Social Media Censorship Takes an Ugly Turn ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Social Media Censorship Takes an Ugly Turn ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  Last month, I posted a story about four children who died in U.S. custody at the border since December. Given all the misinformation and lack of logical thought on the subject, I injected my own opinion that having only four children die on the border in six months, was an amazingly low number given […]

All those EVIL Outsiders Bad Mouthing Lawrence! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

All those EVIL Outsiders Bad Mouthing Lawrence! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

March, 2019 There is no question that the City of Lawrence is the hub of the opioid epidemic in New England. There is also no question that while violent crime is drastically down over the last year, Lawrence is still a crime riddled city and a destination for heroin and other drug traffickers, users, and […]

Blistering Report Details Methuen Corruption

Blistering Report Details Methuen Corruption

REPORT: Four Councilors Benefited from Police Contract Vote The state Inspector General’s Office (IG) is an independent state agency that conducts investigations of government agencies and makes recommendations when wrongdoing is found. The IG investigated the process of the City of Methuen’s superior officer’s contract approval that has long been the subject of dispute. The […]

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Mayor Orders Police to Throw Homeless Out of Buckley Garage, Shuts Down Group That Fed and Serviced the Homeless

Despite Proof That Photos of Garbage and Needles Were Not from TMF, Rivera Doubles Down For the past 6 months a volunteer group of teens and young people from Lawrence called “The Movement Family” (TMF) have been serving a family style dinner to the homeless at the Buckley Garage on Common Street.  The group, run by […]

Columbia Gas Brought Out the Best in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Columbia Gas Brought Out the Best in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

THE DISASTER Sitting in my office listening to the police scanner it was obvious from the time the first call went out that the explosion on Chickering Road in Lawrence was not a routine call. Not long after that call went out I was jarred out of my seat by the urgency and bewilderment in […]

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

PAYING ATTENTION ~ Methuen Scandals and Cover Ups Show Lack of Leadership – State MUST Take Over NOW!

The City of Methuen is in a serious crisis. Not just a funding crisis but a management crisis, a leadership crisis and most frightening a structural crisis as a municipality.First, we had the previous city council which was so corrupt and incompetent that it will take a decade or more to rectify the financial and […]

Comedy Great Dave Russo to Perform at Salvatore’s in Lawrence Sept 21st.

Comedy Great Dave Russo to Perform at Salvatore’s in Lawrence Sept 21st.

VALLEY PATRIOT PUBLISHER TO EMCEE RUSSO EVENT PROMISES HE WON’T BE FUNNY The Great Dave Russo will be appearing in Lawrence at Salvatore’s Restaurant on September 21st, 354 Merrimack St. – Lawrence, MA. [617-981-0984]. The event is being promoted by CPF Productions. The Valley Patriot caught up with Dave Russo recently and asked him about […]

Shootings, Stabbings, 2 Nights of Violence Shatters Peaceful Summer ~ PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA!

Shootings, Stabbings, 2 Nights of Violence Shatters Peaceful Summer ~ PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA!

  July 28, 2018 It’s been a historically peaceful summer in Lawrence with violent crime down nearly 50% and murders (so far) this year down by 2/3.  Since the beginning of the year Lawrence residents have enjoyed safer neighborhoods and a better business environment for local merchants.  The current murder count in Lawrence is three. […]

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN: A Sane Immigration Policy that Democrats Hate

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN: A Sane Immigration Policy that Democrats Hate

July, 2018 With all the lies and misinformation in the so called “news” industry, it’s important to keep focus on what is real and what is true when it comes to the immigration debate. Sure, we all have opinions on immigration and illegal aliens, but before we can even approach a solution we have to […]

Chief Addresses Recent Murders, Plummeting Crime Rate

Chief Addresses Recent Murders, Plummeting Crime Rate

Earlier this month, newly appointed Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque appeared on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan. (You can download it on Spotify, iHeartRadio, iTunes etc.) We asked the chief how he is changing the way the police in Lawrence do their jobs. “I think that the department is energized right now, it’s up […]

Diehl Promises to Help DayBreak Shelter in Lawrence

Diehl Promises to Help DayBreak Shelter in Lawrence

  “Warren has ignored the poorest of the poor here at Daybreak” Last month we learned that United States Senator Elizabeth Warren – who is running for reelection – has never toured the Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Lawrence. She was elected in 2012 promising to care about the poor, but with Lawrence being one of […]

‘Paying Attention’ to Relationships in the 21st Century ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

‘Paying Attention’ to Relationships in the 21st Century ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – May, 2018 On the last Paying Attention Podcast show with Tom Duggan the topic we discussed was relationships. Tom (editor of the Valley Patriot Newspaper) and I spent an hour discussing love, dating, relationships, and marriage in the context of 21st century America. It will be the first of many on […]

Sheriff Coppinger, Paying Attention to the Opioid Epidemic

Sheriff Coppinger, Paying Attention to the Opioid Epidemic

PART 1 Last month Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger appeared on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan to discuss the opioid crisis and what he is doing in the Sheriff’s Department to help stem the tide. “I served in the Lynn Police Dept. for 32 years, before that I was a police officer in […]