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PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN – Andy Vargas and the Truth About “Deporting Violent Felons”

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN – Andy Vargas and the Truth About “Deporting Violent Felons”

  If there’s one thing I really hate, it’s when a politician deceives the public with promises that sound like one specific thing, when in reality it’s the exact opposite.…

Is There a Right Time to Take Social Security? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

Is There a Right Time to  Take Social Security? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

By: Alex Talcott – Sept. 2017 Social Security benefits are a cornerstone of retirement income for many Americans, though I’ll respect Gen X and millennial clients who don’t wish to…

The Purpose of Education ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Purpose of Education ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Sept. 2017 As the nation begins another calendar year of academia it is a good time to reflect on the notion of education. It is notable…

Mass. Medical Board Escalates Retaliation Against Patients Opposed to Medicare Fraud

Mass. Medical Board Escalates Retaliation Against Patients Opposed to Medicare Fraud

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2017 Ten years ago I raised concerns about substandard reports for brain MRI scans certified by Dr Carol Hulka and her colleagues at Cambridge Hospital…

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet - Sept. 2017 I was interested in fostering Chicken from the moment I saw his picture. His curious, wide-eyed look captured my attention and his story captured…

Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises $15K Through Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises $15K Through Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

  Lowell, MA – Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) a 100% volunteer, 501C3, which donates 100% of its proceeds to veterans, veterans causes, veteran organizations and veteran charities received a $15,000-dollar…

The Nazi Roots of the American Left

The Nazi Roots of the American Left

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen – Sept. 2017 My, my, my – what a difference two decades and a president make, who is hated by the mainstream media to…

Fats Domino ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

Fats Domino ~ IN THE GROOVE  with Cindy Annis

Let’s take a good look at an inspiring man and Rock & Roller. Fats Domino was born down in New Orleans on February 26, 1928. His mom was Marie-Donatille Gros,…

2017 Fall TV Preview: What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

2017 Fall TV Preview:  What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – September, 2017 The new TV season is upon us and just like every year there are lots of new shows. Which are worth devoting your time…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – September, 2017

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – September, 2017

  NORTH ANDOVER BOARD CONDEMNS “BIGOTRY/HATE” Last month the North Andover Board of Selectmen took an official vote “condemning hate and bigotry” in Charlottesville. It was the dumbest and worst…

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives I recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health to encourage the favorable report of H1170 “An Act to Protect Little Lungs,” filed by…

Rivera Faces 7 Opponents Tuesday in Mayoral Primary

Rivera Faces 7 Opponents Tuesday in Mayoral Primary

On September 26th, Lawrence voters will choose between 8 candidates running for mayor. Incumbent Mayor Dan Rivera is finishing up his first four-year term. The two candidates who get the…

The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

By: Mark Gray – September, 2017 If spending $71M ( 2010) to drive addicts to their next ‘fix’ over a 2 year period doesn’t prompt Massachusetts voters to act then,…

Vargas Put Lives At Risk – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-17)

Vargas Put Lives At Risk – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-17)

*EDITORIAL* State Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill is vacating his seat. There are three candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination in the October 10th special election. They are: Paul Magliocchetti…

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

By D.J. Deeb, M.A., M.S., M.Ed.   As most Valley Patriot readers already know, the Methuen Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th.  I am running for re-election to the…

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