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City Approves Sal Lupoli’s $100 Million Retail Development on Merrimack Street

City Approves Sal Lupoli’s $100 Million Retail Development on Merrimack Street

Slated to Bring 2,000 New Jobs to Lawrence   By: Tom Duggan  February 2, 2009  The Lawrence Historical Commission voted Tuesday evening to approve the demolition of two buildings on…

Tsongas reintroduces legislation to improve the quality of veterans’ health care

From the Desk of Congressman Niki Tsongas By: Congressman Niki Tsongas – January 12, 2009    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Niki Tsongas today reintroduced two bills to address and improve the…

We Support Israel

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   January, 2009 The people of Israel endure immanent destruction on a daily basis from a number of terrorist organizations, governments and civilian populations in the region. The threat…

Blanchette calls for “investigation” into how The Valley Patriot obtained public information on his $5,000 Raise

Blanchette calls for “investigation” into how The Valley Patriot obtained public information on his $5,000 Raise

Blanchette calls for “investigation” into how The Valley Patriot obtained public information on his $5,000 Raise   The president of the Lawrence city council has called for an “investigation” into…

We opppose the Fallen Hero Commemoration Act (HR 6662)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  December, 2008 Who could oppose a bill called the Fallen Hero Commemoration Act? We can. Under the current laws and regulations, when an American serviceman is killed in action…

Lawrence Attorney was Confidential Source

Lawrence Attorney was Confidential Source

Defending the First Amendment and protecting confidential sources PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan By: Tom Duggan, November, 2008 The most important function a newspaper or media outlet can perform is…

Today we are all Americans

Congratulations to Barak Obama and the incoming Obama administration Valley Patriot Editorial November, 2008 Though many Americans did not vote for Obama and indeed some of us have expressed serious…

Hero in Our Midst – Haverhill’s John Katsaros and Code Burgandy

Hero in Our Midst – Haverhill’s John Katsaros and Code Burgandy

  Tech Sgt. James Moore, USAF It is now possible for us to remember a true patriot. Sworn to silence for a period of time, even to his own family,…

Socialist Meltdown

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL October, 2008 Have you ever had a sibling do something really horrible and then have the sibling point at you and scream, “He did it, mom!”?  Well,…

Public Deserves Answers From School Committee Chair

Public Deserves Answers From School Committee Chair

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan October, 2008 Last May the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) notified the North Andover Public Schools that their high school was being…

Every Day is 9-12

Valley Patriot Editorial September, 2008 September 11, 2001 was the worst attack on American soil in our nation’s history. On that day, those calling themselves Islamic jihadists declared war on…

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Family of hero soldier killed in Iraq says Eagle~Tribune Reporter had to be thrown out of wake and funeral as well By: Tom Duggan – August, 2008 Slain soldier, Army Pfc.…

Hidden Agenda

Valley Patriot Editorial The Democrats secretly want high energy prices August, 2008 The Democrats are vacationing while the nation is suffering with gas prices near $4 per gallon. We also…

Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy Refutes Chief Romero’s Claim of Increased Arrests at LHS

Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy Refutes Chief Romero’s Claim of Increased Arrests at LHS

 By: Tom Duggan – May, 2008   July 29, 2008 — Following Police Chief John Romero’s issuing of the School Resource Officer (SRO) report detailing an increase in arrests in…

It is time for Massachusetts to pass a Shall Issue Law

Valley Patriot Editorial July, 2008 America’s most important freedom has finally been affirmed. In a brilliant and scholarly decision prepared by Justice Antonin Scalia, joined by Justices Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas,…