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Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

Random Thoughts with Ronnie Ford

  By: Ronnie Ford – January 2013 Officer Tom Earnshaw is one big dude! When faced with a twenty person mob attack on his person, the experienced and likable cop…

School Committeeman Chaisson in Methuen Says Tribune Attack on his Family “Disgusting”

School Committeeman Chaisson in Methuen Says Tribune Attack on his Family “Disgusting”

WEB EXTRA!   SAYS HE WILL BE CANDIDATE FOR WEST END DISTRICT COUNCIL By: Tom Duggan – January 14, 2013 Methuen School Committeeman Evan Chaisson says he is “disgusted” with…

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   January 2013 The North Andover School Committee has decided that grading children in the school system with the time tested letter grades which reflect their achievement…

Mark Mezzina To Run for School Committee in the Spring

Mark Mezzina To Run for School Committee in the Spring

By Tom Duggan – January 8, 2013   19 year old Mark Mezzina says he wants to serve on the North Andover School Committee. The Johnson Road resident says that…

Rep. DiZoglio To Tackle Enforcement of State’s Public Records Law

Rep. DiZoglio To Tackle Enforcement of State’s Public Records Law

By: Tom Duggan – January 8, 2013 What do you call it when the legislature passes a law but they purposely don’t impose any penalties for violating that law? Well…

PODCAST – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 5, 2013

PODCAST – The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 5, 2013

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom spoke with former Lawrence City Councilor Mike Sweeney about the death of…

Son of Knee Surgery Patient who Died At Holy Family Says He Will Will File Suit

Son of Knee Surgery Patient who Died At Holy Family Says He Will Will File Suit

Brian Evans says he will file suit against The Holy Family Hospital, Steward Health Care, Cerberus Capital, nurses, doctors, and LeapFrog Group in death of his mother   Brian Evans,…

District Attorney Drops Terror Charge on Methuen Teen who made “Columbine” Threat

District Attorney Drops Terror Charge on Methuen Teen who made “Columbine” Threat

  By: Tom Duggan – January 4, 2013 LAWRENCE – A dangerousness hearing was held today, for 17 year old Methuen High School Junior, Jacob Butze-Maille, who made threats to…

Zappala Releases new Book

  Attorney Alfred M. Zappala is pleased to announce the imminent release of his third book on Sicily, “Figghiu Beddu”. The book is already available as a Kindle download from…

Political Will Needed in Lawrence Government

By: Joe D’Amore – December 2012   With headlines announcing Grand Jury indictments of two city officials and the already completed take- over of Lawrence public schools many are suggesting…

Son of Dead Holy Family Patient Takes Aim at LeapFrog Group Rating of Hospital

Son of Dead Holy Family Patient Takes Aim at LeapFrog Group Rating of Hospital

In what is a continuation of his efforts to seek justice for his mother, Helen Marie Bousquet, Brian Evans will stop at nothing.  Evans originally contacted the “LeapFrog” group, who…

The Redefining of America

  By: Peter Larocque – December 2012 What we all witnessed early Wednesday morning, November 7, 2012, the day after the election for the Presidency of the United States of…

2nd Annual Timmy Trot 5k Race

2nd Annual Timmy Trot 5k Race

By: Connie Molinaro –  December, 2012 Saturday November 24th you could not have asked for a nicer morning! The air was crisp with fall air we all love in New…

Municipal Tax Rates and Surpluses

Municipal Tax Rates and Surpluses

By: Bill Manzi, III – December, 2012 Municipal budgeting, like most everything in government that relates to taxation, has become highly politicized. And like much that occurs in budgeting those…

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

  By: Tracy Zysk- December, 2012 Matt Davis and the North Andover Fire Department will be hosting their “4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children.” Firefighter Matt Davis started this…