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2014 in Methuen, A Year in Review ~ By Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

2014 in Methuen, A Year in Review ~ By Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

As the year draws to a close I thought it appropriate to highlight some of the highs and lows that took place in Methuen in 2014. IT PRIVATIZATION It took…

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: the Lawrence RMV Move

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul:  the Lawrence RMV Move

By: Oscar Camargo – December, 2014 Whether you like it or not, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) in South Lawrence is moving. The lifeblood of one community will be…

Vibrations from Ferguson

Vibrations from Ferguson

By: John MacDonald – December, 2014 On November 13, 2014, Congresswoman Tsongas led a hearing on police militarization following protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the House of Representatives. During that…

My Favorite Christmas TV Episodes – TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My Favorite Christmas TV Episodes – TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – December, 2014 With Christmas upon us, I thought I would look back at some great Christmas episodes of our favorite shows over the years. There…

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

By: State Senator Katy Ives Dec. 2014 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It disproportionately impacts women and is caused…

State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil Decologero

State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil Decologero

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero filled in for Paul Murano who took the day off. Topics:…

What I Saw in Ferguson – Mixed Messages

What I Saw in Ferguson – Mixed Messages

By: Christine Morabito – December 2014 The 21,000 residents of Ferguson, Missouri have been unwitting pawns in a game where everybody loses. Over the past several months, racial unrest has caused…

The Truth About The Ferguson Shooting ~ Jeff Katz

The Truth About The Ferguson Shooting ~ Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – December, 2014 There are quite literally thousands of interactions between citizens and law enforcement officers every single day in the United States. Unless you are the…

Black Lives Matter ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Black Lives Matter ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – December, 2014 As I witnessed a bit of the mayhem of protesting the latest fatal police action within the black community – the rioting, the peaceful…

Anti-Police Hysteria, Media Lies: The Lesson of Ferguson – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 12-14

Anti-Police Hysteria, Media Lies: The Lesson of Ferguson – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 12-14

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson fought off his would-be killer Michael Brown, who attacked him in his cruiser, tried to shoot Wilson with his own gun, and eventually was killed…

PODCAST of the Paying Attention Radio Program – Racism, Ferguson, Eric Gardner and more!

PODCAST of the Paying Attention Radio Program – Racism, Ferguson, Eric Gardner and more!

  DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2   Paying Attention is hosted by Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan. Tom’s, Co-host is Paul Murano. Paying…

Tom Duggan’s Post Election Notebook, November-2014

  CHANNEL 5 DEBATE – Of all the debates this political season, Channel 5’s debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was by far the worst. It was so awful…

Physicians Harm Patients to Avoid Being Denounced as Disruptive ~ Medical Corruption

Physicians Harm Patients to Avoid  Being Denounced as Disruptive ~ Medical Corruption

By: Bharani Padmanabha, November, 2014  Most patients assume that physicians protect the patient’s interest come what may. In the US sadly that isn’t realistic, though that standard lasted longer here than elsewhere…

“Remembering the Lessons of History as We Honor America’s Veterans”

By: Kenneth Willette – November, 2014 I have always deeply valued the honorable service and sacrifices rendered by veterans throughout our beloved nation. These veterans came from vastly different backgrounds,…

Podcast of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan ~ The Madness in Ferguson (11-29-14)

Podcast of Paying Attention with Tom Duggan ~ The Madness in Ferguson (11-29-14)

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1  DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 One of the most frank discussions you will ever hear about race, Ferguson, American culture, the second amendment,…