Why Al DiNuccio Represents a Fresh Start for Methuen

  By: Kenneth Willette – October, 2012 Starting this endorsement article, I would be remiss by not taking this opportunity to personally thank the hundreds of voters who expressed confidence in my candidacy for Mayor of Methuen. While we ultimately will not advance to the final round, we achieved a strong third place finish, promoted a […]

Senator Finegold Gets $631K Grant for Lawrence Police

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz5Su8OPRzg&w=480&h=360] By: Tom Duggan – October, 2011 LAWRENCE – State Senator Barry Finegold (D) Andover, held a press conference Monday at Lawrence City Hall to announce a state grant approved in Governor Patrick’s budget for $631,000 to beef up the Lawrence Police Force. “It’s something we are going to fight for every year, something we […]

Parents of Public School Children Beware!

Parents of Public School Children Beware!

Trasnformative Education – A Looming Disaster THINKING OUTSIDE the BOX! By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – October 2011 A Vision for                  Transformative Education (Taken from TransformEdu.Org Conference Proceedings) “These perceptions together form a vision of transformative education that is consolidated into the following interwoven aspects”: • Transformation is […]

Massachusetts Legislators Unveil Illegal Immigration Bill

Lawmakers File Bill on Illegals By: Tom Duggan – October, 2011 BOSTON – With the recent tragic death of Milford resident Matthew Denice, Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, and Rep. John V. Fernandes, D-Milford, joined together with Sen. Bruce E. Tarr, R-Gloucester, and Rep. George Peterson Jr., R-Grafton, in drafting comprehensive legislation that absent a […]

Obamacare Is Flatlining – Do Not Resuscitate! Part III

Obamacare Is Flatlining – Do Not Resuscitate! Part III

  By; Christine Morabito, Greater Boston Tea Party- October, 2011 In previous columns I exposed the lies and treachery that preceded the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the law we affectionately call Obamacare. Since there is virtually nothing worth saving from this piece of legislative malpractice, a powerful movement is underway to repeal and replace it. […]

Hero in Our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros Part II

Hero in Our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros Part II

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   READ PART I By: Helen Mooradkanian – October, 2011 Last month we described the miraculous escape of downed airman, John Katsaros, USAAF, of Haverhill, whose life was saved during WWII by the French Resistance. Smuggled out of Nazi-occupied France in a 3-month, 3,000-mile escape, he gathered strategic intelligence used […]

Rep. Lyons Demand to Know How Much State Money is Spent on Illegal Aliens

Rep. Lyons Demand to Know How Much State Money is Spent on Illegal Aliens

LYONS’ AMENDMENT CLEARS THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES   October 5, 2011    BOSTON – State Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover), joined by his Republican House colleagues, introduced a “transparency in spending” amendment to the state supplemental budget that passed the House of Representatives. Titled “An amendment to account for budget expenditures,” the Lyons-authored amendment directs the […]

Massachusetts Legislators Unveil Comprehensive Illegal Immigration Package

Emphasis on Public Safety and Taxpayer Dollars   September, 2011 BOSTON – With the recent tragic death of Milford resident Matthew Denice, Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, and Rep. John V. Fernandes, D-Milford, joined together with Sen. Bruce E. Tarr, R-Gloucester, and Rep. George Peterson Jr., R-Grafton, in drafting comprehensive legislation that absent a federal […]

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

  By: Jamison Tomasek – September, 2011 Last month’s article detailed irregularities in the list of Lawrence registered voters. On the official voter list hundreds of voters were registered two or three times, with the repeating names typically spelling errors or maiden names.In any circumstance this would be troubling, as one of the primary responsibilities […]

McCann Files Lawsuit Against Former Mayor

McCann Files Lawsuit Against Former Mayor

Sullivan says same suit filed twice before, expects dismissal again   By: Tom Duggan – September, 2011 LAWRENCE – On February 9, 2007 (then) Public Works Director Frank McCann was suspended by (then) Mayor Michael Sullivan for a myriad of reasons. At issue was a $400,000 cost overrun on the paving project of High Street, […]

What Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins Doesn’t Want You To Know

ANOTHER VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE! Public not being notified of escapes, pretrial detainees being held at CAC BY:TOM DUGGAN, SEPT. 04, 2011 Meet James Walsh. According to documents obtained by the Valley Patriot, James Walsh is a career criminal, with 43 priors and was out on probation when he was arrested again last month on drug and assault […]

Recall Begins Against Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua

Recall Begins Against Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua

  By: Tom Duggan – July, 2011   During the late 80’s, former Lawrence Mayor Kevin Sullivan tried to orchestrate a recall election against two members of the Lawrence School Committee who opposed his Emerson College relocation plan. That effort, backed with money, resources and the help of the daily newspaper, failed. In the early 90’s, former Lawrence Mayor Larry Lefebre lost a […]