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Latino High School Seniors Wanted for Summer Enrichment Program

Northern Essex Community College is currently recruiting students for the NECC Bridge Program, a two-week summer enrichment program for Latino students who plan to attend NECC in the fall.  Running…

The Getting Out of the Journalism Business Fire Sale

The Getting Out of the Journalism Business Fire Sale

By: Jeff Katz – January 2013 I gave up on the so-called mainstream media long ago. That’s what happens when you work inside the business. I distinctly remember one of…

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…

Helen Bousquet Death to Lead to Changes in Legislature

  After what has been months of filing complaints with everybody from The Methuen Police to The White House, what her son Brian Evans wanted is coming to fruition. His…

Lantigua Pays Fines for Campaign Finance Violations

Lantigua Pays Fines for Campaign Finance Violations

By: Tom Duggan – January 30, 2013 (6PM) Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua has paid his debt to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign Finance (OCPF) to the tune of $5,000.  Lantigua…

Lynch to Announce Candidacy for Senate

Lynch to Announce Candidacy for Senate

  Our Valley Patriot source at the Stephen Lynch campaign says that Congressman’s Stephen Lynch will announce for US Senate, Thursday, January 31st, 3:30PM at Iron Workers Local Union #7,195 Old…

Getting Answers is like Pulling Teeth – Steve Grossman Back Peddles on Public Records Law

Getting Answers is like Pulling Teeth – Steve Grossman Back Peddles on Public Records Law

  By: Tom Duggan – January 29, 2013 Three years ago when Steve Grossman was just a candidate for Massachusetts State Treasurer he was a real person. When asked questions…

Lawrence Registry will Come Down this Month

  The Registry of Deeds Building in Lawrence—now owned by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation— will be demolished later this month, making room for green space connecting two of…

The American Legion in the Year 2013

  By: John Lenotte – American Legion – January 2013 Here we are again, another year has passed. And for the short term, a fiscal crisis has been averted. At…

Senate GOP Caucus Successful in Transparency Rule Senate to Begin Posting Roll Calls Online

Senate GOP Caucus Successful in Transparency Rule  Senate to Begin Posting Roll Calls Online

Boston- Today the Senate Republican Caucus was successful in passing a Senate rule that would require the posting of roll call votes on the General Court website within 48 hours…

The Case for Secession

By: John LaHoud – January 2013 NOTE: What follows is an intellectual exercise, designed to stimulate the thinking of my fellow freedom-loving citizens. Anyone wishing to participate may e-mail lahoudjp@gmail.com.…

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Are You Up for The Challenge?

YE GAY OL’ VALLEY – Are You Up for The Challenge?

  By: Dani Langevin – January 2013 I challenge you, America! I t is the same challenge I have already offered up to my students and a new challenge that…

The City of Lawrence The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The City of Lawrence The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

  By: Peter Larocque – January 2013 First, let me say Happy New Year to all the Valley Patriot readers and let’s expect the absolute best in 2013 for everyone.…

Reps. Lombardo, Lyons Call for Fair and Just Legal Benefits

Reps. Lombardo, Lyons Call for Fair and Just Legal Benefits

    BOSTON – “Should every innocent, law-abiding, taxpaying citizen of Massachusetts receive legal benefits similar to those being bestowed on a vicious wife killer?” That is precisely the question…

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

Armed Robbery Suspects are Lantigua Employees in Lawrence DPW

  By: Tom Duggan – January 19, 2013 The Valley Patriot has learned that three armed robbery suspects arrested last Friday for invading a convenience store on Boxford and South…