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Police Arrest Lawrence Man in New Year’s Eve Murder on Reservoir St.

Police Arrest Lawrence Man in New Year’s Eve Murder on Reservoir St.

The Lawrence Police and The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehensive Team have arrested 49 year old Jose Urena  of Lawrence for the execution of Jeffrie Santana-Peguero on New Year’s…

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

For once, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts got something right… at least for a while. Decriminalizing marijuana in Massachusetts as the state did several years ago, only made sense. It released…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

The Firefighter’s Relief’s In at 1 Market Street in Lawrence is celebrating yet another anniversary and as one of their biggest cheerleaders I couldn’t be more thrilled. Next month we…

Connie Franics ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

Connie Franics ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – Dec. 2017 Connie Francis was born Concetta Rosa Maria on December 12, 1938. She grew up in Newark, New Jersey with her mother Ida and father,…

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Falsifying Audio Recordings in Federal Investigation

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Falsifying Audio Recordings in Federal Investigation

Defendant was paid cooperator for Internal Revenue Service  BOSTON – A Lawrence man who was working as a paid cooperator for the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in…

America’s New McCarthyism

America’s New McCarthyism

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen, Dec. 2017 Not since the McCarthy era has one segment of society been hunted on the kind of threadbare allegations with the unconscionable sort of…

Methuen Fire Donates Coats to Families in Need

Methuen Fire Donates Coats to Families in Need

  The Methuen Fire Department and Methuen Firefighters Local 1691 teamed up with Columbia Gas to hand out 88 coats, hats, and gloves to children as part of Operation Warm…

PRINT EDITION of THE VALLEY PATRIOT, December, 2017 – EDITION #170 – HEROIN RAIL TRAILS

PRINT EDITION of THE VALLEY PATRIOT, December, 2017 – EDITION #170 – HEROIN RAIL TRAILS

DOWNLOAD THE DECEMBER, 2017 EDITION OF THE VALLEY PATRIOT READ ON LINE IN FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Illegal Alien from the Dominican Gets 11 Years in Prison, $7M Fine for Identity Theft & Refund Fraud in LAWRENCE

Illegal Alien from the Dominican Gets 11 Years in Prison, $7M Fine for Identity Theft & Refund Fraud in LAWRENCE

Cashed More Than $7 Million in Fraudulently Obtained IRS Refund Checks  WASHINGTON — A illegal alien who had been twice deported and sentenced for re-entry to the US, (Dominican citizen)…

We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL December, 2017 Last month this editorial page highlighted the problem of corporate social media tech-giants (like Facebook and Twitter) censoring political messages their employees don’t agree with.…

RAY WILSON ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST-NO MORE, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

RAY WILSON ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST-NO MORE, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: Tom Duggan – Nov, 2017 Normally this space is reserved for paying tribute to living veterans who have gone off and served our country and then come back to…

Senator L’Italien Calls for Senate President to “Step Aside” Amid Sexual Allegations

Senator L’Italien Calls for Senate President to “Step Aside” Amid Sexual Allegations

Andover State Senator Barabara L’Italien (D) has called for Senate President Stanley Rosenberg to step aside as senate president while an investigation is being conducted against him and his husband…

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

By: Tom Duggan, Jr. – Dec. 1, 2017 Earlier this year The Valley Patriot learned about Lawrence Police Officer Jeremaiah O’Connor had died in the line of duty back in…

Breaking the Law to Help Hospital Gorillas Get Bigger

Breaking the Law to Help Hospital Gorillas Get Bigger

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Nov. 2017 Caring doctors are an easy mark. They come into medicine because they are softies and spend their lives staying soft. This endears them…

Thanksgiving: The Natural and Supernatural ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Thanksgiving: The  Natural and Supernatural ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Nov. 2017 At the end of each November we commemorate a peace meal between two warring parties. We call it Thanksgiving. The word ‘Thanksgiving’ in Greek…