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Shootings, Stabbings, 2 Nights of Violence Shatters Peaceful Summer ~ PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA!

Shootings, Stabbings, 2 Nights of Violence Shatters Peaceful Summer ~ PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA!

  July 28, 2018 It’s been a historically peaceful summer in Lawrence with violent crime down nearly 50% and murders (so far) this year down by 2/3. The current murder…

Charlie Baker and the Small Republican Tent

Charlie Baker and the  Small Republican Tent

By: Brian Genest – July, 2018 Broken promises. Broken partnerships. Broken party. Charlie Baker is a broken politician and he’s fractured the MassGOP, too. Remember when Charlie Baker used to…

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN: A Sane Immigration Policy that Democrats Hate

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN: A Sane Immigration Policy that Democrats Hate

July, 2018 With all the lies and misinformation in the so called “news” industry, it’s important to keep focus on what is real and what is true when it comes…

Three Ladies and Some Grateful Veterans “…the VA saved my life”.

Three Ladies and Some Grateful Veterans “…the VA saved my life”.

  By: Joe D’Amore – July 16, 2018 This is what a veteran explained to me along with lots of heartfelt details about his life on a recent fishing trip…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2018) ~ “Rule of Corruption” Proves That Rules Don’t Matter

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2018) ~  “Rule of Corruption” Proves That Rules Don’t Matter

July, 2018 While voting on last year’s Methuen city budget and union contracts there were at least five (of nine) members of the city council who had a conflict of…

My 2018 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 2018 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2018 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced shortly and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give my Emmy…

Methuen’s Rep. DiZoglio Urges State Control Board to Accompany Borrowing Measure

Methuen’s Rep. DiZoglio Urges State Control Board to Accompany Borrowing Measure

Calls for Immediate Review of All Employee Contracts “…the current legislative proposals put forward as an option for the City to borrow do not go far enough. As it stands,…

Myth and Misconceptions ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Myth and Misconceptions ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – June, 2018 Despite their popularity as pets and their ubiquitous presence in the media, cats are probably one of the most misunderstood breed of animals. Myths…

George Harrison Part I ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

George Harrison Part I ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – June, 2018 I hope you enjoyed the Ringo Starr column, last month. Let’s see if we can pique your interest in moving deeper into the Beatles…

Hispanics Only in Lawrence’s City Hall?

Hispanics Only in Lawrence’s City Hall?

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2018 It’s budget season again. When Mayor Rivera and ex Alcalde Lantigua brag about “their” balanced budgets, they should be giving the credit to the…

Chief Addresses Recent Murders, Plummeting Crime Rate

Chief Addresses Recent Murders, Plummeting Crime Rate

Earlier this month, newly appointed Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque appeared on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan. (You can download it on Spotify, iHeartRadio, iTunes etc.) We asked the…

MA It’s time to Vote Republican ~ By John MacDonald

MA It’s time to Vote Republican ~ By John MacDonald

By: John MacDonald – June, 2018 Like thieves in the night State Senate progressive Democrats snuck in another midnight amendment to approve Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State. Progressive Democrats are…

Bill’s TV Talk Summer Preview ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

Bill’s TV Talk Summer Preview ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – June, 2018 There was a time, not long ago, when summer was just a vast wasteland for TV viewers. Reruns as far as the eye could…

Community Flag Retirement Box

Community Flag Retirement Box

By: Don Jarvis – June, 2018 In 2017 I started a volunteer group called Preserving Newbury, and last year we started a Community Flag Retirement Box which is located at…

Opioid-Receptor Treatment is Mandatory Under the ADA and the 8th Amendment

Opioid-Receptor Treatment is Mandatory Under the ADA and the 8th Amendment

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2018 The U.S. FDA long ago approved medicines for the treatment of patients whose brains respond differently to pain medicines that work at the…