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Too Big To Fail Lives on in 2017

Too Big To Fail Lives on in 2017

By: Duncan Burns – August, 2017 What if someone told you that since 2010, a banking company has been caught for: Foreclosure fraud, student loan abuses, money laundering, whistle-blower retaliation,…

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

New Hampshire Hypocrisy: A “Drug Den” When Convenient ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (08-17)

A few months ago the governor of New Hampshire called out the City of Lawrence as the source of their “drug crisis” and “opioid epidemic”. He painted a picture of…

Small Savings Can Make a Big Difference ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOT

Small Savings Can Make a Big Difference ~ YOUR MONEY WITH ALEX TALCOT

By: Alex Talcott – July, 2017 It can be easy to overlook the importance of saving for retirement, especially when you’re focused on shorter-term financial priorities such as buying a…

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

BOSTON – Today, the State Senate passed an omnibus property tax relief bill S2124 – An Act improving real property tax abatements, application deadlines, and deferrals. This bill improves the…

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2017 One looming challenge for our country and Massachusetts is a general lack of civic engagement on the part of our young people.…

SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEW ~ Dark Matter By Blake Crouch

SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEW ~ Dark Matter By Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch © 2016 by Blake Crouch Published by: Crown Publishing Group, New York Hardcover: $26.99. At 342 pages it includes an Acknowledgement. This book is also…

49th Anniversary of What Could Have Changed the World ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

49th Anniversary of What Could Have Changed the World ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – July, 2017 This month marks the 49th anniversary of perhaps the most important document written in modern times. It is a simple document, yet profound; something that…

How Language Fails Sexual Identity ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

How Language Fails Sexual Identity ~YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – July, 2017 Language, as do creation stories, can define us singularly and collectively. Every culture has its own language and creation stories or stories to explain why…

A Rare and Huge Victory Against the Deep State in MA

A Rare and Huge Victory Against the Deep State in MA

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – July, 2017 This week the ordinary decent folk of Massachusetts handed an honest doctor a massive victory over the cold sociopathic reptiles who pull the…

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – July, 2017 When you rescue kittens that were born outside, chances are very good that they will need some degree of socialization, or taming. Kittens born…

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

By: Cindy Annis – July, 2017 Did you folks know that Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive? I know it’s hard to believe, but, Jerry was born on September 29,…

Too Big To Fail – Big Pharma Edition

Too Big To Fail – Big Pharma Edition

By: Duncan Burns – July, 2017 There is probably not a single resident of the Merrimack Valley, fhe Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or this entire country that either has not been…

Outstanding Methuen Teachers Recognized

Outstanding Methuen Teachers Recognized

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2017 Things are beginning to wind down for the year with Methuen Public Schools. At our June 12th Methuen School Committee meeting, members of the…

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

  By Tom Duggan – July 26, 2017 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera’s new “Homeless Coordinator” Anil “Nilly” DaCosta has issued a new directive to manage the ongoing problem of dozens…

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Joseph Salvatore LaGrasse ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Joseph Salvatore LaGrasse ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

  By: Beth D’Amato – July, 2017 NORTH ANDOVER – As far back as the American Revolution, the bravest of men would run onto the battlefields under enemy fire to…

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