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Participation Trophies: The White Towel In The Ring – Babies & Briefcases

Participation Trophies: The White Towel In The Ring – Babies & Briefcases

By: Cheryl Hajjar – April, 2015 The new trend of “participation trophies” has a lot of parents scratching their heads. Is it right? Is it wrong? And more importantly, is it producing…

What is Life? ~Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

What is Life? ~Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – April, 215 What is Life? It’s all around us in April – the budding leaves, the returning birds, the breeding insects…and the human snowbirds coming back…

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…

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…

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…

Carly Fiorina: On Charity, China, Crime, and Citizenship

Carly Fiorina: On Charity, China, Crime, and Citizenship

By: Alex Talcott, April 17, 2015 (Expected 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Company from 1999-2005 after positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies. She was…

Teen from Tennessee Arrested on Terrorism Charges for Making Bomb Threats at MA Schools

Teen from Tennessee Arrested on Terrorism Charges for Making Bomb Threats at MA Schools

5-17-15 A joint investigation by the FBI Boston Division and detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department in Nashville, TN led to the overnight arrest of a South Nashville teenager suspected…

From Syphilis to Global Warming in 500 Years

From Syphilis to Global Warming in 500 Years

By: Christine Morabito – April 2015 In the late fifteenth century, the cause of disease was still a mystery. Astrology, on the other hand, was “settled science.” After much debate,…

A Tax-week Talk with Former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson

A Tax-week Talk with Former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson

By: Alex Talcott, April 14, 2015 (Mark Everson of Mississippi is vice chairman of alliantgroup tax specialists and the former Commissioner of Internal Revenue, directing the IRS from 2003-7. He…

$38M Riverwalk Expansion in Lawrence, Sal Lupoli Buys Monarch on The Merrimack

$38M Riverwalk Expansion in Lawrence, Sal Lupoli Buys Monarch on The Merrimack

Download PDF of the April 2015 Valley Patriot here  By: Tom Duggan – Aprl, 2015 From inside his new office conference room above Coffee Cann Cafe at the massive Riverwalk…

Methuen Making Strides to Raise Awareness of Preeclampsia

Methuen Making Strides to Raise Awareness of Preeclampsia

The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™ Calls Attention to a Serious Pregnancy Disorder Affecting Mothers, Babies Methuen, MA– Advocates for the Preeclampsia Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant…

Tsongas Presents Purple Heart Posthumously (Story & Video)

Tsongas Presents Purple Heart Posthumously (Story & Video)

Tom Duggan April, 2015 (VIDEO BELOW) – Last month, Congressman Niki Tsongas presented a Purple Heart posthumously to the family of Carmelo Sciacca of Lawrence. Wounded in action on Sept. 19,…

Podcast of Paying Attention (4-11-15) with Special Guest Joe Ligotti, “The Guy From Boston”

Podcast of Paying Attention (4-11-15) with Special Guest Joe Ligotti, “The Guy From Boston”

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Today Tom Duggan and Paul Murano were entertained by the great Joe Ligotti (The Guy From Boston). Joe…