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. If you suffer from…

Lawrence Councilor Files Open Meeting Law Violation Complaint Against Council, Neighborhood Carnival Runs Afoul of Law

Lawrence Councilor Files Open Meeting Law Violation Complaint Against Council, Neighborhood Carnival Runs Afoul of Law

Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante (District F) has filed an Opening Meeting Law complaint to the City Clerk claiming that the city council approved the use of the South Lawrence…

Public Officials that Lead, Who We Should Support in the Merrimack Valley

Public Officials that Lead, Who We Should Support in the Merrimack Valley

By: John Macdonald – April, 2015 Every so often I like to sit back and observe local elected officials. I often rate them for their real leadership ability, political courage…

Running for Acadia in Boston

Running for Acadia in Boston

By: Alex Talcott – April, 2015 Chylothorax is unfortunately not the genus of a beautiful spring flower. It’s the congenital lung disease that took the life of a day-young Durham…