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Haverhill Police/ATF Joint Task Force Arrest 19, Seize Weapons, Drugs in Raid on Tuesday

Haverhill Police/ATF Joint Task Force Arrest 19, Seize Weapons, Drugs in Raid on Tuesday

A total of 15 firearms were seized yesterday in Haverhill, including sawed off shot guns, assault rifles, and handguns, as well as a large quantity of illegal narcotics ranging from…

Black Student Who Suffered Racial Slurs, Comments About Lynchings at Lowell High Says Administration Asked Him to “Move On”

Black Student Who Suffered Racial Slurs, Comments About Lynchings at Lowell High Says Administration Asked Him to “Move On”

School Committee Member’s Son Accused of Getting Special Treatment SEE VIDEO OF Nkimbeng SPEECH By: Tom Duggan, October 10, 2015 Black Lowell High School student Anye Nkimbeng was called a “nigger”…

Superior Court Judge Nullifies Recall Petitions vs Dan Rivera, Orders Election Board to Hold Hearing on Challenged Signatures

Superior Court Judge Nullifies Recall Petitions vs Dan Rivera, Orders Election Board to Hold Hearing on Challenged Signatures

The saga of the attempted recall of Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera got more complicated Friday as a Lawrence Superior Court Judge put a stop to all recall activity ordering the…

Addressing the Epidemic

Addressing the Epidemic

By: Oscar Camargo – Sept., 2015 The opiate crisis in the Valley has had a chilling effect on the whole community. The town of Andover alone has laid seven of…

Andover Man, Local Teamsters Face 20 Years for Extortion of Reality TV Production Company,

Andover Man, Local Teamsters Face 20 Years for Extortion of Reality TV Production Company,

BOSTON—Five members of Teamsters Local 25 were arrested today in connection with attempting to extort a television production company that was filming a reality show in the Boston area in…

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for Children

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for  Children

Legislation Comes in Response to Recent FDA Approval of OxyContin to Children under Age 17 (BOSTON) – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has filed legislation in the Massachusetts House of…

IN THE GROOVE w CINDY ANNIS ~ The Beach Boys!

IN THE GROOVE w CINDY ANNIS ~ The Beach Boys!

By: Cindy Annis – Sept. 2015 In 1961, three brothers, with a cousin and a friend from Hawthorne, California formed a group that would forever define summer. The original members…

Overcoming The New School Jitters ~ BABIES & BRIEFCASES w Cheryl Hajjar

Overcoming The New School Jitters ~ BABIES & BRIEFCASES w Cheryl Hajjar

By: Cheryl Hajjar – Sept. 2015 With the 2015 school year underway, our children are all headed back to new classrooms. That means many of them might be a little…

Lawrence 911 Dispatcher Files Defamation, Invasion of Privacy Suit Against the City, Mayor and Police Chief

Lawrence 911 Dispatcher Files Defamation, Invasion of Privacy Suit Against the City, Mayor and Police Chief

By: Tom Duggan – Sept 26, 2015 The viral media reports on a 911 dispatcher in Lawrence whose job was reportedly “on the line” for hanging up on “Spanish-speaking callers” has not only…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Harold Paragamian , WWII

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Harold Paragamian , WWII

NORTH ANDOVER – Merrimack College awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree to Methuen resident Harold Paragamian on June 2. Mr. Paragamian, 90, took occasional classes at Merrimack between 1969 and…

Supporting Sanctuary Status in Lawrence Only Creates a More Insecure Community

Supporting Sanctuary Status in Lawrence Only Creates a More Insecure Community

In reaction to the misinformed and ill-conceived vote recently taken by the Lawrence City Council to create a so-called sanctuary community, I wanted to express my major disappointment as it…

Fawcett Has been Class Act on Methuen School Committee

Fawcett Has been Class Act on Methuen School Committee

By: DJ Deeb – Sept. 2015 We are off to yet another School Year. Teachers returned to Methuen Public Schools on August 31st and students returned on September 1st. The…

B-Street Bombers Still Rocking After 35 Years (INTERVIEW)

B-Street Bombers Still Rocking After 35 Years (INTERVIEW)

This year marks the 35th anniversary for the B-Street Bombers, a legendary local band from Lawrence. Last month, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan and his assistant Stephanie Jaskot sat down…

THE DOCTOR IS IN! ~ Preventing Medical Errors

THE DOCTOR IS IN!  ~ Preventing Medical Errors

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – Sept, 2015 I may be a medical doctor, but I am also somebody’s son, brother, husband, father, and friend to many non-medically educated people who…

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

Click the Photo to Listen  With no co-host today (Paul has the day off) Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan interviewed Dan Rajczyk of AspergergerWorks. Then, Tom discusses the Lawrence election…