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Will Trump Prevail?

Will Trump Prevail?

By: John MacDonald – Dec. 2015 The question of whether or not Donald Trump will prevail as the Republican nominee for president or has a chance to run for president…

Clinical Director of Home Care Agency Sentenced in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Clinical Director of Home Care Agency Sentenced in Medicare Fraud Scheme

BOSTON—The clinical director of a home nursing agency was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with her role in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud Medicare.…

Peace on Earth ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

Peace on Earth ~ TEEN TALK with ANA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – December, 2015 The sound of vehicles honking their horns at jaywalkers jolts me from my sleep. The smell of exhaust already suffocates me, barely letting me catch…

The Valley Patriot December, 2015 Edition: Round 1: Victory on Public Records

The Valley Patriot December, 2015 Edition: Round 1: Victory on Public Records

>>FLIP-PAGE PDF VIEWER<<     READ ON KINDLE     DECEMBER, 2015 PDF Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, an author,…

With Funding Cuts Daybreak Homeless Shelter Still Trying to Help Those Most in Need

With Funding Cuts Daybreak Homeless Shelter  Still Trying to Help Those Most in Need

By: Tom Duggan – Dec. 2015 Serving more than 1,500 meals per month and having room to shelter only 50 people per night, the Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Lawrence is…

Solving for X ~ JEFF KATZ

Solving for X ~ JEFF KATZ

  By: Jeff Katz – Dec. 2015 I have been privileged over the years to meet many notable folks including celebrities from the entertainment world, athletes and elected officials. One…

U.S. Army National Guard Soldier Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL

U.S. Army National Guard Soldier Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL

WASHINGTON—A soldier in the U.S. Army National Guard pleaded guilty today to federal charges that he conspired with his cousin to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization in…

Lawrence Mayor Says He was “Deceived” on Polartec Closing, Layoffs Come One Day Before Anniversary of Historic Mill Fire

Lawrence Mayor Says He was “Deceived” on Polartec Closing, Layoffs Come One Day Before Anniversary of Historic Mill Fire

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera says he has been “deceived” in the closing of Polartec on Broadway in Lawrence. The mayor released a statement late on Thursday saying that when he…

Two Lawrence Men Charged in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme, Had More Than 800 Names and SS#’s

Two Lawrence Men Charged in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme, Had More Than 800 Names and SS#’s

BOSTON – Two Lawrence men were charged in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with a scheme to file fraudulent federal income tax returns using stolen identities. Furvio Flete-Garcia,…

FEDS ARREST LAWRENCE MAN FOR RECEIVING $146K IN STOLEN TAX REFUND CHECKS

FEDS ARREST LAWRENCE MAN FOR RECEIVING  $146K IN STOLEN TAX REFUND CHECKS

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was arrested today on charges that he received stolen U.S. Treasury checks.  Rolfi Espinal, 49, was indicted on 24 counts of receipt of stolen public…

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Sonny and Cher

IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis ~ Sonny and Cher

By: Cindy Annis – November, 2015 One of the most successful couples of the 60s and 70s were Sonny and Cher. Cher was born on May 20, 1946 in El…

Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve ~ TEEN TALK WITH ANA

By: Ana DeBernardo – Nov. 2015 It’s a truth universally acknowledged that teenagers all come accompanied by a bad rep. Whether they’re being moody, stubborn, angry, or just plain brats,…

Are Anti-Bullying Programs Counterproductive? ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Are Anti-Bullying Programs Counterproductive? ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar, Nov. 2015 In days past, bullying was somewhat of a norm, or almost even seen as a rite of adolescent passage. Most kids at some point were…

If Only They Loved Their Children More Than They Hate Us…

If Only They Loved Their Children More Than They Hate Us…

By: Forest Rain – Nov. 2015 Imagine you at are work. A day like any day. Then your best friend’s 13-year-old son bursts in, looks in to your eyes and…

MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

By: Maria Fiato. Christine Ryan, and Tom Duggan Nov. 23, 2015 MASSACHUSETTS – After nearly five years of trying to get the Massachusetts legislature to reform the state’s impotent public…