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Sister of Murdered Child in 1985 Raises Money for Headstone, Ceremony Slated for July

Sister of Murdered Child in 1985 Raises Money for Headstone, Ceremony Slated for July

Tom Duggan, May, 2015 The friends and family of a child murdered in 1985 have privately raised nearly $4,000 for a headstone, 30 years after the murder of Michelle Pimentel…

Super PACs Spend More Than $20M on 2014 Elections

Super PACs Spend More Than $20M on 2014 Elections

Independent Expenditure “Super” PACs and other independent groups spent $20.4 million in the 2014 election, according to an OCPF review of disclosure reports filed by those entities. It was the…

Trans-Jenner-ism ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

Trans-Jenner-ism ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – May, 2015 Encouraged by the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer, I now announce that I am a transracial American. Yes, I am a black man…

Memorial Day: More Than Remembering

Memorial Day: More Than Remembering

By: Oscar Camargo – May, 2015 Every spring, families across the country come together to celebrate Memorial Day. A family will host a picnic and fire up the barbecue, a…

Video/Photos of the B-17 at the Lawrence Airport in North Andover

Video/Photos of the B-17 at the Lawrence Airport in North Andover

Click the photo to view the photo gallery  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host…

AUDIO: Media Bias with Tom Duggan on Beneath the Surface with Pal Murano

AUDIO: Media Bias with Tom Duggan on Beneath the Surface with Pal Murano

Download or Listen to Beneath the Surface Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host of…

North Andover Voters Reject Measure to Let 16 Year-Olds Vote, Run for Office in Town Elections

North Andover Voters Reject Measure to Let 16 Year-Olds Vote, Run for Office in Town Elections

  By: Tom Duggan – May 18, 2015 North Andover voters rejected a measure at Annual Town Meeting Tuesday night, that would have allowed 16 and 17 year-olds the right to vote…

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Address to the MA Legislature

By: Senator Katy Ives – May, 2015 On April 22, 1965, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the Massachusetts Legislature in a Joint Session comprised of State Senate…

IRS Marks National Military Appreciation Month; Free Tax Guide Focuses on Tax Benefits for Members of the Military

IRS Marks National Military Appreciation Month; Free Tax Guide Focuses on Tax Benefits for Members of the Military

Military Tax Tips: English | Spanish | ASL Combat Pay: English | Spanish WASHINGTON — May is National Military Appreciation Month, and the Internal Revenue Service wants members of the…

Lantigua Confidant, Milagros Dominguez Arrested by Homeland Security for Misuse of Social Security Numbers

Lantigua Confidant, Milagros Dominguez Arrested by Homeland Security for Misuse of Social Security Numbers

By: Tom Duggan & Janet Aldrich May 12, 2015 A long time ally, confidant, strategist, and campaign worker for former Lawrence Mayor and State Rep. Willie Lantigua, has been arrested and charged…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 1)

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 1)

By Christine Morabito - May 2015 It would make a great movie. The story begins in 2001, with an elaborate plot, filled with beautiful, wealthy, and powerful people. There are…

Andover 5K Walk/Run Set for Sunday, May 3 in Memory of Colleen Ritzer

Andover 5K Walk/Run Set for Sunday, May 3 in Memory of Colleen Ritzer

(ANDOVER, Massachusetts) – The second annual Step Up for Colleen 5K will be held in Andover this Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in memory of Colleen Ritzer. Proceeds…

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…