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Will the Real Dan Rivera Please Stand Up? – Valley Patriot Editorial – April 2013

Will the Real Dan Rivera Please Stand Up? – Valley Patriot Editorial – April 2013

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – APRIL 2013 Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera is running for mayor against incumbent Willie Lantigua. We find that odd. For the last two and a half…

ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY, 9 YEARS AND COUNTING – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

  Little more than 9 years ago, The Valley Patriot was just an idea. That idea was to provide an alternative voice for Merrimack Valley newsmakers and community leaders who…

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February, 2013   Dear Chief Romero, Over the years the staff, editors and even our publisher Tom Duggan have personally observed Eagle Tribune reporters saunter into the…

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

Everyone gets a Trophy in North Andover – School Committee Dumbs-Down Grades

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   January 2013 The North Andover School Committee has decided that grading children in the school system with the time tested letter grades which reflect their achievement…

Are We a Society of Men or of Laws? It Matters

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL December 2012 A society run by the whims of men and unfettered by laws can imprison you without cause or due process. It can steal your property…

EDITORIAL: Enemies of Free Speech In Haverhill in the name of “Civil Rights – (NOV-12)

EDITORIAL: Enemies of Free Speech In Haverhill in the name of “Civil Rights – (NOV-12)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   (November, 2012) Just days before the 2012 election, members of the Greater Haverhill Civil Rights Commission demanded that a political sign (supporting Scott Brown) be removed…

Democrats: Take Credit Where Credit is Due!

Democrats: Take Credit Where Credit is Due!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL     In 2007, during George Bush’s term of office, the Democrats took over both houses of Congress controlling a majority in both chambers. On January 3,…

Voters Reject Representative David Torrisi – Voter ID a Factor

Voters Reject Representative David Torrisi – Voter ID a Factor

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Last month one of the strongest opponents of Voter ID in the Massachusetts State Legislature, David Torrissi (D) North Andover, was defeated by a conservative, Pro Voter-ID…

Freedom of Information: Enforce the Law

Freedom of Information: Enforce the Law

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   August – 2012 The Valley Patriot submitted document requests to the City of Lawrence under the Freedom of Information Act on February 22, 2012. The documents…

Haverhill Board of Health Disgraces our Freedoms

Haverhill Board of Health Disgraces our Freedoms

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL    July, 2012 This month we had written a 500 word editorial on our views concerning the Haverhill Board of Health’s move to ban smoking in private…

RILEY’S TURNOVER PLAN: MORE MONEY!

RILEY’S TURNOVER PLAN: MORE MONEY!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL    June, 2012 Receiver Jeffrey Riley’s plan to improve the educational opportunities for the children of Lawrence contains a few ideas that, if fully exploited, may improve performance.…

Phil Laverriere Deserved Better

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   For nearly 40 years Phil Laverriere served the Merrimack Valley as the head of the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council. In that time, Mr. Laverriere helped…

Tea Party Leaders Defends Gays, Boston News Media Buries Story

Tea Party Leaders Defends Gays, Boston News Media Buries Story

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL May-2012 Last month Christine Morabito, President of the Greater Boston Tea Party called into WCAP’s Paying Attention Radio Program (980AM) to talk about an explosive and divisive…

News Media Racism – Latinos Used as a Football

News Media Racism – Latinos Used as a Football

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April, 2012 The media coverage of the recent Trayvon Martin case (where a black man was shot to death by a Latino) should have Hispanics in the…

Noose Tightens on Lantigua Admin

Noose Tightens on Lantigua Admin

Feds Serve More Subpoenas in Corruption Probe By: Tom Duggan – March, 2012 Since the days of Willie Lantigua’s first campaign for state representative, The Valley Patriot has reported extensively…