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Four in Custody After Stolen Car Driver Rams 2 Police Cars, Dangerous Foot Chase

Four in Custody After Stolen Car Driver Rams 2 Police Cars, Dangerous Foot Chase

By: Tom Duggan – Dec. 13, 2017 LAWRENCE – Four men are in custody this morning after leading police on a chase through North Lawrence in a car stolen from…

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

By: Tom Duggan, Jr. – Dec. 1, 2017 Earlier this year The Valley Patriot learned about Lawrence Police Officer Jeremaiah O’Connor had died in the line of duty back in…

Three Losses in a Row – Lantigua’s Not Going Away! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Three Losses in a Row – Lantigua’s Not Going Away! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  Nov. 2017 Since the late ’80s or early ’90s Willie Lantigua has been involved in every city election in Lawrence in some capacity or another. Whether as a candidate,…

After Big Win, Mayor Rivera Has No Answers on Opioid Crisis – But He’ll Keep Doing More of It

After Big Win, Mayor Rivera Has No Answers on Opioid Crisis – But He’ll Keep Doing More of It

After his reelection win, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera addressed the opioid crisis admitting he didn’t have any answers, and saying it’s the responsibility of other government officials to solve the…

Bill Green’s Not So Excellent Adventure ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Bill Green’s Not So Excellent Adventure ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

  In the mind of fired Lawrence Police Officer Bill Green he is the ultimate victim. Nothing bad that has ever happened to Bill has ever been his fault. Ever.…

Judge Denies Restraining Order Against Valley Patriot Newspaper/Columnist By Public Employee

Judge Denies Restraining Order Against Valley Patriot Newspaper/Columnist By Public Employee

October 31, 2017 Loretta Cooke of 26 Overlook Drive in Methuen filed a restraining order against Valley Patriot columnist Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan claiming his columns mentioning her in the paper…

Methuen Voters to Choose Three At-Large City Councilors, Tuesday, November 7th

Methuen Voters to Choose Three At-Large City Councilors, Tuesday, November 7th

There are nine members of the Methuen City Council. Every two years, voters across the city elect three councilors at-large and two councilors who represent each of the three districts;…

Methuen Residents Wake UP to Nazi Graffiti, Police Believe It’s A Hate Crime Hoax

Methuen Residents Wake UP to Nazi Graffiti, Police Believe It’s A Hate Crime Hoax

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 29, 2017 Methuen residents living in the Forest Lake area of West Methuen woke up Sunday Morning to profane graffiti and Nazi Swastikas painted on…

Why the 1st Middlesex needs to look at John MacDonald for State Senate

Why the 1st Middlesex needs to look at John MacDonald for State Senate

October 26, 2017 Over a month ago, John MacDonald announced his candidacy for State Senate of the 1st Middlesex. The 1stMiddlesex district is comprised of Lowell, Westford, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, Groton and…

Rivera vs. Lantigua – The Rematch from Hell! ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Rivera vs. Lantigua – The Rematch from Hell! ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

  Yup, it’s the scenario from hell for anyone who cares about the conditions of the City of Lawrence, how it affects the surrounding communities, and indeed the rest of…

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.…

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…

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

Lawrence Mayor Cracks Down on “Tent City” Homeless Encampment, Sets Up Police Command Under Bridge

  By Tom Duggan – July 26, 2017 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera’s new “Homeless Coordinator” Anil “Nilly” DaCosta has issued a new directive to manage the ongoing problem of dozens…

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second Tuesday of every month to help those dealing with…

Mayor Rivera: “Lawrence Is NOT a Sanctuary City”

Mayor Rivera: “Lawrence Is NOT a Sanctuary City”

Protest for Illegal Aliens in Lawrence Closes Downtown Area Despite Promises Not to Do So By: Tom Duggan – May, 2017 Last week a rally was held in Lawrence in…

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