Loving Life, Serving the Community Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson

Loving Life, Serving the Community  Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson

  By: Eva Montabello   When telling a story about “strength of spirit”, Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson wholeheartedly embodies the statement. A lifetime of health hardships hasn’t stopped him from continuing to cross items off of his “bucket list”. From his recent election win to a Methuen City Council seat with a focus on […]

Breaking the Silence

  By: Debbie Papalia – February, 2012 At this year’s March for Life in Washington, DC, Steven Tyler, the famed frontman of Aerosmith and the “American Idol” judge was mentioned in a post-abortion testimony on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building during the “Silent No More” Awareness Rally; Julia Holcomb testified how she […]

The Reality of Suicide

  By: Kathleen LaPlante – January, 2011 My Dad tried it. I tried it. He used a belt. I used pills. He physically cut off oxygen to his brain. I chemically cut it off. He “succeeded”. I “failed”. He died. I lived. He was 45 years old. I was in my 30’s. He was depressed. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Obamacare: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Told Them (Part 2)

Obamacare: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Told Them (Part 2)

  By; Christine Morabito – September, 2011 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the greatest swindle ever imposed on the American people. The very mandate that President Obama vigorously campaigned against when Hilary Clinton proposed it, became his prized piece of legislation, made possible, in part, by following lies: LIE: THE UK AND […]

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 […]

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

  By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2011 Ten years later…it is as if it was yesterday. After the buildings went down, the search started. Images of firefighters, police, military, New Yorkers and tourists all helping out, looking and searching. As a viewer watching this unravel on TV, I still couldn’t fully comprehend or maybe believe […]

Obama’s Birth Control Plan

Obama’s Birth Control Plan

  By Paul Murano – August, 2011 The Obama administration said last month that health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no co-pays. This is huge. From the FDA approving the birth control pill in 1960 to the court striking down restrictions to contraception use in 1965 (Griswold vs. […]

President Barak Obama’s Divided States of America

President Barak Obama’s Divided States of America

    By: Christine Morabito (June, 2011) Merrimack Valley Tea Party After we elected our first black president, I recall Rush Limbaugh correcting a caller who predicted that henceforth, liberals would finally stop playing the race card. Rush disagreed, arguing that race relations would worsen, not improve. In Limbaugh’s opinion, you would now be unable […]

Source of Waste being Dumped into Shawsheen Traced Back to Local Businesses

Source of Waste being Dumped into Shawsheen Traced Back to Local Businesses

February, 2011 Valley Patriot readers will recall that last summer, residents living near the Shawsheen River reported the smell of raw sewage and a foul, cloudy discharge coming from a stormwater drain behind the South Lawrence East School. In May of last year, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a letter to Lawrence DPW Director […]

Caring for elderly loved ones with disease

  By: Teri Mercier – September, 2010 Taking care of an elderly loved one is no easy task. When disease is involved, it becomes even more challenging. People who care for an elderly loved one make up almost one quarter of adults in most states in America, and the numbers are growing. Family caregivers provide […]